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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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Reading Challenges Update



I knew I needed to have some kind of update post when I realized I had read 65 books so far :)

I started 2012 with three open challenges from 2011.

I've completed four read-a-thons and have plans to participate in three more.

I'm working on 11 perpetual reading challenges.

As I love reading and reading challenges are fun, I signed-up for Reading Challenge Addict, again, and hope to complete 16 RCs this year.

There are 51 (51? yikes!) other reading challenges for 2012 that I am officially participating in. I know I'll fail some of them but I love to try. Also, small readership or not, I like to advertise the challenges.

~Challenges Completed~
Around the Stacks in How Many Ways
Mixing it Up
four Romance type challenges
Nightwalkers
Paranormal (no vamps)
Pern
ebooks
ALA's Top Ten Banned/Challenged Books for 2010
Spring Reading Challenge
Girl Power
What an Animal V
Harlequin/Silhouette
Read Your Own Books
Reading Challenge Addict
Off the Shelf
Free Reads

~Challenge Progress~
150+ . . . read 65 out of 150+
ebooks . . . read 13 out of 25
One Million Pages Read (unofficial, this is a GoodReads group) . . . 15,800
Where are you Reading? . . . 30 out of ?
50 States . . .  26 out of 50
Cozy (reviews) . . . 0 out of 3
Cruisin' thru the Cozies . . . 3 out of 7-12
Cozy (Apr-Sep) . . . 1 out of 6
Criminal Plots . . . 1 out of 6
Mystery & Suspense . . . 9 out of 12
Dystopia . . . 1 out of 5
Read Dystopia . . . 1 out of 1-3
12 in 12 . . . 9 out 12
The Eclectic Reader . . . 8 out 12
Memorable Memoirs . . . 2 out of 5 to 9
Vampires . . . 0 out of 1-5
Immortal . . . 8 out of 12
Harry Potter . . . 0 out of 7
Chronicles of Narnia . . . 0 out of 7
Dean Koontz . . . 0 out of 3
Game of Thrones . . . 0 out of 5
Mt. TBR . . . 21 out of 25
The Unread Book . . . 27 out of ?
Why Buy the Cow? . . .  5 out of 12
Color Coded . . . 3 out of 9
What's in a Name? 5 . . .  5 out 6
Foodies . . . 4 out of 4-8
ALA's Top Ten Banned/Challenged Books of 2011 . . . 0 out of 1
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks . . . 18 out of 52 (one a week)
A to Z . . . 22 out of 26
ARC . . . 0 out of 10
Alex Awards . . . 0 out of 1
Getting Lost in a Comfortable Book . . . 0 out of 5
Spring Reading Thing . . . 23 out of ?
Monthly Mix-up Mania . . . out of 74 (all E title words)
52-52-52 . . . no idea

~Perpetual Challenges~
100 Best Novels . . . 0
101 Fantasy . . . . 1
Cedar Cove . . . . 0
Cardathon (Orson Scott) . . . 1
Disney Lit . . . . 0
Landover . . . 0
Banned Books . . . 1
PB&J . . . several
Prey . . . 0
Redwall . . . . 0

~Challenges Failed~
The TBR Double Dare


Looks like I'm close on several and haven't started on too many but I've got time still :) I know I'll fail 50 States simply because it's hard. I have several more books picked out for it, I just have to be in the mood to read them! Some I'll count completed at the end of the year if I've met the minimum goal.

Am I nuts? ;)

How are you doing with your reading challenge goals?


Happy Reading!
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2 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

65 books already---you are doing great.

Book Dragon said...

Thanks Diane! No job and 4 read-a-thons help :)

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