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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 and December Challenge Wrap Up

Can you believe 2013 is over? Yikes. I succeeded in all of my challenges though a few I just squeaked by.  How did you do? I signed up for even more challenges for next year, eep. "Challenge" is definitely the word for 2014. :D

 Book Chick City's 100 Books in 2013

For this challenge, I didn't count any children's books, unless it was YA or MG, nor did I count books that I edited. I also did goodreads' reading challenge and I counted everything for that one, but didn't track here on the blog. :D (I made it but just barely.)


1) Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
2) The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready
3) Let It Bleed by Jeri Smith-Ready
4) Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready (full review to come later this week)
5) Ivory Pal: Born to Fly Higher by Cindy McCauley
6) Black Arts by Faith Hunter
7) Blood Trade by Faith Hunter
8) Death's Rival by Faith Hunter
9) Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
10) Bring On the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready
11) Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson
12) Wicked Circle by Linda Robertson
13) Bayou Noel by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright
14) Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
15) Three Ways to Wicked by Jodi Redford
16) Betting It All by Cate Masters
17) The Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone
18) Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends, and Tales of Superstitions by Shannon Delany, et al
19) Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McClone
20) Witches 101: A Witches of East End Primer by Melissa de la Cruz
21) Serpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz
22) Brazen by Kelley Armstrong

Total to date: 159!!! Pretty good :)

Cruisin' Through the Cozies Reading Challenge 2013 - Goal 13 or more

None

Total to date: 15
Not too bad :)

2013 Ebook Challenge - Original Goal 25 - New Goal 75, Next Goal - 100

1) Colourful Arabic Alphabet by Sahera Khan
2) The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready
3) Let It Bleed by Jeri Smith-Ready4) Ivory Pal: Born to Fly Higher by Cindy McCauley
5) Black Arts by Faith Hunter
6) Bayou Noel by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright
7) Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
8) Three Ways to Wicked by Jodi Redford
9) Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal
10) Betting It All by Cate Masters
11) The Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone
12) Thrown by Colette Auclair
13) Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends, and Tales of Superstitions by Shannon Delany, et al
14) Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McClone
15) Witches 101: A Witches of East End Primer by Melissa de la Cruz
16) Brazen by Kelley Armstrong

Total to date: 110 I rock! :D Over half the books I read for my various challenges were ebooks; I keep my Kindle busy, lol.

Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2013 - Goal 1 A Month   

1) The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready

Total to date: 12 SUCCESS!! (I have more for the year but for the challenge we could only count one per month.)


Better Late Than Never ARC Challenge - Goal as many as I can :D 

1) Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready (full review to come later this week)
2) Blood Trade by Faith Hunter
3) Death's Rival by Faith Hunter
4) Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
5) Bring On the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready
6) Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson
7) Wicked Circle by Linda Robertson

 Total to date: 9 Not great when you consider it took me 3 months to get that many read but I did make a dent in the review TBR pile so I'm happy about that.
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6 comments:

  1. You did terrifically with all your challenges! Well done! I'm also impressed that you can keep track of all those challenges.

    I did pretty well with my goals, but fell apart on some of the challenges I took on (except the Goodreads Reading Challenge and Cruisin' Through the Cozies.) This year, I'm going to figure out a better way to keep track of them -- and maybe not take on quite so many. Any suggestions for keeping track?

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    1. Well, I utterly failed at lining my reviews at the host blogs. :D

      As for keeping track, I try to remember to include the challenge label in each blog review and I use goodreads. I make new shelves with the challenge labels and track titles that way. At the end of the month, I go down my READ shelf and that tells me what I read for each challenge.

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  2. You did pretty well with your challenges. They are fun to participate in, aren't they? Good luck in 2014!

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  3. I will be skipping reading challenges this year except for the goodreads one. My initial goal was to help me clear my ARCs but it didn't quite accomplish that plus I got lazy posting updates :D

    Happy new year!

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    1. The updates can be time consuming. Good luck with your ARCs!

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