Well this weekend unofficially marked the beginning of summer here in Milwaukee. The husband and I went for a 8 mile walk yesterday and I think I saw more people out yesterday than I did all winter. But more on that in a different post. I saw Annemieke’s @ A Dance with Books post on her summer challenges and I really liked the idea of putting all my goals for the summer in writing. Especially since summer is without a doubt my most productive time of the year. So here they are:
The Comment Challenge
The Summer Comment Challenge is hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense. The goal is to connect with other bloggers by commenting on a certain number of their blog posts. You have an option of commenting 5 or 10 times throughout the month. The challenge runs June through August and you sign up at the end of the month for the next. When I signed up I wasn’t sure I would be able to commit to 10 blog posts/month so I signed up for 5. We found out who our partner for June is going to be and I’m with Brittaina @ tanyascreams. She has an awesome post about Sherlock Holmes Day Here that you should definitely go check out! (Who knew there was a specific day for SH? I certainly did not!) So my challenge is to comment on her posts and 3 others at least 5 times each month throughout the summer.
Before my wedding last September I lost 50 lbs and I am extremely proud of myself for not only losing the weight but keeping it off over the winter months, because let’s be honest, it would have been very easy to gain it all back eating Christmas cookies. However, I still don’t consider myself “healthy”. So, this summer I want to take the time to make healthy homemade meals, be more active by walking and swimming, and spend more time outside in the sun.
Now don’t get me wrong, I read A LOT! I try to average at least 3 books each week. However, I’ve been limiting myself to ARCs or books I’ve promised to review. My TBR list is constantly growing because of all the amazing book bloggers I follow. Seriously, you guys really know how to sell a book. So I’m not reading books I want to read. That doesn’t mean I haven’t read some really good books but I feel obligated to read instead of wanting to read. So my goal this summer is for every 1 ARC or “needing a review” book I read, I’ll read 2 of my TBR books.