2014 Semi-Charmed Summer Reading Challenge: The List!

Yay, a challenge that is not a readalong and/or not one I created myself! This should be lots of fun. More about the rules and categories here! I heavily raided my Goodreads shelves for help building this list, but I still didn’t find everything. I’ll add titles in when I find something at the library or whatever! 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long. TBD! I think it’ll be Read More …

2013 Reading Challenge challenge update– to continue or not?

It’s now almost the halfway mark for the year and it’s time to consider whether or not to continue doing my year-long reading challenges. On the one hand, I like participating in them and keeping track of books and whatever. On the other hand, I don’t think I’ve deliberately read a book FOR a challenge since, like, March. I haven’t really done any readalongs, I haven’t really done ANYTHING except occasionally add a book I Read More …

To Be Read (Mar. 2013)

Non-book thing which I’m sticking here because I feel like it: Estella Society’s bookish photo a day challenge on Instagram! I’m going to do it– I’ve never done a photo challenge before, and it seems like fun. Yay! Reading challenges Back to the Classics: 1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte1 Sequel Challenge: 2. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon Why Buy the Cow?: 3. Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold DONE 4. Mirror Read More …

To Be Read (Feb. 2013)

Last month’s reading list worked out really well, so I’m going to do it again! I listed a few more this time around because I got some books for review from NetGalley and a nice PR lady and I want to be sure to read them sooner than later. So! Challenge books Back to the Classics: 1. The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer1 DONE Sequel Challenge: 2. Abhorsen by Garth Nix DONE 3. Dig by Read More …

To Be Read (Jan 2013)

Since this year I’m doing reading challenges left and right, I figured I’d better come up with a list of what I “need” to read so I don’t flounder around trying to find the right books or whatever like I did the last time I tried to do a challenge. So! I’ve come up with a reading list for the month. I’ve never had my reading structured in this way before1 so I’m kinda excited Read More …

READING CHALLENGE: Classic Children’s Literature (January 2013)

Classic Children’s Literature Challenge Host: Simpler Pastimes Goal: read as many pre-1960s children’s lit as you want. Also there’s a readalong! Dates: January 2013 I’m going to aim for five kidlit books, plus the readalong book. My list: 1. Poppea of the Post Office by Mabel Osgood Wright DNF 2. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery [r] 3. Wet Magic by E. Nesbit DNF 4. The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett 5. Half Magic Read More …

READING CHALLENGE: 2013 Sequel Challenge

2013 Sequel Reading Challenge Host: Auntie Spinelli Reads Goal: read as many sequels as you can (number is up to participant). Giveaway at the end of the year for participants! Dates: Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013 I’ve got a few series I want to make progress on, so this challenge should be a good motivation for finally doing so! Yay! I’ll focus mainly on finishing up/catching up on series I started BEFORE 2013. New series that Read More …

READING CHALLENGE: Back to the Classics 2013

Back to the Classics Challenge 2013 Host: Sarah Reads Too Much Goal: read at least one book for each of the six categories (bonus categories also available). At the end of the year is a prize drawing for those who’ve completed the challenge and done the wrap-up post. Dates: Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013 Yay, classics! For this challenge I am defining a “classic” as anything both in the public domain (in the US, which means Read More …

READING CHALLENGE: Why Buy the Cow? 2013

Why Buy the Cow? 2013 Host: Reading the Paranormal & On a Book Bender Goal: read at least 12 legally-obtained freebie ebooks (see challenge guidelines for details) Dates: Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013 I am signing up for the Super Saver level, which is 50 books (about 4 books a month, which is totally doable). For this challenge I think I want to focus on non-public domain books? I’ve got a lot of them on my Read More …