Good morning! 😀
Sipping Earl Grey this morning… not sure why, but craved it over the sharpness of coffee today. 😀
I am staring at the bottom right corner of Asus (Laptop) at the date. 12/30/11.
I had such big plans for finishing out the year… books to complete, reviews to write, challenge recaps, plans for 2012, book and audio counts, wrap up of 2011 challenges and enter the new…. and here I am… December 30th… and so much to do. 😀
On the bright side, I have all of next week off which will be a great catch up time in many life things. That will be helpful 😀
This morning I am going to share what Challenges I will be participating in for 2012. Why do challenges? They are fun and stretch you in your reading experience. They are also a great way to connect with other challenge participants and meet like minded readers.
Like I could pass on this one! 😛 There are four levels to this challenge:
I will be going for Married level. It sounds like there will be occasional audio giveaways (SSSQQUUUEEE!!!)
The WHERE Are You Reading Challenge was so much fun last year that I will be hosting it again. I loved watching my map fill up – reading in all the states… well, not all of them… 😀
YAY! I need this one. My hubby bought me the NOOK E Reader last Christmas… as in a year ago Christmas. I had read one book on it… which, he pointed out. 😯 SO I am trying to intentionally put more time in on the NOOK.
I am aiming for the CD level.
They are creepy and they’re spooky…. oh, ok.. not all of them! This is a fairly new genre for me and I am LOVING it! I am hosting this challenge hoping it will get others to dabble in it as well. 😀
I am going for SURVIVOR!
I am super excited about this one! I was just thinking of how cool a challenge would be on blogger favorite reads and then…. I found one! Reading with Tequila has this AMAZING list of book which will be great motivation for me to read some of the greats!
Level I – Read 5 books from the 2011 Book Blogger Recommendation List
Level II – Read 10 books
Level III – Read 15 books
Level IV – Read 20 books
Level V – Read 20+ books
Here are the books I would like to read off the list:
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
4. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
5. A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
6. Black Girl, White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
7. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
8. Fire by Kristin Cashore
9. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
10. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
11. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
12. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
13. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
All of these books are in house except #6 and #7.
This one is more of a personal challenge that I am creating that anyone can hop on board with…. I am still working out the details on this but have an idea brewing… if you are interested in knowing more – click on the challenge pic and leave a comment on the original post. I will make sure you are notified when I reveal the idea. 😀
That’s it… the only other one I would like to be a part of is a Library Challenge but have not seen one yet although I have been told there is one out there.