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message 1: by Charlene (last edited Oct 07, 2012 07:52PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Joined the September FAC reading challenge.
message # 38 Hot Blooded

10/7/12 Didn't make the deadline with this book. But I am enjoying it and continue to read as I am using it for a quarterly challenge as well.


message 2: by Charlene (last edited Oct 07, 2012 07:51PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Doing the Random Book List #97 (ends Oct. 2) NEW!
Read Thirteen Reasons Why

I didn't get this book from the libary in time to get it read by the deadline :(


message 3: by Charlene (last edited Nov 15, 2012 09:57PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments FINISHED! My first challenge and I beat the clock by exactly one hour!

1 - Erotic - Moving Violation (d) had been on my tbr for over a year Read Sept. 13,2012

2 - Suspense - Hot Blooded (c) borrowed from the library and part of the FAC challenge as well. Finished October 23, 2012

3 - Contemporary - Ten Shades of Sexy This can fullfill two categories, but I am going to use it as (a) read from a friend's shelf on GR. Finished Nov. 2, 2012

4 - Western - One Night Rodeo (i) part of a series. Finished Nov. 15, 2012

Flirt Level 4/4

RRRC Romance Lovers Quarterly Challenge


message 4: by Charlene (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Random Book List #105 Ends December 11, 2012

Reading Liesl and Po

Link to post Random Book List #105


message 5: by Charlene (last edited Jan 11, 2013 11:42PM) (new)


message 6: by Charlene (last edited Sep 26, 2013 09:51PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Monthly and Random Challenges 2013

Random Book List #120 - Ends March 12, 2013 Finished 2/24/13 Read >Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey. ★★★★✩


Random book list #121, Ends March 12, 2013 Finished 2/28/13 Read All Over You by Emily Snow.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ good book just a little too short for my liking.

Random Book List #132 ends June 4, 2013
Finished Rush June 1, 2013 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What a great story! Loved the characters, the story, and can not wait to read Ash and Jace's story!

Random Book List 148

Reading Unteachable
Deadline Sept. 24, 2013 Finished September 21, 2013
It was only okay. I had read all of the five star reviews and got sucked in, but it didn't really hold my attention. Maybe the taboo of 18 year old student and teacher wasn't taboo enough for me. ★ ★ ★


message 7: by Charlene (last edited Dec 08, 2013 08:51PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments I think I want to keep track of how many pages I actually read this year. So I am back dating to books finished after January 1, 2013.

Bared to You 352 pages
Grace 316 pages
Caught 388 pages
What Happened to My Sister 304 pages
Cowboy Lust: Erotic Romance for Women244 pages
Undeniably Yours page count unknown
All Over You 57 ebook pages
Superstition 339 pages
Hit and Run 180 pages
Illicit 272 pages
The Temptation 185 pages
Who Moved My Cheese For Teens 94 pages
Reflected in You 238 pages
Rush 396 pages
Tough to Tackle 139 pages
12 Shades of Surrender 400 pages
Against the Wind 391 pages
Release Me 343 pages
Unteachable 268 pages
Carrie's Story: An Erotic S/M Novel 198 pages
Bonds of Trust 280 pages (ebook)
Brie's First Day of Submissive Training - ebook - actual pages unknown - guestimate - 50

TOTAL PAGES READ: 5434


message 8: by Charlene (last edited Mar 31, 2013 10:22PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments FAC Challenge - March 2-13 Karen Robards

FAC Challenge, March 2013, Karen Robards

Barely finished this one on time, but I did and it was really good!


message 9: by Charlene (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Here is a how to..... how to post the star ratings. Use the following codes

&*#9733 = ★
&*#9734 = ☆


remove the * when using


message 10: by Charlene (last edited Aug 13, 2013 11:01PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments August FAC - Kat Martin

I am reading Against the Wind

Finished this book August 13, 2012. Started a "C" and ended an "A". ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


message 11: by Charlene (last edited Dec 29, 2013 11:41AM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments 2014 Annual Challenges

A to Z Book Challenge message 49

Stacking the Series Challenge message 47


message 12: by Charlene (last edited Dec 27, 2014 11:07PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments I am going to try to read more books and more pages in 2014 than I did in 2013.

