The TBR Challenge. Stephanie from Confessions of a Bookaholic introduced me to both the blogosphere and challenges. My blog has since branched out into other things and I've dwindled down my reading challenges as time goes on.
Reading challenges were once de rigueur for the book blogging world but not that long ago many of my buddies either swore off challenges or cut back. Even when I myself sign up for a challenge, I hesitate to commit myself to specific books.
Why do you think this is? Are we suddenly afraid of commitment?
Some challenges are wildly successful, no matter what. I'm thinking of Carl's RIP Challenge for one. What makes a successful reading challenge? Is it the host? The participants?
What about giveaways? Do they have any bearing on whether or not you join a challenge or are they just a nice bonus?
If you've hosted a challenge, did you consider it successful? What would you do next time? Anything different or keep it the same?
Sorry about all the questions today. I have challenges on the brain. I'm trying to make a challenge that people might join ;)