Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Come On In!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!!    Come on in !!!  Don't be shy!!!!  Join the Party!!!!!!!

Let me introduce myself..........standing up.....(and proudly I may add)......I'm Cheryl from CMash Loves To Read and I am a Challenge Addict.....I said it !!!  See !!!   That wasn't hard...not at all.  

I have been stalking A Novel Challenge blog for the past couple of months gearing up for the new 2012 Challenges.  2011 wasn't a good year for me so I am even more excited because I am hopeful that I am going to do better in 2012.  I am a co host, partner, associate, cohort, Gina's my boss in this challenge.  According to my job description from last year, I am to wave and cheer everyone on.
This is a different type of challenge.  We stop by tell each other how we are doing, have some fun, and usually find out about more challenges that we can join from our own resident Queen Challenge Addict.....Bev.  If you haven't met are in for a real treat!!!.   So sign that linky, stop on by, join in on the fun and share your progress with everyone.  As of today, I think I'm signed up for a mere 19 but then there is 3 more weeks to go.  Hope to see you soon.  I'm off to see if there are any new challenges posted and to practice my wave.........

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's confession time...

Ok, Cheryl! Bev & I have just about had enough! You are just stalking!!

When I said that you just needed to smile & wave I didn't think I'd see your Cheshire grin as I'm slithering through the underbrush to the next challenge!


Someone, please, tell me that you've joined as many challenges as Bev & I!! 2012 hasn't even started yet and I've already got 23. And, Bev, BEV! Well, she's still signing up for 2011 challenges!

Come on in!! The fire's nice and toasty by the Addicts Chair. Cheryl's even trying to call in special help...

After you've joined in - Leave a comment to tell us which challenge you're most excited to participate in this coming year. Mine is the Historical Romance Reading Challenge! I just adore those books & Danielle is so much fun!!

Join the Reading Challenge Addicts Challenge!

Where we help you to control your addictiveness, help you to complete what you've started, and, well, sort-of kind-of, help you find more pretty buttons ;)

Sign up today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Join Us in 2012!!

Are you ready for some challenges??

It's that time again!!

Yes, I said it!

It's time to sign up for challenges!

Reading Challenges, to be specific. I know you're doing it! But why?

  • Is it the pretty buttons?
  • Is it the challenge?
  • or Is it just that you can't seem to help yourself?

Well, whatever your reason. Join in on the fun!

Join the Reading Challenge Addicts Challenge!

Where we help you to control your addictiveness, help you to complete what you've started, and, well, sort-of kind-of, help you find more pretty buttons ;)

Sign up today!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's That Time Again: 2012 Sign-Ups

Good day, Addicts!!

It's that time of year where we finally admit to our addictions and try to do something about them. Some of us need to admit we have a bit of a problem. Some of us need to admit we have a huge problem. Some of us just really want to enjoy each other's pain and humiliation while completing challenges. (That's why CMash does this with me... so she can spend the year laughing uproariously at my futile attempts to cut back.)

Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read and Gina from Hott Books are two such people. We each can stand proudly and say,

I am a Reading Challenge Addict.

So we are challenging each of you who can also say that you also are a Reading Challenge Addict.

We'll be giving away prizes and recognizing those who are meeting their own expectations by completing the challenges they've entered.

How addicted are you?

  • Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • In Flight: 11-15 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)


We're not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it's going to be very simple!
  1. This challenge will begin on January 1, 2012 and end on December 31, 2012.
  2. Write a starting post joining the challenge and outlining your challenges.
  3. Track all of your challenge accomplishments - good & bad.
  4. Stop by to join us in the mini-challenges, updates & extra giveaways throughout the year.
Easy, right? Who wants to be in on the fun? What else will we be doing? We'll have giveaways for our participants to enter and unannounced special drawings for commenters on the site so be sure to leave your email address with your comment! Are you ready? Sign up here to enter:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dollycas Has Moved

Well, then you need to know that Dollycas has moved!! Yep, she did it. She skipped on over to the other side... Wordpress. (I heard something about her angering the google gods...) Anyway,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Are You In?

Happy Fall!!

How is everyone??

CMash & I are just terrific!! I'm joining challenges like there's no tomorrow and she's laughing like a hyena. For some reason she thinks I have a bit of a problem. Something about having more challenges than there are days in the year - I'm not really sure because I was in the process of signing up for a challenge when she was scolding me for little 'problem'.

Anyway, I'm SO into the 2012 Challenges already.

Jamie at 'An Eclectic Bookshelf' already has a ton of fun ones up and 'A Novel Challenge' has done a major overhaul since they came under new management and are all of these challenges!

So, I've been thinking...

Who Is In for 2012?

I know I am!!

