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! 🙂