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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Tracking challenges in 2014 ✔


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Series Challenge 2014



2/6 series completed


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments February book of the month completed

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Graeme Simsion


Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments March book of the month completed

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Ken Kesey


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments 2nd Quarter Challenge: #readwomen2014
Duration: April 1 - June 30, 2014

For this challenge, decide how many new-to-you female authors you would like to read. Once your goal is set, read! And come back and tell us who your favorites were to get great female authors more exposure. Each author can only count once.

6/6✔
1 Suzanne Young
2 Me Before You,Jojo Moyes Apr5,14
3 Vampire Academy,Richelle Mead Apr 9,14
4) The Testing,Joelle CharbonneauApr 9,14
5) Entwined,Heather DixonApr 18,14
6) Lies Beneath,Anne Greenwood BrownApr 30,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments The Little April Shower Mini Challenge 2014

Duration: April 1 - 30, 2014

Little April Shower is a song from the Disney movie, Bambi. You can watch it here. Let's take a look at other Disney movies that contain rain.

1. Beauty and the Beast. Read a book that has "Romance" listed as a genre OR a book where the main character misjudges someone.
The ProgramApr 3,14
2. The Rescuers. Read a book that has "Adventure" listed as a genre OR a book in which someone needs rescuing.
The TestingApr 9,14

3. The Little Mermaid. Read a book that takes place at sea OR contains mythical creatures.
Lies Beneath,Anne Greenwood BrownApr 30,14
4. The Sword in the Stone. Read a book that contains magic of some sort OR read a book that takes place in medieval Europe.
Vampire Academy,Richelle MeadApr 9,14

4/4✔


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Celebrate April completed✔


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments The TBR Randomizer Challenge Duration January 1 - December 31 2014
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The TBR Randomiser Challenge
Duration January 1-December 31 2014
1) 13 City of Ashes
2) 50 Unearthly
3) 61 The Ersatz Elevator
4) 100 These Broken Stars
5) 139 Every Day
6) 147 Level 2
7) 191 Fearscape
8) 267 Asunder
9) 293 Marjorie Morningstar
10) 477 Night Pleasures


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments June Books

36) Lover Eternal,J.R. WardJune 2, 2014
37)Lover Awakened,J.R. WardJune 6,2014
40)Murder of Crows,Anne BishopJune 23,14
41)Lover Revealed,J.R. WardJune 27,14


Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments 38) Buddy Read with Dalene Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Pleasure Unbound,Larissa IoneJune 14,15


Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments June Book of the Month

Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman June 18,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments THIRD QUARTER CHALLENGE: HUNGER GAMES
Duration: July 1 - September 30, 2014
Hunger Games 3rd Quarter Challenge
May the odds be ever in your favor.

The Capitol: The capitol is filled with beautiful extravagant people. Read a book with “beauty” in the title
Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2) by Kami Garcia July 9,14

District 1: District 1 produces luxury items. read a book where a piece of jewelry plays an important role.
Dragon's Oath (House of Night Novellas, #1) by P.C. Cast July1,14

District 2: District 2 produces weapons and trains peacekeepers. Read a book about a war OR read a book with a cop as one of the characters.

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward July 19,14

District 3: District 3 makes electronics. Read a book about a technologically advanced society OR read a book with a computer (or robot) as a main character.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Aug 19,14
District 4: District 4 is a fishing district. Read a book about a fisherman OR read a book that at least partially takes place on a boat.

Lenobia's Vow (House of Night Novellas, #2) by P.C. Cast July31,14

District 5: District 5 is the source of electrical power. Read a book that features a lightning storm OR read a book that is set in a place without electricity.

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) by Kerstin Gier Aug 4,14

District 6: District 6 is the hub of transportation. Read a book written by an author from a different country OR read a book that takes place in a real location you could visit.

This book travels all over the place The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness July 21,14

District 7: District 7 produces lumber and paper. Read a book that takes place in a forest OR read a physical book made out of paper (as opposed to an ebook).

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Aug 14,14

District 8: District 8 makes textiles. Read a book about fashion OR read with an item of clothing on its cover.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1) by Sophie Kinsella July 16, 14

District 9: District 9 produces grain and has no characters named in the books. Read a book with an unnamed main character OR read a book with a character who is a vegetarian.

District 10: District 10 specialized in raising livestock. Read a book that has a domestic animal as a character OR read a book that has an animal in the title.

District 11: District 11 is an agricultural district and Rue, a young herbalist, originated here. Read a book where a young person dies
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken July 8,14

District 12: District 12 is the mining district, and Katniss and Peeta, its tributes, wear clothes that catch fire. Read a book that has a fire that is helpful in it OR read a book that has the word “coal” somewhere in it (add a quote of the sentence where you found the word).

Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Aug 3,14

District 13: District 13 is a rebellious district that specialized in nuclear technology. Read a book centered around a nuclear disaster OR read a book where the main character is rebellious.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Clary rarely listens to anyone

10/5 completed✔


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments THIRD QUARTER CHALLENGE: ALWAYS A NOMINEE, NEVER A WINNER
THIRD QUARTER CHALLENGE: ALWAYS A NOMINEE, NEVER A WINNER
Duration: July 1 - September 30, 2014

For this challenge, choose a literary award

Your goal is to read as many books as you can that have been nominated for but never won that specific award.

1/4

Fantasy

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker The Golem and the Jinni,Helene Wecker
The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles #1) by Michael J. Sullivan The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles #1) by Michael J. Sullivan

Paranormal Fantasy

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon

Best of Young Adult Fantasy + Science Fiction

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken ✔ July8,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments JULY: THE HOARDERS CHALLENGE
Duration: July 1 - July 30, 2014
THE HOARDERS CHALLENGE
As we move into the second half of the year, it's time to clear those shelves!

