Category: Challenges

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

This is going to be the year that I complete this challenge with gusto. I managed 16/20 books for this challenge last year as I had a baby – Mr R. is seriously good at helping me generate excuses – and if that doesn’t convince you, then technically ‘a friendly hug’ is 11-20 books so I did sort of complete it last year. I have so many books that are crying out to be read that I am aiming for 20 books again. 

January 1, 2016 Challenges 0 Comments
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2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

I only managed to blog about half the books I read for this challenge last year as RL intervened. This year, I’m being downright miserly with my overall count so that I have a chance to read and blog about all the books I’ve read. I’m going to attempt 20 books because a handshake seems so cold and everyone needs a hug, right? I think I can, I think I can…  

January 1, 2015 Challenges 0 Comments
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2014 Mid Year COYER Challenge

2014 Mid Year COYER Challenge

COYER Summer Vacation will start on the first day of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) and end the weekend after Labor Day. So that’s June 21st – September 5th! I’ve taken the liberty of calling this challenge Mid Year as it is now winter in Australia. I decided to sign up for this because not only is my pile of TBR books getting out of hand, I normally don’t qualify. eReader books in Australia often sell for around $6-12 and the normal COYER limit is $5. Also, I totally need another challenge to work on as two just isn’t enough 🙂

June 1, 2014 Challenges 6 Comments
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2014 Ides of March Challenge

2014 Ides of March Challenge

To help those doing the month long challenge Take Control of Your TBR Pile and for those who just want to participate for a few days and knock out some of those books piling up. To count towards the participation prize you must read a book published before March 1, 2014. This is an easy stressfree read-a-thon. Enter challenges, clean-up your TBR pile and make a few friends.

March 10, 2014 Challenges 34 Comments
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2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

I’m starting to plan my reading challenges for next year – so nerdy. This challenge is being run exclusively by Bookish and you need to sign up for the challenge on their site if you want to be eligible for the prizes. What attracts me to this challenge is the fact that I can only read books published in 2013 or earlier. I have quite a few that fit this criteria and being forced to read some oldies rather than the latest shinies will be good for cleaning out my Kobo.

November 12, 2013 Challenges 2 Comments
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2013 Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Challenge

2013 Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Challenge

This Christmas inspired challenge has been created by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog. Whether it’s the covers, or the tales of good tidings they put us in the holiday spirit. Grab your pile of holiday themed books and sign-up to join us November 7th to 11th for a holiday themed read-a-thon, filled with challenges and good cheer! The challenges will be festive and fun.  Join for one day, just the weekend or the entire event. Read as many holiday related books from your YA, NA and Adult collections as you can.  

October 27, 2013 Challenges 32 Comments
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2013 Read-a-thon Challenge

2013 Read-a-thon Challenge

It is a barely concealed fact that I love challenges. I have an obscene number of books on my TBR pile so I signed up for Goodreads Serious Overload of Series Read-a-Thon Challenge which involves reading for 24 hours during the month of September. I also have a lot of incomplete series – I have to re-read the books in order to review them. Watching the Series and By the Author Posts at the bottom of reviews fill up is a real motivator.

September 27, 2013 Challenges 0 Comments
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2013 In Uniform Challenge

2013 In Uniform Challenge

This is an ‘ongoing’ challenge hunt that members can undertake in their own time. You pick the start date, but it has to be finished within 3 months 🙂 This challenge is from the Romance Readers Reading Challenges Group and can be found here. I decided I needed Rosie the Riveter to give me a little courage as there are 46 books in total. Deadline: 18 November Read Total: 46 / 46 Reviewed Total: 41 / 46 How many of the following occupations in their traditional uniform can you find in your books over 3 months?

August 18, 2013 Challenges 2 Comments
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2013 Zodiac Challenge

2013 Zodiac Challenge

This challenge is taken directly from Romance Readers Reading Challenge (try saying that three times fast). I thought I would change things just a little and post reviews of all of the books on my list rather than just reading them. 

July 10, 2013 Challenges 0 Comments
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