Category: challenges

Backlist Reader Challenge

Posted January 6, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 18 Comments
Backlist Reader Challenge

  Another challenge! Okay, I know I said I was going to post less in 2017 but I just had to get these set up first. Lark created the Backlist Reader Challenge to try to help us focus on those books that have been on our TBR lists for a while, and I certainly do […]

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Discussion challenge

Posted January 3, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping, challenges / 11 Comments
Discussion challenge

In the flurry of year-end events I neglected to wrap up my Book Blogger Discussion Challenge participation for 2016. It’s always interesting to look back and see what topics I tackled each month, so here they are: January: Do you write reviews? February: Am I a writer? March: Do you know what you’re saying? April: […]

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Reading All Around the World

Posted December 31, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 22 Comments
Reading All Around the World

I just heard of this project from Jean of Howling Frog Books, and it’s something I’d really like to work on: reading books from or about as many different countries of the world as possible. I’m going to take it pretty casually, and not make huge lists or attempt to reach a certain number by […]

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Reading New England Giveaway

Posted December 30, 2016 by Lory in challenges, giveaways / 21 Comments
Reading New England Giveaway

As 2016 draws to an end, it’s time for the Reading New England giveaway, celebrating a wonderful year of reading and discussing the literature of this region — which was also my third full year of blogging. It’s been so much fun to share it with you! The giveaway winner can choose a book or […]

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Reading New England Wrap-up

Posted December 18, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 15 Comments
Reading New England Wrap-up

This is my personal wrap-up and summary post for the challenge. A giveaway is coming on December 30, open to everyone (participants can earn extra entries, though). Please watch for it, and do link up your own posts in the meantime! Well, this has been quite a year in many ways. One thing that made […]

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Back to the Classics Challenge

Posted December 13, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 20 Comments
Back to the Classics Challenge

With my focus on the Reading New England challenge this year, I didn’t manage to meet my goal of twelve books for the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Books and Chocolate — but I did complete six of the categories, and I’m pretty happy about that. Here’s what I read, with links to […]

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Mount TBR Challenge

Posted December 4, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 28 Comments
Mount TBR Challenge

Before I started blogging, I didn’t really have a problem with physical books piling up in my house. I had a smallish collection of books I loved and wanted to keep and reread, which I would add to occasionally, and the occasional impulse buy. But for everyday, casual reading I would mostly rely on whatever […]

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Reading New England: Connecticut

Posted November 11, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 5 Comments
Reading New England: Connecticut

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve reached the last state for the Reading New England challenge: Connecticut. Some would argue that this state doesn’t even belong to the region, so influenced is it by the sprawl of New York City. But though it does host a large number of bedroom communities along its commuter corridor, […]

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