Category Archives: 2012 Challenges

2012 Why Buy The Cow? Reading Challenge

Does it not have the cutest name ever? I had to join. Plus, the image is really nice.

Details: Hosted by Missy at The Unread Reader

Runs: January 1, 2012 -December 31, 2012

Rules: Read a minumum of 12 legally obtained FREE e-books and must disclose where the book was obtained from.

ARC/Galleys, library books, and books won do not count.

Missie has a great selection of sites where we can legally obtained Free books.

Levels:
Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Super Saver: 30+ Books

I’m going for Penny Pincher so 24 books.

  1. Cameron’s Law-Mia Darien
  2. Trouble Brewing-Edward Winslow
  3. Hollowland– Amanda Hocking
  4. Killing Faith-Eric Meyer
  5. Dark Visions-Jonas Saul
  6. The Secret of the Scarlet Stone– T.L Clarke
  7. Awakening– Karice Bolton

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Hetalia.

(By the way, can anyone tell whose head is in the Yule log? The jacket reminds me of America but there are no glasses) In any case, HAPPY HOLIDAYS and I hope everyone has their Christmas shopping done (cause I don’t)

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2012 Where Are You Reading? Reading Challenge

Where Are You Reading? is an interesting challenge that every book can be included in if it has a valid location in the world. I’m really interested in seeing where my book travels will take me.

Details: It is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

Date: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Goal is to read one book per state in the USA. Countries that are not the USA will be counted as well. This challenge will be documented on a Goggle map so all the locations we have read will be pinpointed there.

This is My Map.

USA
Alabama-
Alaska-
ArizonaWasteland by Lynn Rush
Arkansas:
California: Hym and Hur by Philip Frey, The Flower Bowl SpellNight Rising by Olivia Boler, Night Rising  by Chris Marie Green
Colorado:Cameron’s Law-Mia Darien, Awaited by Lynn Rush
Connecticut:
Delaware
Florida: Wandering Stars by Marlon Pierre-Antoine
Georgia:
Hawaii:
Idaho:
Illinois: Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae
Indiana:
Iowa:
Kansas:
Kentucky:
Louisiana: Hurricane by Jenna Lynne-Duncan, Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Maine: Fury
Maryland:
Massachusetts: Deadtown # 1 by Nancy Holzner, All’s Fair in Vanities War by Elizabeth Marx, The Faustian Host by Dave Becker, Cin by Christina Leigh Pritchard, Waiting For Daybreak by Amanda McNeil
Michigan: Finding Alice by Andrea DiGiglio
Minnesota:
Mississippi:
Missouri: Dreamwalker-Andrea Heltsley
Montana: The Z Word by Bella Street,
Nebraska:
Nevada: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
New Hampshire:
New Jersey: Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procastinator by Josh Berk
New Mexico:
New York: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians # 1)
North Carolina:
North Dakota:
Ohio: Farsighted # 1 by Emily Chund, Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows # 1) by Kim Harrison,
Oklahoma:
Oregon
Pennsylvania:
Rhode Island:
South Carolina: The Earth Painter by Melissa Lee
South Dakota:
Tennessee: Kiss Me, I’m Irish (Time For Love # 1) by Bella Street
Texas: Glass House (Morganville Series # 1) by Rachel Caine, The Corpse Goddess by Kristi Jones
Utah:
Vermont: Intangible by J. Meyers
Virginia: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus
Washington: The Emerald City by J.A. Beard, Spirits in Trees by Morgan Hannah MacDonald
West Virginia:
Wisconsin:
Wyoming: The Rising Moon by Nilsa Rodriguez

World
Australia- Dead Tropics– Sue Edge
Canada- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
England- Killer Bytes by Alan Williams
Germany-My Immortal by Lee Rudnicki
Japan- XXXHolic Vol. 1 by Clamp
New Zealand- Trouble Brewing by Edward Winslow
Russia- Killing Faith by Eric Meyer
Scotland- The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle

2012 TV Addict Reading Challenge

I am proud to say I’m a TV addict. Oh, I love TV. I’m not fond of reality shows but I love a multitude of series. Totally addicted to Ringer, Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Revenge, NCIS, Castle, Psych, Warehouse 13..name a show, there is a good chance I may have seen it.

Details: Hosted by Belle’s Bookshelf

Runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

The idea is to read the books that TV shows are based on. Where it’s a series, read the books that correspond to the TV seasons available (read the whole series if you want to, of course!). What you do from there is up to you: review the books, do book/show comparisons, review the TV shows, do recaps… whatever tickles your fancy!

Levels:

  1. Single play: Read the books that correspond to ONE TV show.
  2. Mini-series: Read the books that correspond to TWO TV shows.
  3. Series: Read the books that correspond to THREE TO FOUR TV shows.
  4. Soap opera: Read the books that correspond to FIVE OR MORE TV shows.