I'll be creating a new linky in the coming weeks so that we can all sign up and commit ourselves as addicts in 2012.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's OVER!!!

I'm very sorry to tell you that our summer challenge has run it's course.


I'm very happy to tell you that amongst us we've completed 72 challenges!!


and now for the business at hand...

The winner of the oh, so snazzy prize pack of 5 books from my giveaway library is.....

# 69. Dollycas (Mystery Suspense Challenge)

Way to go!!

I'll be contact the winner so that she can chose her book.

and for the rest of you.... Don't worry, we'll be having another contest soon.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Update

I'm late! I'm late! Yes, I'm pulling that Rabbit from Alice routine again. Ugh! I really need to stop that!

So, my darling Challenge Addicts.

How are your challenges coming? Have you completed the linky to share your challenge success?

Reading Challenge Addict

As you all know, I'm offering 5 books from my personal library to one lucky participant this month. This giveaway will be open until August 31st. All you have to do to enter is to link a post stating that you've completed a challenge to the linky on our Completed Challenges page. Enter as many challenges as you've completed... but, please, only one entry per challenge. And since we have so many participants, I'll give away a second set of 5 books to a lucky second place winner IF we end up with more than 100 completed challenges.

(This giveaway is open to anyone in the US or Canada.)

I'll draw one winner in September.... unless we get more than 100 entries... then I'll draw two winners.

With that said. I have good news and bad news.

Bad News: There are only two weeks left to get those challenges done and enter them into the linky.

Good News: We already have 68 entries! We only need 32 more to have a second winner... and since there are more than 50 of us we should all just try to get one more done and entered before the 31st.

So, go out there and get some challenges finished!!


Friday, July 15, 2011

How's It Goin'?

Did you know that July is almost over? How did that happen? Where on earth have I been? ... probably on a soccer field!

So, the Big Question for today is... How are your challenges coming? We have TONS of participants but very few people are completing the linky that lets us know that you've completed a challenge... well, except for a few. 
Reading Challenge Addict

To help everyone get their challenges done, I've decided to offer up 5 books from my personal library. This giveaway will be open until August 31st. All you have to do to enter is to link a post stating that you've completed a challenge to the linky on our Completed Challenges page. Enter as many challenges as you've completed... but, please, only one entry per challenge.

I'll draw one winner in September.... unless we get more than 100 entries... then I'll draw two winners. 

So, go out there and get some challenges finished!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's June. It's June!

Good evening, friends!!

I know, I know. Cheryl & I have been MIA lately - our personal lives are just wreaking havoc on our beloved blogs and challenges. We do want you to know that we're thinking of you & hope you keep stopping by & WORKING ON YOUR CHALLENGES.

I'm currently at 37 challenges with 8 of them completed. It's not terrific but most of them at at 50%+ so it's not terrible. How is everyone else doing?

Did you know that on many challenge blogs June is a make up month? So if you've gotten behind it's time to catch up. Especially, if you're like me and you read the books, write the reviews and then forget to enter them in the giveaway -- duh!!

So I've been stopping by all of my friends sites & entering my reviews. Are there any you have forgotten?

Reading Challenge Addict THE THREE R'S Fitness Harlequin Reading Challenge Just for Fun Classics Forever Mystery & Suspense Alphabet Challenge Romance Reading

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I know, I know...

It's been forever hasn't it?

I've been neglecting you. Please, forgive me... Soccer season just wears me out. Especially since they made me the manager. Rescheduling games. Entering Tournaments. Registering Players. Tracking Payables. UGH.

But. The regular season is OVER this Saturday... and all we have is the summer tournament circuit... and well, a few other small things. School is out this Friday & I'll just need to do my daily prep/check of the kids summer work (I know I'm the meanest mom!). And, I'll just get to sit on the soccer field and watch hubby play. Yippee!! So much less work!

It's the perfect time to mention....

Sign Ups have begun for the 2011 Summer Romance Reading Challenge!

I know I know, we're all about managing our challenges here, but... how many of us won't already be reading 8 romances this summer? We might as well, complete a challenge while we're at it...

So... Stop by Book Chick City & check this one out!!Sign Up: 2011 Summer Romance Reading Challenge!:

Gina ~ Hott Books

Friday, April 15, 2011

Need Help?

Are you feeling this way with your challenges?   Making progress?  Feel like you could do better? is on the way.................
Our very own, special friend Bev from My Reader's Block has found the solution and passing on the information.
The True Book Addict is hosting the Spring Serenity Read-a-Thon April 25th to May 1st.  Click to bring you to the sign up page.  Just think how much progress you could make!!!!