2013 totals 25 books 5434 pages

2014
Bury This 257 pages finished 1/6/14
Three Girls and a Baby 269 pages finished 1/21/14
The First True Lie: A Novel 143 pages, finished 3/8/14
The Dogs of Christmas 233 pages, finished 03/14/14
The Submissive 305 pages, finished 3/31//14
A Beautiful Lie 388 pages, finished 5/31/14
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, 179 pages, finished 6/15/14
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, 227 pages, finished 7/18/14
Thirteen Reasons Why, 288 pages, finished 8/3/14
Cemetery Girl, 389 pages, finished 09/10/14
Jumping Off Swings, finished 9/24/14, 230 pages
I've Got You Under My Skin, finished 10/19/14, 303 pages
Finding Pride, finished 11/01/14, 296 pages
Room, finished 11/30/14, 321 pages
Virgin, 294 pages, finished 12/27/14

Total 4122

Bury This by Andrea Portes Three Girls and a Baby (Three Girls, #1) by Rachel SchurigThe First True Lie by Marina ManderThe Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce CameronThe Submissive (The Submissive Trilogy, # 1) by Tara Sue MeA Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire, #1) by T.E. SivecHeaven is for Real A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd BurpoThe Book Whisperer Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn MillerThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Cemetery Girl by David J. BellJumping Off Swings (Jumping Off Swings #1) by Jo KnowlesI've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins ClarkFinding Pride (The Pride #1) by Jill SandersRoom by Emma DonoghueVirgin by Radhika Sanghani



message 13: by Charlene (last edited Jan 06, 2014 11:19PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Quarterly Challenge from Bookworm Bitches Group. Runs January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014

TBR Clean Up Challenge message 64


message 14: by Charlene (last edited Mar 30, 2017 09:35PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Another challenge from Bookworm Bitches. No duration, and it looks like fun, so I am going to work on it.

50 State Challenge
Duration: No Time Limit
Start Date 1/1/2014

Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA) - A Beautiful Lie, finished 5/31/14
Colorado (CO) - The Dogs of Christmas, finished 3/14/14
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI) Bury This, finished 01/06/14
Minnesota (MN) Meat, finished 03/30/17
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE) Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, finished 06/15/14
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY) The Submissive, finished 3/31/14
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX) The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, finished 7/19/14
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)


message 15: by Charlene (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments 2014 Random Book List Challenges

Random Book List #165 Read Three Girls and a Baby finished 1/21/14 ★★★★


message 16: by Charlene (last edited Mar 05, 2014 08:25PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Hearts and Tears Challenge - RRRC
Duration - March 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014


To post die roll and game board movement:

Game Board Movement Post #101

Once you finish reading each book, you should update your list of books read in the Participants Thread with completion date and rating.

Participants Thread

Post #79


message 17: by Charlene (last edited Sep 26, 2014 10:21PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Bookworm Bitches June Read - a - Thon

Dates: June 14-15
June 28-29

Link to post 66


message 18: by Charlene (last edited Sep 26, 2014 10:32PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Bookworm Bitches September Read - a - Thon

Dates: September 27 & 28

link to post 48


message 20: by Charlene (last edited Nov 15, 2015 11:45AM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments Here we go again, 2015 a new reading year. I read less in 2014 than 2013, but it was a busy year. So, let's see what 2015 brings.
Last year I only read 15 books with a total of 4122 pages.

