2011 Debut Author Challenge

I’ve finally decided to sign up for the 2011 Debut Author Challange, after reading about the 2010 one on Kristi’s blog, The Story Siren. It’s looked like a lot of fun for 2010, so I couldn’t resist it for next year.

Click here for more info on the challenge if you’re interested in signing up.


Read-A-Thon Starting Line

Yeah, I know I’m late posting this. Better late than never, right?

Recently my TBR pile has been growing precariously tall. Not a good thing. So I thought this weekend would be a great time to tackle at least part of that pile. Here are the books I’m hoping to finish:

  1. What I Learned From Being A Cheerleader
  2. Haint Misbehavin’
  3. Very Valentine
  4. A Change in Altitude
  5. Seaglass Summer

Think I can do it? I’m not so sure. Good luck to everyone participating!

Read Your Own Books Read-A-Thon

I’m a sucker for anything that ends in a-thon. A challenge is presented and I’m instantly hooked. I heard about Monica and Star’s read-a-thon on Twitter and I couldn’t resist – I had to join in. It starts Friday August 13 at 9am and goes until Monday, August 16 at 9am. The idea is to get as many of the books that you own read. This is a great challenge for me, because I use the library a lot, so the books that I actually own take a back seat to library books because of the lack of due dates. So I’m pretty excited about this challenge.

Interested in joining in on the fun? Check out the details at The Bibliophilic Book Blog. And thanks to Monica and Star for hosting the challenge!

Summer Break Reading Challenge

I’ve decided to join the Summer Break Reading Challenge hosted by Karin. Check out the details here.

For the first activity, here are the books I want to read this summer:

  • The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
  • Betrayals by Lili St Crow
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
  • Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

I know I’ll read more than just these, but I really want to read these ones in hte next couple months.

2010 Library Reading Challenge

I’ve just come across a challenge that’s calling my name, even though it’s half over. It’s called Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, and it’s all about reading books from the library. Check out all the details on Home Girl’s Book Blog.

Since I only have six months left I will be aiming for the Mini – reading 25 books that I borrowed from the library. That should keep me busy. I will be keeping a list here of the books that I’ve read for the challenge. I’ll start counting books from June 1st.

Happy reading!

  1. Strange Angels by Lili St Crow
  2. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  3. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
  4. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  5. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  6. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
  7. The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  8. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

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Clean Away the Clutter Challenge Activity 7

The read-a-thon is hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf.

Today’s activity is to do a wrap-up post, so here I go.

I’ve gotten a ton of reading done, more in the first half of the week than the second half though. I still think I made out pretty good. I didn’t reach my goal of 24 hours, it was probably more like 16.

I got a bunch of posts written – at least one a day, which is great for me cause I struggle with the whole consistency of posting thing. I thought there was no way I could post everyday, but the challenges were great and really made me put the effort in to get them done each day. They were so worth it.

It was great reading everyone else’s posts. The Mr Linky’s in each activity’s post made it easy to check out what everyone else was doing, so that was fun.

Thanks for all the work you put in Kate, as well as everyone who posted challenges. You’re hard work is very much appreciated!

Clean Away the Clutter Challenge Activity 6

The read-a-thon is hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf and the activity today is courtesy Eleni at La Femme Readers.

The challenge today is to list the top six books that you’ve read in 2010. Yeah, not so easy. I’ve looked through my past posts and here are the books I’ve chosen in no particular order (links go to my reviews):

A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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