Reading Challenges 2014
Once again kicking off the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (the 5TH year, I might add!) at The Christmas Spirit, it's the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon...and this year it's a week long. Yay!Details:Read-a-Thon dates: Monday, November 24 at 12:00am CST until Sunday, November 30 at 11:59pm CST (adju
Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon [November 24-30, 2014]
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BOOK tree. Pinzellades al món: Arbres de Nadal il·lustrats / Árboles de Navidad ilustrados / Tree Christmas illustrated
Merry Christmas and reading, with snow or no snow / Feliz y lectora Navidad, con nieve o sin nieve (ilustración de Yan Nascimbene)
Christmas Book Tree. Pin if you like it! :) #christmas #xmas #books #decoration
Merry Christmas and reading, with snow or no snow by Yan Nascimbene
Yan Nascimbene / Christmas tree made of books Christmas card
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Yan Nascimbene - Christmas Book Tree
<3 Merry Christmas!
I had mistakenly thought that last year was the 5th year, but it's actually this year. Yay! Are you ready!? Like last year, there are multiple levels for participation, like children's books and watching Christmas movies AND the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon is back again this year. Keep reading for details! Details and sign up: challenge will run from Monday, November 24, 2014 through Tuesday, January 6, 2014 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany). cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged! These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time...a children's Christmas books level! Levels: --Candy Cane: read 1 book --Mistletoe: read 2-4 books --Christmas Tree: read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!) Additional levels: --Fa La La La Films: watch a bunch or a few Christmas movies...it's up to you! --Visions of Sugar Plums: read books with your children this season and share what you read *the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above The Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon is back again this year. I'll be hosting once again over at Seasons of Reading and it's a WEEK LONG this year! Monday, November 24 through Sunday, November 30! Details and sign-up can be found HERE. the most important rule? Have fun!!! I will have a review linky posted as a page the day the challenge starts. You will find it at the top of the right sidebar. Sign up in the linky below (link to your post with your reading list...you can change up your list during the challenge...I just want to be able to stop by to welcome you and see what you plan to read). One final note: The giveaway this year will be a first prize of a $10 digital Amazon gift card and a second prize of a $5 digital Amazon gift card. This giveaway is open internationally. I hope you will join me! Grab a button...check the right sidebar...there's a grab code. And don't forget to check out the Read-a-Thon details at Seasons of Reading! Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Easy-Linky widget will appear right here! This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site. If this widget does not appear, click here to display it. Always in spirit....
The 5th Annual Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
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2014 The Christmas Spirit: The 5th Annual Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge - Details and Sign Up!
Seasons of Reading...Holiday: Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon...It's Back!!! @truebookaddict
The Christmas Spirit: The 5th Annual Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge ...
christmas spirit reading challenge 2014 -- Reading list and goals :)
The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge on til Jan 6. 2015
My goals for Christmas Spirit reading challenge 2014
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Seasons of Reading: Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon...It's Back!!!
2014 Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon
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#HOHOHORAT - HOLIDAY READ-A-THON! NOW TO NOV 11th! http://www.lauriehere.com/2014/11/hohohorat-holiday-read-thon-now-to-nov.html
A Novel Challenge: Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-thon via @Novel_Challenge
Bea's Book Nook: It's Almost Time for the Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon!
It’s Back!! Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon Nov 6th-11th Join Us!
Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-thon
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It's Almost Time for the Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon!
Back by popular demand, Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery (formerly Bawdy Book Blog) and I are once again hosting the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon. So break out the cocoa, the coffee, and cookies! Grab those holiday theme books and bring your holiday spirit. Prepare to enter challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and Twitter chat with us. You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participate ...
2014 Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon | Caffeinated Book Reviewer
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Books Are Portable Magic: Novella November Reading Challenge
Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon [October 17 - 27, 2014]
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Fortune Favors The Brave: Wonderfully Wicked Readathon Vol. 2: Goals & Book List
Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon 2014 - My Shelf Confessions
The Japanese Literature Challenge 8: June, 2014 -January, 2015
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Japanese Paintings of Women | ... Women in Art: Gorgeous Women in Japanese Paintings" | The Japan Times
Woman Waiting for the Moon to Rise 1944 The depiction of this woman leaning on a railing has been executed with a simple composition,the almost miraculous use of the unpainted area and spacious depth that is a feature of Japanese painting. This work is a masterpiece of the mature period of Uemura Shoen, who idealized the dignity of the female form in her work.
