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Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge

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This is the Australian Women Writers Challenge, another challenge I didn't do so well in 2013. Once more I'm signing up for the last level Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6.

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2014 Quick Fix Challenge

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I almost for got to sign up for my own challenge the Quick Fix Challenge. This is one I actually did finish for 2013! Though I did have some difficultly, I have a surprisingly few books that are less than 300 pages, that aren't manga. I'll be singing up for the second level Paperclips: 15 books.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge



Okay, the 2013 Monthly Key Word Challenge, was one started of with doing rather well, then about halfway through the year, I sort of stopped paying much attention to it. However, hopefully I'll do better in 2014! This challenge is hosted by Bookmark To Blog.

Key Words:
Jan.- Angel, Secret, Clock, Black, Day, Wild
Feb.- Her, Life, Night, Red, Dark, Island
Mar.- Forever, Inside, Storm, Sky, Flower, Stay
Apr.- Star, Light, Never, Princess, Break, Clear
May- Dawn, Death, End, Lost, Beautiful, And
Jun.- Color, Beyond, Found, Place, Grave, Road
Jul.- Crash, Ship, Prince, Whisper, Sun, Of
Aug.- Forgotten, Down, True, Run, Danger, Me
Sep.- Number, Take, Shadow, Ice, Who, After
Oct.- Ocean, Blood, Still, Out, The, Fate
Nov.- Into, Sound, Blue, House, My, Last
Dec- Kiss, Fire, Ruin, White, Promise, Infinity


Possibilities:
  • Jan.-
    • The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
    • Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
    • Mister Monday by Garth Nix
    • Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
    • Clockwise by Elle Strauss
  • Feb.-
    • Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George 
    • Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld 
    • Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
  • Mar.-
    • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
    • The Last Stormlord by Glenda Larke 
    • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  • Apr.-
    • Stardust by Neil Gaiman 
    • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
    • Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan 
    • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale 
    • Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George 
    • Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland
  • May-
    • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 
    • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani 
    • Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson 
    • Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
  • Jun.-
    • Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers 
    • This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger
  • Jul.-
    • If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? By Melissa Kantor 
    • Prince Ombra by Roderick MacLeish 
    • Prince of Dogs by Kate Elliott 
    • The Sun Witch by Linda Winstead Jones 
    • Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George 
    • Sunshine by Robin McKinley 
    • The Sun Witch by Linda Winstead Jones 
    • Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald 
    • Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder 
    • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Aug.-
    • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 
    • Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins 
    • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Sep.-
    • What's Your Number? By Karyn Bosnak
  • Oct.-
    • Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Nov.-
    • The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe 
    • The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares 
    • The House of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher Staples 
    • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley 
    • Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld 
    • Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville
  • Dec.-
    • The Promise in a Kiss by Stephanie Laurens 
    • Fire Kissed by Erin Kellison 
    • Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens 
    • The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey 
    • Firebird by Mercedes Lackey 
    • Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan 
    • Vision In White by Nora Roberts 
    • The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn

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2014 Everything YA Reading Challenge



This is the Everything YA Reading Challenge hosted by Books and Iced Coffee. The Goal is simply to read YA Books! I would make a list of possibilities however, about a third of my book shelves are of YA books, so it really isn't necessary.

Diversity on the Shelf 2014

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My Little Pocketbooks

Alright, so this is Diversity on the Shelf hosted by My Little Pocketbooks. I'm going to go with the first level: 1st Shelf: Read 1-6 books.

Some possibilities:
Anything by Isabel Allende 
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Wait for Me by An Na
Eon by Alison Goodman
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson


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What's in a name? 2014



Okay so here is the What's in a name? 2014 challenge hosted by The Worm Hole. This is a challenge, I have attempted in the past, but I never do very well with it... (I do finish challenges guys, I just don't seem to be signing up for many that I have completed before!)

The goal is to read a book whose title that matches each of these:

  • A reference to time
  • A position of royalty
  • A number written in letters
  • A forename or names
  • A type or element of weather

I'm going to make a list of possibilities from my TBR list later. 