1. Read the book that has been on your Goodreads TBR list longest.

2. Read a book from your physical book shelf or any other stash of books.

Confessions of a ShopaholicJuly 16,14

3. Read a book you got as a gift or for free.

4. Read a book recommended by or borrowed from a friend.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare July 31,14

5. Read a group read that you missed. You can see them all here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

6. Read the next book in a series that you've neglected.
Beautiful DarknessJuly 9,14

7. Read the book that you've most recently added to your TBR list.

NightfallJuly26,14

8. Read a book you started and never finished.

9. Read a book you bought with great intentions to read and just haven't got to it yet.

10. Read a book that you should have read in high school or college but you faked through instead.


4/4✔ completed July 31,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments The Monopoly Challenge -- Finished ✔

January- December 2014
The Monopoly Challenge
Young Adult completed ✔
Coming of Age City of BonesJuly 31,14
YA Fantasy Ruby RedAug 4,14

Romance completed ✔
Historical Romance The Book of LifeJuly 21,14
Paranormal Romance SplinteredOct 7,14
Chick-lit Confessions of a ShopaholicJuly 16,14

Suspense ✔
Crime InfernoFeb 16,14
Horror HornsOct 18,14
Mystery Midnight Aug 31,14


Fantasy complete ✔
Epic/high fantasy The Girl of Fire and Thorns March 27,14
Mythic fiction Daughter of Smoke & Bone Oct 1,14
Magical realism Beautiful DarknessJuly 9,14

Science Fiction completed✔
Cyberpunk/SteampunkCinder Aug 19,14
Dystopian The Darkest MindsJuly 8,14
Space Opera These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman Sept 29,14


Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Finished my personal challenge to 45 books


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments August: Great Empires

Our theme for the month is empires, so this challenge is about a few of the greatest ones.

1. The Ottoman Empire (1299 – 1923) was a multinational/ multilingual empire and was also known as the Turkish Empire. Read a book that was originally written in a language other than your own OR read a book that contains at least one Muslim character.

Wrote in German Ruby Red Aug 4,14

2. The Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire) (550 – 330 BC) was known for its architectural stonework on buildings such as mausoleums and for its metalwork. Read a book that takes place (at least in part) in a cemetery OR read a book that has a metal in the title (for example: The Adventures of Tintin, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Silver Star, etc.)

3. The Byzantine Empire (330 – 1204 & 1261 – 1453) had its capital in Constantinople (aka Istanbul, aka Byzantium) and fell once but was temporarily revived. Read a book that takes place in a city that has at least one other name (for example: Bombay/Mumbai, Canton/Guangzhou, Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, St. Petersburg/Petrograd, New York/ New Amsterdam) OR read a book where something that is broken is put back together.

4. The Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) was known for its economic prosperity with the emperor at its head. Read a book that is focused on money OR read a book with a character named “Han/Hans.”

5. It was said that the sun never set on the British Empire (1497 – 1997). Read a book where most of the plot takes place after sunset OR read a book that is set in several countries around the world.

6. The Russian Empire was officially founded by Peter the Great who brought European ideas to Russia. Read a book where at least one character is introduced to a foreign culture OR read a book where a character is unhappy with his or her life.

7. The Roman Empire (Western: 27 BC – 476 AD; Eastern: 330 AD – 1453 AD) borrowed from Greek mythology and was well known for its fighting in the Colosseum. Read a book about mythology OR read a book that includes a physical fight.

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa Aug 10,14

8. The Holy Roman Empire (off and on 800 – 1806) was an attempt to revive the Western Roman Empire and spent most of its existence very fragmented. Read a book that features something dysfunctional OR read a book where characters try hold on to something longer than they should.

9. The Mongol Empire (1206 – 1368) was the largest land empire (that covered only joining land) spanning from China to Europe and fell because Genghis Khan’s grandchildren kept fighting over leadership. Read a large book (more than 500 pages) OR read a book that contains siblings fighting.

2/2


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments September Books
61)Bully Sept 9,14
62)These Broken StarsSept 29,14
October books
63) Daughter of Smoke & BoneOct 1,14
64) Splintered Oct 7,14
65)Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenOct 9,14
66)Hollow City
67)Dead Until DarkOct 16,14
68)Horns Oct 18,14
69) SwipeOct 19,14
70) Dealing with DragonsOct 20,14
71) Interview with the Vampire Oct 21,14
72) Forests of the Night: A Novel Oct 24,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Challenge Me.Moderators Choice 2014 --Challenge done
August 1-Oct 31 2014

1) Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) by Kerstin Gier Aug 4,14
2) The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski Aug 5,14
3) The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa Aug 10,14
4) Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Aug 19,14
5) The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass Aug 24,14
6) Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire Aug 29,14
7) Bully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas Sept 7,14
8) These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman Sept 29,14
9) Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
10) Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard Oct 7,14
11) Swipe (Swipe, #1) by Evan Angler )Oct 19,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Challenges > October 2014 - Madame Tutti Fruiti Predicts Again --Completed ✔


Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Oct 21,14


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Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments Toppler-opoly Completed ✔
On team 5 --High 5

This Toppler is one week long, and will begin on October 18th at noon EDT and end at noon EDT on the 25th.

Horns by Joe Hill Swipe (Swipe, #1) by Evan Angler Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Forests of the Night A Novel by James W. Hall


Canadian Dragon  | 879 comments October Book of the Month

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs October 9,14 ✔ completed


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