Sunday, September 13, 2020

I've Been a Bad Hostess


I've been a bad, bad hostess. I have to apologize to all the addicts signed up for challenges...I completely ditched my duties in updating the challenges completed page this year. But I think we all can agree that this has been a very atypical year all around. Working from home. Having to look at the same two people 24/7 for months on end. Yikes. 

The good news is...I've now updated the page with all reported challenge completions. I hope that the rest of you have been so caught up in reading while avoiding COVID that you've forgotten to report in on your challenge successes. But I promise that if you add completed challenge from here on out then I will update the page in a more timely fashion.

Zipping off now to do more reading!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Summer Reading Challenge

Amy at The Messy Middle has a reading challenge to kick off the summer.

It will start on June 1  and run through August 18, 2020. To enter, read seven books from 25 categories. Check out the link to her post (above) for the full details. Here are the hghlights....

What’s in it for you?

  • All who comment on August 18-21st with the names of the books they read will be entered to win one of ten $10 Amazon gift cards.

Drumroll . . . here are the categories!

In recognition of the graduations, weddings, medical personnel, and those in isolation who had a very different than expected first half of the year we have four COVID-19 Special Categories:
  • A book with either something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue
  • A book with a nurse, doctor, or other medical personnel
  • A book with a teacher, student, or classroom
  • A book about a pandemic or outbreak
In Recognition of the Joy of reading:
  • A Biography
  • A book I already own
  • A book a friend recommended
  • A Young Adult book (YA)
  • A book with a great cover
  • A book of poetry
  • A memoir or autobiography
  • A graphic Novel
  • A book for professional development (loosely defined)
  • A book longer than 700 pages (counts as two books)
  • A book with a verb in the title
  • A play
  • A book about a country or culture you have never visited
  • A book about history
  • A book that won an award
  • A classic
  • A novel 
  • An audiobook
  • A book with an animal
  • A book less than 100 pages
  • A book You want to discuss with others

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

2019 #Christmas Spirit #Reading Challenge - Sign up! 

Join Michelle for her annual Christmas Challenge by following the link above.

 Details and sign up:

  • challenge will run from Monday, November 25, 2019 through Monday, January 6, 2020 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany).
  • cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged! 
  • These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time...a children's Christmas books level! 
--Candy Cane: read 1 book
--Mistletoe: read 2-4 books
--Christmas Tree: read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!)

Additional levels:

--Fa La La La Films: watch a bunch or a few Christmas's up to you!
--Visions of Sugar Plums: read books with your children this season and share what you read

*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above



Friday, January 4, 2019

S.O.S.--Mayday--Severe Reading Challenge Addiction Alert

HELP! I'm buried in Reading Challenges over at My Reader's Block and I can't get up. Honestly, I've got the worst case of Challenge-Sign-Up-itis that I've had in a long time. Thirty-six challenges and it's only January 4th. And Jamie keeps finding more and posting them on the Sleep Less, Read More challenge collection site on Goodreads and I can't resist. Someone call the challenge assistance emergency team, quick!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Challenges

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It's that time of year when bloggers who love both books and Christmas begin having images of book challenges dancing in their heads and then they put those challenges together to tempt those of us with a weakness for such things. Here are a few of Christmas Reading Challenges that have already appeared:

Christmas 2018 Events
2018 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (Michelle @ True Xmas Spirit)
A Literary Christmas (Tarissa @ In the Bookcase)
The 12 Books of Christmas (Katie @ Just Another Girl & Her Books)

So, go check out your TBR piles and see how many Christmas books you've got and get yourself signed up!