Okay, I swear that this will be one of the last Reading Challenges of the year that I sign up for! This one is a slam dunk, no-brainer. It’s all about supporting our local libraries. Because let’s face it, if you’re a book lover, you want to own all the good books, but that’s unfeasible for most. Many, like me, don’t like purchasing a book before reading it. Libraries help feed our book needs in so many ways, whether it is a physical book, eBook, audiobook or eAudio. I’m proud to say that I used to work at one of our local libraries for a brief time, and have been a long-time supporter and user of our libraries.
This Reading Challenge is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Books of My Heart. You can sign up yourself by clicking here. The host site, Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, is also offering quarterly giveaways so be sure to sign up on their website.
— Any book, ebook, or audio from the library.
— Books can be any genre.
— Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads.
- Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
- Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
- Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
- Library Addict: Read 48 books
- Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books
I think I’ll go with Overdrive Junkie this year. I check out so many books, it’s not funny. I find myself only getting to a few of them each time I check out because I have so many books coming from so many different sources. I make good use of Overdrive, the eBook and eAudiobook service provided by the Brown County Library and is available through many libraries across the country. In fact, I just finished one borrowed eBook and am diving into one physical book.
Libraries need our support now more than ever. Our library is open for limited public service including: computer use by appointment only, printing and photocopying, grab-and-go browsing and borrowing, holds pickup, contactless pickup by appointment, checkout and returns. I love the fact that I can easily put books on hold using the library website. The problem arises when a bunch of holds become available at once and there’s no way I can read them all during the checkout period. Oh, well, I just put them on hold on my oldest daughter’s card if I know I’m not going to be able to read it. That way, I’ll get the book again sooner rather than later.
Will you join me in this challenge? What level do you think you can achieve?