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message 1: by Curtis (last edited Jan 30, 2013 08:58PM) (new)

Curtis | 30 comments Personal Challenge for 2013 - 100 Books Read: 16/100

Yearly Challenges

The Goodreads 100 Challenge: 3/15
The Every Year Challenge: 9/21
The Favorites Yearly Challenge: 9/31

Quarterly Challenges

1st Quarter (Jan 1 - March 31):

Spell Out Challenge: All About TV and Movies: 8/12
It's All About the Oscars and Hollywood Challenge: 12/26

2nd Quarter (April 1 - June 30):

3rd Quarter (July 1 - September 30):

4th Quarter (October 1 - December 31):

Monthly Challenges

January

Goodreads Choice Awards: 4/4
New Beginnings: 10/10

February

History of Civil Rights (mini challenge): 0/4
All About Cupid Challenge: 0/10

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message 2: by Curtis (last edited Jan 26, 2013 11:07PM) (new)

Curtis | 30 comments The Goodreads 100 Challenge:
Goal: 15
Completed: 3

15 Books off the list The Goodreads 100 Fiction bringing my total books read off the list to 25.

1. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - read 04/01/13
2. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - read 08/01/13
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - read 27/01/13
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Books Read for this Challenge:

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


message 3: by Curtis (last edited Jan 30, 2013 08:54PM) (new)

Curtis | 30 comments The Every Year Challenge:
Goal: 21
Completed: 9

A book for every year since I was born.

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1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - read 25/01/13
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2000: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - read 15/01/13
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2003: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - read 08/01/13
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2006: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - read 18/01/13
2007: Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie - read 21/01/13
2008: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie - read 24/01/13
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2010: American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane - read 31/01/13
2011: People's Republic by Robert Muchamore - read 12/01/13
2012: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - read 03/01/13
2013:

Books Read for this Challenge:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3) by Joe Abercrombie American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane People's Republic (Aramov, #1) by Robert Muchamore The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling


message 4: by Curtis (last edited Jan 24, 2013 08:26PM) (new)

Curtis | 30 comments The Favorites Yearly Challenge:
Goal: 31
Completed: 9

Category 1: Favourite Weather: Summer

S Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - read 12/01/1
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Category 2: Favourite Genre: Fantasy (read 5 fantasy books)

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Category 3: Favourite Author: Steven Erikson
Using the website http://www.literature-map.com/ I chose to read books by the similar author, Joe Abercrombie

1. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - read 18/01/13
2. Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie - read 21/01/13
3. Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie - read 24/01/13
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Category 4: Favourite Holiday: Christmas

C The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - read 03/01/13
H Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - read 25/01/13
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T The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - read 04/01/13
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A Angels & Demons by Dan Brown - read 15/01/13
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Category 5: Favourite Sport: Soccer

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Books Read for this Challenge:

Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain People's Republic (Aramov, #1) by Robert Muchamore The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3) by Joe Abercrombie The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown


message 5: by Curtis (last edited Jan 30, 2013 08:56PM) (new)

Curtis | 30 comments Quarterly Challenges


1st Quarter (Jan 1 - March 31):

Spell Out Challenge: All About TV and Movies:
Goal: 12
Completed: 8

Read books to spell out my favorite T.V. show, Supernatural

S Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - read 12/01/13
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P People's Republic by Robert Muchamore - read 12/01/13
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R The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - read 03/01/13
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A Angels & Demons by Dan Brown - read 15/01/13
T The Time Traveler's Wife - read 08/01/13
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R Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - read 25/01/13
A The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - read 04/01/13
L The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett - read 06/01/13

Books Read for this Challenge:

Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain People's Republic (Aramov, #1) by Robert Muchamore The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

It's All About the Oscars and Hollywood Challenge
Goal: 26
Completed: 12


1. Reviews will make or break a movie in Hollywood – Read a book with a Goodreads rating of 4 or more stars

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - read 18/01/13

2. Word of mouth, "You have to see this movie!" - Read a book recommended to you by a friend

3. The longest movie ever made is called "Modern times Forever." Its a whopping 240 hours long! - Read a long book (500+ pages)

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - read 15/01/13

4. Hollywood is in L.A. - Read a book whose author's name (first or surname) begins with L or A

The Joy Luck Club - By Amy Tan - read 04/01/13

5. Many great movies started out as books - Read a book that was adapted into a movie

The Time Traveler's Wife - by Audrey Niffenegger - read 08/01/13

6. It’s award season. Here come the Oscars! - Read a book that has won a major literary award (Man Booker, Pulitzer, Nobel Prize in Literature, etc.)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - read 27/01/13

7. Roll out the red carpet - Read a book whose cover is red or whose title is written in red

The Casual Vacancy - by J.K. Rowling - read 03/01/13

8. Hollywood is known for its sex, drugs, rock and roll - Read a book that features sex, drugs and/or rock and roll

9. Movies weren't always in colour?! - Read a book whose cover is mainly black and/or white

10. Paparazzi are always spying on celebs - Read a book in which the main character is a spy or is being spied on

People's Republic by Robert Muchamore - Read 12/01/13

11. Every celeb has an autobiography nowadays - Read an autobiography by a celebrity or other well-known person

12. They pay him how much per movie?! - Read a book in which the main character is rich or comes into a large sum of money

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 Fault in Our Stars by John Green - read 15/01/13

14. Movie stars travel worldwide to promote their latest film - Read a book set in a country you would like to visit or have visited (not your home country)

