2013 Challenges

 
 


Another fun-filled year with challenges starts. I overdid it even more than last year. I honestly didn't grab up EVERY challenge I found - seriously.

I am officially a challenge addict. Last year is already proof of that though but it keeps growing! It did help me read more and have fun with categorizing the massive TBR pile, so it's a good thing then.



My first hosted challenge - I have so many Gothics to read and couldn't find another one that suited me that someone else already made.

Please see the details here

Setting Four Challenge Levels:

1-7:     A Dark and Stormy Night
8-14:   A Wicked Web
15-21: Booked By Betrayal
22-28: The Crumbling Castle
  
Planning to be A Dark and Stormy Night Level



Island of Lost Rubies The Lost Lilacs of Latimer House
Graveminder by Melissa Marr The Trelayne Inheritance by Colleen Shannon
Black Maddie by Jean Innes Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer







Hosted by Book Chick City

One Howl: Read 12 UF/PNR books in 2013
Two Howls: Read 24 UF/PNR books in 2013
Three Howls: Read 36 UF/PNR books in 2013
Four Howls: Read 48 UF/PNR books in 2013

I plan to be at Two Howls Level


1.  Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (Re-Read) 2. Ever After (Hollows #11)
3. The Hollows Insider Guide 4. Need by Carrie Jones
5. Entice by Carrie Jones 6. Captivate by Carrie J.
7. Graveminder by Melissa Marr 8. Endure by Carrie Jones
9. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris 10. A Fistful of Charms re-read
11. For a Few Demons more re-read 12. The Hollows Insider
13. The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison 14. White Witch, Black Curse
15. Black Magic Sanction (Re-Read) 16. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
17. A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer 18. The Trelayne Inheritance by Colleen Shannon
19. Embrace the Night by Karen Chance 20. Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance
21. Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance 22. Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
23. My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Anthology 24. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
25. The Devil's Right Hand by Lilith Saintcrow 26. Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow
27. Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saintcrow 28. To Hell and Back by Lilith Saintcrow






From My Overstuffed Bookshelf

There are four levels:


The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.

The "Fun Size" YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels.

The Jumbo Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 40 Young Adult novels.

The Mega size YA Reading Challenge – Read 50+ Young Adult novels.

 Planning to hit the Mini YA Reading Challenge 


YA Reading Challenge
5/20 books 
 
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Need by Carrie Jones
Entice by Carrie Jones Captivate by Carrie Jones
Endure by Carrie Jones Master of Murder by Christopher Pike




















Levels
Level 1: read and review 12 books during the year (you could spread them out and read one a month or have a blast and read all 12 in a row!)

Level 2: read and review 24 books during the year (same as above only you would read two a month for the slow rate)

Game Play

Basic: no change from last year. just read any book generally considered a graphic novel, manga, or collection of comics, write a review and link to your post.

There is also an advanced level but it's beyond me so I'm sticking to Basic right now

Graphic Novel Challenge
0/16 books


Exiles: Out of Time Exiles: Legacy
Exiles: Unnatural Instincts Exiles: A blink in time















  1.  One Chomp: Read 6 Zombie books in 2013
  2.  Two Chomps: Read 12 Zombie books in 2013
  3.  Three Chomps: Read 18 Zombie books in 2013
  4.  Four Chomps: Read 24 Zombie books in 2013

    One Chomp

    Zombie Challenge
    1/6 books

    Alison Hewitt is Trapped (Zombie 1)








 Hosted by The Midnyte Reader


Horror Challenge
6/22 books


Heart beast by Lee Tanith - DONE Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Right hand of Evil by John Saul Fear and Trembling by Robert Bloch
The Thing in the closet by C. Pike Back to School (Bone Chillers #3)
The Haunted Cave by C. Pike Frankenturkey by Betsy Haynes
Red by Jack Ketchum Alien by Allen Dean Foster
Evil by Richard O'Brien Books of Blood, Vol 1 by Clive Barker
The Invisible Man by HG Wells Night Plague by Graham Masterston
Lori by Robert Bloch








