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message 1: by Mary (last edited Dec 31, 2020 08:33PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments 2020 Goal
75,000 minutes listened
(6,250 monthly avg)

Progress
Minutes listened: 79,371/75,000
Number of books: 173

Status
Challenge complete!

Monthly stats
January
•Minutes listened: 8,044
•Number of books: 16
February
•Minutes listened: 8,094
•Number of books: 17
March
•Minutes listened: 4,747
•Number of books: 9
April
•Minutes listened: 5,682
•Number of books: 8
May
•Minutes listened: 5,957
•Number of books: 14
June
•Minutes listened: 1,709
•Number of books: 3
July
•Minutes listened: 3,259
•Number of books: 21
August
•Minutes listened: 9,524
•Number of books: 24
September
•Minutes listened: 6,253
•Number of books: 12
October
•Minutes listened: 6,261
•Number of books: 10
November
•Minutes listened: 6,950
•Number of books: 12
December
•Minutes listened: 12,891
•Number of books: 25


message 2: by Mary (last edited Feb 20, 2020 03:24PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments January Audio Log

Minutes listened: 8,044 minutes
Number of books: 16

1. Hard Hitter - 590 minutes
2. Temporary - 560 minutes
3. The Start of Me and You - 639 minutes
4. The Eternity Cure - 848 minutes
5. Beautiful Stranger - 486 minutes
6. Sweet Filthy Morning After - 30 minutes
7. Beautiful Beloved - 169 minutes
8. The Forever Song - 742 minutes
9. Beautiful Secret - 589 minutes
10. Beautiful Boss - 172 minutes
11. Pucked Over - 659 minutes
12. Sweet Filthy Boy - 612 minutes
13. Dirty Rowdy Thing - 523 minutes
14. Dark Wild Night - 546 minutes
15. Wicked Sexy Liar - 585 minutes
16. Pucked Under - 294 minutes


message 3: by Mary (last edited Mar 02, 2020 09:23AM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments February Audio Log

Minutes listened: 8,094 minutes
Number of books: 17

17. Aurora Rising - 844 minutes
18. Fire - 759 minutes
19. Cress - 941 minutes
20. Dawn of Eden - 236 minutes
21. Blonde Date - 144 minutes
22. Him - 521 minutes
23. Us - 465 minutes
24. Epic - 67 minutes
25. Prodigy - 611 minutes
26. Good Boy - 495 minutes
27. Stay - 534 minutes
28. Moonlighter - 644 minutes
29. Epic - 67 minutes
30. Champion - 603 minutes
31. Man Hands - 386 minutes
32. Man Card - 410 minutes
33. Boy Toy - 367 minutes


message 4: by Mary (last edited Apr 12, 2020 08:49PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments March Audio Log

Minutes listened: 4,747 minutes
Number of books: 9

34. Dread Nation - 716 minutes
35. Pucked Off - 576 minutes
36. Getting Schooled - 433 minutes
37. Getting Played - 417 minutes
38. White Hot Kiss - 745 minutes
39. Bad Apple - 377 minutes
40. Not If I Save You First - 415 minutes
41. Undercover Bromance - 548 minutes
42. Love Her or Lose Her - 520 minutes


message 5: by Mary (last edited May 13, 2020 02:26PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments April Audio Log

Minutes listened: 5,682 minutes
Number of books: 8

43. Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny - 376 minutes
44. The Worst Best Man - 601 minutes
45. Red, White & Royal Blue - 735 minutes
46. Pucked Love - 469 minutes
47. Heidi's Guide to Four Letter Words - 375 minutes
48. Man Cuffed - 505 minutes
49. Top Secret - 565 minutes
50. The Chase - 627 minutes
51. The Risk - 698 minutes
52. The Play - 731 minutes


message 6: by Mary (last edited Jul 23, 2020 12:35PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments May Audio Log