Uemura Shouen (1875-1949) 上村松園 Waiting for the Moon 待月、1944
Woman Waiting for the Moon. #japanese #art 上村松園 ｢待月｣
Shoen UEMURA-The Japanese Master 上村松園
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"Collection of Beautiful Women in Art: Gorgeous Women in Japanese Paintings" | The Japan Times
dolce bellezza: Japanese Literature Challenge 8
COYER Summer Vacation Challenge [June 21st – September 5th]
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Bea's Book Nook: COYER Summer Vacation Reading Challenge
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Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life and Fantasy Is More Fun are hosting COYER again. This time around COYER is a little different. To begin with, it runs most of the summer; then, instead of being only ebooks, it can be any book - digital, print, audio, doesn't matter- nor do they need to be freebies. There are also read-a-thons planned every few weeks. Full details are here - http://www.becausereading.com/coyers-summer-vacation-sign/ I'm not going to make a list of books as pretty much any book read during the time frame counts. As I read books I'll add them here and I'll also track them during my monthly challenge wrap ups. So, clear out your TBR shelf, whittle down that pile, and join in the summer fun.
COYER Summer Vacation Reading Challenge
Summer’s around the corner and you know what that means? SUMMER VACATION! It’s time to take a break from the work and rules and just let loose! And COYER’s going on Summer Vacation too! What does that mean exactly? That we’re throwing away all most of the rules! You ready?! COYER Summer Vacation COYER Summer …
COYER Summer Vacation | Because Reading
Swedish Crime Novel Challenge 2014
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Welcome to the Swedish Crime Novel Challenge! We love a good thriller here at My Shelf Confessions - and there are always great ones coming out of Sweden!
Swedish Crime Novel Challenge
Bram Stoker Awards Reading Challenge [June 1, 2014 - December 31st 2014] *Deadline to join is June 18, 2014.*
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Bram Stoker Award Reading Challenge
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June 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 On Saturday May 10, 2014 the Horror Writers Association awarded the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®. With over 50 nominees spanning across 11 categories, HWA members diligently chose one winner from each category. After reviewing the complete list of nominees and adding titles to my ever-growing list of Books To Read, I've decided to host my first reading challenge! Challenge Levels: 2-4 Books: Afraid Of The Dark 5-8 Books: Sleeping With The Light On 9 or more Books: Terrorized Insomniac Guidelines: Post your plan to participate in this challenge on your blog using the above graphic. Include a link to your post in the linky sign-up below. If you do not have a blog, use your GoodReads profile link and be sure to create a bookshelf for this challenge. Please note, you do not have to choose your books now. Last day to sign-up will be JUNE 18TH. During the challenge, you must choose books from the list of nominees (not just the winners) for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®. CLICK HERE for a complete list. Audiobooks are acceptable as well for this challenge and your choices may cross over to other challenges you're participating in. Each month of the challenge, beginning with June, I will post a link up for your reviews and upon the close of the challenge, I'll have a separate link up for wrap-up posts as well. During the challenge I'll also host special events such as Twitter Chats, Read-a-longs, Giveaways, and perhaps a Read-a-thon as well. Be sure to follow my blog and watch for monthly announcements! When I post the final wrap up linky, I'll be including a list of prizes for randomly chosen participants. Please be sure to share this challenge on Twitter and Facebook...the more the scarier! This reading challenge is hosted by The Haunted Bookshelf. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.
2014 Ancient May-hem Reading Challenge [May 2014]
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Ancient May-hem Reading Challenge
2014 Ancient May-hem Reading Challenge – Introduction & Sign-up
A Novel Challenge: Ancient May-hem Reading Challenge
May 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014 This year, because I have a bit of leftover brainspace for nerdtastic things, because it’s my birthday month, and because I simply can, I shall declare May to be one of Ancient May-hem! Essentially, I plan to read as many texts from Ancient Greek and Rome as time allows, and then post about each after I’m done. I currently only have a rather vague list containing the works of Aristotle, Plato, Cicero, and Plutarch, but I’ll have this consolidated by the beginning of May. In any case, I’m hoping to indulge in a great deal of Ancient May-hem! I know it might be a little late to make this a “proper” reading challenge, but I’m going to try to hold an “improper” one anyway (whatever that means). If you’re interested in joining me, please sign up using the “Add a Link” thingy below—participants who read at least one text will be in the running for a book prize at the end of the month! Rules Read at least one text/book by an Ancient Greek or Roman writer—this can be in any translation of your choosing, and can be of any text type (poetry, drama, treatise, etc). For this time round, the focus is on the Western Classics, so I’m afraid other Ancient works won’t count (sorry—maybe next year!). Please specify the translation/edition you’ve read, just to add to the mayhem. Want to read a free version available online via Project Gutenberg or some such? You’re absolutely welcome to do so! Post about the challenge on your blog, Goodreads, Twitter—whatever works for you! Whichever you choose, please provide a link back to this post and share the news. In the sign-up “Add a Link” form, link to your challenge sign-up post (if you’re blogging), or to your Goodreads/Twitter/whatnot account. You don’t need to write any reviews to participate in the challenge—just reading is enough! You don’t even need to sign-up to participate—but if you do, you’ll be in the running for a prize draw after the challenge is over. The prize will be a Classical-related book of your choosing under ~AU$20. This reading challenge is hosted by Samantha Lin. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.
