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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, February 6, 2014

RC: Read "Real" books (they mean print!)

Real Book Challenge on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare

"Real" Book
Reading Challenge

hosted at Fic Fare
twitter: #RealBooks

For more information and to sign up, click here

There are several levels, I'm going for . . . HOARDER . . . and hope to read 41-50 print books.

There is a GoodReads group and a newsletter, check it out!

This doesn't mean that ebooks aren't real reading, it just means that we've still got bookshelves full of print books that are begging to be read!

~*~ Books Read ~*~
  1. Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne (first book of the year was print)
  2. Lara by Bertrice Small (library book)
  3. Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh
  4. Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh (re-read)
  5. Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh 
  6. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
  7. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh 
  8. The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie 
  9. Heart Fortune by Robin D. Owens
  10. Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
  11. The Affair by Lee Child
  12. Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George  
  13. The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  14. Zero Day by Mark Russinovich 
  15. 61 Hours by Lee Child
  16. Worth Dying For by Lee Child
  17. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn
  18. A Wanted Man by Lee Child
  19. Jack Reacher's Rules compiled by Val Hudson
  20. Never Go Back by Lee Child 
  21. Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey 
  22. Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey
  23. Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey
  24. Shall I Knit You a Hat? by Kate Klise
  25. Knitty Kitty by David Elliott 
  26. Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer
  27. When We Met by Susan Mallery
  28. Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown
  29. Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
  30. Hearts and Swords by Robin D. Owens 
  31. Nine Words Max by Dan Bar-el
  32. Noodle's Knitting by Sheryl Webster 
  33. That Darn Yarn! by Tony Millionaire 
  34. The Christmas Cat anthology
  35. Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett (book of photography)
  36. Pete at the Beach by James Dean (Pete the Cat) 
  37. Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery
  38. How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron
  39. Lost Cat by Caroline Paul
  40. How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachael Herron
  41. Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh 
~ Challenge Complete ~
June 6
 . . . rest of level
42. True Love by Jude Deveraux
43. Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick
44. Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
45. Until We Touch by Susan Mallery
46. Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland
47. The Proposal by Mary Balogh
48. The Escape by Mary Balogh
49. For All Time by Jude Deveraux
50. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
~ Challenge Complete ~
August 6
 . . . next level? 50+ Queen of Print Books ;-)
51. Richard Scarry's Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!
52. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
53. Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
54. Kiss of Fury by Deborah Cooke
55. You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang
56. The Valentine's Day Disaster by Lori Wilde
57. The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery 
58. What's His Passion? anthology 
59. Twin Threat Christmas by Rachelle McCalla
60. 'Tis the Season by Robyn Carr 

61. The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

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LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

You are a bad influence. I'm joining up! :O)

Book Dragon said...


Toni said...

I love it--I am a "real book" person myself.

Thanks for the support--I hate to hear you've been there as well, but I do appreciate your thoughts. I had been meaning to hang out more in blog world and with real people and less on social networking sites anyway now that my back is healing. As I have been asked to step back from moderating for a while, it doesn't really matter whether I want to continue to moderate.


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.