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The Reading Quest 2017: Sign-up

The Reading Quest 2017: Sign-up

I’m sorry but is this not the cutest reading challenge that anybody ever created?  The gorgeous illustrations are courtesy of CW of Read, Think, Ponder.  You get to pick a character, go on a quest and even level up and build HP.  It’s all adorable and […]

Checking in with The Lucky No. 14 Challenge

Checking in with The Lucky No. 14 Challenge

It occurred to me the other day that I actually signed up for the Lucky No. 14 challenge in January and then promptly forgot all about it. As in, I read a couple of books that didn’t fit and then sort of forgot about checking […]

Lucky No. 14 Reading Challenge

Lucky No. 14 Reading Challenge

In 2013, I swore off challenges and boldly went where my reading whims took me.  It was fun and I read some fantastic books that I’ve been meaning to get round to for years.  Towards the end of the year, though, I took part in […]

2013: The Year of No Challenges

2013: The Year of No Challenges

Image found here I had originally planned to write and post a review today but really?  New Year’s Day?  Who was I kidding?  I have instead read part of my book, felt queasy, gone for a walk, drunk a lot of coffee and mulled over […]

Challenges from 2012: Conceding Defeat

Challenges from 2012: Conceding Defeat

Over the past few weeks, a whole host of challenges for 2013 have been emerging and waving their little challenge-y arms around to lure in unsuspecting bloggers.  Before I get all carried away and sign up for some, I thought it was about time that […]

Roof Beam Reader’s Magical March Reading Challenge

Roof Beam Reader’s Magical March Reading Challenge

So it seems that Adam at Roof Beam Reader has a knack for coming up with challenges that I find near impossible to resist! This time it’s the…  Magical March Reading Challenge Purpose: To read and review works of Fantasy, Science-Fiction, or Magical Realism (for my […]

The 2012 TBR Challenge: Sign-up Post

The 2012 TBR Challenge: Sign-up Post

Last December, I eagerly signed up for the 2011 TBR Challenge, hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader.  As I posted a few weeks ago, I wasn’t too successful!  I managed a paltry 4 out of the 12 books on my list before I got […]

2012: A Classics Challenge

2012: A Classics Challenge

Every year, I tell myself that I will be a “better” reader and that I’ll read more classics.  Every year, I do manage to read a couple and, on the whole, really enjoy them.  So why don’t I read more?  Who knows?  This year will […]

2011 Challenges: Some success and some idiocy

2011 Challenges: Some success and some idiocy

At the start of this year, I signed up for three challenges:  The 2011 TBR Challenge hosted at Roof Beam Reader; The 2011 eBook Challenge hosted at The Ladybug Reads…;and, The 2011 Outdo Yourself Challenge hosted at The Book Vixen.  Of course, it isn’t the end of […]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book Challenge 2012

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book Challenge 2012

Putting aside my general horror that it’s already time for 2012 challenge posts for a moment, I wanted to post my sign-up to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book Challenge 2012 hosted at Booking in Heels before it got to January and I realised that I’d […]