Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Tuesday Book Chat | 9th January 2018 | Narelle Atkins



Narelle here. Welcome to our ACW Tuesday Book Chat where we encourage book lovers to answer our bookish question of the week. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Please join in the conversation in a comment on this post or in a comment on the blog post shared in our Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group.  

Let's chat. Are you doing a reading challenge in 2018?

19 comments:

  1. I normally put up at goodreads how many books I hope to read in the year but haven't done that yet.
    I did do a challenge for a few years trying to read a book from every state of America plus other countries but now I struggle to read so don't read enough books to do this challenge anymore.

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    1. Hi Jenny, I’m yet to undertake a reading challenge and actually reach the end on time. Reading books set in different US States sounds fun. Were you reading the ‘Love finds you in...’ books or the Barbour romances that were state based?

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    2. no just any books my facebook wall shows how hard some states were. Mississippi was one of the harder ones to find a book set in. Texas and Oklahoma were some of the most popular states.

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    3. I’ve found there are many, many romances set in Texas and Montana, in particular. I like reading fiction set in Alaska and Hawaii, too. If only I had more time available for reading. :)

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  2. Good question, Narelle. I do my own challenge of reading 100 books a year.

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    1. Hi Ian, 100 books a year is a great goal. All the best for achieving it in 2018.

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  3. I'm doing two challenges - a read-the-Bible in a year challenge through You Version, and the Goodreads challenge. You can read my blog post to find out how many books ... http://www.iolagoulton.com/book-chat-40/

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    1. Hi Iola, I’m contemplating a serious attempt at reading Mt TBR this year. During my recent search for books that fit the international Christian fiction genre category I’ve managed to accumulate more TBR ebooks. Sigh. Will I live long enough to read them all is a good question :)

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  4. Hi Narelle, yes, I'm doing two. One is the Back to the Classics 2018 Challenge, in which we are given 12 categories, one for each month. And I've made up one of my own, to read through each of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books from my childhood, which also equates to one per month 😊 Looking forward to both of them.

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    1. Hi Paula, I have a friend who reads the Laura Inglalls Wilders books every year.

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    2. Hi Paula, I loved the Little House book series, and I saw all the enthusiasm from other fans of the series for your book challenge on Instagram - have fun! :)

      You can find Paula on Instagram @vincereview

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    3. Thanks ladies 😃 I can understand how some people might choose to make them a seasonal read.

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  5. Just the Goodreads challenge this year. In the past I have done others. Bethany House Publishers had some good ones a couple of years ago - kind of a bingo style challenge with different categories. I tried searching for some for this year but didn't find any that appealed to me or that were different to ones I had already done previously.

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    1. Hi Beth, The Goodreads challenges seem to be the popular ones. I haven’t tried a bingo style challenge but they do sound interesting. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    2. Bethany House just released their reading challenge for the year. It's a good one that I'm planning to do.
      https://bethanyfiction.com/2018/01/11/bethany-houses-2018-reading-challenge/

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  6. I have decided to aim to read 30 books this year, but no particular challenge as yet. I think I might just be grateful to get my 30 read (and hopefully reviewed) ;) I wouldn't mind reading the 'Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House' books either :)

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    1. Jo'Anne, they are lovely, gentle reads. Please feel free to follow along on my blog.

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    2. Hi Jo’Anne, I aim to read one book in the CCR genre per month and possibly more in other genres. If I’m short on time I tend to gravitate toward novellas that are fast reads. 30 books is a great goal and Paula’s challenge sounds fun. :)

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    3. Thanks Narelle and Paula. Paula I'll definitely follow on your blog.

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