My Heart Hearts Books: Summer Reads 2014
2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge
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Summer Library Challenge [June 1 - July 31, 2014]
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June 1, 2014 – July 31, 2014 Begins June 1st and ends July 31st. Visit the library! Check out materials from the library! Learn more about the library! Basically anything to do with the library is fair game. We’ll have a linky for any posts you write up about your library visits, reviews of books you read from the library. We’ll be hosting some fun challenges, a readathon, twitter chats and much more during the months of June and July. The Summer Library Readathon will be from June 16th to June 22nd. More info on challenges and twitter chats to come. This reading challenge is hosted by The Book Monsters. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.
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Language Freak Summer Challenge [May 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014]
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foreign language club | Language Freak Summer Challenge: Announcement and Sign-ups!
A Novel Challenge: Language Freak Summer Challenge
In My Book: Language Freak Summer Challenge - My Sign-Up
Hi, Hi! I'm still alive, yes :) I suck at blogging lately, but getting ozone in your spine is no easy work, I tell you! Moreover, I wanted to make pictures of the books I want to read, and with my ancient phone that's a challenge in itself! So obviously, I'm signing up for the highest level of my own challenge! And that is an advanced level, which means I pledge to read at least 3 books in foreign languages this summer. Easy-peasy! I also want to read a book in each language I know to complete the crazy linguist level, but we'll see how it'll go. Let's go language by language now! For my history with this languages, you are welcome to read my last year's sign-up post, nothing has changed since then! And here I'll only list the books I'm going to read. Czech First, I have a book for boys about adventures in a summer camp (the left one) which I took from my friend last summer and haven't read yet. Shame on me! And second, my Czech teacher has lent me Hrabal's I Served the English King, which comes highly recommended not only by her and is supposed to be very funny! Spanish Here are the three books I have been trying to read for a couple of years now! Quiroga's even have a bookmark in it! They are all very thin, but have such a large vocabulary that reading them is anything but easy. But this year I want to finish at least one! Platero Y Yo, probably. It's about a donkey, what can be difficult? We'll see. And I'd like to continue my reading of Harry Potter series in Spanish and read The Goblet of Fire. I'm a bit afraid, as the fourth book is much more grown-up and log than the previous three, but I bet it'll still be easier than any of the three you see above :) German Nothing planned! I don't have any books in German left, and I'm open to suggestions! Do you know something easy and entertaining for an intermediate learner that hates complicated sentences? Please, recommend me something! That's it for me! I hope I'll manage it by the end of summer! :)
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge [May 2014]
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Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 1 through May 31 join in to win prizes, have fun and clean up those ARCS
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014 -- My goals!
Bea's Book Nook: Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge - May 2014
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Kick-Off
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
May 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014 Are your ARC’s stacking up? Have published dates come and gone? Are you feeling like you need to get those piles under control? Are you avoiding NetGalley and Edelweiss? Or maybe you want to get ahead of your summer ARCS to make time for the beach? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I invite you to join me and my lovely co-host Angie @ Angela’s Anxious Life to make a Clean Sweep in the May with our month long Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. To help motivate you we will be giving one lucky participant a new 2014 release of their choice. You can earn entry points for each ARC you read and by joining in the fun. See rules below, link up, grab the button and get ready to clean up those ARCS!!! If you would like to host a challenge, please email us. Rules Link-up and add button to your blog Arc must be read between May 1st and May 31st, 2014 Challenge starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone All ARCS/finished copies that were provided by publisher/author are eligible. They can be in any format (eBook, physical, audio) Post start up post with goals.(can be posted during event) Tweet using hashtag #CleanSweepARC You do not have to post review on blog during the month of May. Just provide a link to Goodreads showing read May 1 to 31st with a two sentence review. Twitter Party Wednesday May 14th 7pm (EST) #CleanSweepARC Participate in challenges The Participant Giveaway will include entries for each linked book read, posting about challenge, start up/results post (can be combined), having button on your sidebar, participation in Twitter party, entering challenges and for following hosts. Grand Prize- One winner will receive a new release of their choice (can be audible, novel or gift card) valued at up to 20.00 US dollars. Open internationally. Challenge Schedule and entry form will post on May 1st and participant giveaway will close on June 3 at 11:59 (CST) This reading challenge is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Angela’s Anxious Life. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.
May is All About the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge!
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ARC April 2014 [Scroll down for sign-ups. Blogger also hosts ARC August, if you can't do April.]
