Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Reading Challenges


2010 Reading Challenges

I'm going challenge crazy this year it seems.  I've joined a few more since first posting this in October but they are year long challenges.  Plus I'm hosting a challenge of my own.   My mom says I'm a glutton for punishment.  However, the majority of books listed are my own, I'm happy to say.  Many of the books crossover into the other challenges.  The ones with links are those I do not own and will be purchasing at some point.   Those in red are read, but those challenges started in 2009.  I'm going to finish the ones started in 2009 particularly the Dare Challenge.   Which will fit in quite nicely with my sci fi challenge.   And...I'm very excited about getting my nook which should be shipping shortly, so they say.  So, just had to join an E-Book challenge for incentive.  There is only one more challenge coming up that I will be joining  (I think...)  which is Jenner's Take another Chance challenge. She working on it now and this time will be for the full year.  Looks like it will be an exciting reading year.  Now I just need to work on my writing goals. 








Hosted by BethF of Beth Fish Reads
July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010

Goal: Read all Sookie Stackhouse Books

1. Dead Until Dark
2. Living Dead in Dallas
3. Club Dead
4. Dead to the World
5. Dead as a Doornail
6. Definitely Dead
7. All Together Dead
8. From Dead to Worse
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    Ireland Reading Challenge - February 1 to November 30, 2010
    Hosted by Carrie of Books and Movies
    Kiss the Blarney Stone Level - 6 books

    1. Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show - Frank Delaney
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    Hosted by Becky
    January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
    Goal: 52 Authors and Titles

    Authors

    A. Aristotle - Poetics
    B. Marian Zimmer Bradley - The Mists of Avalon
    C. Harlan Coben - Promise Me
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    K.  Ben Kane - The Forgotten Legion
    L.  Daniel Levin - The Last Ember
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    P.  Michael Palmer - The Last Surgeon
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    Titles:

    A.  A Ship Possessed - Alton Gansky
    B.  Boomerang - Alan Hutchenson
    C.  Cowboy Trouble - Joanne Kennedy
    D.  Dune - Frank Herbert
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    F.  Forbidden Falls - Robyn Carr
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    K.  Kill for me - Karen Rose
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    S.  Soul Catcher - Leah Bridger
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    Hosted by My Friend Amy and Deborah of Books, Movies and Chinese Food
    Baby Steps - 2nd Tier  (3-4 Books)

    1. A Ship Possessed - Alton Gansky


    12 books - one a month

    1. Poetics (Samuel Henry Butcher translation) by Aristotle




    the Colorful Reading Challenge
    Hosted by Lost in Books
    Read 9 books



    1.  The Scarlet and the The Black - J.D. Gallagher
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    E book Challenge
    Hosted by Royal Reviews
    I am committing to the the Fascinating Level which is 6
    However, I'm sure it will be much more than that.

    1.  Dune - Frank Herbert
    2.  Boomerang - Alan Hutcheson
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    Historical Reading Challenge
    Hosted by Royal Reviews
    Addicted Level:  Read 12 historical fiction books
    January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

    1.   The Forgotten Legion - Ben Kane
    2.   The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley

    3.   The Scarlet Lion - Elizabeth Chadwick
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    Hosted by Jackie of Literary Escapism
    January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

    Goal: read new authors never read before
    My Goal: 25

    1.  Alan Hutcherson - Boomerang
    2.  Michael Palmer - The Last Surgeon
    3.  Daniel Levin - The Last Ember
    4.  Cowboy Trouble - Joanne Levin 
    5.  The Mists of Avalon - Marian Zimmer Bradley
    6.  The Forgotten Legion - Ben Kane
    7.  Soul Catcher - Leah Bridger
    8.  A Ship Possessed - Alton Gansky
    9.  The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
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    January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
    Read 12 Suspense / Thrillers


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      Take Another Chance
      Hosted by Jenners of Find Your Next Book Here

      1.  Read your Doppelganger:   A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin
      2.  Blogroll Roulette:  Ruined by Paula Morris (Book Chick City)
      3.  100 Best Books:  Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenger (top 100 sci fi)
      4.  Prize Winner Book:  Newbery 1979 - The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
      5.  Title Word Count:  (4) The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
      6.  Genre Switch Up:  (war)  The War Lovers
      7.  Break A Prejudice:  ?
      8.  Real and Inspired:  Sense and Sensibility / Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
      9.  Same Word Different Book (2 books)   206 Bones  / City of Bones
      10. Become a Character:  ?
      11. All in the Family (2 books)   Joan Vinge / Vernor Vinge
      12. Author Anthology (5 books)  ?






      What's in a Name Challenge
      Hosted by Beth F.
      January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

      1. A book with a food in the title: 
      2. A book with a body of water in the title:  Forbidden Falls - Robyn Carr
      3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title:
      4. A book with a plant in the title: 
      5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title:
      6. A book with a music term in the title:





      Perpetual Challenge

      U.S. Presidents Reading Project

      1. His Excellency George Washington by Joseph Ellis
      2. John Adams by David McCullough


        9 comments:

        1. I love that I'm (at least in part) responsible for two of these challenges! :)

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        2. OMG! You're already posting about 2010??? Heck, I haven't even finished most of my 2009 Challenges!!!

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        3. I was a huge Lois Duncan fan when I was about 10/11 years old. She did one book that I really liked that was about someone who'd been kidnapped. I don't remember what the name of it was, though. I think I saw a TV special once about how her daughter was kidnapped several years after she'd written that book, and there were some very creepy parallels between the novel and her daughter's kidnapping. Except, her daughter was never found alive. :(

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        4. Uh, oh. I shouldn't have looked at this. There are some great challenges out there. I loved doing the new author challenge last year. And I'd love to get back to historical fiction. The Europe challenge sounds good too. Yikes!

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        5. And,welcome to the the What's in a Name challenge. Hope you have fun with it. We're in a lot of challenges together.

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        6. Aren't reading challenges so addictive? I've been trying to "manage" mine like you and I've been doing OK so far. I was looking for an e-book challenge since it doesn't seem like J. Kaye is doing one for 2010 so I think I'll pop on over to that one.

          And I'll have the Take Another Chance challenge stuff up soon ... I guess I'm late ...everyone else is on the ball more than I am!! YIKES! I'm glad you'll be joining in!

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        7. Wow! You really did sign up for tons of challenges for 2010! You are crazy (but in a good, bookish way) but I have a feeling I will be right behind you signing up for those challenges :)

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        8. I am so glad you are joining in the Colorful Reading Challenge, Robin! You have some other great challenges lined up, too. I look forward to your reviews!

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        9. I love this list you have put together...I am part of a couple of them and have my progress on my sidebar....Great Blog!

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