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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!)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Spring Reading Thing Wrap-up

Spring Reading Thing
Reading Challenge Wrap-Up
March 20 to June 20

hosted by Sandra at The Musings of a Book Addict filling in for Katrina at Callapidder Days

Briefly here is what you need to do to be a part of Spring Reading Thing 2013:
  • Make a list of books you want to read or finish reading this spring. Feel free to modify the list as you go along if it isn't working for you. Check.
  • Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky on the sign-up page. Check.
  • Check out other participants' lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!
  • You may begin reading on the 20th! Check.
  • Write a post about your challenge experience in June, telling us all about your experience and whether you reached our goals. REMEMBER: this is a low-pressure, stress free challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this spring (and enjoy it!) that's good enough for me.

Reading List/Goals
3 review books ~ 2 down
3 library books ~ check
3 TBR books (pre-2013) ~ 1 down
3 non-fiction ~ check

I'm sure I'll be reading more than 12 books this spring but I'm not sure if they'll fit the requirements!
6-6: so far there are 36 books read and I still have SIX to go!

Books Read for Challenge

library ~ The Wanderer by Robyn Carr ~ quick thoughts
library ~ Savor the Danger by Lori Foster ~ quick thoughts
library ~ The Heart of a Hero by Janet Chapman ~ quick thoughts
library ~ The Extra-Ordinary Princess Carolyn Q. Ebbitt ~ quick thoughts 

review book ~ Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods ~ quick thoughts
review book ~ Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods ~ quick thoughts
review book ~ Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods ~ quick thoughts

TBR/library ~ Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick
TBR ~ Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery
TBR ~ The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

non-fiction ~ The ABC's of Freezer Cooking by KM Logan ~ quick thoughts
non-fiction ~ A Poppy Is to Remember by Heather Patterson ~ quick thoughts
non-fiction ~ The Gift of Running by Dr. P. Mark Taylor ~ quick thoughts

Do you really want a list?  Okay, you asked for it! I've put it after "Reading Experience" so you can stop when it gets too long without missing anything important.

Reading Experience
Totally forgot! I did go through a reading slump, at least as far as qualifying books go. I did read several online serials.

Savor the Danger: not sure if I started before the 20th or not, guess I should read another library book. Done.

The Heart of a Hero: started late one night and finished it before going to bed but dang, now I've got to wait for the next in the series!

The Wanderer: this one took me a couple of days but I'm glad books 2 & 3 come out this year.

It's June now and I've still got six books to read that qualify!

Just One Kiss is both a TBR and a new purchase. I put it in my shopping cart in December last year when I found out about it but didn't buy it until this month when it came out.

Other Books Read during Time Period 

~ yes, some of them are short stories but they all have their own isbn/equivalent and total 9,517 pages 

Chaps and Hope by Bailey Bradford
Lock and Key by Sasha Devlin
Working it Out by Sean Michael
Getting Real by Christiane France
Leaving Home by T. A. Chase
White Knight and Black Fur by Joyee Flynn
Rumble and Churr by Joyee Flynn
Elder and the Youngest by Joyee Flynn
Home Sweet Home by T. A. Chase
Halfway There by Susan Mallery
With This Kiss, part one by Eloisa James
Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney
Never Less Than a Lady by Mary Jo Putney
The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway 
With This Kiss, part two by Eloisa James
The Carpenter and the Actor by RJ Scott
The Fireman and the Cop by RJ Scott
Going Down by Cassandra Gold
Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta
The Teacher and the Soldier by RJ Scott
Back Home by RJ Scott
With This Kiss, part three by Eloisa James
William's House by Amber Kell
Temporary Mark by Kim Dare
A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
Needing Seth by Shawn Lane
Defending the Duchess by Rachelle McCalla
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn by Cynthia Rylant
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Watch Me by Carol Lynne
Threadbare Gypsy Souls by T. A. Chase
Son of Death by Nikki McCoy
Master of Wrath by Nikki McCoy
Blue Christmas by Lorraine Bartlett
Chasing the King of the Mountains by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
Gordon the Giraffe by Bruce Brown
One Day in Apple Grove by C. H. Admirand
Black List by Brad Thor
Ropes and Dreams by Bailey Bradford
Breaking the Devil by Bailey Bradford
Thankful by Lissa Matthews

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Rachael said...

I also joined this challenge. You read a lot of books during that short time period. Good for you.

Sandra Stiles said...

Great job. Remember there are no hard set rules. You are to read and enjoy it. I hope to see you in the fall. Good luck with your summer reading.


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