This challenge has been going on for seven years and I signed up for it a few years ago and didn’t do so well. 😦
This year I hope to do more than two or three! So far, this is the only challenge I’ve signed up for and I think I’ll see how this one goes before I sign-up for any others! I’m challenging myself to be a Discussion Dabbler (1-10 discussions). I’m hoping to do at least 8 discussions in 2022. Since I don’t review books anymore on my blog I want to do more than just a “Sunday Post” and a “Can’t Wait Wednesday” post which is usually the most I’ve been doing. If I’m going to continue blogging I think I need to do a little more. Hopefully, a challenge will spur me on!
The discussions should be about books or book blogging. Check out Nicole and Shannon’s blogs for more about discussion content.
The challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2022.
Invite others to join. The more discussions, the more fun it is.
On the 1st of every month, a link-up will go up on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll leave your links for that month’s discussions.
Every month, the hosts update the 2022 Book Blog Challenge Page with the links to that month’s Challenge linky–so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
There will also be monthly giveaways, so make sure you check in!
Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2022 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
What about you? Don’t you want to join the 2022 Discussion Challenge!?
I’ve decided to do a monthly wrap-up post each month to see how I’m doing on my blog and what’s going on in my personal life. I plan to link-up to a couple of blogs that host wrap-ups and reviews of their months. The Month in Review is hosted at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
The first part of May we got a call that my father-in-law had had a massive stroke. My husband and I quickly got ready and left to drive the 3+ hours to the hospital. My FIL didn’t want extreme measures taken to keep him alive and the doctors said he wouldn’t regain consciousness due to bleeding in his brain. He died the next day. It’s hard when a loved one dies, but he was nearly 90 and had lived a good life. We tried to celebrate his life and remember the good times we had with him. He loved his family including his extended family and many were able to come to his funeral. He was a veteran and we had a military ceremony at the graveside. It was all very moving and right for him. My husband is the executor of his estate so we stayed longer to sort out the papers he needs and so he could visit local people and businesses. We’ve made more trips as things move along. It’s a big job, but many people are helping.
My daughter who lives in the same city as I do interviewed for another job in her company. She got the job and moves to Indianapolis at the end of June. I will miss her so much, but it’s a great job and a promotion so I’m also very happy for her. She got the job offer at the end of May so she’s very busy getting her house ready to sell and getting ready to move. That means we’re busy, too, helping her when we can.
TV & Movies
We saw a couple of movies in the theater–Ready Player One and Solo–and enjoyed them both. We’re happy Elementary is back with another season and we’ve watched some of that. We watched the short season of Dancing With the Stars, but I was disappointed the season was so short. I hope they don’t have another four-week season. I feel like I didn’t get to know the people at all.
Yard & Garden
After a very cold spring–we even had a little snow in April–we have gone straight to summer. In May we had a number of 90+ degree days. We’ve planted new plants this spring and the bulbs I planted last fall came up. Yay! The daffodils bloomed and now Allium is blooming and my lilies will bloom later in the summer. We also planted a few new plants during May.
I love our yard and the crabapple trees are especially beautiful when they bloom in spring. Daffodils are my favorite spring bulb since deer, squirrels and bunnies leave them alone. Plus they are such cheerful plants.
I read quite a few books in April and May and am ahead of my Goodreads goal which makes me happy. However, I didn’t get many books reviewed or other posts done and during May about the only things done were posts that I’d scheduled. I had the April wrap-up mostly written when we received the call about my father-in-law.
Thanks to all the people who comment on blog posts. I owe many people comments and hope to visit many blogs during June to see what you all are doing and then leave comments.
I’m participating in the Goodreads challenge again this year. Last year my goal was to read 100 books and I read exactly that! This year I decreased my goal to 90 books. I feel like I have lots more going on in 2018 and I want to read books because I love reading not to meet a challenge. (However, if I read more than 90 books I will be very happy!)
I’ve decided to participate in a few other challenges this year. Last year I didn’t take part in any reading challenges so I’m ready this year to jump in. It’s always fun and I usually read books I might not read otherwise. Some of these challenges need me to not only read the book, but also post a review. Thus, I’ve decided to do at least a mini review of the books I read. Hopefully this will get me to write a little about the books I’m reading.
I participated in this challenge two or three years ago and it was lots of fun. I did read types of books I don’t often read by doing this challenge last time so I hope to do the same this year. There’s also a Goodreads group that I can join. (I’ll think about that for now.)
Goal: to broaden my reading horizons by trying to read all 40 of the book prompts plus there are 10 extra book prompts in a more advanced listing. I hope I can complete at least 80% of the list.