Monthly Archives: December 2009

2010 Genre Challenge

Hosted by Genre Challenge
January 1 – December 31, 2010

This challenge is pretty flexible – choose the number of genres you would like to read. My goal is 12 books from the genres listed below.

My Genres:

  1. Action/AdventureAngels Flight by Michael Connelly
  2. Autobiography/BiographyDelivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  3. LawyersAlex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson
  4. Detective/Spy – Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. Graphic NovelTwilight: Graphic Novel Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer
  6. HistoricalRichest Man in Babylon by George Clason
  7. Horror The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
  8. Mystery From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  9. PoetryTarantula by Bob Dylan
  10. RomanceAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  11. Suspense Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  12. Thriller The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper

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Flashback Reading Challenge 2010

Hosted by Aarti and Kristen
January 1 – December 31, 2010

This challenge is all about re-reading books. I don’t reread very often, if ever, so I’m looking forward to an excuse to relive the adventures of old books. I will be choosing the Scholar Level – reading 4-6 books evenly through the mini-challenge categories below.

You can sign up for the following levels:

  • Bookworm – Up to three books
  • Scholar – Four to six books
  • Literati – Over six books

Within these levels, there will be mini-challenges! These are:

1. Re-read a favorite book from your childhood
2. Re-read a book assigned to you in high school
3. Re-read a book you loved as an adult



  1. TBD
  2. TBD
High School
  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  1. 1st to Die by James Patterson
  2. 2nd Chance by James Patterson

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Chill Baby Chill 2010

The Chill Baby, Chill Challenge runs from 12/21/09 through 3/19/10 and is being hosted by Book Dragon at Book Dragon’s Lair.

The rules are extremely easy…just read 6 books…they can be anything you want…other challenge books, new books, TBR books, etc. You don’t have to list them early. If you review your books…post a link in the comment section. Then do a wrap-up post in March. That’s all there is to it!!

This challenge seemed pretty simple and it’s always good to have an easy one mixed in. Since I joined late, I will only count books started on or after December 31, 2009.

My List:

  1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  2. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
  3. What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Niki Anderson
  4. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  5. Dear Jane Austen by Patrice Hannon
  6. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

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2010 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge

Hosted by Reading With Tequila
January 1 – December 31, 2010
Reading with Tequila created this great challenge where she had bloggers recommend books then created a large list from 2009. Click here to see the entire 2009 Book Blogger Recommendation List. I am choosing Level IV – Read 20 books

Some of the Rules:

  • Chose your own books from the list. You can decide to read books only on the Top 25 list or from the entire recommendation list. You do not have to make a list of books before the challenge begins.
  • All forms of books acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.)
  • Rereads do not count towards the completion of the challenge. The challenge is about discovering books that are new to you.
  • Reviews, while always appreciated, are not mandatory.
Here is the list of books I would like to read/choose from:
  1. Hunger Games
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The  Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Book Thief
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  5. The Road
  6. Deception Point
  7. Salem’s Lot
  8. The Other Boleyn Girl
  9. Undead and Unwed
  10. Flowers in the Attic by Anonymous
  11. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  12. Shining
  13. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  14. Princess Diaries
  15. The Stand
  16. Rhett Butler’s People
  17. The Bell Jar
  18. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  19. Five People You Meet in Heaven
  20. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  21. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  22. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

This way I have at least 2 alternatives – and who knows if I might choose something else on the list not mentioned above.

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3rd Mystery Read-a-Thon

The 3rd Mystery Read-A-Thon will take place
January 16, 2010 to January 17, 2010

The goal is to
read mysteries for 12 hours during those two days

You can find all the details HERE. I’m hoping to join in and complete the 12 hours if not more. I already have a lot of mysteries on my list so this way I can knock quite a few of the Stephanie Plum, Women’s Murder Club, and In Death series books off the list early.

List of books to be read coming soon.

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In Death Reading Challenge

Hosted by The Happily Ever After…
January 1 – December 31, 2010


  • Read one In Death book per month and make a post about it on your blog. It can be a review or just commentary, if you like. Please, please, PLEASE indicate somewhere at the beginning of your post whether or not your post includes spoilers in order to protect innocent eyes. It would also be great if you’d link back to this post in your monthly posts.
  • Make your post on the last day of the month. This is for my benefit because I’m really awful at Reading Challenges and I need as much time as possible to procrastinate. I try to remember to do a reminder post one week before.

I have only read the first book but I have been collecting them to continue reading, so I am looking forward to th


  1. Glory in Deathfinished 2.27.10
  2. Immortal in Deathfinished 6.4.10
  3. Rapture in Deathfinished
  4. Ceremony in Deathfinished 5.2.11
  5. Vengeance in Deathfinished 9.28.11
  6. Holiday in Deathfinished 10.9.11
  7. Conspiracy in Deathfinished 12.5.11
  8. Loyalty in Deathfinished 12.20.11
  9. Witness in Death
  10. Judgment in Death
  11. Betrayal in Death
  12. Seduction in Death

Plus two shorts:

  1. Midnight in Deathfinished 11.13.11
  2. Interlude in Death

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WWW Wednesdays


Hosted by Should be Reading

You tell us the answers to 3 questions:

What are you currently reading? Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, the Angel Experiment by James Patterson, and Queen of Bable by Meg Cabot

What did you recently finish? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

What do you think you’ll read next? Dear Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, From Dead to Worse, and Seven Up
The year is almost over. I have today and tomorrow to finish any books for challenges and my hope is to finish all three I am currently reading before that. Good think the New Years Read-a-Thon kicks off tomorrow at 5pm. Then as soon as midnight hits I am sinking into the good comfort reads I have been dying to get to for some time.

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