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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, September 30, 2013

Reading Challenges for 2014

2014 Challenges

links to previous challenges . . .

2009 :: 2010 :: 20112012 :: 2013

Just until January, link to 2015 Challenges, here

It's only June and silly me, trying to control next year's reading. But only because this year's is so out of control! I'm a sucker for a RC or RaT and it looks like I should skip all of them (not happening) or go crazy again. ;-)

Crazy it is!

Yeah, that's right, I'm posting about next year's challenges in September! You'll notice I could have posted in June ;-) There is no way for me to control this, only herd it into some sort of order. There is still the problem with July's health issues continuing to mess up my reading/posting but I have bloggers for inspiration and real-world incentives for making this work.

The plan right now is to post about the challenges I'd like to do but only add the ones to this post that I official join (link up to). {edit 11-5: yeah, that worked . . NOT!}

I have no idea if this format will work for you or me, or how long it last before I redo the whole thing.



Off-Topic
Wear it or Toss it ~ shoes . . . over
Fitness Minutes/Mileage ~ here
New Year's Resolution ~ here

Possible Read-a-Thons, did I forget any?

Jan: Winter's Respite (Jan 27 - Feb 2) my post ~ hosted at Seasons of Reading
Jan:  Bout of Books 9.0 (Jan 6 - Jan 12)
Feb: Monster Review-a-Thon ~ hosted at The Book Monsters
Feb: VA-VA-VOOM read-a-thon ~ my post
Feb: Wicked Valentine's (Feb 7 - 17) ~ my post
Feb: Love for Books (Feb 17 - 23) ~
Mar: Clean Out Your eReader ~
Mar: March Madness ~ at Cedar Station, try it next year?
Mar: Spring into a Good Book (Mar 20 - 26) ~ my post
Apr: Pick-Your-Thon ~ hosted at The Book Monsters
Apr: Dewey's 24-hour (Apr 26) ~ here
Apr: Spring into Horror (Apr 28 - May 4) my post ~ hosted at Seasons of Reading
May: Clean Sweep/ARCs ~ hosted here and here
May: Bout of Books (May 12 - May 18) - my post ~ hosted here
Jun: Library Books (Jun 6 - 16) (Rachael Turns Pages)
Jun: Summer Library Books (Jun 16 - 22) hosted at The Book Monsters 
Jul: Once Upon a
Jul: Wicked Wildfire (Jul 14-24) ~ hosted at My Shelf Confessions
Jul: High Summer (Jul 21 - 27) - my post ~ hosted at Seasons of Reading
Aug: Bout of Books ~ hosted here
Aug: Summer Wrap-up 
Aug: Monster Review-a-Thon ~ hosted at The Book Monsters
Aug: Dog Days of Summer ~ hosted at The Estella Society
Aug: ARC August
Aug: Beat the Heat (Aug 11-Sep 1) - my post ~ hosted here and here
Oct: Wonderfully Wicked (Oct 17 - Oct 27) - my post
Oct: Dewey's 24-Hour ~ here
Oct: Frightfall ~ hosted at Seasons of Reading
Nov: Ho Ho Ho Holiday ~ host by two blogs, here and here
Dec: Christmas Spirit - here ~

Seasonal, not Read-a-Thons
~*~ open ones ~*~
2014's Christmas Spirit (to Jan 6) - here ~
Come Sit a Spell (Sep 22 - Dec 20) - here ~  
COYER (Dec 20 - Mar 6) - here ~
~*~ over ~*~
Cozy Mystery Week (Dec 8 - 13) - here ~ . . . over  
Thankfully Reading Weekend (Nov 27-30) - here ~ . . . over 
Chill Baby, Chill (to Mar 20) - here ~ . . . over
Christmas Spirit (to Jan 6) - here ~ . . . over
Fall into Reading - here ~
Gothic September - here ~ . . . over
Once Upon a Time - here ~ Mar 21 - Jun 21 . . . over
R.I.P. (Aug 29 - Oct 31) - here ~ . . . over
R.I.P. group read - here ~ discussion Oct 1 ~ . . . over
The Sci-Fi Experience (to Jan 31) - here . . . over 
Sequel Spring - here ~ Mar 20 - Jun 20  . . . over
Spooktacular Paranormal (Oct) - here ~ . . . over
Spring Mini-Challenge (Apr) - here ~ four tasks and/or spell out a word/s  . . . over
Spring into a Good Book - here ~ . . . over



Perpetual/Multi-Year Challenges
101 Fantasy Project ~ 101 books in 10 years from 8-15-13
Non-Fiction Adventure ~ 50 books in 5 years from 8-10-13
Monthly Mix-up Mania ~ 74 books in 2 years to 3-31-15 (need: Y, Y, Y) 
My other Perpetual Challenges, here


Keeping track of all of them
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks, Jan - Apr - May - Aug  Oct - Dec ~
Several together  - here  page two  page three  page four  page five page six page seven ~
  • Number of Books ~ 200 books (counting all of them) . . . challenge completed
  • Pages Read ~ 50,000 pages
  • GoodReads ~ 200 books

