Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In The Middle Reading Challenge 2014

Now this one too, since it's halfway between the Quick Fix and the Chunksters challenges. Trying to get the best of all worlds, and it should be quite challenging to find books over 300 pages but no more than 450.  Will go with five to start with and see if I can go over that number.  Sign for this challenge here.

The In The Middle Reading Challenge is back for its second year. I'm so grateful to everybody that joined the challenge last year. I had so much fun watching the review list grow as readers achieved their goals to not let those books that are In The Middle be left out.

The major change for this year is that books up to 450 pages will count. I realized last year that books that were from 400 pages to 450 pages did not fit into any challenge. I hope this will help people read the books they want to and not just books that complete their reading challenge goals. 

Challenge Guidelines:

  • This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2014
  • All books read in 2014 count that includes bound, ebook, and audiobooks
  • All books must be from 300 to 450 pages in length
  • For audiobooks: look up the page number on Amazon and use that number
  • You do not need to be a blogger to participate although I would appreciate if you leave a comment to tell me what level you are aiming for and a link where I can track your progress. This could be a shelf on goodreads or shelfari or any other website you can think of. I would appreciate non bloggers putting their link in the linky if they can. 
  • For bloggers, grab the button and make sure to post what level you are aiming for. Then be sure to link your post in the linky below
  • You don't have to review books however if you do. I would be glad to read them. You can also link your reviews in the linky below
  • Have Fun (as the quote in the button says "the pages we read transport us into a whole new world". Reading is about the experience and if you do not enjoy reading you will not get the full experience of the story) I want this challenge to create little stress in your mind. 

Leafing through the Pages: 5 books
Cruising through the Pages: 10 books
Fly Through the Pages: 15 books
Never Stop Reading: 20 books

The Linky will be below so please be sure to sign up. Thanks to everybody who joins. 

Here is what I'll be reading for this one:
  1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
  2. The Year of the Intern--Robin Cook
  3. Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  4. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  5. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  6. The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
  7. The Night Circus--Erin Morgenstern
  8. Destined--P.C. Cast
  9. Hidden--P.C. Cast
  10. Revealed--P.C. Cast
  11. The Lemon Tree--Luanne Rice
  12. The Paris Wife--Paula McLain
  13. Just One Day--Gayle Forman
  14. Of Poseidon--Anna Banks
  15. Reconstructing Amelia--Kimberly McCreight
  16. Selfish and Perverse--Bob Smith
  17. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  18. He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
  19. The Red Tent--Anita Diamant
  20. Cinder--Marissa Meyer
  21. Harlem Redux--Persia Walker
  22. The Postmistress--Sarah Blake
  23. Will Grayson, Will Grayson--John Green and David Levithan
  24. Many Waters--Madeleine L'Engle
  25. An Acceptable Time--Madeleine L'Engle
  26. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  27. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court--Mark Twain
  28. Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
  29. Fairest--Gail Carson Levine
  30. Wild--Cheryl Strayed
  31. This is Where I Leave You--Jonathan Tropper
  32. Dark Places--Gillian Flynn
  33. Bitter is the New Black--Jen Lancaster
  34. The Maze Runner--James Dashner
  35. Passion--Lauren Kate
  36. Rapture--Lauren Kate
  37. Top Secret Twenty-One--Janet Evanovich
  38. And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  39. Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
  40. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell
  41. Tangled Vines--Janet Dailey
  42. Little White Lies--Gemma Townley
  43. The Devil Wears Plaid--Teresa Medeiros
  44. Blue Bloods--Melissa de la Cruz
  45. Dead Ever After--Charlaine Harris
  46. Dead End Dating--Kimberly Raye
  47. Daddy--Danielle Steel
  48. Mount Vernon Love Story--Mary Higgins Clark
  49. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  50. Gingerbread Cookie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  51. The Sherbrooke Bride--Catherine Coulter
  52. The Hellion Bride--Catherine Coulter
  53. The Heiress Bride--Catherine Coulter
  54. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  55. Switch--Megan Hart
  56. Deeper--Megan Hart
  57. Bared to You--Sylvia Day
  58. A Fatal Fleece--Sally Goldenbaum

New Author Challenge

Now I have to do this one for sure.  I know I'll be reading a lot of authors I have not previously read and have  already done so.  To participate in this one go to Literary Escapism.  I will pick 15 to start with, but may go over as I often think I will for most of my challenges.   Below are the details copied from the blog:

Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
  2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from short stories/novellas or anthologies.
  3. I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be.  If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.
  4. After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
  5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.
Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and head back here and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. Afterall, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?
Twitter: If you tweet your review, make sure to include the hashtag #NewAuthorsRC2014!

