Saturday, December 31, 2011

book challenges? check.

I did it!  It was a close one this year.  At the beginning of December I was still about 6 books away from my 200 book goal and I was starting to get a little worried, but I got it done.

I didn't read everything I wanted to read this year.  I got waylaid by some new authors and other new books I picked up instead of sticking with my TBR list, but that's okay.  All in all it was a good reading year and with a new baby becoming more mobile in 2012 I'm thinking I won't be reading as much this upcoming year!

Here are the links to my Book Challenge posts with link ups to the (very few) reviews I did!

100+ Reading Challenge
YA Reading Challenge
Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
Support Your Local Library Challenge
eBook Reading Challenge

This year some of the challenges are being hosted by other bloggers, but right now I'm planning on participating in all of them again.  You should join me!


probably not such a good idea, but...

I usually don't do New Year's Resolutions because I NEVER follow through.  Never.  But this year I think it's time I really attempt to complete some resolutions.  I mean, I'm a grown up with kids now.  I should be able to follow through with these things!  I'm going to keep it fairly simple though.  Let's not go crazy.

1.  I'm going to Wreck This Journal.  Completely.

2.  I'm going to restart my general 365 project and I'm not going to freak out and quit if I miss a day.  I'll just tack on a day at the end.  The project will be 365 pictures, not 365 consecutive pictures.

3.  I'm going to try reallllly hard to lose at least 10 pounds.  I'm actually 3 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight (from Olivia, not Emma, let's not be silly) so I'm pretty darn stoked about that.  If I can come down another 10-15 pounds I'll be really happy.

And that's it.  Because the rest of it, keeping my house clean, being the best wife & mother I can be, etc., etc., those things aren't resolutions.  Those are the ongoing goals I have and will always be working on.


2012 ya reading challenge


Jamie at The Eclectic Bookshelf is also hosting the YA Reading Challenge.  She did host this one last year but it was over at Jamie's Bookshelf which I think is on hiatus.

Again, pretty much the same rules as last year.

  • Anyone can join
  • You don't need a blog to participate
  • Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post on Jamie's blog
  • Audio, eBooks, paper, re-reads all count
  • No need to list your books in advance, you can select as you go
 There are four levels to choose from:
  1. Mini - 12 YA novels
  2. Fun Size - 20 YA novels
  3. Jumbo - 40 YA novels
  4. Mega - 50+ YA novels
I read 113 YA novels in 2011 so I'll be aiming for the Mega challenge this year.

  1. Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer
  2. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  3. Dream Dark - Kami Garcia
  4. Brody's Ghost, Vol 1 - Mark Crilley
  5. Nightschool, Vol 1 - Svetlana Chmakova
  6. Nightschool, Vol 2 - Svetlana Chmakova
  7. Nightschool, Vol 3 - Svetlana Chmakova
  8. Nightschool, Vol 4 - Svetlana Chmakova
  9. Water Baby - Ross Campbell
  10. Brody's Ghost, Vol 2 - Mark Crilley
  11. Courtney Crumrin's Montrous Holiday - Ted Naifeh
  12. Queen Bee - Chynna Clugston
  13. Tough Love - Abby Denson
  14. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  15. Scott Pilgrim vs the World - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  16. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  17. Deadly Little Voices - Laurie Faria Stolarz
  18. Across the Universe - Beth Revis
  19. Beautiful Chaos - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  20. Chosen - Ted Dekker
  21. Infidel - Ted Dekker
  22. Renegade - Ted Dekker
  23. Chaos - Ted Dekker
  24. Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
  25. Lark - Tracy Porter
  26. Once a Witch - Carolyn MacCullough
  27. Dark Mirror - MJ Putney
  28. Swoon - Nina Malkin
  29. Lost at Sea - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  30. Burnout - Rebecca Donner
  31. Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  32. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  33. Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour - Bryan Lee O'Malley
  34. Tantalize: Kieren's Story - Cynthia Leitich Smith & Ming Doyle
  35. Dramacon, Vol. 1 - Svetlana Chmakova
  36. Dramacon, Vol. 2 - Svetlana Chmakova
  37. Dramacon, Vol. 3 - Svetlana Chmakova
  38. Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only, Vol. 1 - HyeKyung Baek
  39. Hana - Lauren Oliver
  40. Malinky Robot - Sonny Liew
  41. House of Odd - Dean Koontz, Queenie Chan & Landry Walker
  42. Fool's Gold, Vol. 1 - Amy Reeder Hadley
  43. Polly & the Pirates, Vol. 1 - Ted Naifeh
  44. Polly & the Pirates, Vol. 2 - Ted Naifeh & Robbi Rodriguez
  45. Morning Glories, Vol. 1 - Nick Specer & Joe Eisma
  46. Morning Glories, Vol. 2 - Nick Specer & Joe Eisma
  47. Foiled - Jane Yolen & Mike Cavallaro
  48. Fool's Gold, Vol. 2 - Amy Reeder Hadley
  49. Battle for Shadowland - James Patterson, Dara Naraghi & Victor Santos
  50. Operation Zero - James Patterson, Dara Naraghi & Victor Santos
  51. Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
  52. Wondrous Strange - Lesley Livingston
  53. Wither - Lauren DeStefano
  54. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver
  55. Insurgent - Veronica Roth

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