Thanks Bev!!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sooooo Sorry

I want to give a HUGE apology for being AWOL these past couple of months.  It is a very long story but something happened in "real life"  that I had no choice but to fight tooth and nail, as they say, to the point of my husband and I having to retain lawyers to represent us.  Thank God that we are now on the right road, even though we have a lot of work ahead of us to clean up the mess, but we at least are on the right road.  So hopefully you will be seeing more of me and once we get back from vacation, which we so desperately need after everything, I should be back to normal, well.....that 's questionable...if I was ever normal to start lol. 

First, I want to give the BIGGEST THANK YOU to my FRIEND and co-host Gina, for not only taking on my responsibilities here but helping me through this very tough time, letting me vent, giving me words of encouragement and advice.  For Gina......<3
OK....So...what's new?   I see that we have show offs over achievers that have finished some challenges lol.  WTG!!!  As for me...nada...nothing...nil....none.... but those challenge button thingies look so purty on my challenge page.  Have I missed if Bev and Senora G added more challenges?  Come on!!  Fess Up!!! 
Even tho I have been away, I have still been practicing my part of the job description.  What do you think?  Do I have it down? 

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm Late, I'm Late!

I don't know about you but this month has been harrowing!
I just can't seem to catch up. To make matters worse - or at least to make me feel more guilty - today I've gotten not one but TWO emails from challenge hosts reminding me (not specifically just me) that I need to link up my posts. UGH!

So I'm here to remind all of my challenge friends that WE ARE SLACKING!

Dollycas's Just for fun Challenge for March is due in just NINE days and so far only 5 people have submitted their books.

Click the challenge icon to get signed up today!

Think that's bad, do you? Well, it gets worse!

As for the Show Me the Free Challenge - Missie at The Unread Reader was telling me that only seven people have linked up their reviews for this month!

That's shocking!?! Is no one reading the free eBooks we all download daily? AND she has this really cool prize! Who doesn't need a new book light? I know my el cheapo model is dying a slow and torturous death!

So, get to reading because you have less than SEVEN DAYS to get your link into Missie to be qualified.

So who's been reading this month? Can't you think of one book that you've read just because you wanted to? There isn't ONE book that you've snapped up just because it was free? Come on, Addicts, I expected better!!

I'd better get to reading so I can have a chance at these awesome prizes!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Done and Done!

Has everyone stopped by and congratulated Bev & Senora G? They are really reading it up this winter aren't they?

But, Did you know that Alley & Thinking Cat have also completed challenges?
(Oh, & Bev finished ANOTHER one.)
Stop by and let everyone know what a terrific job they're doing!

By the way... did anyone notice that I also finished three challenges??
I finished the Loving the Reviews Challenge, the eBook Challenge, and the Christian Fiction Challenge. Only 22 left to finish... UGH!

How is everyone else doing?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Way to go!!

I'm not sure if anyone has been visiting our friends but...

We need to congratulate:
You are THE winners of this week's over-achiever award!

May I remind you, both, that February isn't even over yet?

For everyone else: Did you complete a challenge that I missed? If so, please, enter it on our completed challenges page & I'll make sure you too are harassed and embarrassed!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Don't tell me you haven't had the same question!!!!

OK..we are all friends here right?  RIGHT?  I can't hear you!!! Well if I ask a little question will you promise you won't do this:

Never mind...I know you are going to do it anyway.....but I am a wee little smidgen ok ok  I am a huge bit confused.

What do you do with books that you start reading but end up in the DNF pile?  Do they still go towards your challenges?  For example.  I signed up for a Read/Review Challeng thinking I could cross that over with my 100+ (LOL) challenge.  But can I really put it under my 100+ challenge since I didn't finish it.  But even though I didn't finish it, I still had to write a review.   Did that mumbo gumbo make any sense?  So how does this work...any suggestions? tips?  who's job description does this fall under.
    waving      waving     waving     waving    tired of waving    waving    waving   waving

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Desperate Plea for HELP! :P

I'm sending out a desperate plea for help!

Cheryl desperately needs a Kindle!
Sure she has a Sony but there are so many more free books out on Amazon than there are on Sony and Kobo combined that it would actually save her family money if she had a Kindle.
I, of course, love my Kindle! so I've been trying to think of all of the best and most logical reasons for Cheryl to own one as well.
  1. The money savings due to all of the free books -- just 20 free books and the Kindle would be paid for.
  2. Games - Kindle has several free games that can be played when her mind's to spent to read.
  3. The battery that doesn't seem to die.
  4. She could use her earnings from the Amazon Affiliate Program (both cents) to get more books.
  5. She could share with hubby.
  6. She would have an extraordinary amount of reading material to take with her on her cruise without having to pay the extra luggage charges...
Okay, I've not come up with anything good...
What good reasons can you come up with?