2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

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2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

Okay, so this is yet another challenge I didn't do so well for 2013. However, that's not going to stop me from trying again for 2014. This is the 2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen. Unlike last year, when I only had none little contemporary romance books on my shelves, I have acquired a few over the past year. To make things easier for me, I'm going to list out the books I do have.

A couple of possibilities to start me off:

  • What's Your Number? by Karyn Bosnak
  • Vision in White by Nora Roberts
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  • Too Good To be True by Kristan Higgins

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Anne & Kristilyn’s 2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge



This challenge is hosted by Anne from Creative Corner and Kristilyn from Reading in Winter. The Book Bingo challenge, was one I sort of didn't keep track of in 2013. However, it does seem like fun, so I'm going to give it another try in 2014! I think that reading new releases would be the hardest part for me.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

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Okay so here is the 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge hosted by Escape With Dollycas. This is another challenge I didn't do too well in this year. However, here's to doing better in 2014.

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2014 Women Challenge

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I'm signing up for the Women Challenge for 2014, it's hosted by Peek a book. I'm going to with Level 2: GIRLS POWER - read 6 to 15 books written by a woman author.

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2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge

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Yay! I've just signed up for the 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge and it's being hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup. I'm signing up for the first level 1-12 books. I would put up a list of possibilities, however, most of my romance books are historical romance, it's a bit pointless.

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2014 Chunkster Challenge

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This is the 2014 Chunkster Challenge. I didn't do too well with this challenge in 2013, only reading one. I'm not sure how many chunkster books I have on my shelf so I'm hoping to at least read three this coming year.

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2014 Rewind Challenge



2014 Rewind Challenge is hosted by Coffee Bean Bookshelf. This challenge is all about reading those books, we so wanted and haven't gotten to them. I haven't decided how many books, I have so my goal is simply to read the ones I can think of.

Possibilities:
Fangirl
Grave Mercy
Siege and Storm
The Archived
Falling Kingdoms

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Read It Again, Sam Challenge

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Alright so Read it Again, Sam Challenge is hosted by My Reader's Block. This challenge is all about rereading books. I've decided to go with the second level "Feeling Nostalgic: Reread 8 books".

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2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge

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The 2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge is hosted by Debz Bookshelf again this year. For 2013 I didn't do so well with this challenge, but here's to doing a better job in 2014! I'm going with the "Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books" level.

Some possibilities:

  • Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
  • The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
  • The Princess and the Snowbird by Mette Harrison
  • Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  • Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie
  • The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
  • Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
  • Entwined by Heather Dixon
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  • Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  • Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George 
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer 
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale 
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 
  • Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George 
  • Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson

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2014 Dystopia Reading Challenge

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In 2013 I finally go around to reading some dystopia books. However, I still have a number of them sitting on my shelf that I haven't even gotten to...! I've decided to go with the first level again this year: Recruit (1 to 6 books).

Some possibilities:
  • Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  • Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
  • Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
  • Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

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2014 Mount TBR Challenge

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Okay here we go again, it's the time of year to sign up for upcoming challenges!

This is the 2014 Mount TBR Challenge hosted by My Reader's Block. I'll be going with a goal of 12 books again this year, but hopefully I'll get past that quickly enough.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

2013 Quick Fix Wrap-Up


Ahh! I can't believe how close to the end of the year it is! It's time to post up those wrap ups! (If you have before from the Quick Fix Challenge Review Link-Up, you don't have to worry about doing it again.) And for those who have finished the challenge there's a Giveaway!

Details:
-Giveaway starts December 1st (today!) and will continue on until the first full week of January (the 11th).
-The winners will be chosen using rafflecopter.
-This giveaway will be International, as long as the The Book Depository delivers to you or are able to receive ebook through Amazon gifting.
-I'll give the winner 48 hours to respond to my email before picking a new one.
-There will be one winner of a book of their choice up to 15 USD.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wrap-Up Post Link-Ups:


2014 Quick Fix Challenge


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