Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Another 2016 Reading Challenge

Michelle of Seasons of Reading is once again sponsoring her Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. In short, the challenge runs from November 21, 2016 through January 6, 2017. The books read must be Christmassy in nature--novels, short stories, books of poem, etc.

There are various levels:
--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

For more details and to sign up, please click the link above.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Color Coded & Read It Again, Sam Challenges at My Reader's Block

For the past several years I have considered retiring either the Color Coded or the Read It Again, Sam Reading Challenge (or both) and each time fans have requested that I keep them going. The Read It Again, Sam Challenge has had very little interest this year (an average of four review posts per month). I am willing to run them again if I get substantial interest. If there is enough demand, I will probably set them up on the same initial post and Headquarters link...and will change the review postings for Read It Again, Sam to a year-long (perpetual) link rather than monthly link ups.
If you have been a participant and love these challenges OR if you think they sound great and want to participate for the first time in 2017, then please indicate your interest in either one of the challenges or both in the poll I've set up on my side bar at My Reader's Block.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Are You Ready for 2017?

I'm hoping that those of us who love challenges aren't going to be faced with a limited supply--at least in the blogging world. Normally, the challenges start popping up left and right as November begins. I have posted most of the ones I sponsor, but there aren't many others out there. Of course, if you are on Goodreads, there are tons of challenges (lots of complicated challenges!), so I guess we can all get our fixes there if need be.

In the meantime...I have set up the pages for 2017--new sign-up and challenge log pages AND a brand new page where I plan to log all the blog-sponsored challenges I find. Please alert me to any challenges you come across and I will add them as well.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hello...Anybody There?

So...I don't know about you, but life keeps getting in the way of things. I'm (just barely) keeping up with my challenges...although Goodreads informs me that I'm one book behind schedule if I want to meet my "Outdo Yourself" Challenge goal of 160 books. Why do I do that to myself?

Anywhoo...I decided to steal a few minutes and see how many of you are still out there and how you all are doing on those challenges. I just signed up for another one (although Carl V. insists the R.I.P. XI is an Event and not a challenge...) which means I've got 33 on tap for 2016. I've already technically completed my Reading Challenge Addicts Challenge having completed 21 of the 33, but I won't call it for sure until we see how many I finish by December 31st. I'm a little worried about the 1001 books Before You Die (and I only have to read five before the end of the year...) and the Non-Fiction Adventure. I'm just not feeling those two this time around. 

How about you? Are you slaying those challenges like dragons?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Challenges, Challenges Everywhere!

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As mentioned in the last post, despite my best intentions I don't seem to be cutting back on challenges at all. For every "out of my comfort zone" or library book challenge that I ignore in my determination to read only from my own TBR stacks this year I manage to find another new-to-me challenge where I can use only my own books to fulfill the requirements. Who knew that there would be a Title Fight Reading Challenge and that I would have books with every single required title word? Or a Mad Reviewer Challenge where it doesn't matter what books I read as long as I review them. Or.... you get the idea. As the image above indicates....I'm going to be buried in books and challenges again in 2016. But then that's why I'm a Challenge Addict, right? I've got thirty challenges so far. How are you doing? If you don't have enough challenges yet, trust me, there are more out there. And just to help you I've started a list on the side bar (top) of links where challenges may be found. If you know of any other challenge lists out there on the web, let me know and I'll add them to the list.