Here is my progress on this one:

  1. The Sugar Queen--Sarah Addison Allen
  2. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
  3. The Gospel According to Larry--Janet Tashjian
  4. The First Eagle--Tony Hillerman
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower--Stephen Chbosky
  6. Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  7. Divergent--Veronica Roth
  8. Number the Stars--Lois Lowry
  9. The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
  10. The Night Circus--Erin Morgenstern
  11. Heaven is For Real--Todd Burpo
  12. The Lemon Orchard--Luanne Rice
  13. Through a Glass Darkly--Karleen Koen
  14. Gods in Alabama--Joshilyn Jackson
  15. Jacob Have I Loved--Katherine Paterson
  16. The Paris Wife--Paula McLain
  17. Of Poseidon--Anna Banks (first book by author)
  18. Witch Season: Summer and Fall--Jeff Mariotte
  19. Reconstructing Amelia--Kimberly McCreight
  20. Selfish and Perverse--Bob Smith
  21. Dying to Please/To Die For/Killing Time--Linda Howard
  22. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  23. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  24. He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
  25. The Red Tent--Anita Diamant
  26. Cinder--Marissa Meyer
  27. Pomegranate Soup--Marsha Mehran
  28. Harlem Redux--Persia Walker
  29. The Wednesday Letters--Jason F. Wright
  30. The Postmistress--Sarah Blake
  31. Mystery of the Dark Tower--Evelyn Coleman
  32. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  33. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  34. Hatchet--Gary Paulsen
  35. Where the Wild Things Are--Maurice Sendak
  36. Because of Winn-Dixie--Kate DiCamillo
  37. My Friend Rabbit--Eric Rohmann
  38. Rapunzel--Paul O. Zelinksy
  39. Cinderella 2000--Mavis Jukes
  40. Ella Enchanted--Gail Carson Levine
  41. The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  42. A Single Shard--Linda Sue Park
  43. Made From Scratch: A Memoir--Sandra Lee
  44. Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
  45. Pardon My French--Catherine Hapka
  46. Heart and Salsa--Suzanne Nelson
  47. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch--Jean Lee Latham
  48. Fallen--Lauren Kate
  49. All Night Long--Jayne Ann Krentz
  50. Wild--Cheryl Strayed
  51. Cooked--Jeff Henderson
  52. This is Where I Leave You--Jonathan Tropper
  53. Bitter is the New Black--Jen Lancaster
  54. The Maze Runner--James Dashner
  55. And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  56. Tangled--Emma Chase
  57. The Black Opal--Victoria Holt
  58. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell
  59. Tangled Vines--Janet Dailey
  60. Little White Lies--Gemma Townley
  61. A Touch of Crimson--Sylvia Day
  62. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams--Rhonda Hayter
  63. The Gates to Witch World--Andre Norton
  64. Three Tales of My Father's Dragon--Ruth Stiles Gannett
  65. Blue Bloods--Melissa de la Cruz
  66. Dead End Dating--Kimberly Raye
  67. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  68. Daddy-Danielle Steel
  69. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  70. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  71. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  72. The Memory Quilt--T.D. Jakes
  73. The Memory Keeper's Daughter--Kim Edwards
  74. Switch--Megan Hart
  75. Suicide Blonde--Darcey Steinke
  76. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  77. Unbroken--Laura Hillenbrand
  78. Fleece Navidad--Maggie Sefton
  79. The Chocolate Castle Clue--Joanna Carl

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Chunkster Reading Challenge

Now I'm tempted to join this one, as it will be challenge to read such large books.  I will try for three, but as with other challenges, may just go over.  Three seems like good number to start with. There are no levels on this challenge.  To sign up visit here.

