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message 1: by Lisa (last edited Dec 07, 2013 08:51PM) (new)

Lisa | 283 comments Total Books Read - 42

Yearly Challenges:

Let's Turn Pages - 19,907/25,000
Baby Name Challenge - 11/40
Listopia Challenge - 10/10

Quarterly Inspirations:
It's All About the Oscars and Hollywood Challenge - 7/7
Duration: January 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013

Monthly Challenges:
January
The New Beginnings Challenge - 7/7


message 2: by Lisa (last edited Jan 19, 2013 02:05PM) (new)

Lisa | 283 comments THE NEW BEGINNINGS CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - January 31

Completed: 7/7

Let's celebrate the new year with a challenge all about new beginnings!

1. Read a book by an author new to you
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
Competed: Jan 7, 2013
Rating: 2.5/5 stars


2. Read a book that was released in the last six months
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Completed: Jan 5, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars


3. Read a book in a genre that is outside of what you normally read
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Completed: Jan 11, 2013
Rating: 2.5/5 stars


4. Read a book where the main character starts out on a new part of his or her life
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
Completed: Jan 4, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars


6. Should auld acquaintance be forgot: Read an old childhood favorite
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Completed: Jan 17, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars


7. Read a book nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Completed: Jan 19, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars


9. Read a book that is first in a series
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Completed: Jan 10, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars



message 3: by Lisa (last edited Oct 19, 2013 10:40AM) (new)

Lisa | 283 comments THE BABY NAME HUNT
Duration: January 1 - December 31

Completed: 11/40


Male
1 Liam
2 Ethan
3 Mason
4 Noah
5 Jacob
6 Jack - The Snow Child
Completed: Jan 27, 2013

7 Aiden
8 Jackson
9 Logan - Shadow's Edge
Completed: Feb 23, 2013

10 Lucas
11 Benjamin
12 William - Legacy
Completed: Sept 7, 2013

13 Ryan The Sandcastle Girls
Completed: Jan 19, 2013

14 James
15 Alexander
16 Jayden
17 Owen Monster Hunter International
Completed: June 16, 2013

18 Michael Home Front
Completed: Jan 30, 2013

19 Elijah
20 Matthew

Female
1 Emma Shadow on the Crown
Completed: March 5, 2013

2 Olivia
3 Sophia Royal Mistress
Completed: June 25, 2013

4 Ava
5 Isabella Falls the Shadow
Completed: February 13, 2013

6 Ella
7 Mia
8 Emily
9 Chloe
10 Lily
11 Madison
12 Abigail Rise to Rebellion
Completed: October 19, 2013

13 Avery
14 Charlotte
15 Amelia
16 Harper
17 Addison
18 Hannah
19 Grace
20 Zoe - Some Kind Of Fairy Tale
Completed: Jan 7, 2013



message 4: by Lisa (last edited Dec 07, 2013 08:53PM) (new)

Lisa | 283 comments The Lets Turn Pages Challenge
Duration January 1 – December 31, 2013

19,907/25,000 pages

1. Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb 768 pages
Completed: Jan 4, 2013
Rating: 4/ 5 stars

2. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller 336 pages
Completed: Jan 5, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

3. Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce 320 pages
Completed: Jan 7, 2013
Rating: 2.5/5 stars

4. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks 645 pages
Completed: Jan 10, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

5. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 355 pages
Completed: Jan 11, 2013
Rating: 2.5/5 stars

6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 306 pages
Completed: Jan 17, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

7. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian 320 pages
Completed: Jan 19, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

8. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss 1,000 pages
Completed: Jan 25, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

9. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 391 pages
Completed: Jan 27, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

10. Home Front by Kristin Hannah 388 pages
Completed: Jan 30, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

11. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 509 pages
Completed: February 7, 2013
Rating: 2/5 stars

12. Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman 592 pages
Completed: February 13, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

13. Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks 656 pages
Completed: Feb 23, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

14. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 352 pages
Completed: Feb 27, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

15. Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell 416 pages
Completed: March 5, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

16. Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett 496 pages
Completed: March 19, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

17. Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks 689 pages
Completed: March 28, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

18. The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman 608 pages
Completed: April 12, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

19. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus 302 pages
Completed: April 21, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

20. The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson 480 pages
Completed: May 14, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

21. The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch 435 pages
Completed: May 23, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

22. Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon 506 pages
Completed: May 30, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

23. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart 494 pages
Completed: June 6, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

24. Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia 457 pages
Completed: June 16, 2013
Rating: 2/5 stars

25. Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith 489 pages
Completed: June 25, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

26. 1776 by David McCullough 386 pages
Completed: July 13, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

27. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell 368 pages
Completed: July 18, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

28. Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian 372 pages
Completed: July 22, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

29. Emperor: The Death of Kings: A Novel of Julius Caesar by Conn Iggulden 480 pages
Completed: July 30, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

30. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 181 pages
Completed: August 6, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

31. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers 525 pages
Completed: August 11, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

32. Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian 448 pages
Completed: August 22, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

33. Legacy by Susan Kay647 pages
Completed: Sept 7, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

34. The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks 551 pages
Completed: September 21, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

35. The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay 528 pages,
Completed: September 26, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

36. A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc Morris 462 pages
Completed: October, 2, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

37. Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara 492 pages
Completed: October 19, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

38. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo 368 pages
Completed: October 27, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

39. Shadow Prowler by Alexey Pehov 598 pages
Completed: November 8, 2013
Rating: 1/5 stars

40. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 391 pages
Completed: Nov 16, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

41. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard 416 pages
Completed: November 24, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

42. The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell 384 pages
Completed: December 7, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars


message 5: by Lisa (last edited Sep 26, 2013 05:40PM) (new)

Lisa | 283 comments The Listopia Challenge
Duration: January - December 2013

Completed: 10/10

Best Historical Fiction
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/15...

1. Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman
#138 on list
Completed: February 13, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars


2. Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett
#187 on list
Completed: March 19, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

3. The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman
#231 on list
Completed: April 12, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

4. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
#113 on list
Completed: June 6, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

5. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
#135 on list
Completed: July 18, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

Best Epic Fantasy
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/50...

1.The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
#69 on list
Completed: Jan 10, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars

2. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
#17 on list
Completed: Jan 25, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

3. Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks
#116 on list
Completed: Feb 23, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

4. Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks
#134 on list
Completed: March 28, 2013
Rating: 3/5 stars

5. The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
#97 on list
Completed: September 26, 2013
Rating: 5/5 stars


message 6: by Lisa (last edited Feb 13, 2013 08:28AM) (new)

Lisa | 283 comments It's All About the Oscars and Hollywood Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013


Completed: 7/7

1. Reviews will make or break a movie in Hollywood – Read a book with a Goodreads rating of 4 or more stars
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks 4.14 avg rating
Completed: Jan 10, 2013


2. Word of mouth, "You have to see this movie!" - Read a book recommended to you by a friend
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Recommended by my daughter
Completed: February 7, 2013


3. The longest movie ever made is called "Modern times Forever." Its a whopping 240 hours long! - Read a long book (500+ pages)
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss 1,000 pages
Completed: Jan 25, 2013


5. Many great movies started out as books - Read a book that was adapted into a movie
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Completed: Jan 17, 2013


13. She dating who!? They broke up?! Celeb relationships are everywhere you look. - Read a book in which a relationship ends or a new relationship begins
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Completed: Jan 19, 2013


19. Harry Potter, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings, Shrek. There are many great movie series! - Read a book from a series
Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman - 2nd book in Welsh Prince series
Completed: February 13, 2013


26. Cut! And that's a wrap - Read the last book in a series
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
Completed: Jan 4, 2013



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