When do you admit you're in over your head and declare defeat?
Now, it seems.
I've been trying to remember what challenges I've signed up for and I can't. Not all of them.
So, with apologies to everyone, I am withdrawing from most of them. It's basically an act of self-preservation. Real life has been a huge pain in the butt as of late and there isn't an end in sight any time soon. My reading time has diminished because of it, too. So, I find myself gravitating towards those books I really want to read and they, too often, don't line up with any of the challenges I think I've signed up for. Reading what I want to read will always come first otherwise it becomes too much like a chore.
There are exceptions, however. These are the ones I intend to keep working on:
The Pulizer Prize Challenge.
The Book Awards Challenge.
The Four-Legged Friends Challenge.
And I may try to read at least one book in response to Bellezza's Japanese Reading Challenge but that depends on whether or not I can find any of the books she's listed that sound interesting to me.
My problem, I fully realize, is that I signed up for more than those challenges and then did nothing. I didn't get a list of books together and more importantly, I didn't even jot down that I had signed up for them. With my life the way it is at times, that's a very bad combination for me. I put things aside with good intentions but never manage to get back to them.
So, anyway, there we are. My apologies to everyone (I hope there aren't too many of you) that I'm abandoning. And from here on out, when I sign up for something, I intend to do much better by all of you.