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Challenge not met: *Women Unbound*

The good news is that this is the last “challenge not met” post on my list (for this year!).

The bad news is that it’s for a reading challenge that I was especially excited about.

I had committed to reading 8 books, at least 3 of which were non-fiction; instead, I read 5 (but included 3 non-fiction!):

Persepolis [...]

Challenge not met: War through the Generations - Vietnam War Reading Challenge

In 2010 Anna and Serena hosted the War through the Generations reading challenge, with a focus on the Vietnam War.

I had joined at the “Dip” level (as in “taking a dip” not “Dawn, you’re a dip!”).  This was a commitment to five books, as follows:

any genre (children’s, fiction, non-fiction) and any format (print, audio, e-book) [...]

Wrapping up the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge

Yay, another successful challenge! (I have a few “I didn’t quite meet the challenge” posts coming up, so I’m focusing on the positive here).

I hoped I’d meet the 100-book goal in 2010, and this was a great way to track it.

Here are the books I read/reviewed (actually read about a dozen more, but they weren’t [...]

Wrapping up the Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge

It’s that time — lots of bloggers are wrapping up the year with their ‘best of 2010′ posts.  I know I’m not alone in finding so many lists of great books that I didn’t get around to reading this year …  Julie at BookingMama suggested that someone create a 2011 reading challenge based on the ‘best [...]

Wrapping up the *2010 Audio Book Challenge*

Many thanks to Alaine at Royal Reviews for hosting the 2010 Audio Book Challenge!

I joined at the “Addicted” level, committing to listen to 12 audiobooks in 2010.  The next level up was “Obsessed” at 20 audiobooks.  I came close to that (with reviews of Room, Matterhorn, and Earth pending), but met my “Addicted” level with [...]

Reading thru the imprint: The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge

There’s a new(ish) imprint in town – Reagan Arthur Books, from Little, Brown & Company. 

Reagan Arthur Books is:

an imprint with a simple, single focus: great writing in the service of great stories. It will be a home for writers of literary novels, adventures, memoir, true narrative—a place where books aren’t separated by genre, but bound [...]

The Amy Einhorn perpetual reading challenge

It’s happening again …  I’m joining another reading challenge … Not just joining, but chimed in encouragement when ideas for the challenge were being bounced around on – you guessed it! – Twitter!  Beth Fish has the whole story over at the challenge announcement post on her blog.

This is an ongoing challenge – no time [...]

Joining the *What's in a Name?* challenge

This year’s What’s in A Name? challenge is hosted over at Beth Fish Reads.  She has come up with a list of categories, and the challenge is to read six book with titles that each fit one of the categories.

For example, for the category plant, you might choose to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind [...]

The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge 2010

Melissa, aka Betty and Boo’s Mommy from The Betty and Boo Chronicles, is hosting a brand new challenge! 

The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge for 2010 asks participants to read at least four memoirs, letters, diaries, and/or autobiographies during 2010.  Overlaps with other challenges are allowed, as are audiobooks.

I keep thinking that I’ve joining my last reading [...]

Completed: 2nds Challenge 2009

Another challenge hosted by J. Kaye; the goal of the 2nds Challenge 2009 is to read 12 books by authors that you have only read once. 

How did I do?

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks
Resistance by Anita Shreve
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie [...]