I’m going to go for Series so four books.

1. Rurouni Kenshin (manga) = Rurouni Kenshin (anime)  (4 books)
2. Death Note (manga)=Death Note (anime)                         (12 books)
3.  Storm Front by Jim Butcher= Dresden Files                    (1 book)
4. Wolf’s Rain (manga)= Wolf’s Rain (anime)                       (2 books)

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Death Note Vol. 1: Bordeom by Tsugimi Ohba
Death Note Vol. 2: Confluence by Tsugumi Ohba
Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 1 by Nobuhiro Watsuki
Wolf”s Rain Vol.1 by Keiko Nobumoto
Wolf’s Rain Vol. 2 by Keiko Nobumoto

2012 1st and 2nd In A Series Reading Challenge

1st in a Series Challenge is the challenge to read the first book in a series. I like series so I figure I would join this challenge. It’s too bad I already read three books that could have counted for this challenge. That means I get to discover more book series. Yay!

Details: Hosted by Kathy at A Few More Pages/Challenges

Runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Levels:

  • Series Novice: Read 3 books that are the first in any series.
  • Series Lover: Read 6 books that are the first in any series.
  • Series Expert: Read 12 books that are the first in any series.
  • Series Fanatic: Read 20 books that are the first in any series.

I’m going to go for Series Fanatic so 20 books.

  1. Glass Houses– Rachel Caine ( Morganville Vampire Series)
  2. Hollowland– Amanda Hocking  (Hollows Series)
  3. Dead Witch Walking– Kim Harrison (The Hollow Series)
  4. Cameron’s Law-Mia Darien (Adelheid Series)
  5. Wandering Stars– Marlon Pierre Antoine (Wandering Stars Series)
  6. Fury– Elizabeth Miles (Fury Series)
  7. XXXHolic Vol.1 -Clamp (XXXHolic Series)
  8. Killing Faith– Eric Meyer (Gabriel De Sade Series)
  9. Across the Universe– Beth Revis (Across The Universe Series)
  10. Finding Alice– Andrea DiGiglio (Alice Clark Series)
  11. All’s Fair in Vanities War– Elizabeth Marx (Seer’s Seven Deadly Fairy Tales 1)
  12. Farsighted– Emily Chand (Farsighted Series) 
  13. Dark Visions– Jonas Saul (Sarah Roberts Series)
  14. Death Note Vol. 1: Boredom – Tsugumi Ohba (Death Note Series)
  15. Intangible– J. Meyers (Intangible Series)
  16. Thoughtless– Jacqueline Gardner (Thoughtless Series)
  17. Halo of the Damned– Dina Rae (Halo of the Damned Series)
  18. No Remorse– Marylynn Bast (Heart of a Wolf Series)
  19. Dead Man Walking– Marty Shaw (The Infected Series)
  20. Vala: Agenda– J.F Jenkins ( Vala: Agenda Series)
  21. Kiss Me, I’m Irish-Bella Street (Time For Love Series)
  22. Hurricane– Jenna Lynne-Duncan (Hurricane Series)
  23. The Secret of the Scarlet Stone– T.L Clarke (Gabby Girl Adventure)
  24. Memento Nora– Angie Smibert (Memento Nora Series)
  25. Wasteland– Lynn Rush (Wasteland Series)
  26. The Earth Painter– Melissa Lee (The Painter Series)
  27. Awakening– Karice Bolton (The Watchers Trilogy)
  28. Dreamwalker– Andrea Heltsley (Persephone’s League of Immortal Series)
  29. The Faustian Host– Dave Becker (Apocalypse Signs Series)
  30. Bizenghast Vol. 1 – M. Alice LeGrow (Bizenghast Series)
  31. Night Rising– Chris Marie Green (Vampire Babylon Series)
  32. My Immortal- Lee Rudnicki (The Vampires of Berlin Series)
  33. Spirits in the Trees– Morgan Hannah MacDonald (Spirit Trilogy)
  34. Cin– Christina Leigh Pritchard (Cin Series)
  35. Guardian of Fate– L.J Kentowski (Guardian of Fate Series)
  36. Zan– Dayla Moon  (Spiritdell Series)
  37. Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 1– Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin Series)
  38. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Vol. 1– Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass)
  39. Wolf’s Rain Vol. 1– Keiko Nobumoto (Wolf’s Rain Series)
  40. Trigun Maximum Vol. 1: Hero Returns-  Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun Series)

I will add more to the list as I go through my bookshelves and the ones I will buy eventually.

2nds Challenge is the follow-up to the challenge above and it is hosted by Katy as well.

Levels:

  • Just a spoonful – Read 3 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you’ve read the author.
  • A few more bites – Read 6 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you’ve read the author.
  • A full plate – Read 12 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you’ve read the author.
  • All you can eat – Read 20 books (or more) that are 2nd in a series or the second time you’ve read the author.

