I know that it has been a *while* since I last wrote here – it has been a strange year for everyone around the world. During this time I hav had time to think about things and carry out the things that I have pushed aside or ignored for the longest ime.
Some of you may know that I am a member of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals (or IGGPPC for short) and we are a group of geeky girls who love all things geeky! We call ourselves Iggles! There are different activities that we all do together – reading books is one of them! I’m what we call an “Iggle Bookworm”. The lovely ladies who are the ‘admins’ of the Iggle Bookworms, decided that we all needed to get our freak on with our books. The 2020 IGGPPC Geeky Reading Challenge was created.
1. something comforting
2. a book about science or technology
3. a recommendation (from a penpal maybe? don’t forget to write them back about it)
4. a book about crafts or arts
5. a genre you never read (expand your comfort zone)
6. a book about space or time travel
7. a non-fiction book about health, psychology or philosophy
8. a book by an LGBTQ+ or BAME author (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)
9. a book about books, letters or stamps
10. a book from the perspective of animals
11. a book of fairy tales or fantasy
12. a book in translation
I have SO MANY books in my “To Be Read” (TBR) Pile and I know that some of these books will match up for the requirments. We have been given some questions to have a think about for this challenge:
– How many books will you be reading for the challenge? I have decided to challenge myself to read at least 12 books – one for each point
– Do you already have a list of books per challenge-subject? Or are you going to wing it along the way? I am going to actually find/search out the books that match up. For example; there have been a lot of books that have been published this year that I can use…
– What are your recommendations to other IGGLES, from books you have read in the past? (no, this doesn’t mean re-reads don’t count) At the moment, I do not have any – however, I will share them as we work our way through the challenge.
What book have you just read for this challenge and what is your opinion of it? Also, is it a recommendation? At the moment, I do not have any – however, I will share them as we work our way through the challenge.
We also have a monthly book (and comic book, for those who are comic book lovers). for the month of November, the book is Gone Shopping: The Story of Shirley Pitts – Queen of Thieves by Lorraine Gamman. I will be listening to this book on my commute back and forth to work – which is about two hours of driving every day. I am looking forward to this book, as the theme for November is “True Crime”. I studied Criminology (and Sociology) at University and I find it interesting when we find out why criminals have done the things that have done in the life of crime.
As for my GoodReads Reading Challenge for 2020 – I am currently behind …it is okay as I am hoping that the books that I am currently reading will go quickly! I have challenged myself to read 30 books and at this moment in time, I have read only 19…I can do this!