After googling (yes it’s a verb) “challenge yourself”, and there is a boring round about story of how I came to do this – starting with an essay, I saw that this is a very popular goal for people. I can see the appeal, it allows you at New Years to have a go-to resolution, or gives you something to fill out on those goal sheets that used to come attached to our report cards. (ignoring the fact that the ‘used to‘ means we no longer have to fill those out)
What’s your New Years resolutions?
while not having any I think I’ll challenge myself more!
It’s up there with loosing weight, eating less _____, and other general physical, domestic, material and lifestyle improvements.
Anyways I came upon this blog: http://www.danahuff.net/ it’s where I got the title as well, by Franz Kafka and hell if I know who he is…
And for those of you who like reading… she has book challenges! Such as
Steampunk Challenge: Clockwork angel, Leviathan, and the Hunchback Assignments are a few of the titles listed under reccomendations
Books I Should Have Read in School but Didn’t: We all have a list of books we feel we should have read, probably in school, but for a variety of reasons, we didn’t. This challenge will allow all of us who feel we should have read certain books, whether they are classics of literature, or children’s books we seem to be alone in missing, to read those books!
The Gothic reading Challenge: GIANT list http://gothicreadingchallenge.blogspot.com/p/50-gothic-books.html
The Once Upon A Time Challenge: <- you get it
The Where Are You Reading Challenge: read a book about a country, state town and map it!
The GLBT Challenge: Read a book about GLBT or by an author that is
So if you’re ever stuck in a rut and don’t know what to read, try a challenge = something to brag about!
Let me know if you have tried a book challenge, are thinking of trying one or if you are thinking of your own challenge!