lunedì 21 gennaio 2019

2019 Georgian Reading Challenge


Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here
Duration: December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
# of books: minimum four

Georgian Era can be defined as either 1714-1830 OR 1744-1837. You may choose how you want to define it in terms of the reading challenge. It covers the reigns of George I, George II, George III, and George IV of England. (If you go with the later definition, it also includes the oh-so-brief reign of William IV.) This includes the REGENCY PERIOD but is more inclusive.

There will be seven check-in posts. February 16, 2019; April 6, 2019; May 18, 2019; July 6, 2019; September 7, 2019; November 2, 2019. December 28, 2019.

Family Tree Reading Challenge 2019


Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up
Dates: January - December 2019
# of books: minimum 3

There 3 options and I've chosen Option B -- A Life in Books

Choose one family member to honor. Read books to represent his/her life. Read as many books as you like. 

Children's books: birth year + 12
teen years: birth year + 18
twenties: birth year + 29
thirties: birth year + 39
forties: birth year + 49

I've chosen my grandfather, he was born in 1919

World At War Reading Challenge 2019


Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Sign up here 
Duration: January - December 2019
Goal: Get at least one bingo! (more are welcome, of course!)

The categories:

_ Any book published 1914-1918
_ Any book published 1918-1924
_ Any book published 1925-1930
_ Any book published 1931-1938
_ Any book published 1939-1945
_ A nonfiction book about World War I
_ A nonfiction book about 1910s and 20s
_ A nonfiction book about 1920s and 30s
_ A nonfiction book about 1930s
_ A nonfiction book about World War II
_ A fiction book set during World War I
_ A fiction book set 1918-1924
_ A fiction book set in the 1920s
_ A fiction book set in the 1930s
_ A fiction book set during World War II
_ A book set in the United States or Canada
_ A book set in England, Ireland, or Scotland
_ A book set in Europe
_ A book set in Asia or Middle East
_ A book set elsewhere (a country/continent not already read for the challenge)
_ A book focused on "the war"
_ A book focused on "the homefront"
_ Watch any movie released in 1940s 
_ Watch any movie released in the 1930s
_ Watch any movie about either war 

domenica 20 gennaio 2019

2019RC You Read How Many Books?



Guidelines are pretty simple. You'll have all year to read your books so go ahead and stretch yourself.

1. Choose a Level
  • Board Books: 12 (basically one a month)
  • Picture Books: 24
  • Chapter Books: 52 (basically one a week)
  • Middle Grade: 78
  • Teen: 104 
  • Young Adult: 156
  • Adult: 208 or more (basically four or more a week)
2. You may move up a level but not down. 
3. You don’t need a blog to participate. Feel free to link to a Goodreads shelf or another public profile where everyone can see your books. 
4. Reviews are not necessary but a list of books read is. There will be a link up for reviews if you wish to post them. Edit: a list of books read ;-) You can make a list of books you want to read and change them if you'd like.
5. All formats allowed as long as the book has an isbn or equivalent and can be purchased/borrowed, the book counts. 
6. Individual short stories in a collection and individual books of the Bible do not count. 
7. Crossovers from other challenges count. 
8. Books started before January 1st, 2019 don’t count. 

I choose Young Adult Level




sabato 19 gennaio 2019

Monthly Key Word Challenge 2019

This is my  sixth year joining this challenge. I've never been able to complete every month even though I've been very close (except last two years)

Hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block

Jan
snow, winter, year, jewel, hat, dance, top, car, why
Feb
red, love, heart, rose, candy, hope, bottom, walk, who
Mar
shamrock, luck, Irish/Ireland, pot, gold, faith, emerald, carry, what
Apr
shower, time, bunny/hare, basket, cross, hunt, parade, all, where
May
mother, daisy, memorial/memory, you, mountain, day, wind, sky, when
Jun
dress, father, man, woman, flag, happy, some, bride, how
Jul
fire, work/s, stream, lake, field, family, cloud, bear, because
Aug
sand, swim, hot, ride, there, few, sad, camera, they
Sep
book, here, back, school, speak, train, leave, paper, them
Oct
fall, wolf, ghost, witch, halloween, scare, night, creature, he
Nov
leaves or leaf, thanks, food, family, share, dream, live, have, she
Dec
star, night, Christmas, angel, gift/present, tree, wise, dear, it

mercoledì 16 gennaio 2019

The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2019



Hosted at Socrates' Book Reviews. For more information and to sign up, click here 

This one is all about cat mysteries!
Here are the levels you can choose from:

Purring - Read 1-10 cat mysteries
Kneading - Read 11-20 cat mysteries
Meowing - Read 21-30 cat mysteries
Catnip - Go crazy and read at least 31 and go as high as you'd like - the sky is the limit!

Rules: 

1. Any book read for this challenge has to be a mystery and have a cat that plays a major role in the book.
 
2. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.
 
3. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime for those who make a list in advance.
 
4. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.
 
5. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
 If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. I also have a Cat Mystery group on Goodreads and you can join over there. The link is https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/188179-cat-mystery-readers 
6. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks) 
7. To sign up, choose one of the levels from the above list and use the Mister Linky. There will be links for reviews and wrap posts later. 

I'm going for purring, I hope to read 1-10 books.

2019 Color Coded Reading Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by My Reader's Block 

Here are the rules:
*Read nine books in the following categories.
  1. A book with “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.
  4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc)in the title/on the cover.
  6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover
  7. A book with “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title/on the cover.
  8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
  9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
* Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2019 will count
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