School Challenge
From Goodreads Group Crazy Challenge Connection



Want to go for the Master’s Degree
30 majors/ subjects

Majors


ACTING
Read A Book That Was Made Into a Movie - The Godfather by Mario Puzo - DONE

AMERICAN HISTORY
Read a book that takes place (wholly or partly) in the United States - Unlocking Her Innocence by Lynne Graham - DONE

ART
Read a book where the character is an artist - The Cracked Pot by Melissa Glazer (Pottery Artist)

ASTRONOMY
Read a book that takes place in space or includes aliens - Alien by Alan Dean Foster - DONE

BUSINESS
1. Read a book where a character is in the business field or owns a company/business - Virgin on her wedding night by Lynne Graham - DONE

CHEMISTRY
1. Read a book that includes witches, any person who mixes potions or a chemist - Grave Memory by Kalayna Price

CRIMINAL STUDIES/ CRIMINOLOGY
1. Read a book from the true crime, crime or murder mystery genre - Big Numbers by Jack Getze - DONE

DANCE/MUSIC
1. Read a book with a character who is a musician or a dancer - Night Plague by Graham Masterston - DONE

EDUCATION
1. Read any children’s chapter book - Spiderwick Chronicles, Book #2 - DONE

EUROPEAN HISTORY
1. Read a book that takes place in any European country - The Greek Tycoon's Disobedient Bride by Lynne Graham - DONE

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
1. Read a book that was originally published in a language different from your own (indicate what language you speak and what language the book was originally published in) - Night by Elie Wiesel - DONE

FOOD SCIENCE/CULINARY ARTS
1. Read a book with a character who is a chef - Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich (Baker)

GRAPHIC DESIGN
1. Read a graphic novel or a comic book - Exiles: Out of Time - DONE

HISTORY
1. Read a historical fiction book - Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander by Ann Herendeen

HISTORY OF BRITISH ISLES
1. Read a book that takes place (wholly or partly) in England, Scotland, Ireland or any of Britain’s islands - Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts

INDIAN HISTORY
1. Read a book that takes place (wholly or partly) in India - Jewel in his crown by Lynne Graham - DONE

LAW STUDIES
1. Read a book with a character who is a lawyer - The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connely

LIBRARY SCIENCE
1. Read a fiction book of your choosing - My big fat Supernatural Wedding by PN Elrod

LITERATURE
1. Read a book from the classics genre - The Invisible Man by HG Wells - DONE

MATHEMATICS
1. Read a book with a number in the title - One for the Money (Reread) by Janet Evanovich

MEDICINAL STUDIES
1. Read a book whose character is a doctor or a nurse or whose setting takes place partly in a hospital - Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook

MILITARY SCIENCE
2. Read a book that has a war in in (can be a paranormal war) - Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance - DONE

MYTHOLOGY
2. Read a book about any culture’s mythology (ex- Norse Mythology, Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology) - Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

OCEANOGRAPHY/ MARINE SCIENCE
2. Read a book with a body of water, beach or beach/ocean item on the cover - Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

POLITICAL SCIENCE
2. A book that has a monarchy in it (the book doesn’t have to be about the king or queen, but can be about a peasant or person who lives during a monarchy) - The cowboy and the princess by Lori Wilde

PSYCHOLOGY/ PSYCHIATRY
1. Read a book with a character who is dealing with a psychological illness (ex: anorexia, cutting,
schizophrenia) or with a character who is a psychologist/psychiatrist who is treating a patient - A Jonathan Kellerman novel

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
2. Read a non-fiction book about any religion of your choosing - Life of Prayer by Teresa of Avila

SOCIOLOGY
1. Read a book whose character is in a club, social group or a social status- Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)

VETERINARY SCIENCE/ ZOOLOGY
1. Read a book with shape-shifters - Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews - DONE

WRITING/AUTHOR
1. Read a book by a new to you Author - Alison Hewitt is Trapped by Madelaide Roux - DONE




From Foodies Read 2013


Levels:
Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

Plan to be a Short-Order Cook


Foodie Challenge
0/3 books




From Literally Correct

As written from her site:

I love fairy tales and fables so why not make a challenge out of it? The purpose of this challenge is to see how many (Aesop’s Fables, Hans Christian Anderson, & Grimm Fairy Tales) you can read and compare to each other? What are the morals to each short story?

