Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017



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

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TBR Reading Challenges

The are a lot of reading challenges based on the to-b-read pile/list. I'm starting with Beat the Backlist.

#1 Beat the Backlist
Hosted at Novel Knight
For more information or to sign up, click here

post updates all year with #beatthebacklist

We've got all year to read, and review, all books that keep getting pushed back because of new releases. Decide on a number and get started! Well, start on January 1st.

Goal: Review 6. I'm hoping I'll get more read but I have trouble with the reviews to I'll commit to six . . . and hope I get 12 ;-)

#2 Mount TBR
Hosted at My Reader's Block
for more information or to sign up, click here

Read books on your tbr pile. These are already books you own from before 1-1-17. There are seven levels, you can move up but not down. I'm going for Mount Blanc and hope to read 24 books.








#3 #RockMyTBR
Hosted at The YA Book Traveler
for more information or to sign up, click here

Stress-free challenge but should help me with my goal of reading from my pile every month. I'm going for 12 books, one a month!

JAN  |  FEB  |  MAR  |  APR  |  MAY  |  JUN  

JUL  |  AUG  |  SEP  |  OCT  |  NOV  |  DEC  





#4 The TBR Dare

Hosted by Lizzysiddal and Annabel
for more information or to sign up, click here

Basically, don't read any of your new books until April. Go ahead and buy them, just spend this time reading the books you already own.

My exception will be ebooks purchased at the publisher, books for reading challenges and picture books.





#5 Shelf Love Challenge
hosted by Second Run Reviews and Chapter Break
for more information or to sign up, click here

Read the books already on your shelves before 1-1-17. Or set a limit/budget on new books coming in.

I'm going to read what I have, I'll give your shelves a warm friendly hug and read 21-30 books.







~ Books Read - Reviewed? ~
Wish by Barbara O'Connor
All Cats are Gray by Andre Norton
The 10/60 Diet by Phil Torcivia
The Enchanted Horse by Magdalen Nabb
Dragon in Distress by Mercedes Lackey, Elisabeth Waters
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh




~ Possibilities ~
My whole house is a tbr pile but I'm going to try and make a list of ones that count for 2017 challenges or maybe sound so good I don't know why I haven't read them yet.

The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin (purchased Jan 2016)
The Martian

check out the list for this challenge

Books from a 2009 TBR Challenge that still need to be read:
Seabiscuit
In the Event of My Death
Acheron
True Evil
Change
Gone for Good
Where Hearts Prosper
Start Living, Start Losing
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Lady, Beware
Marley and Me
The Last Lecture


1 comment:

Julie S said...

Some great challenges here! Thanks for joining Shelf Love :)

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