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Notable Books Challenge 2013

Notable Books Challenge 2013
Although a perpetual challenge, The Notable Books Challenge asks that participants set yearly goals. This year I hope to read at least 6 books from the lists. Visit the dedicated blog to see reviews of Notable Books or to join the challenge. Here is what I read in 2013: Here are some of the books I either own, or would like to read in 2013: [...]

2013 European Reading Challenge

2013 European Reading Challenge
January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2014 It has been a long time since I have jumped into the reading challenge fervor, but I’m feeling like Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge will be just the thing to prompt me to read from my stacks this year. The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European cou [...]

Chunkster Challenge 2013

Chunkster Challenge 2013
January 1 – December 31, 2013 I am once again hosting this challenge over on the Chunkster Challenge blog – go to THIS POST to sign up. This year I am hoping to accomplish the Mor-book-ly Obese level which means I will be committing to EIGHT or more Chunksters of which three tomes MUST be 750 pages or more. I’ll be listing [...]

Chunkster Challenge 2012

Chunkster Challenge 2012
January 1 – December 31, 2012 January 1, 2013 UPDATE: I not only met my goal for this challenge, I exceeded it! My longest read was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett at nearly 1000 pages. I will be joining this challenge in 2013 as well!! *************************************************** I am not only co-hosting this challenge – I& [...]

The Truth 365: Shedding Light On Chil...

The Truth 365: Shedding Light On Childhood Cancer
You may remember Melinda Marchiano – a childhood cancer survivor who wrote a nationally recognized and award winning memoir about her journey through cancer. In 2010, I dedicated myself to raising money and awareness for a cure for childhood cancer…and I read Marchiano’s book (read my review). Melinda is now a freshman at P [...]

The Stephen King Project

The Stephen King Project
Have you seen this project? I am a huge Stephen King fan – I’ve read almost every early book he’s written…but I admit, I have missed quite a few of his later efforts (although I have the books in my stacks!). Kathleen at Boarding In My Forties and Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick are hosting this year long project to [...]

Notable Books Challenge 2011

Notable Books Challenge 2011
Although a perpetual challenge, The Notable Books Challenge asks that participants set yearly goals. This year I attempted to read 15 books from the lists. I fell short, but I am still happy with what I accomplished. Books Read: The Three Weismanns of Westport by Cathleen Shine (from 2010 NYT Most Notable) – COMPLETED January 28, 2011; [...]

Chunkster Challenge 2011

Chunkster Challenge 2011
February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012 I joined this challenge in 2011 at the Does the Book Make My Butt Look Big level (read six chunksters in 12 months as follows: 2 books which are between 450 – 550 pages in length; 2 books which are 551 – 750 pages in length; 2 books which are GREATER than 750 pages in length). The 2012 Ch [...]

2011 Memorable Memoirs Challenge R...

2011 Memorable Memoirs Challenge – COMPLETED!
January 1 – December 31, 2011 December 16, 2011: I have completed this challenge! Many thanks to Melissa for hosting. Follow the links below to read my reviews of the books I read for the challenge. **************************************** Once again Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles is hosting The Memorable Memoir Challenge R [...]

The 2012 Chunkster Challenge and Chun...

The 2012 Chunkster Challenge and Chunky Book Club
January 1 – December 31, 2012 2012 will be here before we know it – and The Chunkster Challenge is back. This year Vasilly from 1330V has joined me in hosting this popular challenge…and we’ve made a couple of changes (including moving the start date up to January 1st) which you can read about on the sign up post. We h [...]
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