Rules:
  • Short stories must come from Aesop (284), Anderson (64), or Grimm (120) books.
  • Books must be read from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
  • Review between 2-4 stories that you’ve read at one time & link back to this review at the bottom of yours. (It does not have to be a full review, a sentence or two on Goodreads is more than sufficient.)
Levels:
  •  1 – 40 Morals Read
  • 41 – 80 Morals Learned
  • 81 – 100 Morals Understood
  • 100+ Morals Master

I'm excited to find this one. I've really been into Grimms fairytales lately and have a lot to read still. I think I'll aim for the first level.

Mine will come from Grimm Fairy Tales 




Christopher Pike Reading Challenge Levels:
1-3 books: The Listeners level
4-6 books: The Midnight Club level
7-9 books: Bury Me Deep level
10-12 books: Master of Murder level
13-and more: Final Friends level

I plan to be at the Listeners Level 


1. The Thing in the Closet by Christopher Pike (Spooksville #17)
2. The Haunted Cave by Christopher Pike
3. Master of Murder by Christopher Pike




 From Thoughts at One In The Morning


The Invisible Man by HG Wells











2013 1st in a Series challenge hosted by Darlene's Book Nook

Series Novice - Read 5 Books First in a series
Series Lover - Read 10 Books First in a series
Series Expert - Read 20 books First in a series
Series Fanatic - Read 30 books First in a series


I always do a series challenge since I'm a series addict. Hoping to get Series Expert. Doubt I'll reach Fanatic since many of my series have been started.

1st In A Series
0/10 books

Dead Witch Walking (Re-Read)
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
It takes a Witch by Heather Blake
Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
Alien by Allen Dean Foster
Need by Carrie Jones
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Black Mariah by Richard Finney
Night by Elie Wiesel
Books of Blood by Clive Barker
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow





Hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.

I have a lot of free ebooks that apply to this post. I read ebooks slowly and sporadically so not sure how well I'll do but I'll give it a shot!


Why Buy the Cow?
0/10 books


Delia's Shadow by Jamie Lee Moyer
Why? Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions by Joel Levy
Superman Versus The Doomsday Army by Laurie Sutton
Better Homes and Gardens: Baking
Hero Worship






Dante Valentine Series by Lilith Saintcrow Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance
To Be Determined To Be Determined
To Be Determined To Be Determined
To Be Determined To Be Determined
To Be Determined  To Be Determined





From A Day Dreamer's Blog

The challenge is to read a large variety of genres within one year.

Levels:
Careful; 6 different genres, 6 books
Cautious; 12 different genres, 12 books
Branching; 18 different genres, 18 books
Avid Reader; 24 different genres, 24 books
Champion; 30 different genres, 30 books
 

 I plan to be in the Cautious Level 

1. EROTICA - The Supplicant by Lucinda Betts - DONE
2. AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Still Me by Christopher Reeves
3. CHILDREN/YA - The Last Battle by CS Lewis - DONE
4. URBAN FANTASY - Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews - DONE
5. SERIES GUIDEBOOK - The Hollows by Kim Harrison - DONE
6. FANTASY - The Emerald Cavern by Mitchell Graham
7. ROMANCE - Bring it On by Kara Sinclair - DONE
8. PARANORMAL ROMANCE - A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer - DONE
9. SCIENCE FICTION - The Invisible Man by HG Wells - DONE
10. GOTHIC - Black Maddie by Jean Innes - - DONE
11. MYSTERY - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
12. HORROR - Red by Jack Ketchum - DONE
13. DRAMA - Prince of Tides -  DONE




You may pick both fiction and non fiction books!