Welcome to the 2014 Chunkster Challenge! I’m your host, Vasilly

Wondering what’s a chunkster? A chunkster is an adult or YA book, non-fiction or fiction, that’s 450 pages or more. 

Rules for this challenge:

  • Audio books and e-books are now allowed. You want to listen to a chunkster on audio? Be my guest. 
  • Essay, short story, and poetry collections are allowed but they have to be read in their entirety to count.
  • Books may crossover with other challenges.
  • Anyone can join.
  • You don’t have to list your book ahead of time.
  • Graphic novels don’t count. Sorry guys but reading a chunkster graphic novel isn’t the same as reading a non-graphic chunkster.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about the levels of participation that have always been a part of this challenge. This year we’re going to try something new: there won’t be any levels

Don’t get me wrong. This is still a reading challenge. Challenge yourself without being locked in to a certain number. If you didn’t read any chunksters in 2013 and want to change that in 2014, come up with a number and try to read that amount. 

I understand that chunksters can be a bit intimidating. My goal is to encourage as many people as possible to give chunksters a try. We all love short books because we can get through them in a sitting or a few days. It’s different with chunksters. With chunksters, you have to slow down and take your time. The Chunkster Challenge is all about having fun and reading good books. 

All I ask is that participants either write a post or leave a comment in the comments section letting the world know your goal. Mr. Linky is acting up so if you write a post, leave a link in the comment section.

 I’ll be right here to cheer you on. Happy reading.

Here is what I am reading for this one:

  1. Divergent--Veronica Roth
  2. Insurgent--Veronica Roth
  3. Allegiant--Veronica Roth
  4. Through a Glass Darkly--Karleen Koen
  5. Witch Season: Summer and Fall--Jeff Mariotte
  6. High Noon--Nora Roberts
  7. Scarlet--Marissa Meyer
  8. Fallen--Lauren Kate
  9. Torment--Lauren Kate
  10. City of Heavenly Fire--Cassandra Clare
  11. The Gates to Witch World--Andre Norton
  12. The One& Only--Emily Giffin
  13. Unbroken--Laura Hillenbrand

Quick Fix Challenge 2014

Another challenge, yes, I am addicted!  Sign up for this one here.  I'll be gong for the first level, but may go over.  Details coped from the blog below.

I've decided to run the Quick Fix Challenge again for 2014!

So about the challenge?
I find that many times when a reading challenge has to do with a book's size it usually about reading bigger books. Sometimes, because I'm in between books, life is getting out of hand, or things are just getting in the way, there's just not enough time to read a big book. Who says bigger is better anyway? Sometimes things break and all you need is a little tape and it'll hold. So this is the "Quick fix Challenge" whether it's a love for smaller books, or just trying to squeeze in a quick read, or maybe times running out and you need to read in some more books quickly. This is a challenge about reading books with less than 300 pages.

Challenge Details:
  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.
  • Sign ups will be open until mid December.
  • You don't have to be a blogger to participate. However, leave a comment and tell me what level  you're aiming for.
  • For bloggers, post up a challenge sign up post saying what level you've signed up for. Be sure to sign-up with your sign-up post in the linky.
  • You don't have to review the books you read however if you do, you will be able to post your links to your reviews here.
  • Books have to have less than 300 pages to count.
  • Books such as MG/YA, graphic novels/manga, audio, rereads, anthologies and short stories, can count toward your goal.
  • Feel free to crossover the books you read for this challenge with other challenges.
(If you have any questions feel free to ask, I feel like I might be missing something here.)

