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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tea & Books Reading Challenge

4/ 2


So here's the Tea & Books Reading Challenge (I really should stop joining 2012 challenges, but I really can't help it). I realize this year that other than the handful of Harry Potter books, I've only read one other book that's longer than 700, or at least I believe it's longer, I just checked it but I forgot how many pages it was.... After checking out the books I have I realize that I only have five other books that are over 700 pages (two of which I've already read). So it looks like I'll be going with the first level 2 books - Chamomile Lover. My only possibilities are (because I doubt any of the books on my wishlist are big enough, and I don't usually pay attention to how many pages are in a book when I buy them...):

  • The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller (and though on goodreads, none of the copies seem to be over 700 pages, my own copy is 744 pages.)
  • Hammer of God by Karen Miller (my copy has 787 pages, again on goodreads it's a lower number)
  • The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan (my copy has 770 pages)

Read in 2012:
  1. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  2. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  3. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
  4. The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller

The Christmas Shoes

Ugh... I'm not really sure how to write reviews, but here goes....

I finished The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere... Friday night/Saturday morning. After finishing the book, though I finished it in tears, I wasn't quite sure what to make of all of it. So I gave myself sometime to think about it. Did it do me any good? No of course not. I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. That being said, I've given it a 3/5 on goodreads.

What had me crying most was probably the discussion between Maggie and her seven year old Nathan. I just couldn't imagine ever having to discuss dying with someone who means so much to me. Otherwise...? I feel that much of the story was a little flat, it was a good one by all means, just a little flat. I think it should have been longer, it could have been longer.

One thing I was slightly disappointed with, was some of the point of views. I don't understand, with the story coming from a few different point of views, why wasn't Nathan's one of them? I'm a believe that children aren't half as oblivious as people think. They have just as much depth, and even more growing room. Yet we have to sit through the point of view of his teacher, who was probably the most boring to read about. Does this even make sense to anyone? Having the point of view from the teacher? Really?

However, on to other things. Would I read it again? I'm not really sure. Maybe one day, but not any time soon. Though that won't stop me from reading the sequels, let's just hope they're better than this one.




This is a book from my own personal library.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Other stuff/Personal Challenges

As I went about looking for challenges I realized a few things. One, Steampunked seems to have become a popular genre. A personal goal of mine would be to find and read a book that falls under this genre, because I'm pretty sure I haven't before. The second is that I keep telling myself I'll do some reading in Spanish, so for 2012 my goal is to read three books in Spanish. And just a fun thing for me, to read from authors who are from New England, and short stories. I've only read a few short stories in the past few years, but mostly for school.

That One I Keep Meaning to Read...

So I decided that maybe posting random books I've been meaning to get to, so the world could see, might encourage me to read them. So today, that book that sticks out to me the most, that I've been meaning to read is....

Mistborn: The Final Empire
by Brandon Sanderson

Description: Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.

But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

Right, so I've owned this book for a few years, I feel like I've had it forever on my TBR list. And every year I say I'm going to read it. It obviously hasn't happened yet. It will. I swear I'll get to it sooner or later...

In My Mailbox



What's that another meme? Why yes, yes it is. This one is In My Mailbox. I'm thinking I'll do this one every two weeks or so. I try not to get new books every week, I like to do it every two weeks (probably because that's how I get paid).




The Help
by Kathryn Stockett


Pretty Guardian 
Sailor Moon Vol.2
By Naoko Takeuci


Codename:
Sailor V Vol.2
Naoko Takeuchi

On My Wishlist



On My Wishlist is a weekly meme from Book Chick City. I have a huge wishlist and I decided I needed to do more things on this blog, then bam! I discovered memes, where I have I been? Under a rock maybe. I'm not sure. Anyways, so on my wishlist (and I'm not gonna lie, I found both books while going through O Magazine's Fall Reading List):

Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Description: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirquedes RĂªves and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.


Title: When She Woke
Author: Hillary Jordan
Description: Hannah Payne's life has been devoted to church and family. But after she’s convicted of murder, she awakens to a nightmarish new life. She finds herself lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home, for whom observing new Chromes—criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime—is a sinister form of entertainment. Hannah is a Red for the crime of murder. The victim, says the State of Texas, was her unborn child, and Hannah is determined to protect the identity of the father, a public figure with whom she shared a fierce and forbidden love.

A powerful reimagining of The Scarlet Letter, When She Woke is a timely fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of the not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated, and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned but chromed and released back into the population to survive as best they can. In seeking a path to safety in an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith a love.

