Category Archives: reading challenges

2014 Chunkster Challenge

Chunkster Challenge Hosted by me but on this blog January 1 – December 31, 2014 A few days ago I mentioned that the Chunkster Challenge will be back in 2014. Even though I’m the host, this challenge is well, a … Continue reading

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Spring Reading Thing 2012

March 20, 2012 – June 20, 2012 Hosted at Callapidder Days If you didn’t know that today was the first day of spring, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking out my window. It’s nice and cold outside, perfect … Continue reading

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NetGalley October

The lovely Emily over at Red House Books has decided to once again dedicate a month to reading NetGalley books. I participated in July during the last time this challenge was going on and failed pretty miserably. So I’m signing … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Challenge VI

As I sit here typing, the sun is setting and the wind’s blowing. Outside my window the leaves on various trees have started to change from that brilliant green of summer to the crisp orange of fall. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Diversify Your Reading Challenge

Authors Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon have started a new reading challenge on their blog, Diversity in YA Fiction.  It’s called the Diversify Your Reading Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to get participants reading MG and YA books … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time V

It’s that time of the year again! Time for Carl’s excellent Once Upon a Time challenge. It started March 20th and ends June 20, 2011.  Nothing says spring like the start of this challenge. I wasn’t going to write a … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon and Weekly Geeks: Reading Challenges Plans for 2011

Good morning! It’s a chilly Sunday morning here and of course, I have my cup of coffee in front of me while I type. The weather’s perfect since I made a huge pot of beef stew yesterday and I have … Continue reading

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Spring Challenges

There’s something about the beginning of spring that makes me so happy. I’m more of a fall-winter person but even I can admit that the first day of spring brings the feeling of new possibilities more than fall or winter. … Continue reading

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How did I sign up for more challenges?

So remember that last post I did about 2010 reading challenges? Well after that post a lot of bloggers decided they were going to start their own challenges and guess what? I signed up! Yay! Before I talk about the … Continue reading

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Shelf Discovery Reading Challenge

Shelf Discovery Reading Challenge November 1, 2009 -April 30, 1020 Julie over at Bookingmama came up with the great idea to host this challenge based on the book, Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick. The reading challenge is all about revisiting … Continue reading

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Emily’s Piano by Charlotte Gingras

Emily’s Piano (2005) By Charlotte Gingras Translated from the French by Susan Ouriou Illustrations by Stephane Jorisch 60 pages Middle school fiction Grown-ups think I don’t understand anything. They’re wrong. I watch soap operas just like everyone else. What’s more, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time III

Every the third consecutive year Carl is hosting the Once Upon a Time challenge. It’s one of my favorite challenges. In case you don’t know, Once Upon a Time is the celebration of the transformative power of literature, specifically those … Continue reading

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Unshelved Reading Challenge

I promise this will be my last challenge post for today. This challenge is being hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews. It starts February 1st and ends June 1st 2009. The goal is to read at least three books … Continue reading

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Lambda Challenge

I really do need to keep up with all the challenges I’m signed up for. The Lambda Challenge is being hosted by Adventures in Reading. There’s no time limit and the only rule is to read books that have won … Continue reading

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Day Seven’s Summary

I finished reading Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan this morning. What a great read! It’s marketed towards the high school crowd, but after several references to the sitcom My So-Called Life, I knew this … Continue reading

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23 Books in 23 Days Personal Challenge

Starts: Tomorrow, December 20, 2008 Ends: January 11, 2009, Sunday With the fall semester officially over for me as of this morning, I can finally relax and read without guilt until the start of spring semester next year. Every year … Continue reading

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Time has gone by so fast

It has been a minute since the last time I posted an entry. I’ve been so caught up in life: reading, going to school, and being a mom. All of that takes up so much time that I totally forgot … Continue reading

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