Sunday, December 30, 2012

Read a Latte 2013

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Choose a Level:
   Latte                         75      books
  Cappuccino               100      books
Double-Espresso       150+    books
I am choosing the Latte level.  I will keep track on Goodreads-Rachelle Lerner because I have two blogs.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Alphabet 2013 Home

A   Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body by Jennie Marts
(The) Big Kitty by Claire Donally
C   Cat Spitting Mad by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
D  (The) Detective's Secret Daughter by Rachelle McCalla
E   Ella the Rose Fairy by Daisy Meadows
F   (The) 15th Star by Lisa Grace
G   (The) Gunman's Bride by Catherine Palmer
H   How to Lose a Tooth by E. C. Stilson
I  If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney
J  Junie B. Jones is (almost) A Flower Girl by Barbara Park
K (A) Killer Read by Erika Chase
L  (The) Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
M  Murder on the Mind by L L Bartlett
N:  (A) Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon
O   Once A Ferrara Wife... by Sarah Morgan
P    Perilous Pranks by Joyce & Jim Lavene
Q  Quite Honestly by John Mortimer
R   Russian Roulette (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Case 1) by Mike Faricy
S  Seed No Evil by Kate Collins
T  (The) Top-Flight Fully-Automated Junior High School Girl Detective by E. W. Hildick
U  (The) Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
V   V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart
X   (The) Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton
Y  You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark
Z  Zombie Man: Feared to Cheered by Pat Hatt

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reading Challenge Addict

Reading Challenge Addict

Some of us have a bit of a problem. 
Some of us have a huge problem.
Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read and Gina from Hott Books are two such people. And they are the founding mothers of the Reading Challenge Addict Blog.  Bev from My Reader's Block is one with a HUGE problem and the current author and caretaker of the Blog.  We each can stand proudly and say,

I am a Reading Challenge Addict.

So we are challenging each of you who can also say that you also are a Reading Challenge Addict.

There will be random prizes and recognition for those who are meeting their own expectations by completing the challenges they've entered.

How addicted are you? 
  • Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • In Flight: 11-15 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)
We're not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it's going to be very simple!
  1. The newest edition of the challenge will begin on January 1 and end on December 31, 2013.
  2. Write a starting post joining the challenge and outlining your challenges.
  3. Track all of your challenge accomplishments - good & bad.
  4. Stop by to join us in the mini-challenges, updates & extra giveaways throughout the year.
  5. Comment like crazy and offer support for your fellow addicts.
  6. Have FUN!
Easy, right? Who wants to be in on the fun? What else will be on offer? Random giveaways for participants to enter and unannounced special drawings for commenters on the site so be sure to leave your email address with your comment! Are you ready? Sign up on the Challenge Addicts 2013 page. 

On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges

My Challenges:
1) Why Buy the Cow Challenge 2013?  (9 of 12 read)
2) What An Animal Challenge VI 2013;   Completed
3) What's In a Name  6  Completed:
4) Off the Shelf 2013:  Completed 
5) Eclectic Book Challenge 2013  Completed
6) Ebook 2013 Challenge Completed
7) Just for Fun 2013 Completed
8) Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge Completed
9) A-Z Reading Challenge Completed
10) The Literary Challenge  Completed

Off the Shelf 2013

Off The Shelf 2013

Following is information about, and sign-up for, BA’s Off the Shelf Reading Challenge. This is for the 2013 challenge only. If you have any questions or issues you can’t find the answer to on this page, please visit the Challenge F.A.Q.s.
Challenge Quick Links

BA’s 2013 Off the Shelf Reading Challenge

About: The Off the Shelf Reading Challenge is probably the most popular challenge there is on BA. The goal? To read books on your shelves that have gone unread for far too long. Selecting books from the year before (in this case, 2012 and before), read as many of the unread ones as you can. It’s up to you if you want to keep them or give them away afterwards, the main goal is to turn those unread books into read ones.

