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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Little Bit of Everything!

I may read a lot but I don't always read all genres. Here are a couple four challenges to help. Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both. I know it isn't quite fair, the books will overlap between challenges!



Challenge 1: 12 in 12 a LibraryThing group

Choose 12 categories. Check. See challenge 1 list
Now decide how many books you want to read for each. Check. I'm going easy and will read One book for each category.




Challenge 2: Around the Stack in How Many Ways?

Time Frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: Read one book from specific genres. I'm going for Backpacker and will read 6-10 books. See challenge 2 list.

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Challenge 3: The Eclectic Reader
Time frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: read one book to fit each genre. See challenge 3 list.

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Challenge 4: Mixing it Up
Time frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: Read and review a book for each genre, there are levels! I'm going to play it safe and am going for Measuring Jug and plan to read 1-4 books. See challenge 4 list.

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~Challenge 1~ with Possible Books
√1. Banned/Challenged Book - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4-13)
√2. Cozy Mystery - A Cookie Before Dying
3. Fairy Tale - The Fairy Tales Detective
√4. Horror - Ancient Awakenings (4-26)
√5. Western - Quinn by R.C. Ryan (4-9)
√6. book of Poetry - Great Short Poems (2-2)
7. 100 Best Novels - Catch 22 or Brave New World
√8. Fantasy - The Book of Deacon (2-10)
√9. Science Fiction - Xenofreak Nation by Melissa Conway (5-26)
√10. Paranormal - Trinity by Deena Remiel
√11. Suspense - Christmas Haven
√12. under 18 - Under the Willow


~Challenge 2~ fill in books from other two lists
√1. Crime/Mystery - A Cookie Before Dying
√2. Thriller - The 4 Phase Man by Richard Steinberg (4-14)
√3. Romance - Christmas Haven
√4. Fantasy - The Book of Deacon (2-10)
5. Sci-Fi -
*6. Literary - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
√7. Young Adult - Under the Willow
√8. Historical Fiction (romance) - The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens (reviewed March)
√9. Dystopian - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4-13)
10. Steampunk -
√11. Comedy/Black Comedy - Nitt Witt Hill (1-24)
√12. Horror/Ghost Story - Ancient Awakenings (4-26)
13. Adventure -
14. War -
15. Gothic -
√16. Poetry - Great Short Poems (2-2)
17. Drama -
*18. Kids - The View from the Cherry Tree
19. Graphic Novel -
*20. Classic - The Hound of the Baskervilles

~Challenge (#2) Completed~
April 26


~Challenge 3~ with Possible Books
1. Literary Fiction - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
√2. Crime/Mystery Fiction - Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
√3. Romantic Fiction - Wife by Wednesday (2-4)
√4. Historical Fiction (romance) - The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens (reviewed March)
√5. Young Adult - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4-13)
√6. Fantasy - The Book of Deacon (2-10)
√7. Science Fiction - Xenofreak Nation by Melissa Conway (5-26)
√8. Non Fiction - Great Short Poems (2-2)
√9. Horror - Ancient Awakenings (4-26)
√10. Thriller /Suspense - The 4 Phase Man by Richard Steinberg (4-14)
11. Classic - The Hound of the Baskervilles
√12. Your favorite genre - (cozy) A Cookie Before Dying

~Challenge 4~ with Possible Books
1. Classic - The Hound of the Baskervilles
2. Biography - A Three Dog Life (1-26) or The Eighty Dollar Champion
3. Cookery, Food and Wine - Title4. History -
5. Modern Fiction -
6. Graphic Novels and Manga -
7. Crime and Mystery - A Cookie Before Dying
√8. Horror - Ancient Awakenings (4-26)
√9. Romance - The Ladybug Jinx (1-16) Tails of Love (2-24) - reviewed
√10. Science Fiction and Fantasy - Time Slice (2-6) - reviewed
11. Travel - Homer's Odyssey
√12. Poetry and Drama - Great Short Poems (2-2) - reviewed
√13. Journalism and Humour - Nitt Witt Hill (1-24) - reviewed
14. Science and Natural History -
15. Children's and Young Adult - Under the Willow (1-17)
16. Social Sciences and Philosophy -

~Challenge (#4) Completed~
February 24

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4 comments:

bookdout said...

Hi
Thanks for joining me for the Eclectic Reader Challenge! You have already made some interesting selections, I look forward to seeing your reviews

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Ellie said...

Welcome to Mixing It Up! Are the dates on your challenge list to mark the ones you've finished/reviewed - just so I know which ones to tick off when I'm checking in...??

Good luck with all these challenges - I'm trying the LT 12 in 12 too, eeek - and happy reading this year!

Book Dragon said...

that's the date I finished the book, guess I better add a link to the review too :)

Ellie said...

Wow - you're officially the first person to complete their MIU challenge, and it's only April! You're all signed off and ready to go into the prize draw at the end of the year, congratulations! I'd better go get reading myself, I'm so far behind on my challenges this year already, but I'm determined to make a valiant effort so I don't feel quite so bad come December... Happy reading for the rest of 2012! :)

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