2015 PAGE TOTAL 6060

1. Cry in the Night, finished 01/04/15, 380 pages
2. Foreplay, finished 01/23/15, 294 pages
3. Christmas At Timberwoods64], finished 02/01/15, 392 pages
4. Finding Noel, finished 02/07/15, 304 pages
5. Big Little Lies, finished 3/3/15, 679 pages
6. The Gift, finished 3/21/15, 305 pages
7. Nauti Temptress, finished 4/27/15, 324 pages
8. If I Were You, finished 5/31/15, 340 pages
9. Being Me, finished 07/04/15, 351 pages
10. Smoking Hot, finished 07/12/15, 210 pages
11. Revealing Us, finished 07/22/15, 304 pages
12. His Secrets, finished 07/25/15, 60 pages
13. Rebecca's Lost Journals, finished 7/31/15, 200 pages
14. The Master Undone, finished 8/1/15, 40 pages
15. No in Between, finished 08/09/15, 290 pages
16. My Control, finished 8/12/15, 49 pages
17. The Underground Stream: A Novel of Suspense, finished 09/07/15, 253 pages
18. I Belong to You, finished 9/13/15, 305 pages
19. Calling Maggie May, finished 9/28/15, 159 pages
20. That Night, finished 10/25/15, 370 pages
21. Wonder, finished 11/10/15, 313 pages
22. All of Me, finished 11/15/15, 138 pages

Cry in the Night (Rock Harbor Series #5) by Colleen Coble Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1) by Sophie Jordan Christmas At Timberwoods by Fern Michaels Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans The Gift by Cecelia Ahern Nauti Temptress (Nauti Girls, #1) by Lora Leigh If I Were You (Inside Out, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones Being Me (Inside Out, #2) by Lisa Renee Jones Smoking Hot (When SEALs Come Home, #2) by Anne Marsh Revealing Us (Inside Out, #3) by Lisa Renee Jones His Secrets (Inside Out, #3.1) by Lisa Renee Jones Rebecca's Lost Journals (Inside Out, #3.2) by Lisa Renee Jones The Master Undone (Inside Out, #3.3) by Lisa Renee Jones No in Between (Inside Out, #4) by Lisa Renee Jones My Control (Inside Out, #4.5) by Lisa Renee Jones The Underground Stream A Novel of Suspense by Velda Johnston I Belong to You (Inside Out, #5) by Lisa Renee Jones Calling Maggie May by Anonymous That Night by Chevy Stevens Wonder by R.J. Palacio All of Me (Inside Out, #6) by Lisa Renee Jones


message 23: by Charlene (last edited Dec 16, 2017 09:31AM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments 2017 Reading Log

Missed 2016 entirely due to a new and wonderful relationship. But I am back for 2017. In 2015 i read 6060 pages from 22 books. Let's see how well I do this year.

1) Sacking the Quarterback, 01/07/17, 124 pages
2) Walk Two Moons, 02/04/17, 280 pages
3) Bodyguard, 02/26/17, 140 pages
4) One Snowy Night, 03/04/17, 91 pages
5) Bad Medicine, 03/19/17, 154 pages
6) Meat, 03/30/17, 174 pages
7) Playlist for the Dead, 05/13/17, 279
8) The Bookshop on the Corner, 08/25/17, 470 pages, large print
9) The Deal of a Lifetime, 11/27/17, 65 pages
10) The Stranger Inside, 12/16/17, 269 pages

TOTAL: 2,046


Sacking the Quarterback by Samantha Towle, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech Bodyguard (Under Covers #1) by Jessica Linden, One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay, #2.5) by Jill Shalvis, Bad Medicine (Somewhere TX #3) by Jodi Vaughn Meat by Opal Carew Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman The Stranger Inside (Strangers #4) by Jennifer Jaynes


message 24: by Charlene (last edited Sep 09, 2018 09:19AM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 83 comments 2018 Reading Log

Last year I read 10 books with 2,046 pages. Slow year fir me but lots of changes such as jobs and houses. Hopefully this year will produce more reading.

This Is Where It Ends, finished 02/01/18, 288 pages

Girl Last Seen, finished 04/13/18, 340 pages

An Old-Fashioned Man, finished 05/22/18, 76 pages

Cuffed, finished 6/17/18, 378 pages

Dirty Little Secret, finished 7/7/18, 347 pages

Only Child, finished 9/3/18, 304 pages

TOTAL: 1,796

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Girl Last Seen by Nina Laurin An Old-Fashioned Man (Old Fashion Man, #1) by Laylah Roberts Cuffed by K. Bromberg Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires, #1) by Kendall Ryan Only Child by Rhiannon Navin


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