The Finer Deets

  • The Main Rule: Do not include books acquired during 2013, it defeats the purpose, read those books from before 2013 started.
  • Running dates for all 2013 challenges: 1st of January – 31st of December 2013
  • Sign-Ups are accepted until the 16th of December 2013.
  • Formats: All BA Challenges are eBook, audio, short story, and graphic novel friendly.
  • Crossovers: You’re welcome to crossover with BA’s challenges. Include as many books across all the challenges as you can, I always say.

How To Sign-Up and Join In

  1. Choose Your Level: Choose a challenge level listed below.
  2. Sign Up Post: Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of books is optional).
  3. Grab The Badge: Download or grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back toBA's Off the Shelf Reading Challenge. Grab me!Bookish Ardour.
  4. Link Up: Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Mr Linky graphic and enter your link.
  5. Blogless? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads, Shelfari included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment.
  6. Your Reviews: Reviewing is optional! But if you do review it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on thereview page.
  7. Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up page.

Challenge Levels

  1. Tempted– Choose 5 books to read
  2. Trying – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
  4. On A Roll – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Flying Off – Choose 75 books to read
  6. Hoarder – Choose between 76-135 books to read
  7. Buried – Choose between 136-200 books to read

I choose Trying

Will keep record on

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Eclectic Reader 2013


Join in:

  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2013. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2013
  • Create a blog post committing to  your participation in this challenge.
*  If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing or a similar site Just include your name and a link to your shelf.
  • Post your name, blog name, and the direct link to your challenge post in the Linky using the link below

Click here to enter your link to sign up for the challenge

  • Select, read and review a book from each genre listed below during the year for a total of 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.
*  You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish.
*  Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both.
*  You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 21st 2013 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


  1. Translated fiction:  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  2. Historical mystery: The 15th Star by Lisa Grace
  3. Romantic suspense:  The Detective's Secret Daughter by Rachelle McCalla
  4. Made into a movie:  You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark
  5. New Adult:  Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  6. Urban Fantasy:  Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman
  7. Dystopian: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  8. Memoir: Homeless in Hawaii by E. C. Stilson
  9. LGBT: Chase of a Lifetime by Ryan Field
  10. Action Adventure: Russian Roulette (Dev Haskell- Private Investigator Case 1) by Mike Faricy
  11. Humour:  Quite Honestly by John Mortimer
  12. Published in 2013: One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
  • Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement  and /or the challenge image badge to the post.
  • Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the Linky.

Click here to enter your link to your reviews

Please take the time to visit a few links and leave a comment!

All participants that complete the challenge by December 31st 2012 will be eligible to win a book of their choice to the value of $15AUD from or a $10US Amazon gift card or paypal funds of  US$10 to be drawn via Jan  2014.

Click here to enter your link when you have completed the challenge!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ebook Challenge

The 2013 Ebook Challenge. Encouraging readers to expand past just physical books to embrace ebooks in all forms, whether on Kindle, Kobo, computer, or any other reader.
Challenge Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
  4. You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  1. Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
  2. CD – 10 ebooks
  3. DVD – 25 ebooks
  4. Memory stick – 50 ebooks
  5. Hard drive – 75 ebooks
  6. Server – 100 ebooks
  7. Human brain – 150 ebooks
At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. The linky will remain open for the remainder of the year, so if you forget, feel free go back and add them when you remember.
I hope to do CD level - 10 books.

1.  Homeless in Hawaii
2.  How to Lose a Tooth
3.  Extreme Couponing
4.  Penelope
5.  Murder on the Mind
6.  Chase of a Lifetime
7. The 15th Star
8.  Boo and the Backyard Zoo
9. Dear Cupid
10.  Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body
11.  Zombie Man:  Feared and Cheered
12.  Enslaved
13.  Kiss of Fire
14.  Perilous Pranks
15. Where Petals Fall
16. Russian Roulette
17. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back