2015 Reading Challenges|Everyone is Going Self-Hosted!

Hello, lovelies.

2015 has begun. And I have decided that this year will be bookishly fantabulous! To be sure of this, I am going to be taking part in three reading challenges that I’d like to share with you. And I invite you to participate, too! The images of each challenge will link to the original website for more info, so click away!

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<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/33015478-spreading-my-wings”>spreading_my_wings</a&gt; has
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This is a widget, not an image, so hopefully it links to Goodreads…

One reading challenge I have accepted is the 2015 Reading Challenge on Goodreads. My goal is to read 60 books, and I am one book ahead of schedule! Yay! Last year I started the 2014 Challenge about halfway through the year, and I read 20-ish of 50. This widget will be on my sidebar, too, so you can keep tally with me.

The Goodreads challenge is a really good way to motivate yourself to read a lot, or more. If you haven’t started the challenge, I encourage you to. You can personalize the number of books, too, so you can choose which is best for you. If you don’t have Goodreads account, you should make one! It’s a great way to keep track of your TBR.

And you can brag about how many books you’ve read.

This next challenge I saw on Evi’s blog and thought it looked cool. The rules are on the page. This is my first time participating, but it’s a good way to read lots of different books.

Some ideas I have so far…

White cover: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Fairytale Retelling: Fairest or Winter by Marissa Meyer

Over 400 Pages: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Pink Cover: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Romance: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Blue Cover: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Just some ideas… Anyway, I think this will be totally fun! :D

Also from Evi. :) This is an addition to the Bingo.

On a completely unrelated note, although it’s in the title, have you noticed that bloggers have been going self-hosted lately? Emily, Cait, and Sam a while back. I am planning on going self-hosted soon myself. This will probably be around February, because you know what happens then?

3…2…1…MY BLOGOVERSARY! It’s on February 2, to be exact. And although I’ve only been blogging for a year, I’d reaaaaally like to have a dot-com blog. And I’m thinking of using Book Host, because they move stuff for you, which I definitely need. [If you have any others, tell me in the comments below. :)]

And the same woman who does Book Host has templates. One of them is called “Chloe” [:D] and I think I’ll use that.

Then there is the matter of my name. Free As a Girl With Wings isn’t as bookish as I’d like it to be. I have two ideas so far: The Book Hugger and Reveling in Words. I want something bookish, maybe punny, or just plain adorable.

Here is a poll/survey/thang that you could maybe pretty please [p.s. I love you] participate in…?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8S22KJY

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11 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenges|Everyone is Going Self-Hosted!

  1. Hmmmm…with the Goodreads thing, did you paste it in “Visual” or in “Text”? Because it should probably be in Text. If not Tweet me and I’ll try and figure it out :P

    Good luck with your challenges!! And thanks for mentioning me :D I can’t wait to see your new blog if you decide to go self-hosted!

  2. I’m pretty sure I’ve read that WordPress doesn’t support the Goodreads widgets (most of them use Javascript, which WordPress doesn’t allow). From my limited knowledge of coding, I think you either need to find an image or get an outside widget that uses HTML.

    If that isn’t the problem, maybe you didn’t out it in the post the right way? If you paste it into “visual” instead of “text”, it won’t work.

    Anyway, that’s awesome that you’re going self hosted! Good luck :D

  3. Yay! Book challenges! Fun. :) Oh, how cool! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. :) I suppose you could also just buy the .com version of your URL from WordPress, too, but Book Host seems so much better. :) By the way, what is your email? I’m going to try to send my post to you tonight. :)

  4. Good luck with becoming self-hosted!!! (Yep, definitely go with Chloe :P). I’m taking part in the popsugar reading challenge (it looks awwweeesooommeee) and maybe the Book Riots one as well (they also have a bingo mat at the end of the year which you get to fill in!). Ah, never before has a year of reading been so much fun!

  5. I love all these challenges! Also: I like both of those names (The Book Hugger in particular) but I do really like Free As A Girl With Wings because you have a great story behind it, and the name works well with both bookish things and femenist Fridays!

  6. Pingback: Weekly Wrap-Up #20 | Free As a Girl With Wings

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