Category: 2014 Challenges

Pick Your Thon


This is a sticky post for my Read-A-Thon Progress

Hosted by The Book Monsters

08/04 Monday
Book: Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard
Pages read: 71
Review written/posted:

08/05 Tuesday
Book: Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard
Pages read: 55
Review written/posted: Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

08/06 Wednesday
Book: Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard
Pages read: 62 ~ finished
Review written/posted: The Insanity Plea by Larry D. Thompson

008/07 Thursday
Book: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Pages read:
Review written/posted:

08/08 Friday
Pages read:
Review written/posted:

008/09 Saturday
Pages read:
Review written/posted:

08/10 Sunday
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08/11 Monday
Wrap up
Total pages read:
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I am so excited about these 2 upcoming Read-A-Thons, especially now that I am officially out of my year long slump and have my reading mojo back.

I still have many restrictions, since my back surgeries, and per doctor’s orders, am not allowed to do much except rest, walk and sleep so these 2 Read-A-Thons will help me pass the time.

Want to join with me?  Here’s the info:

Tomorrow starts Pick-Your-Thon hosted by The Book Monsters

The Monster Read and Review-a-thons are a great chance for us all to get together, read some fabulous reads, and get to those reviews that we know have been sitting there waiting to be done for a little too long. You can read as much as you want. Review till you cannot review anymore. Whatever works best for you! In addition to the Thons, we will be hosting some fun related challenges, great prizes, and a Twitter party.

You decide how much you want to participate. Whether it is just for a few days in reading then switching to reviewing or only participating on one or the other… what you get done depends on you!This reading event is hosted by The Book Monsters. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.


And starting August 18th is:

August 18, 2014 – August 24, 2014

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
This reading event is hosted by On a Book Bender and Reading the Paranormal. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.

Happy Reading!!

2014 A-Z Challenge

WOOHOO!  My buddy Lori is hosting the A-Z challenge again so I had to jump aboard.  Now if only my slump will end in 2014!  Want to join?  Here are the details:

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After some really nice emails and encouragement from all of you
I have decided to host another A-Z Challenge in 2014.
The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2014
your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.
Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful
This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 until December 31st, 2014.
You can join anytime. You do not have to review the book.
You do not need to link up each spoonful.
Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.
After you complete the challenge just come to the 2014 Alphabet Soup Page under the Challenges tab at the top of my blog and leave a comment with your completed list.
Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!
It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.
So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.
A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.
B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford B- Buried in a Bog by Sheila ConnollyC – Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly D – A Deal to Die For by Josie Belle etc.
Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!
Ready to join??
Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish and enter a link below if available or sign up in the comment section. You can even set up a special shelf on to help you keep track!
Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet – Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started. X and Z were the toughest for me so this year I am going to try to take care of those two early.
Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.
Link your sign up post here


2014 Challenges

It’s that wonderful time of year!!! Sign ups for 2014 Reading Challenges.

Unfortunately I had a major slump this year, reading a total of 7 books. I can only remember 1 time in my life that I had a reading slump this bad. Needless to say, I didn’t even come close in completing the 2013 Challenges. I am hoping that in 2014, the slump ends. And in being positive, I will attempt to participate in a few Challenges.  They are:

If any of these sound inviting, visit the hosting blog to see criteria.

01. Hosted By Bev at Reading Challenge Addict

02. Hosted By Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

03. Hosted By Bev @ My Reader’s Block

04. Hosted By Charlie @The Wormhole

05. Hosted By Workaday Reads

06. Hosted By Bookmark to Blog

07. Hosted By Sheila @ Book Journey

08. Hosted By The Book Vixen

My progress will be posted here.

There are a couple more that I have participated in over the years, that haven’t been posted yet, so I’m sure this list will grow. Hope you will join me!