A Year in Anthologies Challenge

Posted December 20, 2018 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

I love Challenges, trouble is I read the books but neglect to keep up with the “keeping track thru the Linky thingy”… so it often looks like I never finished.  Oh well.  That’s on me.

I rarely join in a Challenge with this blog, Shifter Haven, because I post here so much that it really isn’t a “challenge” to hit a certain number of books read here.  But… Anthologies, now that’s a whole other situation, folks.

I spent a week recently going through my purchased books from Amazon.  I wrote them out, by hand, into a notebook to “shame” myself into reading the darned things.  Hey, I spent good book money on those suckers, I need to read them!  I was shocked, angered and saddened to discover just how many unread books I have.  It’s embarrassing.  Among that long list are several anthologies or some readers call them ‘book bundles’ in the Paranormal Romance sub-genre of Shifter Romance.

This Challenge – A Year in Anthologies – is the perfect way to tackle those unread bundles of books that I may have read one or two of in recent memory.  The Challenge runs from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.  That’s a whole year to read a maximum of six (6) of those lonely anthologies.  I’m in!  This one I can do.

If you have unread anthologies or book bundles on your e-reader (or in print) then this is a Challenge that may interest you as well.  The sign-up page can be found through either the link above or by clicking on the graphic in this post or in the sidebar.  We can do this!  We have a whole freakin’ year to get it done!

Now, full disclosure here.  I will often review one or two related stories within a book bundle or anthology when it’s part of a series I’m reading and reviewing.  I do that when the authors have the right (it takes a little bit of waiting) to publish those stories as singles.  A Year in Anthologies asks that the anthologies be reviewed, that’s fair.  But… I can also pick out those titles that have been released by their authors as single story reviews.  Scheduled posts are a wonderful thing, and this is the perfect way to get some of those gems ready for those times when I’m stuck off doing other things.  I love an all-around win, don’t you?

What are you waiting for?  Go check it out!  🙂