Contrary to last year short story collections, anthologies or collected works in one volume are now allowed!

Last year you had to read 700+ pages but I reduced this to 650+ for 2013 (and no, this is not further negotiable)!

And as a little incentive - books with more than 1.200 pages will count for two books (so theoretically you can read four such super-chunksters to reach the Sencha Connoisseur level)!

Are you ready? Go ahead and pick your level!

2 Books - Chamomile Lover

4 Books - Berry Tea Devotee

6 Books - Earl Grey Aficionado

8 or more Books - Sencha Connoisseur


I plan to be at Chamomile Lover Level

1. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
2. IT By Stephen King




From Auntie Spinelli Reads

The goal: To read as many sequels as you can. You set your goal at whatever number works for you.

Not sure on this number yet - hoping for at least 10 sequels

Ever After
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
Touch of the Demon Captivate by Carrie Jones
Entice by Carrie Jones Endure by Carrie Jones
The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner A Fistful of Charms (Re-Read)
For a few demons more (Re-Read) Every Witch way but dead (Re-read)
Diary of a wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Third Wheel
The Thing in the closet (Spooksville 17) The Haunted Cave by Christopher Pike
A Charmed Death by Madeline Alt

Exiles: Unnatural Instincts

A Charmed Death by Madelyn Alt

Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance

The Devil's Right Hand by Lilith Saintcrow

To Hell and Back by Lilith Saintcrow

Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saintcrow
Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan

Exiles: Legacy

Luscious Cravings by Cameron Dean

Embrace the Night by Karen Chance

Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance

Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow







Paranormal Romance Reading
7/12 books

 The goal is to read at least one book featuring each of the following paranormal creatures:
  • Vampires - A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer (DONE)
  • Werewolves/Shifters - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (DONE)
  • Fey - Dead Ever After  (DONE)
  • Angels/Nephilim -
  • Mermaids - The Supplicant by Lucinda Betts (DONE)
  • Dragons - The Green Cavern
  • Zombies -Alison Hewitt is Trapped (DONE)
  • Demons - Ever After (DONE)
  • Witches/Wizards - It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake (DONE)
  • Ghosts - Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (DONE)
  • Aliens -Alien by Allen Dean Foster (DONE)
  • Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.) - The Last Battle by CS Lewis (DONE- Unicorn and Centaurs)




 From Book Vixen

Levels:
Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books


I'm hope to be in the I'm On Fire! level




 
From The Crafty Book Nerd


5 books= Detective 
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant 
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes

Plan to be CAPTAIN Level



It takes a Witch by Heather Blake Nemesis by Agatha Christie
A Charmed Death by Madelyn Alt Big Numbers by Jack Getze




















From Reading in Winter and Creativity's Corner

Please see full list of rules here

In order to keep track of everything, we came up with a fancy, schmancy scoreboard:
  






TBR:
1 Nemesis by Agatha Christie
2 Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
3 Man Trouble by Natalie Fox
4 Tall, Dark and Restless by Heather Macalister
5 Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Part of a Series:
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
3 The Thing in the Closet by Christopher Pike
4 The Haunted Cave by Christopher Pike
5 The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner

Book Released in 2013:
1 Black Mariah by Richard Finney
2 Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
3 Ever After by Kim Harrison
4 Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
5 A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer

Read 1 Book Everyone has Read:
1 The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
2 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
3 The Godfather by Mario Puzo
4 Speak by Laurie Handerson
5 The Last Battle by CS Lewis

Re-Read a Book:
1 Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
2 White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
3 Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
4 The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
5 A Fisftul of Charms by Kim Harrison

CARD 2

TBR:
1. The Trelayne Inheritance by Jean Innes
2. Master of Murder by Christopher Pike
3. A Priceless Love by Emma Darcy
4. Dream of Love by Kay Clifford
5. Red by Jack Ketchum


Part of a Series:
1. Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
2. Big Numbers by Jack Getze
3. Exiles: Legacy
4. The Campfire Ghosts by Susan Pearson
5.  A Charmed Death by Madelyn Alt


Book Released in 2013:
1. Better Homes and Gardens: Baking
2. Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
3. Why? Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
4. The Man of Steel: Superman Vs the Doomsday Army
5. Hero Worship


Read 1 Book Everyone has Read:
1. Invisible Man by HG Wells
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5. 


