It’s hard to believe it, but in a couple of weeks my blog will celebrate its second anniversary. The second year turned out nothing like the first, but I’ve enjoyed both years thoroughly and with my move to Sweden next year I know the third year of my blog will be very different all over again.
Recently (actually this morning) I found myself wandering on my own blog back through the 277 posts (really? I’ve babbled on THAT much?) to the very beginning. After a couple of nervous, not-really-sure-of-myself posts, I quickly got into the swing of writing book themed blog posts through the 30 Day Book Challenge, in which I blogged everyday for 30 days answering a whole list of questions about my reading habits and opinions. I enjoyed it a lot, my followers and my page views rocketed and by the end of the month I felt like I had some direction in my writing.
Realising today that I have exactly 30 days left in Australia, and also realising it’s the 17th and I’ve only posted once all of December (with a big post half-written and slowly coming together), I decided that it’s time to revisit this Book Challenge again. I’m going to use the same questions as last time, but otherwise I’ll be answering these all completely fresh so expect some pretty different answers to last time.
The topics will be as follows:
Day 01 – Best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favourite series
Day 04 – A guilty pleasure book
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – The first novel you remember reading
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favourite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 – Book that should be on hs/college required reading list
Day 16 – A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person
Day 17 – Favourite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – The book that made you fall in love with reading
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favourite title
Day 29 – A book that makes you cry
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time
Feel free to join in and do this on your blogs if you feel up to it – just let me know so I can try and get around to reading your responses. I really enjoyed this last time, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it this time and it will reinvigorate me and my blog. And with a few weeks off work after this Friday I should have plenty of time to go and catch up on a lot of other great blogs, too!
Day 1 of this will be up very soon! Stay tuned!