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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: [...]

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; [...]

The Booklovers Project – A Perp...

The Booklovers Project – A Perpetual Challenge
A Perpetual Challenge with no time limits Amanda at The Zen Leaf is hosting this project. She writes: Last year, the lovely Ana of Things Mean a Lot introduced me to the song “The Booklovers” by The Divine Comedy. I adore this song, and while listening to it recently, I started to wonder about some of the authors it touches on. If you’ve no [...]

The Belletrista Challenge

The Belletrista Challenge
A Perpetual Challenge I have decided to do a personal challenge which is based in my love of literature by female authors AND my desire to read more translated books as well as novels from around the world. There is a fantastic electronic magazine called Belletrista which is the brainchild of one of my friends. This wonderful literary magazi [...]

Goals for 2010: Notable Books Challen...

Goals for 2010: Notable Books Challenge
Michelle from 1MoreChapter and I co-host this perpetual challenge to read from the Notable Lists on the challenge blog. Each year we ask participants to create goals for that year. In 2009, I had a goal to read 6 books from the lists, but I actually ended up reading 13! In 2010, I decided to push a little and I hope to read 12 books from the [...]

Costa Book Award Project Finds a New ...

Costa Book Award Project Finds a New Home
Due to personal reasons, Sharon will no longer be able to host the Costa Book Awards Project. I have offered to step up and host it…but this means that the site for the challenge is also going to be moving. Sharon will be deleting her blog sometime soon…so please make note of the following information: I have moved all the posts a [...]

Looking Ahead to 2009 (Part II) ̷...

Looking Ahead to 2009 (Part II) …
2009 is upon us … and I have a few reading goals. I have quite a few books in my TBR pile and I have some really wonderful perpetual challenges I have been working on. In 2008, those challenges got put aside as I focused on time-limited challenges. But in 2009, I’m determined to make a dent in the perpetual lists. I have stolen M [...]
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