Category: challenges

Les Miserables: The first six months

Posted July 4, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 10 Comments
Les Miserables: The first six months

I’ve been reading Les Miserables for half a year now, and it’s been a very interesting experience. I fall behind a few chapters occasionally, but it’s not hard to catch up when the chapters are usually so short. At times it’s hard to stop when the action gets exciting, but I feel it’s a good […]

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My book acquisition ban: How did it go?

Posted March 28, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 31 Comments
My book acquisition ban: How did it go?

We’ve nearly made it to the fourth month of the year, so I’m also nearly done with my self-imposed three-month book acquisition ban. My goal was to not acquire any books from any outside source — bookstore, library, online, publishers — and only read books I already have in the house. So how did it […]

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Les Miserables: The first three months

Posted March 25, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 18 Comments
Les Miserables: The first three months

As I proceed through the Chapter-a-day Readalong of Les Miserables, I thought it might be good to check in every quarter or so rather than leaving it all till the end of the year (when I might have forgotten all about what happened in January). These months took us through the first part, “Fantine,” which […]

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Classics Club Spin

Posted March 7, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 19 Comments
Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Spin! What is the spin? It’s easy. At your blog, before next Friday, March 9th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end […]

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Book Blog Discussion Challenge

Posted January 8, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 6 Comments
Book Blog Discussion Challenge

Continuing a spate of year-end/beginning posts, here’s my official sign-up post for the 2018 incarnation of the Book Blog Discussion Challenge, hosted by Feed your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight. If you’ve not participated in this challenge before, please consider joining! It’s a great way to share fun topics with your fellow book […]

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Challenge Update

Posted December 20, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping, challenges / 20 Comments
Challenge Update

How did I do with the reading challenges I undertook this year? Here’s a round-up of my progress, or lack thereof, along with my intentions for next year. I always do well with the Book Blogger Discussion Challenge, perhaps because I set a reasonable goal for myself (one discussion per month), and so far I […]

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And the spin book is…

Posted November 17, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 20 Comments
And the spin book is…

Last week I posted my Classics Club Spin list, and this is the moment of truth — the chosen number is 4, which means I’ll be reading: Somewhat daunting, but I’m actually glad because this edition of Don Quixote has been sitting on my shelf for more than a year after I won it in […]

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Classics Club Spin

Posted November 10, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 24 Comments
Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Spin! What is the spin? It’s easy. At your blog, before next Friday, November 17th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end […]

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Mount TBR Checkpoint #3

Posted October 11, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 16 Comments
Mount TBR Checkpoint #3

What, is it time for a Mount TBR checkpoint again already? With three months to go, I’ve gotten through just over half of my original list of 60 books. So I know I’m not going to make my goal, but hey, look at all these books I did read! 33 is not too bad. I’ll […]

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