Page Requirement
Men in Uniform, here ~ 16+ books over 100 pages . . . challenge completed
Outdo Yourself, here   page two  page three ~ 6-10 more books than 2013, over 100 pages
 . . . moved up a level, 16+ more books . . . challenge completed . . . page four
Quick Fix, here ~ 30 books under 300 pages . . . challenge completed
In the Middle, here ~ 300-450 pages . . . challenge completed
Mammoth, with Chunkster Reads ~ 6 books over 450 pages
Chunky, with Chunkster Reads ~ 12 books over 450 pages
Chunkster Reads, here ~ 6 books over 500 pages


I Love My Library . . . ~ here and here ~
  • I Love Library Books
  • Summer Library Challenge at The Book Monsters . . . over
  • Library Books Read-a-Thon (Jun 6 - 16) . . . over
  • Summer Library Read-a-Thon (Jun 16 - 22) . . . over

Location, Location, Location . . . ~*~ Location ~*~
State by State
Where are You Reading?



To-be-Read Pile . . . ~*~ TBR page ~*~
(purchased prior to 1-1-14, pre-orders okay)
Double Dog Dare ~ 3 months read only from your TBR pile or library requests from 2013
TBR Pile ~ First Kiss, 21-30 books
Mount TBR ~ 12 books, maybe 36
The Rewind Challenge ~ 12 books published before 1-1-14, reviews too!
Dusty/Buying Ban ~ 12 books owned before 1-1-13 (that's right 2013)
Dusty/Buying Ban ~ no print purchases except pre-orders for as long as possible . . . challenge completed


All Things Paranormal . . . ~*~ here ~*~
Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling Read-a-Long (starts Dec 15) . . . challenge completed
Ethereal (Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015)
Shifter . . . challenge completed
Fur and Fangs
Witches and Witchcraft


Love is in the Air . . . ~*~ here ~*~
Contemporary ~ 10 books
Romantic Suspense ~ 10 books
The Romance Challenge ~ 5 books with reviews
Historical ~ 12 books with reviews
Erotica ~ 12 books with reviews
M/M ~ Surprise Me! . . . page two   page three  page four  page five  page six  

Challenges Attempting . . . some new, some repeats

A to Z (titles) - here ~ 26 books (need: Q, X)
and Alphabet Soup (need: Q, X)

ARC/Review Pile - here ~ 11-20 reviews (then move up a level)

Book Bingo - here ~ 55 books

Cloud of Witnesses - here ~

Color Coded - here ~ 9 books

Cruisin' thru the Cozies - here ~ 6 books 

Dystopia ~ here - 1 - 6 books 

Eclectic ~ here - 12 books

eBooks - here - part two - part three ~ 100 books . . . challenge completed . . . part four  part five 
eBooks, Read Your Freebies! - here ~ 24 to start 

Foodies Read - here ~ 4 - 8 with reviews

Full House - here ~ 25 with reviews 

Getting to Know You - here ~ 4 books per month

Jumble Your Genres ~ here - a specific genre each month

The Mad Reviewer ~ here - 12 reviews minimum

Meet the Protagonist - here ~ 8 books . . . challenge completed

Mind Voyages - here ~ 9 books 

Monthly Key Words - here ~ 12 books

New-to-Me Authors - here ~ 15 new to me authors with reviews

Nonfiction - here ~ 6-10 books

Perpetual Challenges - here ~ read at least one book for each challenge, overlaps encouraged

Picture Books - here

Pre-Printing Press - here ~ (unable to sign up :-( don't have a google+ profile)

Read it Again, Sam - here ~ 8 re-reads :-)

Reading Challenge Addict - here ~ 16+ challenges

Reading Outside the Box (The Cheap Reader) - here ~ 25 comfort zones
Reading Outside the Box (Musings) - here ~ 3 - 4 books with reviews

Real Books (print books only) - here ~ 41 - 50 books . . . 50+ books

What an Animal - here ~ 13 animal related  . . . challenge completed

What's in a Name - here ~ 5 books specific title requirements . . . challenge completed


copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2013

4 comments:

Aylee said...

Wow, good for you getting a head start on organizing this! I'm not quite ready for 2013 to be over - so much to do yet! I was hoping to take part in some challenges this year, but that ended up not happening... maybe in 2014. I'd really like to try a readathon for once, as well!!

SueFitz said...

Thanks this was a great. I like that you listed a lot of readathons. I have joined a few this year and have found them fun.

I hope it will be okay to take your list so that I might be on the lookout for some of those events.




Book Dragon said...

Aylee - I'm at the point where the challenge is about as finished as it's going to get and I'm ready to see who comes up with what for next year.

SueFitz - Sure. You might want to get out this year's page for links. Also the blog A Novel Challenge

LuAnn Braley said...

*LOL* And I thought I was addicted to reading challenges. You GO girl!

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