Wishlist Challenge

6 / 12 (50.00%)


For the most part this coming year, I want to work on my TBR pile. It's kind of ridiculous. I don't even know where to begin, though I'm sure I'm not the only one. However, I know even though I shouldn't, I often look into new books, and books end up on my wishlist all the time. The growing wishlist is no better than the TBR pile. Honestly I've almost begun to count them as the same thing. So maybe this Wishlist Challenge, will help make that pile a little smaller (if not doing anything to help my TBR list). So for this challenge I'll have to read 12 books from my wishlist (many of the books have many sequels and though I've added some, the rest are just implied), I'll probably get to those books in the latter half of 2012.

  1. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Nevermore by James Patterson
  3. City of Swords by Mary Hoffman
  4. A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  6. The Traitor Queen by Trudi Canavan

Speculative Fiction Challenge

16 / 6


After some point I'm never sure what to say about some of these challenges. So this is the Speculative Fiction Challenge. I'm sure I have a good number of books in my TBR (and ones that aren't) that would fit into this challenge. Anyway, that being said, I'm going to go with the second level: Excited: 6 novels

Read in 2012:
  1. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  2. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  3. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan 
  4. The Ambssador's Mission by Trudi Canavan 
  5. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan 
  6. The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable 
  7. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane 
  8. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 
  9. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson 
  10. Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane
  11. High Wizardry by Diane Duane
  12. A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane
  13. The Wizard's Dilemma by Diane Duane
  14. A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane
  15. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  16. Warbreaker  by Brandon Sanderson

Books published in the first years of my life Challenge

3 / 6 (50.00%)


Another reading challenge that sounds fun. This is books published in the first years of my life. I thought of doing the first level 3 years = toddler. However, after looking for some books (so I don't have to do it later), I found that it I could go with level two 5 years = kid without any problems. Possibilities:
  • Petaybee Series by Anne McCaffrey
  • Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  • The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
  • Brida by Paulo Coelho
  • High Wizardry by Diane Duane
  • A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane
  • The Boy From the Burren by Sheila Gilluly
  • The Giant of Inishkerry by Sheila Gilluly
  • The Emperor of Earth-above by Sheila Gilluly

Read in 2012:
  • Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (1990)
  • Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (1992)
  • Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (1993)

Bookie Friends Favorites Challenge 2012

0 / 5 (0.00%)

Bookie Friends Favorites Challenge

This Bookie Friends Favorites Challenge seems like a fun idea. I'm not sure if I want to pick a few books in advanced or if I'm going to just pick them as I go along. Anyways, so five of my favorite books are:

"New Adult" Challenge

0 / 3 (0.00%)


I have to say that I really like this idea. And I find that I'm tired of reading about high school age students. There are still books that I do like, but I like reading about things happening to characters my age. At 21 I'm not even old, but I sometimes feel it when I'm reading YA novels. So I think that this "New Adult" Challenge, is a good idea. I've decided to go with the first level "Just Graduated: read a minimum of 3 New Adult books." As with the last challenge I signed up for I made a list of books that would qualify, so I could be lazy and not have to worry about finding books later on.
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
  • The Last Summer by Ann Brashares 
  • Cold Magic by Kate Elliott 

Alex Awards Challenge


If it wasn't for stumbling across this Alex Awards Challenge, I wouldn't have known what the Alex Awards was. I've found that a few of the books on my TBR/wishlist/books I own in general, have won Alex Awards. I've decided to go with the second level 4-6 books. Just so I don't have to find which books have won, I've made a list:

  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Hunger Games

I haven't actually gotten around to reading this series yet. But already I'm sick of it. The Hunger Games and it's sequels have been on my TBR list for about a year or so. However, every time I get around to picking up the book and reading the description, it sounds less and less appealing to me. I honestly don't know what it is, but since I own the first book, it means I'll be reading it sooner or later. I wonder if maybe I shouldn't have bothered buying it, now with the movie coming out and everyone talking about it... it's not helping me think any better of it for some reason (I don't even want to see the movie, the trailer didn't look any good to me). It sounded like a good book when it had been recommended to me. Now I just want to live under a rock for the next few years until this all blows over. -.- I was going to write about something else, but someone just said something about the series.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Checking Out Other People Blogs...

I like to check out other people's blog, from time to time. I look at them by random, and I make a very bad follower. I'm always tempted to leave comments on people's post and what not, but I'm never sure what to say. So I have a new goal that when I check out others' blogs I'm going to find something to comment about... I'll try anyway.

Re-readathon

I mean to post something about this before, but I was too lazy. Plus I've been reading so ignore the number --> over there, its a lie, I'm more than 5 pages into the book now. Ok anyway, so I joined this Re-readathon Hosted by the Perpetual Page Turner. I liked to reread books, and the book I'm currently reading (House of Many Ways), I've read before. And I'm not gonna lie, I mostly read that book for the character "Twinkles," I'm not lying about the name either. However, along with House of Many Ways, I'm hoping to get to The Seer and the Sword and The Storyteller's Daughter. If by some miracle I have time to read others, I'm looking at Zel, Beastly, Ella Enchanted, Spirited, or Snow.

