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mim (eruannalle) | 79 comments (I'd somehow neglected to do this earlier, whoops.)


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mim (eruannalle) | 79 comments Yearly Challenge - The 2013 Members Challenge

Progress: 4/10
Last updated: 2/7/2013

Alexandra's task:

Amy's task: Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic (this one was on my TBR shelf for a good two years or something)

April Lyn's task:

Ashley's task:

Audrey's task:

Barb's task: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn (music is central to the plot)

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Kai's task: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (several scenes take place in a funeral home)

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Kattibrie's task:

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Lilac's task: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (YA novel - and you could say Karou grows up quite a bit in this one as well, I think!)

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mim (eruannalle) | 79 comments Monthly Challenge - June: The Colours of Royalty Mini Challenge

Progress: 4/4
Completed on: 30/6/2013

Purple: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
Yellow: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Red: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Blue: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan


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mim (eruannalle) | 79 comments 3rd Quarterly Challenge: I Spy Challenge

Progress: 3/6
Last updated: 21/8/2013

1. I spy elements from the Periodic Table:

2. I spy celestial bodies:

3. I spy things related to sports:

4. I spy things/people related to the hospital: Warm Bodies - the cover!

5. I spy magical beings: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins - obviously, the title + the stories themselves are full of all sorts of witches

6. I spy animals in the circus: .

7. I spy world leaders:

8. I spy things from “down under”:

9. I spy a body of water:

10. I spy a month of the year:

11. I spy a day of the week:

12. I spy countries in Europe: Code Name Verity - takes place in France & England


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mim (eruannalle) | 79 comments 3rd Quarterly Challenge: Authors

Progress: 8/8
Completed: 15/9/2013

1. Read a book by an author who shares your initials (first and last only, no need to match middle initials).
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

2. Read a book by an author from your home country.

3. Read a book written by an author whose first language is different from your own.
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (I had it really easy here, since English isn't my frist language - I could just pick any book.)

4. Read a book by a new-to-you author.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

5. Read a book by an author who's known for a genre you don't primarily read.

6. Read a book by an author born in your birth month.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

7. Read a book by an author born in the same decade as you. (If you are born in or after 1990, you may read an author born in the 80s.)
- St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell. I was born in '93, so I went for the 80s option - she was born in '81.

8. Read a book by an author who has penned an autobiography (you can, but do not have to, read the autobiography itself).

9. Read a book by a self-published author (the book you read does not have to be self-published, but the author must have self-published at some point in his or her career).

10. Read a book by a Goodreads author.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

11. Read a book by a debut author.
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

12. Read a book by an author who has published more than 15 books by July 1, 2013.

13. Read a book by an author who has fewer than 25 fans. (See the number of fans on an author's profile.)

14. Read a book by an author who has greater than 1,000 fans.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

15. Read a book by your favorite author.


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mim (eruannalle) | 79 comments Monthly Challenge - August: The Types of Nonfiction Challenge

Progress: 3/3
Completed: 15/8/2013

1. Autobiography. Read an autobiography OR read a book told in the first person: Shadow and Bone

2. Diary. Read a diary OR read a book written in diary entries or letters: Code Name Verity

3. Dictionary. You're probably not going to read a whole dictionary, so instead, read a book whose title is only a single word that can be found in the dictionary. Examples: Speak, Dune

4. History. Read a nonfiction book about history OR read a book that takes place over 100 years ago.

5. Philosophy. Read a book of philosophy OR read a book in which the protagonist must make an ethical decision of some sort. (Don't forget to mark spoilers!)

6. Self-help. Read a self-help book OR read a book in which one character gives advice to another.

7. Popular science. Read a science book OR read a science fiction book.

8. Travel writing. Read a travel writing book OR read a book that takes place in a country that you would like to visit: A Tale for the Time Being


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