Now the Levels/It will hold with:
String: 5 books
Paperclips: 15 books
Duck tape: 25 books
Gorilla glue: 30+ books

Here are my books for this one:
  1. Serafina's Stories--Rudolfo Anaya
  2. No Laughter Here--Rita Williams-Garcia
  3. First Snow On Fuji--Yasanuri Kawabata
  4. The Gospel According to Larry--Janet Tashjian
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower--Stephen Chbosky
  6. Their Eyes Were Watching God--Zora Neale Hurston
  7. A Summer to Die--Lois Lowry
  8. Heaven is For Real--Todd Burpo
  9. Awakened--P.C. Cast
  10. Dragon's Oath--P.C. Cast
  11. Gods in Alabama--Joshilyn Jackson
  12. The Giver--Lois Lowry
  13. Gathering Blue-Lois Lowry
  14. Messenger--Lois Lowry
  15. Jacob Have I Loved--Katherine Paterson
  16. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  17. Pomegranate Soup--Marsha Mehran
  18. Rosewater and Soda Bread--Marsha Mehran
  19. The Wednesday Letters--Jason F. Wright
  20. Mystery of the Dark Tower--Evelyn Coleman
  21. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  22. The Professor--Charlotte Bronte
  23. Cinderella 2000--Mavis Jukes
  24. Ella Enchanted--Gail Carson Levine
  25. An Abundance of Katherines--John Green
  26. The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  27. Pardon My French--Catherine Hapka
  28. Heart and Salsa--Suzanne Nelson
  29. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch--Jean Lee Latham
  30. Lost Lake--Sarah Addison Allen
  31. How to Wash a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  32. How to Tail a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  33. Fallen in Love--Lauren Kate
  34. Tangled--Emma Chase
  35. The Black Opal--Victoria Holt
  36. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams--Rhonda Hayter
  37. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  38. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  39. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  40. Suicide Blonde--Darcey Steinke
  41. Saving Zoe--Alyson Noel
  42. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  43. Illegally Iced--Jessica Beck
  44. Fleece Navidad--Maggie Sefton
  45. The Chocolate Castle Clue- Carl

Monday, January 20, 2014

Reading Bingo Challenge 2014

Just had to challenge myself even more and this one seems hard to resist.   And I'm going to do both. Sign up here.

When facing a new year filled with so many possibilities for resolutions, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Do you want to challenge yourself to read more in the coming year? What about to read more widely? And where’s the motivation to stay on track?
Bingo—that’s where! Welcome to Retreat’s Reading Bingo Challenge 2014. We’ve created a printable bingo card with 24 reading challenges! Join us and challenge yourself to read more, to read more widely and to have fun doing it all!
You can approach the Reading Bingo card however you like: beginners, start by getting one line; if you’re more advanced, try the whole outside box on the card; experts, fill in the whole card!
We would recommend using one book per space, but if you read a book over 500 pages written by someone under 30, who are we to stop you from cover two squares with one read?
This year, for a little extra challenge, we’ve also created the Reading Bingo Card: YA Edition! We’ve come up with 24 challenges related specifically to books geared to teens. But you don’t have to be a teenager to participate!
Reading Bingo Card
Reading Bingo YA Card
Books for Reading Bingo
  1. More than 500 Pages:  Through a Glass Darkly--Karleen Koen
  2. Forgotten Classic:  The Professor--Charlotte Bronte
  3. Became a Movie:  The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  4. Published This Year:  Lost Lake--Sarah Addison Allen
  5. Number in the Title:  Takedown Twenty--Janet Evanovich
  6. Written By Someone Under 30:  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter--Carson McCullers
  7. Non-Human Characters:  Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  8. Funny Book:  Selfish and Perverse--Bob Smith
  9. Female Author:  The Sugar Queen--Sarah Addison Allen
  10. Book With Mystery:  Harlem Redux--Persia Walker
  11. One-Word Title:  Vanished--Karen Robards
  12. Book of Short Stories:  The Early Stories of Louisa May Alcott
  13. Free Square:  Reconstructing Amelia--Kimberly McCreight
  14. Set on a Different Continent:  Rosewater and Soda Bread--Marsha Mehran
  15. Book of Non-Fiction:  Miracles and Grace in an Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson
  16. 1st Book by Favorite Author:  Mount Vernon Love Story--Mary Higgins Clark
  17. Book Heard about Online:  Tangled--Emma Chase
  18. Best-Selling Book:  Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  19. Based on a True Story:  Heaven is For Real--Todd Burpo
  20. Bottom of TBR PIle:  And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  21. Book Your Friend Loves:  Gods in Alabama--Joshilyn Jackson
  22. Book That Scares You:   Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  23. Book More Than 10 Years Old:  First Snow on Fuji--Yasanuri Kawabata
  24. 2nd Book in a Series:  The Hellion Bride--Catherine Coulter
  25. Blue Cover:   Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
Books for YA Bingo:
  1. Female Heroine:  Divergent--Veronica Roth
  2. Set in a High School:  Blue Bloods--Melissa de la Cruz
  3. Last Book in a Trilogy:  Allegiant--Veronica Roth
  4. Book WIth a Color in the Title:  Gathering Blue--Lois Lowry
  5. First Book in a Series:  Cinder--Marissa Meyer
  6. Book Set in the Future:  Insurgent--Veronica Roth
  7. Book With a Breakup:   An Abundance of Katherines--John Green
  8. Book Without a Love Triangle: No Laughter Here--Rita Wiliams-Garcia
  9. Book That Became a  Movie:   The Perks of Being a Wallflower--Stephen Chbosky
  10. Book Set in Paris:   Just One Day--Gayle Forman
  11. Book Set in the Past:  Their Eyes Were Watching God-- Zora Neale Hurston
  12. Book With Magic:  The Night Circus--Erin Morgenstern
  13. Free Square:  Fallen--Lauren Kate
  14. Book Set in the Summer:  A Summer to Die--Lois Lowry
  15. Book with a Dragon:   Three Tales of My Father's Dragon--Ruth Stiles Gannett
  16. Book That Made You Cry:   The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
  17. Graphic Novel: Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol 1-3)--Hiromu Arakawa
  18. Book Based on a Myth:  Of Poseidon--Anna Banks
  19. A "Classic" YA Book:   The Giver--Lois Lowry
  20. A Lion, a Witch, or a Wardrobe:   Witch Season: Summer and Fall--Jeff Mariotte
  21. Book With an Incredible Fight Scene:  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court--Mark Twain
  22. Book Heard About Online:  Will Grayson, Will Grayson--John Green and David Levithan
  23. Book Set in Another World:  A Wrinkle in Time--Madeleine L'Engle
  24. Book WIth an Epic Love Story:  Awakened--P.C. Cast
  25. Book WIth Music:  Number the Stars--Lois Lowry

