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Monday, December 31, 2012

BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2012: My Wrap-up Post

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2012.

COMPLETED!
2/2 books read
100% completed

I was aiming for "SANTA'S HELPER" (read 1-3 holiday themed books), and I reached my goal!

Here are the links to my reviews!  

Thanks again to Stella at Book Lovers Inc. for hosting!

Review Copy Wipeout: My Wrap-up Post

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the Review Copy Wipeout.

COMPLETED!
18/10 books read
180% completed

I was aiming to read and review at least ten books on my review pile, and I exceeded my goal!

Here are the links to my reviews!  

  1. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes
  2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  3. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 2)
  4. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
  5.  
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  7. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1) 
  8. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1) 
  9. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
  10. Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Deadly Angels, Book 2) 
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book 2)

Thanks again to Kate at The Book Monsters for hosting!

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2012: My Wrap-up Post

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2012.

COMPLETED!
13/10 books read
130% completed


Thanks again to Marg at Historical Tapestry for hosting!

2012 Award Winning Books Reading Challenge

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the 2012 Award Winning Books Reading Challenge.

COMPLETED!
16/10 books read
160% completed

I was aiming for "BRONZE MEDAL" (read 1-10 award-winning books), and I ended up reaching "SILVER MEDAL" (read 11-25 award-winning books).   

Here are the links to my reviews!  

Thanks again to Myra at Gathering Books for hosting!

2nds Challenge 2012: My Wrap-up Post

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the 2nds Challenge 2012.

COMPLETED!
15/12 books read
125% completed

I was aiming for "A FULL PLATE" (read 12 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time that you've read the author), and I reached my goal!

Here are the links to my reviews!  

  1. Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched, Book 2)
  2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (second time reading this author)
  3. Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 2) 
  4. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 2)
  5. Fever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 2)  
  6. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 1)  (second time reading this author)
  7. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (second time reading this author)
  8. Surrender by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 2) 
  9. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 2)
  10. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 2)
  11. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans (second time reading this author) 
  12. Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Deadly Angels, Book 2)  
  13. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1) (second time reading this author)
  14. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book 2)
Thanks again to Katy at A Few More Pages for hosting!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012: My Wrap-up Post

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012.

COMPLETED!
47/12 books read
392% completed

I was aiming for "PIKE'S PEAK" (read 12 books from your TBR pile), and I ended up reaching "MT. ARARAT" (read 40 books from your TBR pile). I was three books short of reaching "MT. KILIMANJARO" (read 50 books).

Here are the links to my reviews!  


  1. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1)
  3. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)  
  4. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes  
  5. Incans, Aztecs & Mayans by John Holzmann 
  6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1) 
  7. Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson by Candice F. Ransom  
  8. The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole  
  9. Toliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady  
  10. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5)  
  11. Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone  
  12. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1) 
  13. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 1)  
  14. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) 
  15. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins (Landmark Books, Book 28)  
  16. The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham 
  17. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham 
  18. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving  
  19. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Women's Murder Club, Book 3)
  20. The Road by Cormac McCarthy 
  21. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy
  22. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  23. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  24. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  25. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  26.    
  27. Thee, Hannah! by Marguerite de Angeli
  28. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann
  29. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds  
  30. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1)
  31. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight (Adventures in Colonial America)   
  32. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof 
  33. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne
  34. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby  
  35. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney  
  36. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz  
  37. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz  
  38. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz  
  39. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series)  
  40. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series)  
  41. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr. 
  42. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  43. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon
  44. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book 2) 
 
Thanks again to Bev at My Reader's Block for hosting!

Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2012




This is my Wrap-up Post for the Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2012.

FAILED!
2/6 books read
33% completed

I was aiming for "SNOOP" level (read at least 6 cozy mysteries), but I did not reach my goal.

Below are the links to my reviews for the books that I managed to finish:

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  2. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book 2)
     

Thanks again to Yvonne at Socrates' Book Review Blog for hosting!

2012 ARC Reading Challenge: My Wrap-up Post

 

This is my Wrap-up Post for the 2012 ARC Reading Challenge.

COMPLETED!
44/10 books read
440% completed

I was aiming for the "FUN SIZE" ARC Challenge (read 10 ARCs), and I ended up reaching the highest level, the "MEGA SIZE" ARC Challenge (read 21+ ARCs)!

Here are the links to my reviews!  

  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched, Book 2) 
  3. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  4. Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask by Darlene Foster (Amanda, Book 1)
  5. Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 2) 
  6. Sleepwalker by Karen Robards 
  7. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 2)  
  8. Fever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 2) 
  9. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 1)  
  10. White Horse by Alex Adams (White Horse, Book 1)  
  11. Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book 1)   
  12. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson 
  13. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West  
  14. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 3)  
  15. Staring Into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal (LIIA, Book 1) 
  16. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1) 
  17. Love Is Murder by Sandra Brown (Thriller Anthology, Book 3) 
  18. Gilt by Katherine Longshore (The Royal Circle, Book 1)
  19. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf 
  20. Surrender by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 2) 
  21. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
  22. Never Enough by Denise Jaden 
  23. The Yard by Alex Grecian (London Murder Squad, Book 1)
  24. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists, Book 1)  
  25. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book 1) 
  26. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 2)
  27. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  28. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  29. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 2)
  30. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
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  33. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1) 
  34. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1)
  35. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans   
  36. Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Deadly Angels, Book 2)  
  37. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book 2) 

 
Thanks again to Jamie at The Eclectic Bookshelf for hosting!

New Author Reading Challenge 2012: My Wrap-up Post

 2012 Nightwalkers Reading Challenge

This is my Wrap-up Post for the New Author Reading Challenge 2012.

COMPLETED!
78/25 books read
312% completed

I was aiming to try 25 new authors, and I exceeded my goal!

Here are the links to my reviews!  

  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  3. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  4. Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask by Darlene Foster (Amanda, Book 1)
  5. White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  6. Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)
  7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book 1) 
  8. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose 
  9. Sleepwalker by Karen Robards
  10. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book 1)  
  11. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1) 
  12. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)
  13. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes  
  14. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1) 
  15. Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson by Candice F. Ransom  
  16. Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects by Paula W. Peterson  
  17. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 1)  
  18. Toliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady  
  19. White Horse by Alex Adams (White Horse, Book 1)  
  20. Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book 1)  
  21. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5)   
  22. Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone  
  23. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1) 
  24. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson 
  25. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins (Landmark Books, Book 28) 
  26. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West   
  27. The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham 
  28. Staring Into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal (LIIA, Book 1) 
  29. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1) 
  30. A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book 1) 
  31. Gilt by Katherine Longshore (The Royal Circle, Book 1)
  32. Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1) 
  33. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving  
  34. The Road by Cormac McCarthy  
  35. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy 
  36. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf 
  37. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) 
  38. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
  39. Never Enough by Denise Jaden 
  40. The Yard by Alex Grecian (London Murder Squad, Book 1)
  41. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 
  42. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists, Book 1)  
  43. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book 1) 
  44. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  45. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  46. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  47. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  48. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  49. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1) 
  50. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
  51.  
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  53. Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire  
  54. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1) 
  55. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1)  
  56. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
  57. Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Deadly Angels, Book 2) 
  58. Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey (Blood Burden, Book 0.5)  
  59. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight (Adventures in Colonial America)
  60. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof  
  61. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne  
  62. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby 
  63. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney  
  64. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz  
  65. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series)  
  66. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series)  
  67. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr.  
  68. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  69. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon


 
Thanks again to Jackie at Literary Escapism for hosting!

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