Goodreads Reading Challenge

Does anyone else do the Goodreads Reading Challenge?  I’ve been doing it for a couple of years now, and really enjoy it.  Enjoy it, and hadn’t thought too much about it, until just recently when I read an article on, I believe it was Book Riot, where one of its submitters said she was taking a break from the Challenge, or at least dialing it way back, because of the hold it had taken on her life.  Granted, she had some ridiculous goal of reading something like 300+ books a year, and so found herself reading while eating, reading in the shower, reading instead of ever going out with friends, not sleeping so she could read, and reading junk just to fill a quota.  This is taking it to the extreme.  But I have experienced a micro version of some of these. Continue reading