Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0 Goals

Bout of Books

TIME DEVOTED TO READING

I will be reading all week when I can fit it in.

MY GOALS

Finish 3 books that will go toward my Women Authors reading challenge.

BOOKS TO READ

Lady of Hay, by Barbara Erskine
"With a story as mesmerizing as it is chilling, Lady of Hay explores how Jo, a journalist investigating hypnotic regression, plunges into the life of Matilda, Lady of Hay-who lived eight hundred years earlier. As she learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her troubled love for Richard de Clare, and the brutal treatment she received from King John, it seems that Jo's past and present are hopelessly entwined. Centuries later, a story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to begin again-and she has no choice but to brave both lives if she wants to shake the iron grip of history.", on my Kindle

Help, Mom's Stuck on Spin Cycle: 31 Days to Laugh Your Way through Motherhood, by Cheryl Moeller
"At last a book that answers the proverbial question, “Where is my other sock?” the author emerges from her laundry room at last to tell her story – such as the time Metamucil tablets left in a pants pocket became the size of basketballs after 30 minutes in the washing machine. Her over-the-laundry pile humor will help you laugh your way through motherhood -- 31 days in a row. She’ll also give you Ten Ways to know it’s going to be a Long Labor and Delivery, Ten Things you Can Learn from your Cat, and Ten Reasons Why a Mom should be President. So when your laundry gets taller than you are, turn over a basket, sit down and read a page of, “Help, Mom’s Stuck on Spin Cycle.” Warning: You may emerge from the laundry room with permanent press wrinkles -- from laughing.", on my Kindle

From Ashes to Honor: Book #1 in the First Responders series by Loree Lough
"If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center... Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who’d been bugging him
for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes hatred and bitterness to consume Austin, and when counselor Mercy Samara recommends desk duty, Austin resigns. Haunted by her own memories of 9/11, Mercy takes a job as a school counselor in Baltimore. When Austin, now an EMT, responds to an emergency at Mercy’s school, both are stunned and wary. Finally their common—and painful—memories turn suspicion into friendship, then romance. But hard questions linger: Can they truly move beyond their past harsh judgments and harsh words? Will their past finally bring them closer or—as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 draws near—drive them farther apart?",on my Kindle

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Monday

Number of books I've read today: 1 (58% of Lady of Hay)

Total number of books I've read: 1

Books: Lady of Hay, by Barbara Erskine

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books 7.0 team

Challenges/Giveaways

Mon, 5/13: Book Spine Poetry hosted by Escape Through the Pages
Tues, 5/14: Book to Music hosted by Medusa's Library
Alternate Titles hosted by The Book Barbies
Wed, 5/15: Create a Cover hosted by I Talk Books!
Thurs, 5/16: Acrostic Poem hosted by Harley Bear Book Blog
Personify a Book hosted by Kimberly Erskine
Fri, 5/17: Resummarize a Cover hosted by Queen Ella Bee Reads
Sat, 5/18: Book Spine Poetry hosted by Smash Attack Reads!
Sun, 5/19: If You Like...Then You'll Enjoy... hosted by Snarky Bird, Uber Nerd

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pin it and Do it! February Edition

It's Back!


And, I'm Pin Obsessed. Officially.


I'll link up to more specific projects...tomorrow maybe? I just need to get through 8 by the 28th.

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Erotic Literature Reading Challenge

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2013 Erotic Literature Reading Challenge

Details: The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. You can read short stories,novels,memoirs, or even audiobooks. Just as long as they all are considered erotica. You don’t have to pre-select what you’re going to read or submit any list prior to joining in. Just jump in and read what you want throughout the year. When you’ve finished a book, write a review on your own blog and enter the link in Mr Linky. I’d like to have a drawing periodically for an appropriately themed prize (sex toys, maybe?) . If that happens, it would be done in a drawing based on how many entries you have…so make sure you update with your reviews!

Here is a list from which to start:Best Erotica for the Well-Read Woman

I will be going for "Let’s go all the way,baby!" -12 and more.

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2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge

2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge

The details: This challenge will begin on January 1st, 2013 and end December 31, 2013. Books for this challenge can be from any genre and may include print books as well as e-books and audio books. This challenge can cross-over to your other reading challenges. I will create a new post each month with a linky for your reviews. Also, I'll be offering quarterly reader gifts to the top three participants. I'll announce the winners on the last day of every three months. And at the end of the challenge I'll have a special bonus for the top three overall participants.

I'll be going for the Cappuccino level (100 books).

1. Camp Follower, by Suzanne Adair (e-book)

2.Ashes, Ashes, the Twins Fall Down by Pauline L. Hawkins (e-book)

3.Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (e-book)

4.A Knight's Temptation, by Catherine Kean (e-book)

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2013 Audio Book Challenge

2013 Audio Book Challenge

Going for: Married-Listen to more than 25 Audio Books. There will be a monthly link up so that we can share what we’ve listened to and make suggestions to each other. Official Challenge dates: 1/1/2013-12/31/2013

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Weeklong Readathon

TIME DEVOTED TO READING

I will be reading all week.

MY GOALS

Finish 3 books that will go toward any of my reading challenges.

BOOKS TO READ

Camp Follower, on my iPad via Kindle app

Ashes, Ashes, the Twins Fall Down, on my iPad via Kindle app

Let's Pretend This Never Happened,on my iPad via Kindle app

UPDATES

Monday

Number of books I've read today: 1 (18% of the selection, for about an hour at bedtime)

Total number of books I've read: 1

Books:Camp Follower, by Suzanne Adair

Tuesday

Number of books I've read today: 1 (about 20%, it was a madcrazy day)

Total number of books I've read: 1

Books: Camp Follower, by Suzanne Adair

Wednesday

Number of books I've read today: 1

Total number of books I've read: 1 (finished!)

Books: Camp Follower, by Suzanne Adair

Thursday

Number of books I've read today: 1 (20%)

Total number of books I've read: 2

Books: Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down, by Pauline L. Hawkins

Friday

Number of books I've read today: 1 (64% of the book)

Total number of books I've read: 2

Books:Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down, by Pauline L. Hawkins

Saturday

Number of books I've read today: 2 (finished Ashes, Ashes and completed 37% of Let's Pretend)

Total number of books I've read: 3

Books:Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down, by Pauline L. Hawkins

and Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

Sunday

Number of books I've read today: 1 (74% of the book)

Total number of books I've read: 3

Books: Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quick Fix Challenge

This challenge is for books less than 300 pages.I think I'll go for a middle level (paperclips) and move up if I blow through it too fast.

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Library Books Reading Challenge 2013

I've been living off of library books for years, especially after we had to make cuts to the entertainment budget, and because we are just plain out of room in our house (and my takeover of the garage shop was an utter failure). So, might as well do a nice tracking of my reading with this challenge. "Just insert IV"

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Classic Double Challenge

I love retellings, and this challenge might just help me find some new ones. I want to go for the Super Size level (4 pairs of related books). I'll post my choices when I can get a little more time to search for what I may already have in-house/on Mt. TBR.

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2013 Women Challenge

This looked like another worthy challenge, and the highest level does not have an insane-high amount to fulfill. So, yes, Wonder Woman it is!

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