15. Celebs are obsessed with technology such as Facebook and Twitter - Read a book that heavily features social networking or technology

American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane - read 31/01/13

16. Every actor/actress dreams of having the star role - Read a book in which the main character has the same first or surname as you

17. February 14th is Valentine's day. Studios release several romantic movies this time of year - Read a book from the romance genre

18. Martha Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, 50cent. They've all spent time in the slammer. - Read a book that is set in a prison or in which the main character is a criminal or police officer

19. Harry Potter, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings, Shrek. There are many great movie series! - Read a book from a series

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie - read 21/01/13

20. Headlines! Celebs are always in the news - Look through a newspaper and find a book review. Read the book that has been reviewed

21. Lots of books have been made in TV series too. - Read a book that has been made into a TV series or mini series

22. No matter what the movie is about there's always a bad guy - Read a book in which the main character is a villain or perceived as a villain

23. Oscars speeches have to be short and snappy with a maximum length of 45 seconds - Read a short book (no more than 100 pages)

Glitches by Marissa Meyer - read 24/01/13

24. I'd like to thank my mom and dad... - Read a book that features a child/parent relationship

25. Paranormal Activity, The Omen, The Exorcist. Some films will give you nightmares - Read a book from the horror genre

26. Cut! And that's a wrap - Read the last book in a series

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie - read 24/01/13

Books Read for this Challenge:

The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling People's Republic (Aramov, #1) by Robert Muchamore The Fault in Our Stars by John Green American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie Glitches (Lunar Chronicles, #0.5) by Marissa Meyer Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3) by Joe Abercrombie


2nd Quarter (April 1 - June 30):

3rd Quarter (July 1 - September 30):

4th Quarter (October 1 - December 31):


message 6: by Curtis (last edited Jan 28, 2013 07:39PM) (new)

Curtis | 30 comments Monthly Challenges


January

Goodreads Choice Awards
Goal: 4
Completed: 4

Read a book from each row (last 2 rows combined) from the 2012 Winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards

1. The Casual Vacancy (Best Fiction) by J.K. Rowling - read 03/01/13
2. The Long Earth (Best Science Fiction) by Terry Pratchett - read 06/01/13
3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Best Non-Fiction) by Susan Cain - read 12/01/13
4. The Fault in Our Stars (Best YA Fiction) by John Green - read 15/01/13

Books Read for this Challenge:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

New Beginnings
Goal: 10
Completed: 10

1. Read a book by an author new to me

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown - read 15/01/13

2. Read a book that was released in the last six months

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - read 29/01/13

3. Read a book in a genre that is outside of what I normally read - Non-fiction

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - read 12/01/13

4. Read a book where the main character starts out on a new part of his or her life

People's Republic by Robert Muchamore - read 12/01/13

5. Read a book that was published the same year I embarked on a new part of my life - 2012, my first year at University

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling read 03/01/13

6. Should auld acquaintance be forgot: Read an old childhood favorite

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - read 25/01/13

7. Read a book nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - read 15/01/13

8. “Beginnings” is a song by the group Chicago—read a book whose title shares a main word with the lyrics of the song (Time)

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - read 08/01/13)

9. Read a book that is first in a series

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - read 18/01/13

10. Read a book by an author whose first or last name starts with the letter A

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - read 04/01/13

Books Read for this Challenge:

Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain People's Republic (Aramov, #1) by Robert Muchamore The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

February

History of Civil Rights (mini challenge)
Goal: 4
Completed: 0

1. Read a book from 1964, the year that The Civil Rights Act came into effect, granting African Americans the right to vote in the USA OR read a book about that time.

2. Read a book from 1929, the year that women were declared "persons" under law in Canada (thanks to The Famous Five!) OR read a book with a female heroine.

3. Read a book from 2012, the year that President Obama said he believes homosexuals should have the right to marry OR read a book with characters who identify as LGBT.

4. Read a book from a year which is important in your country's history and has to do with civil rights OR read a book about people who fight against the government.


Books Completed:


All About Cupid Challenge
Level 5: Happily Ever After
Goal: 10 Tasks
Completed: 0

1. It Takes Two To Tango: Read 2 books from the same Romance Series (This can include Inspirational, Contemporary or Historical Romance).

2. The Heart of the Matter: Read a book that either has a heart on the cover or "Heart" in the title. Or read a book by your favorite author or your all-time favorite book.

3. The Color of Love: Read a book that has a title that contains the colors: Red, Pink, White, or Ivory. (Can include any shade of the above colors like blush pink, crimson, rose, scarlet)

4. Covers of Color: Read a book that has a cover that is mostly Red or Pink.

5. The Month of Marriage: Read a book that was released in June of a previous year. Or if you are married, read a book that was released in the month and year you were married in.

6. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Read a book in which the main characters are a couple in the beginning but end up going their separate ways. Or read a book that you thought you would have liked and actually hated.

7. Holy Matrimony: Read a book that has a bride on the cover, has marriage or wedding or a variation of one of these words in the title, has June in the title, or has wedding rings on the front cover.

8. Cupid's Arrows: Read a book that is either set in an age in which bows and arrows were used in combat or is about Native American Indians.

9. Be My Valentine: Read a book that has Chocolate or Flowers (or a type of flower like roses or lilies) in the title.

10. A Date with Prince Charming: Read a book that has a place to go on a date in the title (ex. Movies, beach, dinner, etc.) or that has a Knight or Prince as the leading male character.

Books Completed:


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