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Anne | 274 comments I plan to read 100 books this year. I've only read about 85 the last 2 years, but I think this goal is doable. I don't expect to be constantly working 50+ hours a week in 2013 the way I did in the last 4 months of 2012.


message 2: by Anne (last edited Jan 27, 2013 09:40AM) (new)

Anne | 274 comments January mini-challenges:

1. Resolution-frenzy: Note: The reading goal for this challenge has to be something definite - you cannot use the 'read x number of books this year' goal for this challenge. (5 points)
a.Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1/6/13; 5+4=9 points
b.The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--And Reality (non-fiction challenge) 1/6/13; 5 points
c.Blood Bound (fantasy challenge) 1/12/13; 5 points


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Anne | 274 comments Lord of Chaos 1/27/13


message 4: by Anne (last edited Apr 01, 2013 06:50PM) (new)

Anne | 274 comments 5. Fortune Cookie
a.Notorious Nineteen female, even 1/31/13, 3 points
b.Sebastian female, even, 2/23/13, 3 points
c.A Crown of Swords male, even, 2/24/13, 5 points
d.Cold Days male, even, 3/3/13, 5 points
e. The Curse of Chalion female, odd 3/17/13, 5 points
f. A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews: female, even, 3/17/13, 3 points
g.Iron Kissed female, even, 3/23/13, 3 points
h.The Adventure of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed male, even, 3/27/13/ 3 points


message 6: by Anne (last edited May 27, 2013 01:27PM) (new)

Anne | 274 comments Only ended up reading books for the one challenge, although I had books that would have worked for the others.

4. Spring Cleaning the Stacks
Give yourself 4 points for each book that fits this challenge
a.Tricked 4/3/13, 4 points
b.I Can't Remember If We're Cheap or Smart 4/5/13, 4 points
c.The Obama Haters: Behind The Right Wing Campaign Of Lies, Innuendo & Racism 4/8/13, 4 points
d.The Path of Daggers 4/25/13, 6 points
e.Etiquette & Espionage 4/18/13, 4 points
f.History of Britain & Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide4/19/13, 4 points
g.Magic Bleeds 4/29/13, 4 points
h.Winter's Heart 5/17/13, 6 points
i.Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed 5/19/13, 6 points
j.Triple Shot, Double Pump, No Whip Zits: A ZITS Treasury 5/19/13, 4 points
k.The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince 5/22/13, 4 points
l.Libriomancer 5/23/13, 4 points
m.The Death of the Necromancer 5/25/13, 4 points
n.Whispers Under Ground 5/25/13, 4 points
o.Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman 5/27/13, 6 points


message 7: by Anne (last edited Jul 27, 2013 05:47PM) (new)

Anne | 274 comments 1. Its all about the YA reality (2 pts, 4 pts)

2. Its all about Game of Thrones (3 pts)
a.Crossroads of Twilight 6/6/13, 3+2 pts
b.Blood of Dragons 6/9/13, 3 pts
c.Two Ravens and One Crow 6/9/13, 3 pts
d.Trapped 6/16/13, 3 pts
e.New Spring 6/23/13, 3 pts
f.Bone Crossed 6/29/13, 3 pts
g.Knife of Dreams7/7/13, 3+4 pts
h.Belladonna 7/13/13, 3 pts
i.Silver Borne 7/20/13, 3 pts
j.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 7/21/13, 3 pts

3. Summer Listening (3 pts)
a.The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 6/16/13, 3+2 pts
b.Martin Chuzzlewit 3+4 pts

4. Reading With Friends (2 pts)
a.

5. Randomizer Magic (1 pt)
a.Red Velvet Cupcake Murder 7/14/13, 1 pt


message 8: by Anne (last edited Sep 29, 2013 06:52AM) (new)

Anne | 274 comments 1. Around The World in 80 Books 2pts for popular country, 3 if need map
a. Murder on the Links (France) 8/11/13, 2 pts
b. The Gates (England and Switzerland) 8/30/13, 2 pts
c. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories 8/31/13, 2 pts
d. A Red Herring Without Mustard 9/16/13, 2 pts
e. Dombey and Son 9/22/13, 10 pts
f. The Grimoire of the Lamb 9/27/13, 2 pts