Re-Read a Book:
1. For a Few Demons More
2. The Hollows Insider
3. The Good, The Bad, and the Undead
4. Every Witch Way but Dead
5. Books of Blood Vol. 1 - Clive Barker







 From Book'd Out

The aim of The Eclectic Reader 2013 Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.
  
Categories

  1. Translated fiction - Night by Elsie Wiesel (Done)
  2. Historical mystery
  3. Romantic suspense
  4. Made into a movie - The Godfather by Mario Puzo (Done)
  5. New Adult - Speak by Laurie Anderson (Done)
  6. Urban Fantasy - Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland (Done)
  7. Dystopian - Watchmen (Planned)
  8. Memoir - Night by Elie Wiesel (Done)
  9. LGBT - The Supplicant by Lucinda Betts (Done)
  10. Action Adventure -
  11. Humour - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (Done)
  12. Published in 2013 - Ever After By Kim Harrison (Done)



Hosted By Bookish

1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - A Sweet Kiss
31-40 - Love At First Sight
41-50 - Married With Children

Looks like a fun way to clear off the TBR pile. Also participated because she will feature mini challenges and prizes. Seems like fun. Hoping to hit Married with Children.

I won't list the books themselves here as I plan to read at least a 100 and outdo my last challenge for 2012 (Read 126)


From Bookmark To Blog

Levels:

Geek: 4-6 books in at least 2-3 different categories
Dork: 7-10 books in at least 4-5 different categories
Dweeb: 11- 14 books in at least 6-7 different categories
Nerd: 15+ books in at least 8+ different categories


I plan to reach the Geek level. Starting college again in January will help with this challenge.

1.   AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Still Me by Christopher Reeves
2.   HUMANITIES: Adventures in the Human Spirit (Textbook) - Intro to Humanities
3.   RELIGIOUS: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max E. Anders
4.   MEMOIR: Night by Elie Wiesel
5.   COOKBOOK: Better Homes and Gardens: Baking (2013 Release)
6.   MEDICAL: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus


 
From Literary Escapism

I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be.  If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.

Plan to be at 25 new authors level


Charles Ogden - Done Tanith Lee - Done
Kara Sinclair - Done Lucinda Betts - Done
Mario Puzo - Done Patricia Werner - Done
Laurie Halse Anderson - Done Ginna Gray - Done
Emily French - Done Constance O'Bannon - Done
Colleen Faulkner - Done Sharon Wagner - Done
Melissa Marr - Done Carrie Jones - Done
Heather Blake - Done Heather MacAlister - Done
Max E. Anders - Done Natalie Fox - Done
Elie Wiesel - Done Pat Conroy - Done
Nancy Pearl - Done Dennis Lehane - Done
Kay Clifford - Done Jean Innes - Done
Susan Pearson - Done
Lilith Saintcrow - Done
Penelope Fitzgerald - Done
Melanie Milbourne - Done
Jenna Blum - Done
Lilith Saintcrow - Done
Madelyn Alt - Done
Jaime Lee Moyer - Done
Joel Levy - Done
Richard O'Brien - Done
Allen Dean Foster - Done



 From Butterfly-O-Meter Books

 As written on her site:

Rules:

- Runs: January 1 2013 - December 31 2013. You can sign up to participate at any time from the moment this is posted until the end of 2013, it's your set of resolutions, so have fun with it :D

- Challenge: think up your bookish list of resolutions for 2013, it can be anything related to bookish things (including completing other Challenges you're participating in as long as they're bookish-related);

