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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.

Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 Reading Challenges

[edit: I got tired of clicking again so I added the links to past challenge pages here.

2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 :: 2012
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It's that time of year again! I'm noticing more and more new challenges popping up for and decided to be better prepared or I'd go overboard like 2012 (over 50? yikes!). I didn't plan on joining so many so I need to be very careful as we head into the end of the year. {edited: so much for being careful!}

There have been so many great challenges offered in the past that I just want to join them all. There is a small problem. I don't read enough! Never thought I'd say it but it's true.

This year, I'll need to take into consideration three things: I want to challenge myself, help advertise challenges, and have a small chance of completing them!  Dropping favorites will be difficult but I really enjoyed taking time off and plan to do so again in 2013. So far it's just a link list in my sidebar but who knows how far it will go.

{another edit: I know I won't be completing most of these so I've upped the levels I'm going for}

Nov 5: 2014 Challenges parking spot

5-year, 10-year, and Perpetual Challenges

 2013 Challenges

Challenges will be listed alphabetically regardless of when I joined. The name will link to my post about the challenge which should include the who, what, when and why info.

Off-Topic
12k Challenge ~ fitness . . . failed
Wear it or Toss it ~ shoes
91 Day De-Clutter Challenge

Keeping track of all of them

150+  part two part three  plus(151+) plus! part two(201+) ~ 150+ isbn or equivant
Let Me Count the Ways ~ 10,001+ pages . . . May 24: Challenge Complete
Read-a-Latte ~ 75 books . . . Jun 14: Challenge Complete
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks ~ 52 books . . . Challenge Complete


Keeping track by page number

In the Middle ~ 15+ books 300-400 pages . . . Jun 27: Challenge Complete
Mammoth Books ~  12 books at least 450 pages (book length page)
Outdo Yourself part two ~ 200 books (100+ pages)
Chunky Reads ~ 4 books (500+ pages)
Quick Fix ~  20+ books under 300 pages. April 29: Challenge Completed (book length page)

To-be-Read Pile . . . ~*~ TBR page ~*~
(purchased prior to 1-1-13)
Double Dog Dare ~ six weeks (1-1/2-11) . . . challenge over
Dusty, TBR for a year ~ 12 books
Mount TBR ~ 36 books
An Embarrassment of Riches ~ 50 books


101 Fantasy Project ~ 101 books in 10 years from Aug 15

A to Z (titles) ~ 26 books . . . Sep 25: Challenge completed

ARC ~ Minimum of 18 books

ARC Clean Sweep ~ (May) . . . May 31: Challenge over

Back to School ~ 2 "learn something" books (Aug and Sep)

Back to the Classics ~ 6 books

Better Late Than Never ~ ARCs, the older ones! (Oct-Dec)

Book Buying Ban ~ January. Failed Jan 12.

Bout of Books 6.0 ~ 4 books/1,000 pages (Jan 7 - Jan 13) . . . Jan 13: Challenge over
Bout of Books 7.0 ~ 4 books/1,000 pages (May 13 - May 19) . . . May 19: Challenge over
Bout of Books 8.0 ~ 4 books/1,000 pages (Aug 19 - Aug 25) . . . Aug 25: Challenge over

Chill Baby, Chill (to Mar 20) - here ~

Criminal Plots III - 6 books

Christmas Spirit ~ to Jan 6
Christmas Spirit - here ~ Read-a-Thon (11-22/11-24) and Challenge (11-22/1-6)

Color Coded ~ 9 books

Colorful ~ 9 books with reviews

Contemporary Romance ~ 10 books . . . Jun 12: Challenge Complete

Cruisin' thru the Cozies ~ 6 books

Clean Out Your eReaders ~ November, free or nearly free, with reviews

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon ~ Oct 12

Dog Days of Summer Read-a-Thon ~ 48 hours beginning 8-17 at 8 a.m. est

eBooks, part twopart three ~ 150 books . . . Nov 14: Challenge complete

Fall into Reading ~

Foodies Read ~ 4 (- 8) books

Genre/Sub-Genre ~15 books, can start 12-1

Genre Variety ~ 6 books

Gothic September ~ at least one Gothic . . . over 

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon ~ 11-7/11-11 . . . over (failed)

Library Books ~ 36 books

M/M Romance,  part two ~ 40 books, working on 80+

Men in Uniform ~ 16+

Mind Voyages ~ 9 books

Monthly Key Words ~ 12 books . . . 8-31: hosting blog is gone 11-5: found it

Monthly Mix-up Mania ~ 74 books in 2 years

Nerdy Non-Fiction ~ 6 books from 3 categories

Night Huntress Read-a-Long ~ Nov - Jan

Nightwalkers ~ 1.5 books (will finish series)

Non-Fiction Adventure ~ 50 books in 5 years from Aug 15

Paranormal ~ 12 books

Participation Challenge ~ Jun 1 to Dec 15 (Tweet, review links, Trivia Questions, Mini-Challenges)

R.I.P. VIII ~ 4 books September-October, can start 8-25 . . . over

Reading Challenge Addict ~ enter and complete 11-15 challenges

Romance ~ 5 books with reviews. February 25: challenge complete

Romantic Suspense ~ 13 books

The Sci-fi Excperience ~ at least one book

Second Chances ~ 3 books

Self-Published ~ 5 books with reviews

Spring Reading Thing ~ Mar 20 to Jun 20 . . . Jun 20: Challenge over

What an Animal ~ 6 books. . . . Apr 28: challenge complete

What's in a Name ~ 6 books . . .  Jun 13: Challenge Complete

Where are you reading?/50 States ~ 50 states plus

Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon ~ Jun 7 to Jun 14 . . . Jan 14: Challenge over

Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon ~ Jan 21 to Jan 27 . . . Jan 27: Challenge over

Witches & Witchcraft ~ 1 - 5 books






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3 comments:

Toni said...

Looking forward to seeing which ones you join. I'm always amazed how many books you read--did I see 231 to date so far?

Book Dragon said...

thanks Toni, it always amazing me too. not 231...223.

huh, I may hit 231 before the end of the year!

Robin McCormack said...

Wow - lots of challenges. Glad to see you are joining the Mind Voyages. Which reminds me to update the information. *eek*

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