Minutes listened: 5,957 minutes
Number of books: 14

53. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 498 minutes
54. Girl Gone Viral - 595 minutes
55. The Rest of the Story - 724 minutes
56. Caboose Mystery - 122 minutes
57. The Castle Mystery - 110 minutes
58. Blue Bay Mystery - 115 minutes
59. The Amusement Park Mystery - 106 minutes
60. Lick - 529 minutes
61. Foreplay - 546 minutes
62. Tease - 521 minutes
63. Wild - 475 minutes
64. Play - 528 minutes
65. Lead - 582 minutes
66. Deep - 506 minutes


message 7: by Mary (last edited Jul 23, 2020 12:48PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments June Audio Log

Minutes listened: 1,709 minutes
Number of books: 3

67. Beautiful Player - 619 minutes
68. Lessons from a One-Night Stand - 483 minutes
69. Beautiful - 607 minutes


message 8: by Mary (last edited Jul 31, 2020 03:40PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments July Audio Log

Minutes listened: 3,259 minutes
Number of books: 21

70. First & Then - 425 minutes
71. Sweet Filthy Morning After - 30 minutes
72. The Too-Clever Fox - 36 minutes
73. Do Over - 14 minutes
74. Little Knife - 36 minutes
75. The Witch of Duva - 52 minutes
76. Lucky Shot - 39 minutes
77. Epic - 67 minutes
78. Night of Cake & Puppets - 166 minutes
79. Blonde Date - 144 minutes
80. Long Way Down - 103 minutes
81. Taken - 89 minutes
82. Beautiful Bitch - 206 minutes
83. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - 95 minutes
84. Morrighan - 147 minutes
85. The Spies That Bind - 175 minutes
86. Unfolding - 200 minutes
87. Filthy - 164 minutes
88. Strong - 180 minutes
89. Dream of You - 259 minutes
90. Geekerella - 632 minutes


message 9: by Mary (last edited Sep 03, 2020 12:28PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments August Audio Log

Minutes listened: 9,524 minutes
Number of books: 24

91. The Princess and the Fangirl - 543 minutes
92. Beautiful Bastard - 454 minutes
93. Beautiful Bombshell - 177 minutes
94. Beautiful Beginning - 286 minutes
95. Beautiful Beloved - 169 minutes
96. Beautiful Boss - 172 minutes
97. Ryker - 442 minutes
98. Nicola and the Viscount - 185 minutes
99. Victoria and the Rogue - 199 minutes
100. Artemis Fowl - 366 minutes
101. Darius the Great Is Not Okay - 453 minutes
102. No Judgments - 524 minutes
103. This Adventure Ends - 515 minutes
104. Foolish Hearts - 442 minutes
105. Famous in a Small Town - 433 minutes
106. Lucky Caller - 509 minutes
107. The Boy Next Door - 484 minutes
108. Boy Meets Girl - 471 minutes
109. Every Boy's Got One - 461 minutes
110. The Warlord Wants Forever - 267 minutes
111. Heartland - 556 minutes
112. Coming Up for Air - 408 minutes
113. Four Days of You and Me - 477 minutes
114. Love from A to Z - 551 minutes


message 10: by Mary (last edited Oct 02, 2020 08:17AM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments September Audio Log

Minutes listened: 6,253 minutes
Number of books: 12

115. Hard Hitter - 590 minutes
116. Studly Period - 101 minutes
117. Prom Night - 30 minutes
118. These Broken Stars - 675 minutes
119. This Shattered World - 762 minutes
120. Dumplin' - 532 minutes
121. Sure Shot - 553 minutes
122. Seafire - 630 minutes
123. Heart of Iron - 745 minutes
124. Pipe Dreams - 574 minutes
125. Vampire Academy - 534 minutes
126. Frostbite - 527 minutes


message 11: by Mary (last edited Nov 01, 2020 08:26AM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments October Audio Log

Minutes listened: 6,261 minutes
Number of books: 10

127. Shadow Kiss - 716 minutes
128. Blood Promise - 786 minutes
129. Spirit Bound - 791 minutes
130. Last Sacrifice - 1056 minutes
131. The Arctic Incident - 369 minutes
132. The Eternity Code - 414 minutes
133. The Opal Deception - 448 minutes
134. Well Played - 599 minutes
135. The Lost Colony - 503 minutes
136. Brooklynaire - 578 minutes


message 12: by Mary (last edited Dec 02, 2020 09:22AM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments November Audio Log

