Wednesday, April 15, 2015

04/15/15 - Reading Challenge

Well, hello there!
It's been a while, hasn't it?!

I've been happy but busy.
Too much to detail...but if you are a follower of my Instagram, you know what I've been up to.
(If not and in case you want to be, my IG name is Mrs_David_Vasquez.)

I HAVE NOT done any scrapbooking since my last post.
I HAVE been a little bit creative recently...
I will share more about that in another post (maybe...LOL I haven't written a blog post in a while; don't want to pressure myself)

Today I will share w/ a you one of the hobbies that has been keeping me busy so far in 2015:

I have loved to read since I was a kid and have tried very hard to keep up w/ it all my life.
Sometimes it was easier than other times but it never was a hobby that completely disappeared.

It was one of my goals to read more this year.
To help me w/ that goal I have been inspired by this list: "2015 Reading Challenge"

Which I found through this blog: "Lauren Likes".
Scroll down to item #7 on her list and you will find the link to the above "challenge" as well as a few other reading challenges. 
I picked the one I did because it has the feel of a scavenger hunt.
Scavenger Hunt = Fun!

So far I have:
  • A book with more than 500 pages:  "Allegiant"
  • A book that became a movie:  "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • A book with a number in the title:  "Three Wishes" (Currently Reading)
  • A funny Book:  "Seriously...I'm Kidding"  (Currently Reading)
  • A book by a female Author:  "Girls in Trouble"
  • A popular author's first book: "Still Alice" 
  • A memoir:  "Yes, Please"
  • A book that is set in high school: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
  • A book by an Author you never read before: "The Fault in Our Stars"
Total books: 9

Through this challenge I have read some very good books and discovered some new authors...
A couple of those authors, whose other books I am very eager to read: John Green ( author of The Fault In Our Stars) and  Lisa Genova (author of Still Alice), and an author I am curious to try again: Liane Moriarty (author of Three Wishes*).
*I'm actually having a little bit of trouble getting though this book but I have read a lot of reviews that state this book is actually her worst. Based on that information, I will finish this one and give another of her more acclaimed books a try.

Hopefully I will be able to complete the challenge, IDK though, some of those categories are difficult, but if not I will have at least have had fun trying!