Interested to know what are on people's "to Do" lists for 2018?
By that I mean reading or release challenges, sweepstakes that you're determined to enter the next time around, books that you're determined to pluck off Mt TBR so as to not have them spend yet another year atop the summit!
Funds are very tight, and I've recently decided to go "Back to BC Basics" and take the BC "pressure" off...COMPLETELY...by simply Reading, and then Releasing...NO SIGN UPS...for ANYthing, which will NOT be an easy task for ME...especially where Sweeps which offer kindnesses to others, and help for the BC Bookstore are concerned!!! ; D To that end, I'm beginning by NOT signing up for any Rings, Rays, or Bookboxes for 2018...nor any Book Talk Challenges with the need to keep track of what I read when, listing what I am...or am planning to read, nor racing to meet a Readathon time crunch...all of which I failed at miserably in 2017. I have been able to determine, that while all of these are GREAT FUN...for some reason...they not only create a tremendous amount of stress for me in my life of caretaking for someone with many health issues, and those of my own...all of which require HOURS and hours of recordkeeping, but they also seem to reduce the amount of precious moments that I could actually be READING!!! ; D I am going to LEISURELY read, here or there, whenever I have a moment or two, without a deadline or a recordkeeping requirement of any sort attached. My goal is to backtrack and take the time to identify which of all of the FABulous books I already HAVE to read in Mt. TBR are from other BCers, and begin with those...in random order...chosen by what ever strikes my fancy in the moment...that is available in the house...and not back in storage...and get back to enJOYing READing...without all of the "Recordkeeping". ; ) Once I have finished another BCers book, I am going to WILD RELEASE it, per the original intent of BC...no strings attached. One exception to that will be that I will stop into the Release Challenge Forum, to see if a Challenge may be running at that particular time, that the book I plan to release fits into. If so, I'll post to add it to the Challenge Host's Challenge Success, but as much as I enjoy participating in ALL the Release Challenges, I'm NOT allowing myself to formally Sign Up for any of them this year. I will keep my commitment to run the annual Challenges I have going, because there are others who enjoy them...including this one for fellow BCer, zbird. ; ) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/548041 I am no longer keeping a list of the years' Release Challenges on my Bookshelf, but there's always one running, and if you are interested, solittletime has compiled a list from several sources here. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/548077
Are you going to make it to a BookCrossing convention, an un-convention or a meet-up in your area for the first time?
Lets hear it.....and please include links if applicable.
No plans for any of these in my future at this time, but plan to enjoy watching the Forums for Posts by those attending the Annual BC Convention, like I did this year. ; )