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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

Reading My Own Books

Welcome to Mt. TBR

At this time, I have boxes of books in a storage unit. They've been listed at Library Thing and have a somewhat method to the boxing but not really. This isn't even all of them! A lot of these have been read at least once already but the goal is to read all the ones that have been purchased but not read....To Be Read.

I found some challenges to help me with this!

Challenge 1: Mt. TBR

Time frame: 2012

Basic requirements: No books from 2012, purchased or gifts. No library books, re-reads or ARCs. There are several levels (12, 25, 40, 50, 75, 100) corresponding with a mountains. I'm going for Mt. Vancouver and hope to read 25 books.

Sign-up here

Challenge 2: Read Your Own Books

Time frame: 2012

Basic requirements: Any book that you have personally purchased, been gifted, or swapped, BEFORE January 1, 2012 and just have not gotten the chance to read yet. NO ARCs, library books, re-reads or books purchased in 2012. There are four levels but I'm going for level 1 and hope to read 1-5 books.

sign-up here

Challenge 3:Off the Shelf!

Time frame: 2012

Basic requirements: No books from 2012, purchased or gifts. No library books, re-reads or ARCs. Crossover challenges are fine, you can change levels at any time, this is eBook, short story, and graphic novel friendly,There are several levels (5, 15, 30, 50, 75, 76-135, 136-200). I'm going for trying and hope to read 15 books.

sign-up here

My worst enemy.....
Challenge 4: The TBR Double Dare

Time frame: Jan 1 to Apr 1 , or goal of your choice.

Basic requirements: Make a resolution to read only the books in your To Be Read stack from January 1, 2012 to April 1. Can you survive? Nope! Didn't even make it to six books last year! This year, my goal is 30 Days, except for review/tour books and The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae.

sign up here

~Challenge Failed~
January 19
read "Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse", a board book!

Challenge 5: The Unread Book

Time frame: 2012

Basic requirements: any every book you own (including new books purchased in 2012) that you haven't read yet.

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Books Read

1. Christmas Haven by Hope White (first book of the year)
2. The Hawk and His Boy by Christopher Bunn
3. Deep Disclosure by Dee Davis
4. Carrots by Colleen Helme
5. The Ladybug Jinx by Tonya Kappes
~Completed Read Your Own Books at Tales from the Crypt~
January 16
6. Under the Willow by Kari Jo Spear
7. Virgin River by Robyn Carr
8. A Cookie Before Dying by Virginia Lowell
9. Great Short Poems edited by Paul Negri
10. Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee
11. The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo
12. Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr
13. Tails of Love edited by Lori Foster
14. Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis
15. Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman
~Completed Off the Shelf~
March 14
16. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
17. The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser
18. The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
19. Nobody's Safe by Richard Steinberg
20. Holiday Hideout by Lynette Eason
21. Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
22. Zero Day by  David Baldacci
23. The Candlestone by Bryan Davis
24. Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
25. The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
~completed Mt. TBR~
May 22

TBR from 2012
all the books above plus....
26. Amethyst Moon by Ann Mayburn
27. Trinity by Deena Remiel
28. The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens
29. The Unlikely Wife by Debra Ullrick
30. Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas
31. The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin
32. Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates
33. Copy Killing by Sofie Kelly
34. Always Room for One More
35. War by T.A. Chase
36. Pestilence by T.A Chase
37. Famine by T. A. Chase
38. Damien by Jacquelyn Frank
39. 28 Days to Hope for Your Home by Dana White
40. Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
41. Love Bites by Lynsay Sands
42. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
43. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B. B. Haywood
44. Stamped Out by Terry Thayer
45. Xenofreak Nation by Melissa Conway
46. Hard Tail by JL Merrow
47. One Small Thing by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O'Shea
48. The Second Door by T.C. Blue
49. Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels
50. Forbidden Heat by Opal Carew
51. A Deadly Chocolate Pi by Cynthia Gallant-Simpson

~Challenge Complete~
April 21 doesn't end!

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Bev Hankins said...

Welcome Fellow Mountain Climber! So glad to have you joining us for the expedition! Good luck! I hope to see you waving from atop Mt. Vancouver by Dec 2012.

Melissa said...

I'm doing this one too, and also at the Mt. Vancouver level. See you at the top!


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