Category: challenges

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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Mount TBR Checkpoint #2

Posted July 5, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Mount TBR Checkpoint #2

After four good months, my Mount TBR reading came to a screeching halt in May and June. I’m not sure why — other things just called to me more strongly, I suppose. However, I’ve gotten started again with one book in July so I have 21 books completed so far. I also added some reviews […]

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Classics Club Year Three

Posted May 24, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping, challenges / 30 Comments
Classics Club Year Three

It’s been three years since I joined The Classics Club, and I’m on track for meeting my goal of reading 50 books in 5 years! Here are the twelve books I’ve read in the past year. Ethan Frome Lucky Jim Three Men in a Boat A Fugue in Time Long Day’s Journey into Night; Ah, […]

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Mount TBR Checkpoint #1

Posted April 4, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 19 Comments
Mount TBR Checkpoint #1

Mount TBR Challenge host Bev of My Reader’s Block has posted some questions for our first quarterly checkpoint here. Here are my answers along with a list of what I’ve knocked off my pile so far. Tell us how many miles you’ve made it up your mountain (# of books read).  I’m impressed that I’ve […]

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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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