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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge



The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is hosted by The Book Vixen.

Reading Challenge Details:
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Books that qualify for this challenge must be Adult, New Adult, or Young Adult and must be fiction. Novellas at least 100 pages long also qualify. They can be any type.   Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.

The goal is to read 10 comtemporary romance novels. 

Crossovers are allowed - Reviews not required.  If you do not have a book blog, you can track your books on a dedicated shelf at GoodReads, Library Thing, etc. 

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Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 Color Coded Reading Challenge


For the Color Coded Reading Challenge you must read 9 books in 9 different color categories. 

 It is being hosted by My Reader's Block

The details:
Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014

Any and all genres and types.

Crossovers allowed - Reviews not required.  If you do have a review blog, there will be a page to link up your reviews. 

There will be a prize for everyone who completes all nine categories.

The nine color categories are as follows: 
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title.
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title.
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title.
    - The Witch of Blackbird Pond
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title.
8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

Saturday, December 28, 2013

2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2014
your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.
Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful. 
It is being hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book

The basic details are as follows:
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
Any and all genres and types (print, ebooks, audio).  
Crossovers allowed - Reviews not required.  If you do not have a review blog, you can make a  GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. Dollycas keeps track of hers on her Challenge Page.
It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.
So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.
A – Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.
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B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford B- Buried in a Bog by Sheila ConnollyC – Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly D – A Deal to Die For by Josie Belle etc.
Below is my A-Z list where I will be adding my books as they are read. 

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F - First Love
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H - Her Secret Cowboy
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O - (The) One and Only Ivan
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S - (A) SEAL's Salvation
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W - (The) Witch of Blackbird Pond
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Happy Holidays

Well, it has been two months since I posted my Goodbye For Now post.  Honestly, I didn't think I would last a week without the urge to come back and post again.  Time has just flown by and I can't believe it has really been two months.

I have been reading - I finished The Witches of East End series by Melissa de la Cruz, am starting the second book in the Under the Never Sky series, Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi and am reading the Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott with my son as well as The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey. I still have a bathroom book - it is currently Agent of Influence by David Aaron.  I also got in a Christmas read this year  - The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans.  This one put me at my goal of 100 books for the year.

While I haven't missed the pace that I had set for myself in reviewing ARCs, I have missed posting and being part of the book blogging community.  So where does that leave me?  CHALLENGES!   Now don't laugh.  I know, I know - every year I sign up for challenges - start out going fairly well, then fall off the map.  The difference this year is that I am not reviewing ARCs.  I am reading books that only I choose for me.  So this should let me do pretty good.  So, I think that I have highlighted 30 challenges that I am interested in signing up for.  So now I just need to decide how I am going to categorize them and post about them.

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

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