Dive Into Poetry Challenge 2014

Ok, I have to do this one now.  I like reading poetry too.  I will go for the second level, but may go over.   Sign up here.

Rules for the Dive Into Poetry Reading Challenge 2014:
1. Create a post on your blog stating your intention to read poetry in 2014 and sign up in Mr. Linky. If you don’t have a blog, simply leave a comment about reading poetry in 2014.
2. Choose one of the following options to complete the challenge:
  • Dip Your Toes and read up to 2 books of poetry throughout 2014 and leave the full link to each review (if you have them) in Mr. Linky.
  • Wade in and read 4-6 books of poetry throughout 2014 and leave the full links for reviews in Mr. Linky.
  • Dive in and read 7 or more books of poetry throughout 2014 and leave the full links for reviews in Mr. Linky.
3. Complete your goals between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014.

Books of Poetry read:

  1. Love Bites:  Poetry in Celebration of Dogs and Cats--Floyd Salas
  2. Poets of World War II--Harvey Shapiro
  3. Beat Voices: An Anthology of Beat Poetry--David Kheridan (ed.)
  4. In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African American Poetry--E. Ethelbert Miller
  5. The Best American Poetry 1995--Richard Howard

Friday, January 10, 2014

Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2014

Yes, another one still.  I already have some non-fiction books lined up, so I felt I should try this one, too.  I will go with the first level to start with.  Below are the details copied from The Introverted Reader:

Nonfiction Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

Please link your reviews on the review link-up page.

The Challenge:  Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult.That's it. You can choose anything. Memoirs? Yes. History? Yes. Travel? Yes. You get the idea? Absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge.

I always like levels in my challenges, so here are mine:

Dilettante--Read 1-5 non-fiction books

Explorer--Read 6-10

Seeker--Read 11-15

Master--Read 16-20

This challenge will last from January 1 to December 31, 2014. You can sign up anytime throughout the year.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.

