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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.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Reading Challenge - Completed!



Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks
2011
Hosted at it's own blog


Challenge Completed
June 3, 2011


My original post about the challenge

Quick recap:
read 52 books during 2011

Final List:
check out the original post for details

This challenge was more stressful for me than I thought it should be. I originally thought it was a book a week and I missed week 5! Realizing it was 52 a year made it much easier to complete. I've joined again for 2012 and am hoping to actually read one a week (and them some)


Reading Challenge Wrap-Up Questions asked by Robin

Did you reach the goal of 52 books or did you manage to beat your own personal best?
- Yes to the 52 but no to the personal best.

What book are you ending the year with?
- Currently reading The More the Terrier, and
- Before I Fall, and
- Nitt Witt Hill
- BUT, I think my last book recorded was So This is Christmas

Did you discover a new author or genre? Did you love them or hate them?
- lots of new authors, way more then I would have read without challenges. I liked most of them.

Did you challenge yourself to read more non fiction if prefer fiction or more fiction if you prefer non fiction?
- I read at least four memoirs and a couple of non-fiction that I wouldn't have picked up except for blogging. I plan on reading 5 memoirs next year and have several non-fiction on my TBR list

Did you read from a list or wing it?
- yes. ;) I had a list but more often then not, I'd pick up what sounded good.

How many classics did you read? What did you think of the writing style or author?
- classics {shudder} not good with classics but two are on my TBR list for 2012. Oh, wait, there was a kate something short story....it was weird.

Name one book that you thought you'd never read and was pleasantly surprised you like it.

What are your top ten favorite books?

What are your ten least favorite books?

Did you start any books that you just simply couldn't finish?
- Quickstep to Murder (hoping to try again in 2012, we'll see)

What did you think of the mini challenges and did you join in or complete any?
- No, but I have a Mind Voyages list (from when it was it's own challenge) and am doing the A to Z mini-challenge in 2012.

Did your family join in on the fun?
- no, they don't read like I do. They all read but not quite at this level.

How many books have you added to your wishlist since the beginning of the year?
- lol

What was your favorite thing about the challenge?
- reading the weekly posts



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2 comments:

Robin McCormack said...

Sorry it was so stressful, but you did it. Know what you mean about classics. Most of them make me shudder as well. ~Cheers!

Paul KH said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge. I have enjoyed reading your blog, it's got a great name !

Paul

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