I know a lot of YA and fairy tales, however, I'm still working on a fairy tales challenge, so this is a good opportunity to get some done. After I'm done with this weekend, I'm planning to getting started on that Holiday Challenge. The one I posted last night. It's down there:
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Reading Challenge

The BLI Holiday Reading Challenge

I've never really taken part in short term challenges. But I think I'll try my hand with this Holiday Reading Challenge. But I have a few books that I always mean to get to this time of year but never do, this is a good excuse to get to them. I'm going to go with the level Santa's Helper: read 1-3 holiday themed books. I only own two or three holiday themed books (that I know of), and I'm trying not to buy too many new books (who am I trying to kid? I just got a few in the mail today).

  1. The Christmas Shoes by Donna Vanliere
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Shakespeare Reading Month?

There are a few of Shakespeare's plays I've been meaning to get to this coming year. So when I was told about this I thought I might give it a try. Shakespeare Reading Month January 2012. Januarys tend to go pretty fast for me, but I'm hoping to get to the A Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Reading Challenge Addict

Reading Challenge Addict

So I've already joined a bunch of Reading Challenges. A few TBR challenges and the like. A 100+ challenge. Two new authors challenge. What's in the name 5. I'm not sure how many I'm gonna manage to complete. But I'm going to try to do as many of them as possible. For this I'm going to go with the first level: Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed).


Read Your OWN Library


So my main goal this coming year is to not really buy too many new books. I have to save my money for other things. That being said, it will be a challenge. Here's Read You OWN Library. I've decided to go with level 2 "Sinking Fast". I try to not buy new books until I read a few that I already have. So I guess we'll see how this works out. However, I'm hoping to buy a few new books in the next few weeks, hopefully I'll be able to read something I already have first. >.<

Off The Shelf 2012

12 / 15 (80.00%)


I feel like my TBR list never gets any smaller. For every 1 book I read, there are 3 books added to the list. Plus I can never figure out how long I've had any of these books. So here's Off the Shelf, though every year I say I want to get as much read as possible, it hasn't really happened in the past two years. So the level I've decided to go with is level 2: "Trying - Choose 15 books to read."

  1. All About Passion by Stephanie Laurens
  2. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  3. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  4. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
  5. The Ambssador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
  6. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
  7. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  8. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson;
  9. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  10. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
  11. Angel by James Patterson
  12. A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
  13. The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller
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Another New Author Reading Challenge

2 / 15 (13.33%)

2012 New Author Reading Challenge

I'm really running out of things to say for these challenge post. Anyway, so here's 2012 New Author Reading Challenge. I've decided I'm going to go with the "Scouring the Bookshelves: 11-15 books" level. Now I just have to try to make it.

  1. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Mount TBR Reading Challenge

13 / 12 (108.33%)


I'm not sure what I would call my TBR list. It't not a pile by any means. But "mount" sounds like a good word. Right, so here's the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (for some reason I keep spelling mount wrong). My TBR List +/- a few things it's been awhile since I've edited it there, are a few things I need to remove and a few things I need to add. I've decided to go with the level "Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile."

  1. All About Passion by Stephanie Laurens
  2. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  3. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  4. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
  5. The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
  6. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
  7. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  8. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  9. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  10. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
  11. Angel by James Patterson
  12. A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
  13. The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller

Romance Reading Challenge 2012

1 / 4 (25.00%)


As I said before I have a ton of romance novels. Many of them I actually haven't even touched, which makes this Romance Reading Challenge, a good challenge for me. Still, I've decided I'm going to go with Level 1 - 4 Romance novels. I'm gonna try to aim higher than that. But who knows?

  1. All About Passion by Stephanie Laurens
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Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2012

1 / 7 (0.00%)



Another Challenge: Harry Potter Reading Challenge. Of all the challenges, this one should be easiest (I shouldn't say that, I say it and now I'm not going to finish it grr...). However, I do tend to read the Harry Potter books every year like clock work.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A Classics Challenge

0 / 7 (0.00%)


I'm not really sure what to say about this Classics Challenge. However, I have many books that are classics in my TBR list so I thought this challenge could do me some good.

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (I haven't read this book in a long time and I keep meaning to get to it.)
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (On TBR list)
  3. Emma by Jane Austen (On TBR list)
  4. Persuasion by Jane Austen (On TBR list)
  5. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (On TBR list)
  6. Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (I've just always wanted to read this book. I also keep telling myself I need to start reading novels in Spanish. So maybe I'll pick up the Spanish edition of this book.)
  7. The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare (On TBR list)

What's in a Name? 5


I didn't do (I'm not doing?) so well with the What is in a Name 4. However, I'm determined to do better with What's in the Name 5. Categories:

  1. A book with a topographical feature (Land formation) it the title.
  2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title.
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title.
  4. A book with a type of house in the title.
  5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title.
  6. A book with something you'd find on a calender in the title.

