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Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 Reading Challenges

It's time everyone, to start planning out your reading challenges.  To tell you the truth, I started planning on my 2013 Reading Challenges in June of 2012.  No really!  I love them so much and there are so many great challenges out there that I want to try them all.  Around June I was browsing through A Novel Challenge and I came across several challenges that I thought I could try for 2013.  Now it is 6 months later and I am soo pumped (I couldn't think of another word)!  A few new challenges to add to all the same challenges from last year.
HERE is my 2012 Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post. 
2013 Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by: Teresa's Reading Corner
Lover - Listen to 25 Audio Books
I currently have 11 audiobooks in my library and 1 am going to buy next week for this challenge. I also have a $10.00 credit at burning a hole in my virtual pocketbook.

2013 Dusty Bookshelf  
Hosted by:  Books A True Story 
Cobwebs – Read 10-15 books EXTRA CREDIT- Say how long that book has been sitting on your shelf!
I am going to try and read only the books on my shelf this year.  I will only buy 1 book a month so that will help with this challenge. 
Some of the books from my dusty bookshelf are from last years challenge that I didn't get to:
Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith (I bought this one two years ago from a warehouse book store that was closing)
Women Food and God by Geneen Roth (This was a birthday gift from my close friend 3 years ago)
Healer by Carol Cassella (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (I got this book from a book swap two years ago)
Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (I bought way before anyone knew Borders was closing)
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
Bo's Cafe by John Lynch, Bill Thrall and Bruce McNicol (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
Open House by Elizabeth Berg (I bought this two years ago at Borders)
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan (I bought about 1 year and 8 months ago at Barnes and Nobles)
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (I bought this last year at Border)

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosted byHistorical Tapestry
 Renaissance Reader - Read 10 books 
I feel like I have a quite a few historical fiction books on my shelf right now but 10 might be pushing it. So I figured...what the hay?  Why not? 


2013 TBR Pile  
Hosted by: Evie @Bookish 
A Friendly Hug - Reading 11-20 Books
This is the same as the Dusty Bookshelf Challenge for me.  If I can read 15 books for that challenge then I will hit my goal on this one.  Same list as the Dusty Bookshlef Challenge.

My Bookish 2013 Resolutions
Hosted by:  Butterfly O Meter Books  
Resolutions for 2013  
1.  Complete all my reading challenges and events.   
2.  Post at least one review a week.  
3.  Post at least 350 blog post.  
4Give away 50 books.
5.  Read and review all book club books of the month
6.  Only buy 12 books in 2013 (not counting audiobooks) 

Off the Shelf Reading Challenge   
Hosted by: Bookish Ardour
Trying – Choose 15 books to read
Another Reading Challenge I can cross with the Dusty Bookshelf Challenge and the TBR Challenge. 
Same list as the Dusty Bookshlef Challenge.

Reading Challenge AddictReading Challenge Addict 
On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges Entered and Completed
It is so obvious why I am signing up for this one.  LOL! 
1.  2013 Audiobook Challenge
2.  2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge
3.  Historical Reading Challenge
4.  TBR Pile Reading Challenge
5.  My Bookish 2013 Resolutions
6.  Off the Shelf Reading Challenge
7.  Gooddreads Reading Challenge  
8.  2013 Anne Rice Challenge
9.  2013 Women Challenge     
Hosted by:
Level - 52 Books
If I read a book a week then this one will not be an issue.  Hopefully!

2013 Anne Rice Challenge
Hosted by: The Towering Pile
Level - Louis de Pointe du Lac (1 to 5 books)
I am currently reading one now.  But that will not count.  I think I have 3 more books of hers on my bookshelf.  So I hope I can knock this one out in no time.   
1.  The Wolf Gift
2.  Angel Time
3.  Lasher
4.  The Mummy (not sure if I read this one before. But it's on my shelf.)

2013 Women Challenge
Hosted by:  Peek a Book
Level - Level 3: SUPER GIRL - read 11 to 15 books written by a woman author
I seem to read more women author books than men so I don't think this will be tooo hard.  *fingers crossed*

There are two more challenges I want to sign up for but they are not ready at the time of this post.  I am not sure if they are coming back in 2013
POC (Read 15 books)
Unbreaking the Shelves
And of course I will be participating in Bout of Books, Dewey's Read A Thon, Audiobook Week and Bloggiesta.  Schedule and time permitting of course.  But one thing I am really looking forward to is...BEA.   I am hoping to get to BEA next year!  So excited!  I am going to plan that one in February no matter what. 

What cool reading challenges have you signed up for?  How did you do last year?

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