So this year, I'm going to try to bring the pendulum back to the middle.
I always sign up for the "Discussion Dabbler" level of this one. I love, love, love that "1-10" is a category! I can do that! Once I've written my first discussion post of the year, I'm set, and all the others are gravy!
Plus, when I remember to visit the link-ups, there are always good blog posts to read from this challenge.
MONTHLY MOTIF CHALLENGE
I just read Sam's challenge post on WLABB, and liked the sound of this one too. I think I'll do this lin lieu of the Popsugar Challenge this year, but push myself to choose a book I wouldn't have otherwise read (or prioritized right then) for each month's theme.
This is just a personal commitment to participate in at least one meme post per week. I know this is the best way to keep involved in the community, but I also know that I start to feel like I'm repeating myself, or just posting so I can say I posted. So I'm going to choose a handful of memes to focus on, but not expect weekly participation on any particular link-up. Deb at Reader Buzz put together an amazing list of book blogging memes. I was sad that some of the most interesting looking ones are inactive, and curious to find that many of the active ones I like all fall on Wednesday. The ones I hope to partake in are:
Top Ten Tuesday (of course)
(In case you're curious, the defunct ones that sound especially good included "Ten Good Things on a Monday," "Dusty Reads" and "Down the TBR Hole." I'm just not willing to commit right now to re-launching any of them--but I'm not ruling it out either!)
How about you? Do you like challenges, or loathe them? Push yourself, or cram the books you'd read anyway into the categories?