2012 Bucket List Reading Challenge

8 / 8 (100%)


I have a huge list of books I keep meaning to get to. I've been pretty good with not buying too many new books over the past year, but that's mostly because I haven't really had the chance. This "Bucket List" Reading Challenge is much needed. I think I'm gonna go with the Mid-sized level 8 books. And my huge list: TBR.

  1. All About Passion by Stephanie Laurens
  2. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  3. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  4. The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
  5. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
  6. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
  7.  Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 
  8. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  9. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

Reading Romance Challenge 2012


I don't feel like I've read many romance novels over 2011. Which is probably wrong, considering most of the YA I own probably is romance. But I didn't really read all the other romance novels I own, and I seem to own a lot which is kind of ironic since I don't really care much for romance. But then, that wasn't my point. As I said I have a ton of romance novels, even of different sub-genres, so hopefully this Reading Romance Challenge will be easier for me this coming year.

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2012 YA Reading Challenge

29 / 20 (145%)


Seeing as this is a challenge I didn't have much of a problem with for 2011. I'm hoping I'll be do well with the Young Adult Reading Challenge for 2012. Still, I'm going to go with 'Fun Size' again, 20 YA books.

  1. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  2. Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  3. Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  4. Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  5. The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable
  6. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
  7. Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane
  8. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
  9. High Wizardry by Diane Duane
  10. A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane
  11. The Wizard's Dilemma by Diane Duane
  12. A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane
  13. Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  14. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  15. Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  16. City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
  17. Snow by Tracy Lynn
  18. Angel by James Patterson
  19. Nevermore by James Patterson
  20. Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane
  21. Wizards at War by Diane Duane
  22. A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane
  23. The Waterless Sea by Kate Constable
  24. City of Stars by Mary Hoffman
  25. City of Flowers by Mary Hoffman
  26. City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman
  27. City of Ships by Mary Hoffman
  28. City of Swords by Mary Hoffman
  29. The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

Read Your Own Books 2012

10 / 10 (100.00%)


If I had one thing going for me this year, I didn't really buy many books. Most of the books I read, were ones that I already owned. Most of them were rereads, but that's not the point. My POINT is that maybe this Read Your Own Books Challenge would be easier than the others. Still, I'm only going to go with level 2: 6-10 books.

  1. All About Passion by Stephanie Laurens
  2. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  3. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  4. The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
  5. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
  6. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
  7. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  8. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  9. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  10. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller

100+ Reading Challenge 2012

23 / 100 (23.00%)


100+ Book Challenge, usually 100 books is my goal. Most years, I reach 100 without much of a problem. The past two-three years? Not so much. But I'm gonna aim for it anyway.

Read in 2012:
  1. All About Passion by Stephanie Laurens 
  2. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  3. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
  4. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  5. Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  6. Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  7. Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  8. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan 
  9. The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
  10. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan 
  11. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene 
  12. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
  13. The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable 
  14. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 
  15. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson 
  16. Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane
  17. High Wizardry by Diane Duane
  18. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  19. A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane
  20. Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  21. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  22. The Wizard's Dilemma by Diane Duane
  23. A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane

New Authors 2012

2 / 15 (13.33%)


Yeah so I don't know what to write here, since nothing's really changed from last year. I reread a lot of books this year. Or at least it feels like it. I have many books on my TBR list by authors I've never read from before. So for this New Authors Challenge I'm gonna go with 15 again.

  1. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Outdo Yourself Challenge 2012

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

I would say this Outdo Yourself Challenge should be easy like I did last year, but I don't want to get my hopes up too high. So, I'm just going to hope that I do, and remember to prioritize my time better. So this year, I'm gonna go with level: Out of breath - Read 6-10 books. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's that time of year again...

It hasn't been a good year for me, 79 books so far and most of them manga/graphic novels. I don't usually even add them to my list, I did it this year to make me feel better, but it only makes me feel worse.... Not really. (I still have a ton of graphic novels to read so maybe that'll make my number higher and make me feel even better!) Anyways, time to sign up for challenges for 2012, who knows maybe I'll do better (I hope I do better). I'm just going to have to prioritize my time better (I had to look up prioritize so I could make sure I was spelling it correctly). But I've been pretty good at it lately, so who knows...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jessie makes a very lazy blogger...

But the year isn't done yet. I still have a ton of reading to do. I've began to cut back my computer time, just so that I could read as much as possible, and try to finish a few challenges, that I'm close to finishing, but still needs work on. Though there are a few finished so I'm happy for that! Now back to reading!