Two new reading challenges

my-reading-challengesI’ve decided to add two more reading challenges to the challenges I’ve already signed up for.

I-Love-Libraries-reading-challengeI Love Libraries Reading Challenge–hosted by Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook.

I do love libraries! The small town I grew up in didn’t have a bookstore until I was an adult. My mom took me to the library almost every Saturday morning and I could spend hours looking at books and selecting ones to check out. I loved it when I started looking in the adult section–probably when I was 10 or 11. That’s when I discovered Agatha Christie and Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton. They all opened new worlds to me.

As an adult I’ve continued to use libraries. Whenever my husband and I have moved (and we’ve moved at least a dozen times since we’ve been married) one of the first things we do is visit the library and as soon as I can I get a library card. Through the years I’ve done lots of research at libraries as well as checking out lots of books. I’ve even volunteered at my children’s school libraries.

Because my husband is taking an early retirement I’m not going to be able to buy as many books as I’ve done in the past. Using the library–both for digital editions and for physical copies of books–is one of my strategies to save money.

Goals

My goal is 18 books. I hope I read even more. I also will try to do a wrap-up post each month to show how I’m doing.

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netgalley-and-edelweiss-reading challenge

The Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge–hosted by Falling for YA.

I haven’t used Netgalley very much and I’m not signed up on Edelweiss at all. Last fall I started requesting more books and I’ve been approved for most of them. When I saw this reading challenge I decided it would be a good one for me to help keep me on track. Because I don’t have a lot of books on Netgalley yet my percentage keeps dropping every time I request a new book.

Goals

My plan is to request, read and review enough books that my percentage stays above 80%. Thus, my goal for this year is 25 books–the Gold level. And I hope to complete a wrap-up post each month.

Have you signed up for either of these challenges? Any others?