For the past couple years I've made a resolution to read a book a week. For me that was quite a push and even though I fell short every year, I did end up reading more than I have been reading. This year though, I'm done with such resolutions. It's not that I won't keep up my reading, but when it becomes a more of a rule I'm attempting week in week out, then it starts to suck the fun out. And no likes to have their fun sucked out.
But in checking out more reader blogs lately, all the the different reading challenges have caught my attention. There's the TBR Triple Dog Dare, Century of Books, and there's even A Novel Challege that lists all the challenges one could imagine. The idea of a challenge seems an interesting way to keep one's reading fun and diverse. Though like a resolution, I imagine it could end up being a slog. But I guess it all matters what kind of challenge you decide to sign up for.
Since I am one to not likely join someone else's club, I decided to come up with my own challenge. One that gives me some nice freedom, variety, and enough form to guide me down some new paths. I call my challege the Five x Five. Here be the details.