I think a lot of my reading funk lately is down to having to read books for challenges or for bookrings, I never just go grab a book off the shelf anymore or pick up something completely random from the library.
I have already said that from next year I'm only participating in 6 challenges, 1 will be the 1010 challenge on librarything, I have an idea which ones I would like to participate in again but I'm not sure if they will be running next year. Doing this will let me concentrate on tackling my tbr stacks, reading more 1001 books and varying things a bit. I'm planning on reading a more diverse range of books from different counries and periods, and also more non-fiction. The current plan is one non-fiction and one classic for every four contemporary books I read. See I'm already putting myself in a situation which limits my freedom of choice!
As for now I've gone through my sidebar and taken off all the challenges I'll never finish this year - some of which hadn't even been started! That leaves me with just 5 challenges left to complete this year, as the rest are completed.
I keep meaning to get started on Carl's RIP III challenge, but it barely feels like autumn here as we are experiencing an Indian summer, with the weather better than it was for a lot of the summer.
Do you ever feel trapped by your commitment to challenges? Do you set yourself a limit of how many you can participate in?