Dasience Reading Challenge- Expectation vs. Reality

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Books are my thing. Things are my books. Sensible? I am big on anything that makes reading easier and I love books. I came up with a reading challenge which I shared with a lot of people.

You are welcome to join

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE READING CHALLENGE

I came across different reading challenges on Pinterest and I couldn’t find anyone that included African books. It felt cute so I decided to create one. I was excited about Dasience Reading Challenge and honestly I thought people would feel the same way about it.

RECEPTION

When I sent the mail last year, people were excited about the journey. I was happy about it but one thing I have learnt is that, don’t get too excited at the beginning, get excited during the journey and the end of something. I sent mails in December 2017, I got couple of replies from people showing interest in Dasience Reading Challenge.

EXPECTATIONS

I was excited and I felt since it was a great idea, I will get people to engage. I shared it with a lot of people and I understand that commitment with these things can be hard. I thought about 5-10 people really getting serious about it. Even though I shared it with people, I really wanted to enjoy the process and see how the journey would be.

REALITY

Well, I think it is one of the amazing bookish decisions I have made this year. I like that it keeps me accountable and makes me want to read when laziness creeps in. I am not going to say that I have read all the books I am supposed to (which I hope to before the year runs out). Currently, I am on my 13th book. I am not excited about this but I am happy about the progress. I must confess that I should actually do better. One of the goals of the reading challenge is  to be a ‘versatile reader’ but when I don’t have the book, I am chilled and do not make effort. One of my biggest ‘OMG’ moments was when Wazeera Blog  blogged about it. Thank you if you are following the challenge. More importantly, I hope you are enjoying the ride.

Let me share the books I have been reading.

JANUARY

  • Non-fiction: Inspirational/Religious- The Snare by Lois Mowday Rabey
  • A book you have always wanted to read- Authentic Mama by Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze
  • A book with a title that starts with J, A or N – Death Comes at the end by Agatha Christie
  • A Classic- Pride and Prejudice (DNF)
  • Science Fiction- Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (I read somewhere that it is science fantasy)

FEBRUARY

  • A book that won a prize- Waiting for an angel by Helon Habila
  • A book about love- Me before you by Jojo Moyes
  • A book set in Africa- 29, Single and Nigerian by Naijasinglegirl
  • A book by a male author- Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila (DNF)

MARCH

  • A book by one of your Favourite Authors – Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • A book with a beautiful cover- The Peculiars by Jenn Thorpe
  • A poem collection-
  • A crime book- The Seed Thief by Jacqui L’ange

I have books that I am yet to finish which I will (I am that you have to finish reading a book person), I have nothing in the ‘poem collection’ prompt because I really want to read Tolu Akinyemi’s book but I am yet to lay my hands on it.  It is not perfect but totally worth it.

PS: The celebrating greatness post that is meant to drop today will come up later next week. Thank you for your patience.

You know my favourite question, what are you currently reading?

1 Comment

  1. […] grateful for), so when I got seven books, I decided to start with the biggest in alignment with my reading challenge. I started with Hang No Clothes Here because it was either going to be the first or the last option […]

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