Try Something New in the New Year!

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Try Something New in the New Year!

Post by Gravy » 01 Jan 2019, 00:25

In honor of the New Year, this challenge is all about trying new things.

To make the challenge more difficult read multiple books (2 for each, 3 for each, etc.) for each catagory.

Read one (or more) books:
  • By authors you've never read before.
  • That begin new-to-you series.
  • In genres you've never read before.
  • Set in a country you've never read about before.
  • With a protagonist that has a new-to-you aspect about them.
Have fun!
You're nobody's rainbow.
You're nobody's princess.
You're nobody's doorway but your own,
and the only one who gets to tell you

how your story ends is you.
Seanan McGuire ~ Every Heart a Doorway

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Post by rssllue » 01 Jan 2019, 02:55

Interesting ideas. Finding a new genre might be hard for some on here though don't you think? :wink:
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Post by Bluebird03 » 04 Feb 2019, 10:25

I love your ideas for the challenge. Since joining this club in December, I am amazed at all the great books we are exposed to each month- books I might never have known about. My biggest challenge as a new member is finding the time to read all the books that I now want to- and still find time for anything else....like eat, sleep....

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Post by Bluebird03 » 04 Feb 2019, 10:25

I love your ideas for the challenge. Since joining this club in December, I am amazed at all the great books we are exposed to each month- books I might never have known about. My biggest challenge as a new member is finding the time to read all the books that I now want to- and still find time for anything else....like eat, sleep....

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Post by Zora C Penter » 06 Feb 2019, 00:33

rssllue wrote:
01 Jan 2019, 02:55
Interesting ideas. Finding a new genre might be hard for some on here though don't you think? :wink:
Definitely going to be the hardest one to meet!

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Post by rssllue » 06 Feb 2019, 01:25

Agreed.
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Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2019, 01:32

Ahhh...but the good thing about that is there are always sub-genres. :wink:

I'm thinking about trying a space opera. :D
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Post by rssllue » 06 Feb 2019, 01:52

Like with a soprano and tenor and everything?!
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Post by njc28 » 06 Jun 2019, 07:41

I like how you give good ideas, reading as my favorite activity, as I start new year, improving my reading goal should be a starting point.

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Post by Jezebelle84 » 04 Jul 2019, 16:29

Can i join in on this?

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