Challenges for 2014

goodreads.com

-via group Challenge Yourself

  1. audio-books Hear Ye! Hear Ye! ! Reading a certain number of audio-books.
  • my goal is to read 15
  • progress: 3 out of 15 

2.) big books Doorstops Reading those big books that you’ve been avoiding.

  • my goal is to read 5
  • progress:

3.) book reviews Reviews To Do Taking the time to complete book reviews.

  • my goal is to review all 70 that I chose to read for my annual goodreads challenge

progress: 13 out of 70

4.) eReader eDingus Reading material stored on your eReader.

  • my goal is to read 35
  • progress: 10 out of 35

5.) home library Home Alone Reading books from our private library.

  • my goal is to read 35
  • progress: 1 out of 35

The numbers don’t match up. That’s because some will overlap.

book blogging

 New Year, New Reads hosted by Books, Food, and other things

  •  For the month of January, I will try to read at least 3 to six new authors, or genre, to me.
  1. Eloise by Judy Finnigan (a mystery with a side of paranormal and ghosts) I got via netgalley (completed)
  2. Either Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker  or Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, both by Jennifer Chiaverini
  3. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon (YA fantasy paranormal, not my cup of tea usually, but why not) I got via netgalley
  4. Flat out Love by Jessica Park (a YA novel that involves music, sign me up) I got for Christmas
  5. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger (a graphic novel) (completed)
  6. and a surprise!

progress: 4 out of 6

– 2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by Ramblings of a Daydreamer

From January 1st, 2014- December 31st, 2014, the goal is to read as many historical fiction books I can.

~Challenge Details and Guidelines~
  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 – December 31st, 2014. Sign-ups will remain open until December 15th, 2014
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate, as long as you can post your reviews somewhere (GoodReads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc)
  • This challenge encompasses both YA and adult historic books
  • Any subgenre of historic fiction counts – historic romance, paranormal historic fiction, historic fantasy, etc. Time slips (where a character(s) goes back and forth between the present and the past) also count. Publication date doesn’t matter – whether it was published this year or thirty years ago, it counts.
  • Any length and format of book count – audiobooks, ebooks, novellas, etc.
  • Create a sign-up post for the challenge (or tweet, Facebook post, GoodReads status, etc if you don’t have a blog), include the graphic at the top of this post, along with a link back so other people can sign up, and be sure to tell us which level you’re aiming for (levels are below). You don’t have to list the books you intend to read, but you can if you want. When you add your link to the Linky below, please use the direct link to your sign-up post.
  • At the beginning of each month, I’ll post a new Linky where you can add your reviews for the month. If you forget to link up one month, you can link up the next, just please don’t link the same review twice. Unfortunately I can’t afford to do giveaways each month, but I’m hoping to do surprise giveaways* for participants, and there will definitely be a giveaway at the end of the year. The more books you review, the more entries you get in the grand prize giveaway!
  • Reviews must be posted for the first time between January 1st, 2014 and December 31st, 2014 to count.
  • If you’re on Twitter, feel free to tweet updates, reviews, etc using the hashtag #2014HFRC so we can all find each other and cheer each other on. I’ll randomly retweet tweets using that hashtag throughout the year.
  • You don’t have to follow Ramblings of a Daydreamer to enter the challenge, but you might want to follow via BlogLovin’ or email so you know when the monthly link-ups are posted, along with surprise challenges or giveaways.
  • Each month I’ll be updating the 2014 Historic Fiction Reading Challenge page at the top of the blog with everyone’s progress. Each person who posts a review will get their name added, along with all the reviews they link up each month – hopefully that will drive more traffic to your blog!
  • ~Levels~
    1-5 books ~ Testing the bonds of time
    6-12 books ~ Slipping through time
    13-20 books ~ Traveling back in time
    21+ books ~ Living in the past

For me, I am going for the level Traveling back in time with a goal of 15+ books. Historical fiction is my weak spot although I read heaps of YA.

progress: 1 of 15

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