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Maxine Robinson I'm definitely cutting back on the challenges this year.


message 2: by Maxine (last edited Feb 21, 2018 04:05AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson DIG DEEPER AND READ PARTICULAR
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2018
1. Read books that are sub-genres of one particular genre
example: You love Science Fiction, so you will read 10 books that fit into the sub-genres like cyberpunk, alternate/parallel universe, space opera, etc.
2. Read books that are classified under one particular subject
example: You love the Social Sciences, the 300s, so you will read 10 books that fall under Folklore, the 390s.
3. Read books that were published in a particular year that interests you
example: 1998 interests you because that is the year you graduated from high school, so you will read 10 books published in 1998
4. Read books that are translated from one particular language to your native tongue.
example: You are obsessed with Russian Literature, so you will read 10 books that were originally published in Russian.
5. Read books that won one particular prize.
example: As a kid you always said you would read all the Newbery Award winners, so here's your chance to read 10 more.

Option 1

3/20

Sci-fi
1. Zenith - DONE
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Fantasy
1. The Painted Man - DONE
2. The Belles - DONE
3. Control Point - DONE
4. Book of Souls - DONE
5. Child of a Mad God - DONE
6. Alien Captain - DONE
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message 3: by Maxine (last edited Feb 21, 2018 04:07AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson LET'S TURN PAGES CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2018
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3,167/30,000

January -
544+544+190+281+448+368+247+545
3,167/30,000

February -
416+382+300+496+170+


message 4: by Maxine (last edited Feb 09, 2018 05:23AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson A-Z CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

8/26

A. Alias Grace - DONE
B. The Belles - DONE
C. Control Point - DONE
D.
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I. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - DONE
J.
K.
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N.
O. The Outsiders - DONE
P. The Painted Man - DONE
Q. Queen of Corona - DONE
R. Riverkeep - DONE
S.
T. They Both Die at the End - DONE
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Z. Zenith - DONE


message 5: by Maxine (last edited Feb 01, 2018 04:10AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson THE LISTOPIA CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

3/40

1001 Books you must read before you die
2/5

1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - DONE
2. Alias Grace - DONE
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Best books of 2017
1/5

1. They Both Die at the End - DONE
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5.

Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
0/10

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Top 10 for the reading Challengers
0/5

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Best Young Adult Books
0/10

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The Best Urban Fantasy
0/5

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message 6: by Maxine (last edited Feb 09, 2018 05:28AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2018
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

8/20

1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen - The Outsiders - DONE
2. True crime
3. The next book in a series you started
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
6. A novel based on a real person
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you Alias Grace - DONE
8. A book with a time of day in the title
9. A book about a villain or antihero
10. A book about death or grief
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist They Both Die at the End - DONE
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - DONE
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift Riverkeep - DONE
18. A book by two authors Zenith - DONE
19. A book about or involving a sport
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the titles
29. A book about or set in Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
34. A book that’s published in 2018 The Belles - DONE
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to The Painted Man - DONE
38. A book with an ugly cover
39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library
40. You favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges

Advanced
41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
42. A cyberpunk book
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
44. A book tied to your ancestry
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
46. An allegory
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
48. A microhistory
49. A book about a problem facing society today - Queen of Corona DONE
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge


message 7: by Maxine (last edited Feb 09, 2018 05:28AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson Mount TBR 2018

5/75

January - 1+1+1+1+1

Feb - 1+1+

March-

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message 8: by Maxine (last edited Feb 09, 2018 05:30AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson Buried Alive! - Owned Books Challenge

Length of Ownership (best guess)
1 year - 10 points
3 years - 50 points
5 years - 75 points
10 years - 150 points

Length of Book
300 pages/10 hours - 15 points
500 pages/17 hours - 75 points
750 pages/25 hours - 150 points
1000 pages/33 hours - 300 points

Total Owned Books Read
0-10 - 25 points
11-30 - 50 points
31-50 - 75 points
51-75 - 100 points
76-100 - 150 points
100+ - 200 points

Series
First book in a series - 5 points
Any subsequent book in a series - 10 points
Fifth book in a series - 20 points
Tenth book in a series - 30 points
Finish a series - 15 points

Other
Forced on you by a friend - 20 points
Received as a gift - 10 points
A book that any group you're a member of reads as a monthly selection - 25 points
Embarrassing cover - 20 points (30 if you read some of it in public without hiding the cover)
Won/Nominated for any kind of award - 10 points
An author you've never read - 10 points
A buddy read - 5 points (20 if you both/all own it)
A 2018 release, but pre-ordered in 2017 - 5 points
Turned into a movie - 10 points
A 2017 Holiday gift - 10 points
A self-pub - 5 points
Oops! Bought it twice - 25 points
Read at least one book in each of the three formats: print, ebook, audio - 25 points
A genre/subgenre you usually avoid - 15 points
Read with a cup of tea or coffee - 5 points/book
Read with a cat or dog on your lap - 5 points

BONUS: If you have fewer unread books on your shelves on 1/1/19 - 500 points.

The Painted Man - 100points
The Outsiders - 35 points
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - 25 points
Alias Grace - 105
Riverkeep - 45
Control Point - 50


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message 10: by Maxine (last edited Feb 01, 2018 04:29AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson 1st quarterly challenge
MUST READ BOOKS 1001 books to read before you die
Duration: 1 January 2018-31 March 2018
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2/5
1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Done
2. Alias Grace DONE

Options -
To kill a mockingbird
Animal Farm
Slaughterhouse 5
Catch 22
The Color Purple
A Clockwork Orange
Uncle Toms Cabin

The Blind Assassin
White Teeth
Alias Grace
Half of a Yellow Sun
The Spy who came in from the cold
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
On Beauty


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message 14: by Maxine (last edited Feb 01, 2018 04:32AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson January Monthly Challenge

MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018
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3,167/4000

544+544+190+281+448+368+247+545

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