Minutes listened: 6,950 minutes
Number of books: 12

137. Red, White & Royal Blue - 735 minutes
138. Overnight Sensation - 613 minutes
139. Superfan - 515 Minutes
140. Moonlighter - 644 minutes
141. Boy Toy
142. Us - 465 minutes
143. Good Boy - 495 minutes
144. Stay - 534 minutes
145. In the Hall with the Knife - 442 minutes
146. Kulti - 968 minutes
147. Speakeasy - 573 minutes
148. Crazy Stupid Bromance - 590 minutes


message 13: by Mary (last edited Dec 31, 2020 08:32PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments December Audio Log

Minutes listened: 12,891 minutes
Number of books: 25

149. Ransom My Heart - 814 minutes
150. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - 400 minutes
151. Tools of Engagement - 540 minutes
152. No Offense - 506 minutes
153. Clockwork Angel - 876 minutes
154. The Christmas Pact - 174 minutes
155. The Lives of Saints - 134 minutes
156. 10 Blind Dates - 471 minutes
157. Clockwork Prince - 934 minute
158. Clockwork Princess - 979 minutes
159. Bookish and the Beast - 441 minutes
160. Epic - 67 minutes
161. The Poet X - 210 minutes
162. Aurora Burning - 916 minutes
163. Coming in from the Cold - 393 minutes
164. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily - 354 minutes
165. Love & Gelato - 497 minutes
166. How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 12 minutes
167. A Christmas Carol - 211 minutes
168. The Year We Fell Down - 429 minutes
169. The Year We Hid Away - 447 minutes
170. A Court of Frost and Starlight - 383 minutes
171. Their Fractured Light - 905 minutes
172. Gameboard of the Gods - 968 minutes
173. The Immortal Crown - 830 minutes


message 14: by Mary (last edited Dec 31, 2020 08:37PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments 2020 Audio TBR

Vampire Academy series:
Vampire Academy
Frostbite
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound
Last Sacrifice

Age of X series:
Gameboard of the Gods
Immortal Crown

Artemis Fowl series (Nathaniel Parker):
Artemis Fowl
The Arctic Incident
The Eternity Code
The Opal Deception
The Lost Colony

Amie Kaufman books:
Aurora Rising
Aurora Burning
These Broken Stars
This Shattered World
Their Fractured Light

Misc YA:
Seafire
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Love From A to Z
First & Then
This Adventure Ends
Foolish Hearts
Famous in a Small Town
Lucky Hearts
Four Days of You and Me
Coming Up for Air
Summer Days & Summer Nights - 962
The Rest of the Story
Bookish and the Beast
Prodigy
Champion
Rebel - 631
Fire
Dumplin'
White Hot Kiss
10 Blind Dates
Heart of Iron

The Infernal Devices trilogy:
Clockwork Angel
Clockwork Prince
Clockwork Princess

An Ember in the Ashes series:
An Ember in the Ashes - 922
A Torch Against the Night - 909
A Reaper at the Gates - 929

Sarina Bowen:
Heartland
Sure Shot
Lies & Lullabies -
Loverboy (The Company 2) -
Man Cuffed
Epic

Novellas:
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Spies That Bind
Filthy
Strong
Unfolding
Dawn of Eden

Misc Adult/NA romance:
The Play
Love Her or Lose Her
Girl Gone Viral
Well Played
Undercover Bromance
Crazy Stupid Bromance
The Worst Best Man
Heidi's Guide to Four Letter Words
Pucked Over
Pucked Under

Meg Cabot
The Boy Next Door
Boy Meets Girl
Every Boy's Got One
Ransom My Heart
No Judgments
No Offense

Christina Lauren:
Beautiful Secret
Beautiful Boss
Sweet Filthy Boy
Dirty Rowdy Thing
Dark Wild Night
Wicked Sexy Liar
Beautiful Player
Beautiful
Beautiful Beloved
Beautiful Boss
Beautiful Bitch
Beautiful Bombshell
Beautiful Beginning

