Jan 05

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt!!! #boutofbooks #BoBScavengerHunt

The blogger over at Caught Read Handed is hosting a challenge for Bout of Books …  A Scavenger hunt!

So we had this list of things we had to find…  First of which was a book with an author with the Same Initials as you have.  I lamented this for quite a while, thinking that there are no other authors with my initials..  And then I remembered…  I have my initials!!!

 

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For #1.  See, that’s me at the bottom!  Lisa Marie Pottgen!!!!!!

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#2:  Yellow:  The Counterfeit Family Tree.

Jan 05

The Official 2015 TBR Pile Challenge

 

So, the blogger over at Roof Beam Reader is yet again hosting a challenge geared at helping us get through those reads that have been hanging around for more than a year!  From the website:

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).

 

Specifics:

Jan 04

WHERE Are You Reading 2015 Challenge!!!! Signing up and Progress Page!

 

This challenge seems like it will be a lot of fun!  The point?  Try to read a book from each of the 50 states, and then there are bonus points for reading books outside of the US in addition to that.  So, seeing as I am a reading challenge junkie going into 2015, I figured this one would be fun and different to add into the mix!

 

Alabama:

Alaska

Arizona:

Arkansas:

California:

Colorado: 

Connecticut:

Delaware

Florida:

Georgia:

Jan 03

The 2015 TBR Challenge!!!

 

So, my TBR is STAGGERING!  I need to get this under control.  So, this seemed like a fun way to get that done.

Info’s from the hosting site:

What is the TBR Challenge? Simply put, it’s where readers pick up a long neglected book from their TBR pile, read it, and comment on that read on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The idea is to read those long neglected books that you just had to get your hands on at the time, but have been languishing in your pile, all lost and forgotten.

Jan 03

Yay for Diversity #WeReadDiverseBooks

 

I have long felt that there was a lack of diversity in fiction, and that we needed to be looking outside of our own little boxes to find the hidden gems of the literary world, so I am gladly and happy participating in this challenge this year!  Each month, there will be a new topic to choose from.

 

For January, we are told to pick a book by someone not within the same race as us.  I am very decidedly a Caucasian…  As in, people go blind if I wear shorts, even!  So I have lots and lots of options.  I am still trying to decide on a good book but I look forward to this month’s challenge!

Jan 03

2015 Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge

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Well, here I am again, the start of a new year and my Netgalley/Edelweiss lists are entirely out of control!  I know I am not alone because tons of people have already signed up for this challenge too!
The idea behind this one is to make a dent in it, or if you are really, really lucky, to completely eradicate that NG/EW TBR pile.
There are five different levels we could choose from for this challenge.  They are as follows:
Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond –  100 Books
I think I am going to start out the year striving for gold, but I may change that as the year progresses if need be.
Are you participating in this challenge, too?  Let me know below so I can follow your progress too!
Jan 03

Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2015

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Lori at Escape With Dollycas hosts the Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2015 over on Goodreads. We always have piles and piles of review books as bloggers and reviewers.  So it’s awesome to remember why we enjoy reading.  The fun of it.  So this is why I am here.  Click the button above to sign up and join us for a fun challenge! I’ll be updating on this post and in the Goodreads challenge group.

Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2015
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Aug 10

ARC August Week 1 Update:

Well, I am off to a fairly slow start.  I did finish The Archived by Victoria Schwab, which I LOVED! I mean, so good, you have no idea.  It got off to a really slow start and that almost turned me off, but when the book picked up, it really picked up.  The review is to come, so be on the lookout.

I have started Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Mass and it is a bit different from the other books in the series.

I am about 28% of the way into The Unbound by Victoria Schwab and so far, it is really good.

Jul 31

Oh My Gosh! I Almost Missed ARC AUGUST!!!!

I participated in this event last year and had so much fun, I am so mad at myself for almost missing a chance to sign up since it starts TOMORROW!!!!

 

Anyway, so yeah, I am participating this year.  We will not discuss my Netgalley percentage.  It’s better than it was before the wellness challenge, but I havent read a danged thing for like, 2 months, basically, since the wellness challenge ended.  So I have to get this under control!

My goal is to try to get through 8 ARCs this month.  I have a ton, and this is barely a dent, but I need to start somewhere, right?

May 31

It’s Over :*( The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014
If you click on the picture up top there, it will take you to more info about the challenge and what you had to do to participate.
If you click on this link right here you can check out my startup and goals post.  If you don’t want to go read through all of that, I will tell you that I set out to read at least 10 ARCs this month.  This is what I managed to read: