2012 has had some challenges for me. I have been so busy that my reading (and challenge completing) have taken quite a slow down. I told myself that I was going to relieve some pressure in 2013 and not do any challenges. In fact, I stepped down as hostess the Middle East Reading Challenge so I'd have no outside reading pressures.
Ah, Maphead. I suggested you take over hosting the Middle East Reading Challenge and you did. And now I can't resist. So, I've taken on doing the Tourist level (1 to 5 books) since I really do plan on reading books about/by/set in the Greater Middle East in 2013.