I’m going for All You Can Eat so 20 books again.

  1. The Dead Girl’s Dance– Rachel Caine
  2. The Apprentice– Tess Gerristen             Rizzoli and Isles
  3. Dearly Devoted Dexter– Jeff Lindsay    Dexter Series 
  4. Vampire Knight Vol. 2-Matsuri Hino   Vampire Knight Series
  5. Awaited– Lynn Rush                              Wasteland Series
  6. The Z Word-Bella Street             Second time reading the author
  7. Wolf’s Rain Vol. 2                                      Wolf’s Rain Series
  8. Death Note Vol. 2: Confluence     Death Note Series

More to be listed

2012 Science Fiction Challenge

OMG, how cute is that image? I have been debating about which science fiction challenge I should sign up for and this image decided for me.

Details: From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Hosted by Curiosity Killed The Bookworm

Science fition includes dystopias, zombie viruses, genetic engineering gone awry, time travel, steampunk, extreme weather, space exploration and, of course, aliens.

There are no levels but are encouraged to read one book per month so 12 books for this challenge.

For now, I’m going to abide by that.

  1. Hollowland– Amanda Hocking   (Dystopia)
  2. Across the Universe -Beth Revis (Space Exploration)
  3. Dead Man Walking– Marty Shaw (Zombies)
  4. Kiss Me, I’m Irish– Bella Street (Time Travel)
  5. The Annihilation of Foreverland– Tony Bertauski (Genetic Engineering)
  6. Memento Nora– Angie Smibert (Dystopia)
  7. Dead Tropics– Sue Edge (Zombies)
  8. Waiting for Daybreak– Amanda McNeil ( Zombies)
  9. The Z Word– Bella Street (Zombies)
  10. Earrings of Ixtumea– Kim Baccellia  (Parallel World)
  11. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Vol.1– Ichiro Okouchi ( Alternate History)
  12. Wolf’s Rain Vol. 1– Keiko Nobumoto (Genetic Engineering/Dystopia)
  13. Trigun Maximum Vol. 1: Hero Returns – Yasuhiro Nightow (Sentient Technology)
  14. Wolf’s Rain Vol. 2– Keiko Nobumoto (Genetic Engineering/Dystopia)

2012 YA Mythology Challenge

I love mythology, traditional and re-telling versions. I admire the creativity of writers who can take an old tale and spin it into something new.

I had to join this challenge. After all, I named myself after a Greek goddess so  how could I not. Plus, look at that image. It is so pretty.

Details: Runs from January 1, 2012
Hosted by Tiffany at For Those About To Read

Goal is to read 10 or more YA mythology

  1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians # 1)– Rick Riordan
  2. Fury-Elizabeth Miles
  3. All’s Fair in Vanities War-Elizabeth Marx
  4. Destined– Jessie Harrell
  5. Vala: Agenda– J.F. Jenkins
  6. Dreamwalker- Andrea Heltsley
  7. The Rising Moon– Nilsa Rodriguez
  8. Earrings of Ixtumea– Kim Baccellia

2012 E-Book Reading Challenge

I love e-books because I can take my library with me in my Kindle. Plus, having e-books allows me to live a safe life where I don’t have to worry about being killed by an avalanche of books.

Details: January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
Hosted by WorkA Day Reads

Levels:

  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

I’m going to attempt Hard Drive so 75 e-books.

  1. Cameron’s Law-Mia Darien
  2. Trouble Brewing-Edward Winslow
  3. Hollowland– Amanda Hocking
  4. Wandering Stars– Marlon Pierre-Antoine
  5. Guy Langman– Josh Berk
  6. Killing Faith-Eric Meyer
  7. Finding Alice-Andrea DiGiglio
  8. All’s Fair in Vanities War-Elizabeth Marx
  9. Destined– Jessie Harrell
  10. Farsighted– Emily Chand
  11. Dark Visions-Jonas Saul
  12. The Emerald City– J.A Beard
  13. By The Sword– Sara Flower
  14. Intangible– J. Meyers
  15. Thoughtless-Jacqueline Gardner
  16. Halo of the Damned- Dina Rae
  17. No Remorse– Marylynn Bast
  18. Killer Bytes-Alan Williams
  19. Dead Man Walking– Marty Shaw
  20. Vala: Agenda– J.F Jenkins
  21. Kiss Me, I’m Irish– Bella Street
  22. The Lure of Shapinsay– Krista Holle
  23. The Annihilation of Foreverland– Tony Bertauski
  24. Hurricane– Jenna Lynne-Duncan
  25. Colors Like Memories– Meradeth Houston
  26. The Secret of the Scarlet Stone– T.L Clarke
  27. Wasteland– Lynn Rush
  28. The Earth Painter– Melissa Lee
  29. Awakening– Karice Bolton
  30. Dreamwalker– Andrea Heltsley
  31. Dead Tropics-Sue Edge
  32. The Faustian Host– Dave Becker
  33. Dragons Away! – K.D. Berry
  34. Hym and Hur – Philip Frey
  35. The Flower Bowl Spell– Olivia Boler
  36. The Carousel Ghost -Andrea Pelleschi
  37. Dark Light– Carl Hose
  38. The Vampires of Berlin-Lee Rudnicki
  39. Spirits in the Trees-Morgan Hannah MacDonald
  40. Cin– Christina Leigh Pritchard
  41. Guardian of Fate– L.J Kentowski
  42. Zan-Dalya Moon
  43. Waiting For Daybreak– Amanda McNeil
  44. The Corpse Goddess– Kristi Jones
  45. The Rising Moon– Nilsa Rodriguez
  46. Afterlife– Naomi Clark
  47. Jaded– Kenya Carlton
  48. Awaited-Lynn Rush
  49. Dust– Devon Ashley
  50. The Z Word– Bella Street
  51. Earrings of Ixtumea– Kim Baccellia
  52. Flight– Alyssa Rose Ivy
  53. The Highway Shooter– C.C. Chesscher

