challenges CChallenges seem a good focus for my C of the A to Z this year.  I write a guest post for The Story Reading Ape’s blog, mostly published on the second Sunday of the month. Somehow I got myself into a mini-series on types of challenges – Blogging in February, Writing in March, and Reading in April (out this coming Sunday).  I’m not sure what my May topic will be; if you have a suggestion, let me know!

challenges Camp Nano Some Challenges beginning with C

Camp NaNoWriMo: you know about NaNoWriMo every November, I’m sure, but did you also know you can do a virtual summer camp of writing (or editing, or revising) your project in April or July (or both?).  I’ve enjoyed these and found it a good way to focus on getting things written that have been hanging around for a while.  The virtual cabins mean that you make some new writing buddies, too.

Challenges Clean SweepClean Sweep ARC Challenge.  This is a reading challenge to help you sweep those books off your shelves, whether physical or virtual (in your kindle), and particularly any advance review copies or freebies that you took promising to post a review! It is run by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer  and Kristin @ Addicted to Happily Ever After. The sign-up post usually goes up in March, but you can join any time into early May.  They also have a one day Readathon during the challenge. You can read last year’s rules here.

I was once invited to a cookery challenge where everybody posted recipes, but didn’t take it up because it was during the A to Z.

Themed Reading Challenges beginning with C

There seem to be hundreds of themed reading challenges, many of which are listed at the Reading Addict Challenge website. Try these:

I’m sure you can find something to suit you in the list, even if you stick with one beginning with C!  I’m doing the Colour-Coded Challenge among my collection this year, and you can see my progress here.





Challenges: Camp Nano, Clean Sweep and others #AtoZChallenge

14 thoughts on “Challenges: Camp Nano, Clean Sweep and others #AtoZChallenge

  • 4 April, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I love a good blogging challenge! I usually do a reading one too, but I just set my own challenge for that one.

  • 4 April, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Looks like there’s a challenge for everyone! Another related C is Competition – I know NaNo isn’t really one, but there’s something about the thought of so many others typing away that spurs me on.

    • 4 April, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      For me NaNo is about the deadline and that graph. Why, I don’t know, since I could set myself the target and do the graph perfectly well. I suppose it’s like dieting – unless someone else is doing the measurement it doesn’t work. You probably don’t know about dieting lol

  • 4 April, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Who knew there were so many April Challenges? I did know about camp Nanowimo and also napowrimo, which I always mean to participate in but getting through AtoZ takes all of my April.
    Finding Eliza

    • 4 April, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Me too, most years, Kristin. Most of the reading challenges are for the whole year, although Clean Sweep lasts a month. Researching it further, there was one by the same people to get more of your TBRs off your shelf during March. I hope that doesn’t mean she’s dropped the Clean Sweep!

    • 4 April, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      … says the woman who does an update of her goals each month and has far more than me!!

    • 4 April, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      There’s always room for one more itty-bitty challenge – but not in April, I agree!

  • 4 April, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Crikey, so many challenges – who knew? (Well, you obviously, but not me!)

    • 4 April, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      When I saw the full list of reading challenges (and there’s no guarantee it’s a full list, but people can send in their own to add to the list) I was amazed. I think it was Bruce, the Bookshelf Gargoyle, who got me hooked on reading challenges.

  • 4 April, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I have a love-hate relationship with reading challenges. Since I get a lot of my books by chance–either what I got hold of for review, or what I stumble on when sorting books at the library–I tend to fill in challenges in a spotty fashion.

    Still, I think that jumping in on either a challenge or, maybe more to the point, a monthly reading group on GR for cozies would be a good thing to do! And I definitely try to keep on top of the ARCs, but recently stumbled on one that as far as I can tell I never reviewed. I’m not even sure now if it was because I thought the book was flawed, or I just got busy. I’m going to listen to at least part of it again to find out so I can do a belated review.
    The Ninja Librarian’s Favorite Characters

    • 4 April, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      I’ve always had a problem making choices between two things I like. Being a librarian would have me permanently in a dilemma!

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