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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

50 States or Around the World...

two challenges that are all about
So how do you decide what state/country a book is categorized under?

1. In a fiction read it would be the State or Country that the book spends the most time in. (Ie. If your main character is from Wisconsin but the book is all about his/her time in college in California – the book should categorize under California….)

2. Non fiction reads categorize in whatever State or Country it is about (Ie…. a book about fly fishing in Colorado is a Colorado point, and a book about women in Afghanistan is an Afghanistan point.

3. If the book goes from one state to another… go with the state that most of the time is spent.

Your books can be of any genre and any format (ie. paperback, ebook, audiobook, etc.). No short stories. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine. (Re-read reviews must be written within the year 2012; you can not use old reviews.)

The USA 50 states are listed below, ready to have a book listed with each one ;) I'll add other places as I read them. I didn't do so well with the map for 2011 but will try it again later and will add a link. map?

Wait? Did you just say reviews? Yikes! I'll try but....dang! I have a hard enough time reading enough states.

Challenge 1: Where Are You Reading?

Time Frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: Use Google Maps to keep track of where in the world you're reading

Sign-up here

Challenge 2: The 50 States Reading Challenge

Time Frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: read a book set in each state.

Sign-up here

Sep 30: finished 50/50 by Dean Karnazes with Matt Fitzgerald. Dean runs a marathon in every state! Each marathon is mentioned in the book. Too bad this doesn't satisfy the challenge requirement ;-)

Alabama - possibility: The Battle Hymn Blues (kindle)
Alaska - Bearing All by Tiffinie Helmer
Arizona - Trinity by Deena Remiel
Arkansas -
California - Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Colorado - Lover's Leap by Emily March
Connecticut - possibility: Allergic to Death by Peg Cochran (do not own, yet)
Delaware - Taking Love in Stride by Donna Fasano
Florida -
Georgia - Carrots by Colleen Helme
Hawaii - Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Idaho - The Unlikely Wife by Debra Ullrick
Illinois -
Indiana - Squeak and a Roar by Joyee Flynn
Iowa -
Kansas -
Kentucky - The Ladybug Jinx by Tonya Kappes
Louisiana - Bring Him Gold by TA Chase
Maine - Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman
Maryland - A Cookie Before Dying by Virginia Lowell
Massachusetts - The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser
Michigan -
Minnesota - Dance with Me by Heidi Cullinan
Mississippi -
Missouri -
Montana - Welcome Home Cowboy by Eden Cole
Nebraska -
Nevada - Magician's Chains by Michelle Polaris
New Hampshire - possibility: a Booktown Mystery - Sentenced to Death
New Jersey - Ancient Awakening by Matthew Bryan Laube
New Mexico -
New York - A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
North Carolina - Holiday Hideout by Lynette Eason
North Dakota - Dakota Born by Debbie Macomber
Ohio - Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels
Oklahoma -
Oregon - A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing by Terry Spear
Pennsylvania - The Christmas Proposition by K. A. Mitchell
Rhode Island - possibility: The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (file box 25)
South Carolina - Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods
South Dakota -
Tennessee - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
Texas - Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman
Utah -
Vermont - Under the Willow by Kari Jo Spear
Virginia - Hiss of Death by Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie
Washington - Christmas Haven by Hope White (1st book of the year!)
West Virginia - Zero Day by David Baldacci
Wisconsin -
Wyoming - Quinn by R.C. Ryan

Toronto, Canada - Opening Moves by Sean Michael
Denmark - How Lego Built a Comeback by the editors of New Word City
Highlands, Scotland - The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens
Corsica - The 4 Phase Man by Richard Steinberg
Amazon Jungle - Pestilence by T. A. Chase
Mongolia - War by T. A. Chase
Africa - Famine by T. A. Chase
Scotland - Always Room for One More - Sorche Nic Leodhas
St. Lucia - Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
Southampton, England - Hard Tail by JL Merrow
Paris -  Death by T. A. Chase
Tahiti - Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn (happens worldwide but healing takes place in Tahiti)
Fuji - Just Ask by Mia Downing

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1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I had no idea there were two challenges. I will have to look at the other one.


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