Crossovers with other challenges are acceptable, and feel free to read your books in any format you like.

I'm signing up at the Seeker level.

Different this year: I'll have a separate post with a linky for reviews. I'll keep a permanent link to both posts in my sidebar. That will be easier to keep track of which links are reviews and which are sign up posts.

Use Mr. Linky to sign up below. I hope you'll join me!

Here is what I'm reading for this challenge:

  1. He's Just Not That Into You--Greg Beherendt and Liz Tuccillo
  2. A Stolen Life--Jaycee Dugard
  3. Miracles and Grace in an Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson
  4. Heaven is For Real--Todd Burpo
  5. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  6. Made From Scratch: A Memoir--Sandra Lee
  7. Wild--Cheryl Strayed
  8. Cooked--Jeff Henderson
  9. Bitter is the New Black--Jen Lancaster
  10. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell

Reading Challenge Addict 2014

Ok, I have to admit that I've been addicted to reading challenges and I so feel I need to join this:

Reading Challenge Addict

Read here for info on how to join.  Below are the details copied from the "About" page on the Challenge Addicts blog. I fall into the "Out of This World" level of addiction as I have already joined 23 challenges and Am still considering joining a few others later.  Yes, addicted for sure!

I am a Reading Challenge Addict.

So we are challenging each of you who can also say that you also are a Reading Challenge Addict.

There may be random prizes and recognition for those who are meeting their own expectations by completing the challenges they've entered.

How addicted are you? 

  • Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • In Flight: 11-15 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)
We're not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it's going to be very simple!
  1. The newest edition of the challenge will begin on January 1 and end on December 31, 2014.
  2. Write a starting post joining the challenge and outlining your challenges.
  3. Track all of your challenge accomplishments - good & bad.
  4. Stop by to join us in the mini-challenges, updates & extra giveaways throughout the year.
  5. Comment like crazy and offer support for your fellow addicts.
  6. Have FUN!
Easy, right? Who wants to be in on the fun? What else will be on offer? Random giveaways for participants to enter and unannounced special drawings for commenters on the site so be sure to leave your email address with your comment! Are you ready? Sign up on the Challenge Addicts 2014 page.

Challenges Completed:

  1. What's in a Name Challenge--completed Feb. 27
  2. Southern Literature Challenge--completed April 13
  3. Dive Into Poetry Challenge--completed May 20
  4. Harlem Renaissance Challenge--completed June 28 
  5. Postal Challenge--completed July 25
  6. Newbery Reading Challenge--completed July 26
  7. Fairy Tales Retold--completed July 28
  8. Eclectic Reading Challenge--completed August 13
  9. Full House  Reading Challenge--completed August 15
  10. Reading Outside the Box Challenge--completed September 15
  11. Lucky 14 Reading Challenge--completed September 19
  12. Nonfiction Reading Challenge--completed September 23
  13. Romantic Suspense--completed September 26
  14. Color-Coded Reading Challenge--completed October 1
  15. Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge--completed October 7
  16. Reading Bingo Challenge (YA card)--completed October 11
  17. Vampire Reading Challenge--completed October 20
  18. Diversity on the Shelf--completed November 2
  19. What an Animal Challenge--completed November 15
  20. Reading Bingo Challenge (Adult Card)--completed November 16
  21. Dystopia Reading Challenge--decided to call this one complete on Nov. 18; last book was read in August
  22. Historical Romance Challenge--completed November 19
  23. Finishing the Series Reading Challenge--completed November 19
  24. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge--completed November 19
  25. Audiobook Challenge--completed November 20
  26. Romance Challenge--will call this one complete as of November 23; the site hosting this challenge has been removed
  27. Erotic Romance Challenge--completed December 4
  28. Everything YA Challenge--completed December 8
  29. Chunkster Challenge--completed December 13
  30. Book to Movie Challenge--completed December 13
  31. Mount TBR Challenge--completed December 16
  32. Foodies Read--completed December 24
  33. Quick Fix Challenge--completed December 24
  34. New Author Challenge--completed December 24
  35. I Love Library Books--completed December 30
  36. In the Middle--completed December 30
  37. Cruising Thru the Cozies--completed December 30