This year, read ‘challenge’

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This year, read ‘challenge’

From reading a book a week to devouring a title that’s been shelved for years, the challenges are endless

Sunday Times Book Editor

I love competitions. During family holidays I have to dampen my Monica from Friends over-the-top competitive spirit and try to play 30 Seconds, Scrabble and card games nicely with others. It was mostly OK this festive season — I hardly made any of my family cry. I love book challenges and I don’t have to hide my absolute need to conquer them. Read a hundred books a year. Pfft. Easy. (Mostly because it’s part of my job, but that’s not cheating. I don’t think so.) Read a book a week. Ja, whatevs hey.

So I take part in a few, but not really really. Last year it was a test for most of us to focus and read, and the challenges went out the window (oh, the places we could not go). 

This year it seems people are still quite keen on reading challenges and there are even more in which to take part. There are plenty on the book blogs and they seem like a lot of fun. There’s a bit more focus to them...

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