Removed from 2020 TBR:
The Dare - No longer want to read
King of Scars - postponing to 2021
Somebody (True North 8) - publishing in 2021, probably
Waiting for Tom Hanks - 513
Not Like the Movies - 516
Not That Kind of Guy - 563
Not the Girl You Marry - 505
Would Like to Meet - 614
New Orleans Rush - 621
Don't Go Stealing My Heart -
Fight or Flight - 675
The Friend Zone - 572
The Happy Ever After Playlist - 557
The Underland Chronicles:
Gregor the Overlander - 393
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane - 392
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods - 467
Gregor and the Marks of Secret - 436
Gregor and the Code of Claw - 544
Ice Wolves
Ruined
Avenged - 667 minutes
LIFEL1K3
Get a Life, Chloe Brown - 617
Take a Hint, Dani Brown - 600
Loathe at First Sight - 586
You Deserve Each Other - 645
Brazen & the Beast - 685
Stone Cold Touch
Every Last Breath
Steel Tide - 665
Kingsbane - 1345
The Hunger Games trilogy (Tatiana Maslany editions):
The Hunger Games - 635
Catching Fire - 663
Mockingjay - 679
Deathless Divide
Babysitting for the Baumgartners -


message 15: by Mary (last edited Jul 26, 2020 01:46PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments I was doing REALLY well with my challenge this year, even through 2.5 months of isolation, but in June, my work changed how we're working, and the decrease in time to listen at work and an increase in stress and mental tiredness left me with an inability to concentrate on books. I only read 3 books during June, and two were rereads.

However, I have renewed my love of podcasts (which seems to be a trend for summer as this happened last year too), and in 2020, I have so far listened to 676 episodes for a total listening time of 20 days, 23 hours (30,180 minutes).

I think my brain can concentrate on podcast episodes better than full audiobooks because it's like tv series episodes vs movies, and I'm also having better luck watching shows than full films right now.

Here's the list of podcasts I have been listening to:

The Adventure Zone
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
Fated Mates (it's a romance podcast!)
Rose Buddies/Wonderful
The Story Bites Podcast (which is about romance audiobooks!) - FINISHED
Positiviteeny! - FINISHED
99% Invisible
Sawbones
Satellite Dish with Justin & Sydnee
Shmanners
Office Ladies
Still Buffering
Surprisingly Nice - FINISHED
Losing the Sheen - FINISHED
The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls World Tour - FINISHED
The Empty Bowl
We Are YA

I'm trying to figure out a way to balance my listening to audiobooks and listening to podcasts because I enjoy both, and I have goals for both. Also, I did a good job switching between them in March, April, and May. It's only been in the last month and a half that my momentum swung entirely in favor of podcasts. However, last night I was struck with the mood to jump back over to audiobooks so I'm hoping to keep that going!


message 16: by Mary (last edited Dec 31, 2020 04:51PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments All About Romance Challenge
Duration: 1/1/20 - 12/31/20

Level: Hard
Progress: 7/7

1. Sports Romance: Hard Hitter
2. Historical Romance - Regency
3. Small Town Romance: Getting Schooled
4. Western Romance
5. LGBT: Red, White & Royal Blue
6. Romantic Suspense: Moonlighter
7. Romantic Comedy: Heidi's Guide to Four Letter Words
8. Paranormal Romance: The Warlord Wants Forever
9. Historical Romance - America
10. Erotica: Taken


message 17: by Mary (last edited Dec 31, 2020 04:51PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments Big Listen Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Level: Medium
Progress: 6/8
Challenge completed!

Completed:
1. Cress - 15 hours, 41 minutes
2. Last Sacrifice - 17 hours, 36 minutes
3. Kulti - 16 hours, 8 minutes
4. Clockwork Prince - 15 hours, 34 minutes
5. Clockwork Princess - 16 hours, 19 minutes
6. Aurora Burning - 15 hours, 16 minutes
7. Their Fractured Light - 15 hours, 5 minutes
8. Gameboard of the Gods - 16 hours, 8 minutes


message 18: by Mary (last edited Dec 31, 2020 05:05PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments Series Catch Up Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2020
Level: Hard
Progress: 17/12
Challenge complete!

1. Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren
Progress:
5/5
(view spoiler)

2. Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa
Progress:
3/3
(view spoiler)

3. Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
Progress:
2/3
Prodigy
Champion
Rebel

4. Boy series by Meg Cabot
Progress:
3/3
(view spoiler)

5: Him series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Progress:
3/3
(view spoiler)

6. Man Hands series by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
Progress:
4/4
(view spoiler)

7. Getting Some series by Emma Chase
Progress:
2/2
(view spoiler)

8. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Progress:
6/6
(view spoiler)

9. Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Progress:
5/8
Artemis Fowl
The Arctic Incident
The Eternity Code
The Opal Deception
The Lost Colony

10. The Brooklyn series by Sarina Bowen
Progress:
5/5
(view spoiler)

11. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Progress:
0/3

12. True North series by Sarina Bowen
Progress:
1/1
(view spoiler)

13. Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Progress:
3/3
(view spoiler)

14. The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Progress:
1/3
White Hot Kiss

15. Dread Nation duology by Justina Ireland
Progress:
1/2
Dread Nation

16. Briar U series by Elle Kennedy
Progress:
3/3
(view spoiler)

17. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Progress:
3/3
Clockwork Angel
Clockwork Prince
Clockwork Princess

18. An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
Progress:
0/3
An Ember in the Ashes - Currently reading

19. Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams
Progress:
2/2
(view spoiler)

20. Little Bridge Island series by Meg Cabot
Progress:
2/2
(view spoiler)

21. Once Upon a Con series by Ashley Poston
Progress:
3/3
(view spoiler)

22. Aurora Cycle series by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Progress:
2/2
(view spoiler)

23. Age of X series by Richelle Mead
Progress:
2/2
(view spoiler)


message 19: by Mary (last edited Dec 16, 2020 02:24PM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments Who's Talking To Me Quarterly Challenge
Female Narrators — January-March
Duration: 1/1/20 - 3/31/20
Level: Hard
Progress: 11/7
Challenge complete!

1. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Narrator: Angela Goethals
2. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
3. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
4. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
Narrator: Shayna Thibodeaux
5. Fire by Kristin Cashore
Narrator: Xanthe Elbrick
6. Cress by Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
7. Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
8. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Narrator: Bahni Turpin
9. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
10. Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
11. Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey
Narrator: Charlotte North


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments Male Narrator Quarterly Challenge
Duration:
4/1/20 - 6/30/20
Level: Easy
Progress: 3/3
Challenge completed, but I'm going to try to get a few more in.

1. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Narrator: Jim Dale
3. Caboose Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Narrator: Tim Gregory


message 22: by Mary (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) | 208 comments Multiple Narrators Quarterly Challenge
Duration:
10/1/20 - 12/30/20
Level: Hard
Progress: 21/7+
Challenge completed!

1. Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Zachary Webber, Virginia Rose, & Joe Hempel
2. Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Jason Clarke & Savannah Peachwood
3. Superfan by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Aaron Shedlock & Virginia Rose
4. Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Jason Clarke & Lucy Rivers
5. Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Tanya Eby & Teddy Hamilton
6. Us by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan
7. Good Boy by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Teddy Hamilton & Tanya Eby
8. Stay by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Jacob Morgan & Lucy Rivers
9. Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Seraphine Valentine & Lance Greenfield
10. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Narrators: Ryan Gesell & Tara Sands
11. The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Narrators: Andi Arndt & Sebastian York
12. The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo
Narrators: Ben Barnes & Lauren Fortgang
13. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Narrators: Ed Westwick & Heather Lind
14. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston
Narrators: Caitlin Kelly & Curry Whitmire
15. Epicby Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan
16. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Narrators: Kim Mai Guest, Johnathan McClain, Lincoln Hoppe, Donnabella Mortel, Jonathan Todd Ross, Erin Spencer, Steve West
17. Coming in from the Cold by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell
18. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Narrators: Ryan Gesell & Tara Sands
19. The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Saskia Maarleveld & Nick Podehl
20. The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen
Narrators: Saskia Maarleveld & Nick Podehl
21. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Narrators: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Cynthia Holloway & Abby Craden


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