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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Monday, August 8, 2011

Reading Challenge - Seven! Completed

I just finished The Art of the Novella and when I went to tell you, realized that I had missed six others! So, here's a little housekeeping ;)



The Art of the Novella Reading Challenge
August


My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
read one or more novellas from a specific list


Final List:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin


This was stressful in that I have a bunch of other stuff going on and it is out of my comfort zone. I'm glad I did the challenge, it did whet my appetite for more.

Will I repeat the challenge next year? Not sure it will be repeated but I will keep the list handy.


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Romance Reading Challenge
2011


My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
read and review five romance novels then link them

Final List:
The Christmas Clock
Voice for the Silent
The First Love Cookie Club
The Misfit of Supernatural High
One Weekend


I have no problem reading the required novels. In fact, I LOVE to read romance and have quite a list so far this year. My problem is reviewing the things.

Will I repeat the challenge next year? most likely not.


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What's in a Name 4
2011



My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
read six books that meet specific requirements

Final List:
The First Love Cookie Club
Emeralds and Espionage
Go Small or Go Home
Hawk's Landing
Killer Crab Cakes
Being a Green Mother

I've enjoy this challenge in the past and enjoyed it again this year. One title was a favorite re-read and one was a forgotten re-read. One never would have been purchased (or enjoyed) if not for this challenge

Will I repeat the challenge next year? absolutely


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+11 in 11
2011


My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
Eleven more of something during 2011 than 2010. I choose to do 11 more reviews so I had 13 to do during the year.

Final List: see original post


enjoyed? not so much. I was relieved when I made my decision of what 11 more I was going to do and glad of the kick start to get them completed, but....

Will I repeat the challenge next year? no


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These are linked in my mind and as a challenge post


Young Readers
and
Read to Me

2011




My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
Read children's books

Final List:
see original post
I always join these, or something like them, but this is the first year I've actually completed them.

Will I repeat the challenge next year? not officially - or at least I'll try to remember not to join officially


~*~*and because of challenges completed*~*~



Reading Challenge Addict
2011

My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
Join and Complete reading challenges during the year. I was silly and said I'd complete 16 even though I'd never completed that many before. I did it!

Final List:
see original post

I thought I had set myself up to fail this one. I have no problem joining challenge, my problem is completing them! I usually end the year with several that only needed one or two titles.

Will I repeat the challenge next year? Yes but with a smaller number




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