Tag: Challenges

Reading New England: Preview and Sign-up Post

Posted December 1, 2015 by Lory in challenges, events / 52 Comments
Reading New England: Preview and Sign-up Post

For the link-up page for state posts, click here. For the link-up page for genre posts, click here. For a New England Book List, click here. Welcome to the official sign-up post for Reading New England, a 2016 challenge hosted here at The Emerald City Book Review. I’ve chosen twelve focus areas — the six […]

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Reading New England: A 2016 reading challenge

Posted November 15, 2015 by Lory in challenges / 58 Comments
Reading New England: A 2016 reading challenge

For the official sign-up post and more information, click here Today I’m excited to announce the launch of an idea I’ve been mulling over for some time: Reading New England, a year-long challenge intended to draw attention to the wonderful writers and books of the six New England states, along with publishers, booksellers, literary locations, […]

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Once Upon a Time challenge

Posted March 22, 2015 by Lory in challenges / 16 Comments
Once Upon a Time challenge

I said I wasn’t going to join any more challenges, but I couldn’t resist this one: Once Upon a Time, hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. It only runs for three months, so I have the rest of the year to catch up on other reading, right? There are many different options for joining this fantasy […]

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Put the Library on Hold: End-of-month review

Posted January 31, 2015 by Lory in challenges / 22 Comments
Put the Library on Hold: End-of-month review

It’s the end of my library-free month, when I tried to read exclusively from books I had already on my own shelves. And I did read all ten of the books I had earmarked for this month, at least in part. I read only the first third of the omnibus The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks, […]

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Put the Library on Hold: Mid-month check-in

Posted January 15, 2015 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Put the Library on Hold: Mid-month check-in

It’s the middle of January, and as promised here is a status update on my Put the Library on Hold challenge. So far I’ve read five of the books lurking on my shelves, a nice mix of fiction, non-fiction, new-to-me books and rereads (see the original post for which ones). They have all been wonderful, […]

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Checking Out My Own Shelves: A New Reading Year

Posted January 1, 2015 by Lory in challenges / 40 Comments
Checking Out My Own Shelves: A New Reading Year

Happy New Year, everyone! Sheila at Book Journey is hosting a “First Book of the Year” linkup to show how we’re starting our reading year. I thought this was a fun idea, so here’s a picture of me with my first book of 2015, Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014). It’s a […]

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Back to the Classics Challenge

Posted December 28, 2014 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Back to the Classics Challenge

I heard about the Back to the Classics challenge too late to join last year, so I was glad when Karen of Books and Chocolate decided to host it again. Visit the sign-up post for the full rules, but basically the idea is to read and post about 6-12 classics (pre-1965) in different categories during […]

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