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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2013 Sub-Genre Reading Challenge

I always thought that I read "almost everything" but even after several years of blogging, reviews, and challenges I realized that I still limit myself when it comes to the sub-genres. Of course, I can't just read more sub-genres....I've got to make a challenge out it! ;-) 

Reading Challenge

hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair

  • read three books from each genre
  • each book must be a different sub-genre (sub-genres can be found here at Writer's Digest)
  • each book counts only once for this challenge
  • books may overlap with other challenges
  • any format allowed (print, ebook, audio)
  • reviews are not necessary but a list of books read is.
  • a blog is not necessary, just comment that you want to join in
  • *addition* if you do have a blog, write up a post and link up
There are TWO levels:
  • read two from each main genre
  • read three form each main genre

Now for the main genres. . .

Science Fiction/Fantasy

This is not how I usually think of them but this is how Writer's Digest has broken them down. Check out the sub-genres descriptions and it will make sense.

One more requirement....go ahead a start on the 1st and get a head start on your reading!

let me know if I need to type out all the descriptions!

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Kazen said...

This sounds like the perfect way to branch out my reading - I'm looking forward to it!

Darlene said...

These are really interesting sub-genres. 15 books is probably going to be a stretch for me, but let's see how I do!

Thanks for hosting!

Book Dragon said...

Darlene, I did think of levels then changed my mind. Try to do two in each!

Star said...

I am excited to try this =) I would very much like to visit genres that I am not accustomed to reading so, thanks for this challenge! Let's see how I do!~

missy-tannenbaum said...

I've never done a reading challenge before, but I saw this on Star's blog and thought it might be a cool way to up the number of books that I read in a year! It sounds like fun.

Darlene said...

Is there a spot for the reviews to be linked-up? Or should we leave them in the comments?

Book Dragon said...

Good question Darlene. There is now :-)


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