Posts Tagged: reading challenges

HoHoHo Readathon Update

HoHoHo Readathon Update

November 16, 2017 2017, Read-a-Thons 2

This is my favorite blogging extra curricular activity of the year. I love Christmas and winter and this helps me get in the holiday spirit. And I’m so happy Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer hosts it each year. This year’s event ran from Wednesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 15th at 11:59 pm. During the event, we could participate in challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and join the Twitter party. You could participate for a day or cozy up by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participated the more entries earned for the Participant Giveaway. This is a fun and laid back activity so think about it for next… Read more »

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Two new reading challenges

Two new reading challenges

February 1, 2016 2016, I love Libraries, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, Reading Challenges 0

I’ve decided to add two more reading challenges to the challenges I’ve already signed up for. I Love Libraries Reading Challenge–hosted by Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook. I do love libraries! The small town I grew up in didn’t have a bookstore until I was an adult. My mom took me to the library almost every Saturday morning and I could spend hours looking at books and selecting ones to check out. I loved it when I started looking in the adult section–probably when I was 10 or 11. That’s when I discovered Agatha Christie and Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton. They all opened new worlds to me. As an… Read more »

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2015 reading challenges–How’d I do?

2015 reading challenges–How’d I do?

January 21, 2016 2015, 2016, Audiobook Challenge, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, TBR Pile 2

2015 Reading Challenges I only completed 3 of the 8 challenges for 2015. However, I was 85% or better on 3 more of the challenges so I feel pretty good about that. I’m doing challenges again for 2016–some of the same challenges as the ones below and some new ones. I have fun trying to complete the challenges! Audiobook Challenge — 85% Goal–20-30 audiobooks How many I listened to –17 audiobooks Books reviewed by the end of 2015– 16 books We traveled a lot in 2015 and when I travel I don’t listen to books as much. I’ve signed up for this challenge again. Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge —… Read more »

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My reading challenges

My reading challenges

January 7, 2016 2016, Reading Challenges 1

I really enjoy reading challenges. I love a challenge I have to work to complete. They also help me try new authors I might not read otherwise, listen to more audiobooks, read more of my TBR pile. I don’t change the types of books I read so much as try to see if I can find more that might help me complete a challenge. I’m signing up for five challenges I’ve done before and two new challenges. Last year I signed up eight challenges. This year I have one less challenge, but I may decide to sign up for one or two more next week! My Reading Challenges–2016 I am… Read more »

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2016 Audiobook Challenge

2016 Audiobook Challenge

January 7, 2016 2016, Reading Challenges 1

This challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and The Book Nympho blogs. 2016 Audiobook Challenge I participated in this reading challenge in 2014 and 2015. listened to 17 audiobooks, but had challenged myself to 20 -30 audiobooks. I did listen to a couple more than in 2014 so that’s good. Goals I’m challenging myself  to the same number as last year–a Binge Listener (20-30 audiobooks). Updates will be posted every six months and there will be giveaways then, too. Audio Resources Audible.com Audiobooks.com Downpour.com Tantor.com Ambling Books Free Audio Resources Overdrive – through your local library Audiobook Jukebox – audios for review …………………………….. Do you listen to audiobooks? Whether you… Read more »

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2016 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

2016 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

January 6, 2016 2016, Reading Challenges 1

This reading challenge is hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T’s Farm 2016 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge I kind of participated in this challenge last year–meaning that I signed up for it and continued to list mysteries I read throughout the year, but I didn’t link any of mysteries after the first month or so. And when the challenge was abandoned by the blogger who hosted it last year I didn’t switch the challenge over to Stormi’s blog. (Sorry about that, Stormi. I meant to, but didn’t get it done.) Goal Anyway, I did read quite a few mysteries last year–28 mysteries… Read more »

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2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

January 6, 2016 2016, Reading Challenges 0

For the third year in a row I ‘m participating in the TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by Bookish Lifesyle. This is Bookish Lifestyle’s 5th Annual TBR Pile Reading Challenge! I’m a bit behind with my Reading Challenge posts this year since this is my first sign-up post. I plan to post all my 2016 reading challenge posts by the end of the week with a post listing all my reading challenges. My Goal In 2015 I challenged myself to read 31-40 TBR books. I completed the challenged by reading 36 books from my TBR books. I’m going to challenge myself to the same number of books this year–31-40 Sweet Summer… Read more »

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COYER Wrap-Up

COYER Wrap-Up

September 8, 2014 2014, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges 2

COYER Summer Vacation finished up on Friday. It was a fun way to keep track of what I read and reviewed during the summer. There were also lots of activities to participate in–read-a-thons, Twitter parties, a Facebook group. Unfortunately, my summer was much busier than I had planned and though I tried to participate in some of the extra activities I didn’t really manage it. 🙁 I read and reviewed 16 books during the read-a-thon and I’m pleased with that…especially getting all the reviews done. I’ve listed the purchase dates and prices on my COYER Reading Challenge Page. COYER (Clean-Out Your E-Reader) traditionally means reading e-books which cost less than… Read more »

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COYER Summer Vacation!

COYER Summer Vacation!

June 5, 2014 2014, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges 4

I plan to take part in COYER Summer Vacation which runs from June 21 – September 5. This is a fun reading program since any book I read and review counts toward COYER. I participated in my library summer reading program when I was a child and even as an adult some of the places we lived had summer reading programs for adults as well as my children. Tentative Goals (which will probably change–especially when we are on vacation!): Read at least a couple of books a week. I want to listen to at least two audiobooks each month. Limit the number of books I acquire. (I can’t say I… Read more »

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TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

April 16, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

This is my TBR review for the month of April hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge is posted on the third Wednesday each month. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross Series: Letters to Nowhere, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Published by Long Walk Press, 2013 E-book, Purchased 288 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics… I’ve gotten used to the dead parents face. I’ve gotten used to living with my gymnastics coach. I’ve even adjusted to sharing a bathroom with his way-too-hot son. Dealing with boys is not something that’s made it onto my list of… Read more »

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