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  1. Cindy D'Silva
    November 18, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

    I just read because I love it! The challenge was only to faithfully upload what I’m done reading. Hehehe!

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  2. ghazala786
    November 19, 2021 @ 10:54 am

    Agree with you , reading should be fun and enjoyable 🙂

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  3. Tarang
    November 19, 2021 @ 10:10 pm

    Spot on! Every point! I set a reading challenge every year: on Goodreads and now on Blogchatter. Just to keep track of my reading, also I like to talk about books I’ve read {and liked. I avoid saying anything if I don’t like the book}. I keep the goal realistic, I read at my own pace, don’t mind if I couldn’t complete the challenge. And yes, I leave them unfinished if the book doesn’t grip me by 60-70 pages.

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  4. MommyShravmusings
    November 20, 2021 @ 12:18 pm

    Bang on, every point. I set reading challenge only in Good Reads till date and leave the books if it doesnt interest me. Thats another reason, why I dont write to many book reviews also, unless untl the book satisfies me at some level. I read for pure joy and wont get sleep, if I didnt read atleast couple of pages in a day, apart from blogs and newspaper…

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  5. pamela
    November 20, 2021 @ 5:54 pm

    So being an avid reader I understand joy of read is much better than reading challenges. Though I love to challenge myself to push more towards books but sometimes I love to read as per my choice to enjoy the content more than anything.

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  6. Jigna Vora
    November 20, 2021 @ 8:13 pm

    After reading your blog i have this urge to pick up a book today!! I used to read a lot, but have resorted to netflix n the kind recently…thanks for the inspiration !!

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  7. soniadogra
    November 20, 2021 @ 8:29 pm

    Wonderfully penned in defence of the reading challenge. I don’t take up reading challenges but would love to find a way to add more variety to my reading.

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  8. Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51)
    November 20, 2021 @ 8:34 pm

    I love reading but currently I am so overworked that I dont get time but yes I do read in weekends. Yes your points are truly good.

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  9. aditi
    November 21, 2021 @ 10:07 am

    I loved your article because it speaks truth in every sense. Reading books for the sake of competing in numbers is not worth it. Pick up the book you really want to read and not because it’s topping the charts.

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  10. Harjeet Kaur
    November 21, 2021 @ 1:06 pm

    Do you keep a note of all the books you have read until now, Ritu? I remember uploading the books I have read till date on a site but now its not working anymore.

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  11. Satabdi
    November 21, 2021 @ 1:20 pm

    I’ve tried to participate in reading challenges and book bingos but have not enjoyed them. I find I cannot read by set rules and prefer to pick up whatever I feel like. Sometimes it takes me months to finish a book, sometimes I read several books a month. So, I like to be left alone.

    Blogchatter’s TBR challenge, however, is a breeze because there are no rules.

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  12. Madhu Bindra
    November 21, 2021 @ 5:27 pm

    A reading challenge is a good idea if you want to read a variety of books. But like you said, it is not a race. I just read whatever I find interesting.

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  13. Abha Mondal
    November 21, 2021 @ 6:13 pm

    Agree with all the pointers here. I want to participate in a reading challenge this year. Let’s see how it goes.

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  14. rgvdudeja
    November 21, 2021 @ 8:51 pm

    I have always been a visual person. Reading was always a boring task (I blogged about it too). But these tips look really practical. I’ve found interest in some books and should take this habit forward by using what you mentioned. Thanks.

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  15. Vasumathi
    November 22, 2021 @ 12:44 am

    i have always wondered how you read so much & have envied you too. Now iam getting a perspective too of how you read. And i completely agree – if we are reading to either upload a review or meet a deadline or target number you are not doing justice to neither book nor the author or yourself.

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  16. Aurora M
    November 22, 2021 @ 9:14 pm

    I love reading and finish up if it is of my interest. Otherwise I prefer to leave. Usually it happens just few pages before 😃

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