- What can you write up in your resolutions list?
Whatever you like that is related to bookish stuff aka reading, writing, book-blogging related stuff, etc. My suggestion is to use this as a master list for your bookish goals of the year, and where a specific challenge is organized by a fellow book blogger addressing one of your goals, sign up for it there and use this list to mention you'd like to fill X challenge. Feel me? xDD That's how I use it, at least, but it also contains goals regarding the development of my blog and other bookish-related activities (writing, reading, etc)


Here's Mine :)

  • Write and post a review for every book I read in 2013
  • Finish posting reviews for all books read in 2012 Series
  • Read a lot more Mysteries, Crime, and Drama
  • Read at least thirty Gothic Books
  • Read most of the anthologies I own
  • Read at least 3 Harlequins a month
  • Complete all the 2013 Challenges
  • Beat my 2012 Reading Challenge count by at least 20
  • Start building library in living room when room built/complete
  • Finally do some bookmark crafts
  • Finally do some book crafts
  • Visit the used bookstore in town much more - at least once every 2 months
  • Become active in the local library events for support




Choose a Level:
Latte                         75      books
Cappuccino               100      books
Double-Espresso       150+    books

I'm aiming for the Double-Expresso Level 
  


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Hosted By The Book Vixen


     First Date – Read 1–4 Nicholas Sparks novels
     Going Steady – Read 5–8 Nicholas Sparks novels
     Engaged – Read 9–12 Nicholas Sparks novels
     Married – Read 13–16 Nicholas Sparks novels


I have some Nicholas Sparks books I've been meaning to get to. This challenge is perfect for me to get through the authors stuff I own.


First Date

First Date Challenge
0/4 books

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From Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

The Levels:

Initiate:  Read 1 - 5 Witchy Books
Maiden:  Read 6 - 10 Witchy Books
Mother:  Read 11 - 15 Witchy Books
Crone:  Read 16 - 20 Witchy Books

Plan to be at Maiden Level. Made Crone in 2012 but don't have as many witch books left to go through.


Witch and Witchcraft Challenge
7/10 books


It Takes a Witch (Done) Ever After (DONE)
A Charmed Death Dead Witch Walking (Re-Reading) (DONE)
Fistful of Charms Re-Read Every witch way but dead (Re-Read)
For a Few Demons More (Re-Read) The Outlaw Demon Wails (Re-Read)
White Witch, Black Curse (Re-read) Black Magic Sanction (Re-Read)



Hosted By The Book Vixen


 As per Pearl’s original post:
“by contemporary romance I mean straight contemporary, so without paranormal, fantasy or time-travel elements. Sexy, steamy contemporaries are eligible and so are category romances. (i.e. Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Super Romances, Silhouette Desires, etc.).” Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
 I plan to read 40-50 Romances



6/50 Books Done


Bring it On by Kira Sinclair (DONE) A Past Revenge by Carole Mortimer
Guilty by Anne Mather The Heart's Yearning by Ginna Gray
Tall, Dark, and Restless by Heather MacAlister Man Trouble! by Natalie Fox
A Priceless Love by Emma Darcy Dream of Love by Kay Clifford
Dark Ransom by Sara Craven A Priceless Love by Emma Darcy
Jewel in His Crown by Lynne Graham Pretense of Love by Carol Gregor
The Blackmail Pregnancy by Melanie Milbourne Unfriendly Proposition by Jessica Steele








































 From Historical Tapestry

During these following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:

20th century reader - 2 books
Victorian reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History -25+ books

I plan to be 20th century reader with this challenge




Historical Novel Challenge
0/2 Books Done



 
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Hosted by Beth Fish Reads

Between January 1 and December 31, 2013, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Deep down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt - Beneath The Surface by Evelyn Vaughn
  2. A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs - Lemons never lie by Richard Stark
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness - My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire - Set the stars on fire by Sally Wentworth
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You're Sorry, Dreams of Joy - Happy Holidays by Janet Dailey
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches - Lost Boy, Lost Girl by Peter Straub



How addicted are you?

2/16 Challenges

Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges
On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges
In Flight: 11-15 Challenges
Out of This World: 16+ Challenges 


I plan to complete Out of This World