2. National Eye Exam Month 2 pts per book with eye on cover
a. Labyrinth 8/5/13, 2 pts
b. River Marked 8/15/13, 2 pts
c. Hunted 8/18/13, 2 pts
d. Hen of the Baskervilles 9/21/13, 2 pts
e. Alpha & Omega 9/22/13, 2 pts
f. Cry Wolf 9/25/13, 2 pts
g. Shades of Grey 9/26/13, 2 pts
h. The Gathering Storm 9/29/13, 6 pts

3. Sept 3 - National Beheading Day 2 pts for headless person on cover
a.
b.

4. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge
Read a book with a character who is Royal (a king/queen/prince/princess)= 2 pts or
Read a book where the author/character shares one of the names of the new prince= 3 pts; 5 pts if both
a. Anna Karenina (Prince Alexander) 8/23/13, 5+4 pts
b. Written in Red (Louis) 8/10/13, 3 pts
c.The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome (King Alexander) 9/8/13, 5+4 pts
d. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (George) 9/10/13, 3 pts
e.Victims (Alexander) 9/14/13, 3 pts

5. Randomizer 3 or 6 pts
a. Guards! Guards! 8/23/13, 3 pts
b.

Other: Clan Rathskeller 8/18/13
A Test of Mettle 8/20/13


message 9: by Anne (last edited Dec 31, 2013 06:24PM) (new)

Anne | 274 comments 1. Get Organized Week/International Frugal Day
read a book that has been on your to-read for longer than a year, or that you got for free (library, borrowed etc) - Give yourself 2 points for each book
a.Towers of Midnight 10/5/13, 2+4 pts
b.Bridge of Dreams 10/26/13, 2 pts
c.The Last Word 11/2/13, 2 pts
d.Major Works 11/3/13, 2 pts
e.Zits: Chillax 11/9/13, 2 pts
f.The Whole Enchilada 11/21/13, 2 pts
g.I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring: A Dilbert Book 11/30/13, 2 pts
h.At Home: A Short History of Private Life 12/10/13, 2 pts
i.Bedlam: A Baby Blues Collection 12/14/13, 2 pts
j.A Clash of Kings
k.The Island of Dr. Moreau 12/31/13, 2pts
l.Hard Times 10/10/13, 2 pts
m.The Martian Chronicles 12/31/13, 2 pts
n.The Fall of the House of Usher 12/31/13, 2 pts

2. United Nations Day
Read a book either set in, or by an author from one of the countries that is in the United Nations - Member Nations - Give yourself 1 point for an English speaking country (U.S., U.K etc) and 3 points for a non-English speaking country
a..Magic Rises (Republic of Georgia) 11/29/13, 3 pts
b.Mean Streets (Mexico) 12/1/13, 3 pts
c.Frankenstein (Switzerland) 12/5/13, 3 pts

3. Halloween
read a book shelved as Horror or Paranormal (variations on this - i.e. paranormal romance is good - Give yourself 2 points for each book shelved that way
a.Magic Slays 10/13/13, 2 pts
b.The Demon Barker of Wheat Street 10/13/13, 2 pts
c.Frost Burned 10/19/13, 2 pts
d.Hunting Ground 11/17/13, 2 pts
e.Curtsies & Conspiracies 12/8/13, 2 pts
f.Happy Hour in Hell 12/26/13, 2 pts

4. Navy Day/USMC Day
Ok, i'll admit, i'm biased, since I was in the Navy, but Oct 27th is Navy Day and Nov 10 is USMC day. Read a book where a main character is in the military. - Give yourself 2 points for Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Give yourself 3 points for Navy or Marine Corps.
a.
b.

5. Young Reader's Day
Read a childhood classic, or a book that was published during your childhood (for the purpose of this, childhood is birth through age 13). Give yourself 2 points for each book read
a.The Marvelous Land of Oz 10/18/13, 2 pts
b.A Wizard of Earthsea 10/19/13, 2 pts

6. Look for Circles Day
read a book with a circle on the cover Give yourself 1 point for each book
a.
b.

7. Its Beginning to Look like Christmas
read a book that has a christmas type item, scene on the cover - christmas tree, wreath, holly, snow etc - Give yourself 2 points for each book
a.A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth 12/7/13, 2 pts
b.I Am Half-Sick of Shadows 11/3/13, 2 pts


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