2012 Dystopia Reading Challenge

Who doesn’t love the idea of a dystopian book? I sure do, especially since I’m firm believer that zombies running amok is not as far-fetched as some people would love to believe.

Details: Runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Hosted by: Benji, The Non Reluctant Reader

The Levels:

  • Easy: Read 5-8 books.
  • Medium: Read 8-14 books.
  • Hard: 15-20 books.
  • So Hard it Would Have it’s Own Apocalypse!: 21+

I’m going with Hard so 15-20 YA books. There are so many that I want to read.

  1. Hollowland– Amanda Hocking
  2. Across The Universe– Beth Revis
  3. Memento Nora– Angie Smibert
  4. Dead Tropics– Sue Edge
  5. Waiting for Daybreak– Amanda McNeil
  6. The Z Word– Bella Street
  7. Wolf’s Rain vol. 1– Keiko Nobumoto
  8. Wolf’s Rain Vol. 2– Keiko Nobumoto

2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge

I love Indie books. I have so many in my Kindle that I haven’t gotten around to reading and that I’m going to wait to read so they count for this challenge. I constantly check on Amazon and Smashwords new and free e-books section (Barnes and Nobles not so much even though that is where I get paper copies of the books). This challenge is right up my alley.

Details: From January 1, 2o12 to December 31, 2012
Hosted by WorkADay Reads

Levels:

  1. Sentence – 5 books
  2. Paragraph- 10 books
  3. Page – 25 books
  4. Chapter – 50 books
  5. Short Story – 75 books
  6. Novel – 100 books
  7. Series – 150 books

I’m going for Chapter so 5o books in total.

  1. Cameron’s Law by Mia Darien
  2. Trouble Brewing by Edward Winslow
  3. Killing Faith by Eric Meyer
  4. Finding Alice by Andrea DiGiglio
  5. All’s Fair in Vanities War by Elizabeth Marx
  6. Destined by Jessie Harrell
  7. Farsighted by Emily Chand
  8. Dark Visions by Jonas Saul
  9. The Emerald City by J.A Beard
  10. Intangible by J. Meyers
  11. Thoughtless by Jacqueline Gardner
  12. Killer Bytes by Alan Williams
  13. Dead Man Walking by Marty Shaw
  14. Kiss Me, I’m Irish by Bella Street
  15. The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle
  16. The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
  17. The Secret of the Scarlet Stone by T.L Clarke
  18. Awakening by Karice Bolton
  19. The Faustian Host by Dave Becker
  20. Hym and Hur by Philip Frey
  21. The Flower Bowl Spell by Olivia Boler
  22. Spirits in Trees by Morgan Hannah MacDonald
  23. Guardian of Fate by L.J Kentowski
  24. Zan by Dalya Moon
  25. Waiting for Daybreak– Amanda McNeil
  26. Dust– Devon Ashley
  27. The Z Word-Bella Street
  28. Flight– Alyssa Rose Ivy

2012 Serial Killer Reading Challenge

Being a fan of Dexter and Thomas Harris’s Hannibal series plus Criminal Minds, I couldn’t help but joining this challenge.

Details: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Hosted by: Tea Time with Marce

There are no levels but I will attempt to at least read one book per month so 12 books. I tend to like reading crime thrillers so I may actually surpassed this number. However, with all the unique challenges I’m going for, 12 might be a good number.

  1. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  2. The Apprentice by Tess Gerristen
  3. Death Note Vol. 1: Boredom by Tsugumi Ohba
  4. Death Note Vol. 2: Confluence by Tsugumi Ohba