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Bookish Bingo [April 1 - June 30, 2014 | Sign-ups close April 9, 2014]
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Great Imaginations: Introducing: Bookish Bingo!
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Bookish Bingo, a film music books post from the blog The Book Monsters..., written by Kristen Harvey &Kate Bourne on Bloglovin’
Introducing: Bookish Bingo!
Bookish Bingo (The Book Monsters...)
I was really excited to find this challenge, Bookish Bingo – hosted by Great Imaginations. So, now that I’ve finished my books, I’d post up my wrap up post! I managed to fill my w…
Introducing: Bookish Bingo!
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Sequel Spring 2014 [March 20th - June 20th 2014.]
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Sequel Spring • March 20th-June 20th Reading Challenge
Sequel Spring • March 20th-June 20th Reading Challenge
Zoladdiction 2014 [April 1-30, 2014]
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"Quando la verità viene sepolta… cresce, soffoca, accumula una tale forza esplosiva che, il giorno che scoppia fa saltare ogni cosa con sé." Émile Zola
Et il s'émerveillait de l'invraisemblance de la verité, souvent. Ce qu'il avait imaginé, pour être simple et logique, était tout bonnement stupide, à coté de ce cours naturel des infinies combinaisons de la vie. --- Émile Zola
« Chaque fois que la science avance d'un pas, c'est qu'un imbécile la pousse, sans le faire exprès. » - de Emile Zola - Extrait du La joie de vivre
Emile Zola: "Sólo un sentimiento me mueve, sólo deseo que la luz se haga, y lo imploro en nombre de la humanidad, que ha sufrido tanto y que tiene derecho a ser feliz. Mi ardiente protesta no es más que un grito de mi alma. Que se atrevan a llevarme a los Tribunales y que me juzguen públicamente. Así lo espero. Émile Zola París, 13 de enero de 1898." ("Yo acuso". Carta a M. Félix Faure Presidente de la República Francesa a propósito del Caso Dreyfus)
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." -Emile Zola
Emile Zola ca.1895 Photographs of the Famous by Felix Nadar.
Émile Zola, ca 1910 by Nadar (I so love that table!)
Emile Zola 1895 Portrait par Felix Nadar
Emile Zola, ca. 1895, Felix Nadar
2014 Kristin Hannah Reading Challenge
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Rachael Turns Pages: Kristin Hannah Reading Challenge
A Novel Challenge: 2014 Kristin Hannah Reading Challenge
This picture is used with written permission from Dandelion Moms. It is no secret that I have fallen in love with Kristin Hannah this year and her world of Firefly Lane. That is why I decided to create a reading challenge so I could spend a year lost with Kristin Hannah novels. I created the Jodi Picoult reading challenge last year and have to admit I myself did not have success with the challenge and it created very little buzz around the blogging community. I have to say I don't expect many people to join this one either, but I'm excited to host it never the less. I plan to reread Firefly Lane and Fly Away in 2014. I might even host an event to go along with me rereading the novels. I don't know. For sure Firefly Lane and Fly Away have been the books I have recommended the most in 2013 and will continue to do so. These books were so deeply emotional and these were the characters I got the most deeply involved with in this past year. I created this challenge so I could read more Kristin Hannah books and I hope that other people will join in with me. Her main theme in her novels is Friendship, which is a theme that is so easy to relate to. Kristin Hannah is an author that I hope everybody will give a try and I hope you will join in this challenge with me. The Challenge Details: The Challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2014 Any Kristin Hannah books finished after January 1st will count The goal is to read or reread as many Kristin Hannah books as possible any format will count (book, ebook, audiobook) you can list books in advance or list them as you go. It is not required that you review the books for this challenge, but if you do feel free to link them below rereads and crossovers from other reading challenge are allowed and encouraged You do not have to have a blog to participate in this challenge as long as you have a site to keep track of your progress. Post a link in the linky below where I can keep track of your progress Levels: Walk Down the Road: 1 to 2 novels Evening Stroll: 3 to 4 novels I don't expect to read any more than 4 novels this year of hers. If you read more and would like to come up with a new level name for me please do. I want to thank everybody in advance for joining. I will look forward to reading all the lovely sign up posts. The linky will be posted below.
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Don't Let It End Reading Challenge [February 14th, 2014 through July 14th, 2014]
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\ Hosted by Fiktshun February 14th through July 14th I decided to join the Don't Let It End challenge to further help me finish some of those series I'm in the middle of. I made a spreadsheet yesterday thanks to The Snuggly Oranges. I learned that in my lifetime I have completed 16 series. I have 11 series that I need to finish, and I have 5 series that I have given up on. It is not very easy to see, but some of these series are short like only two books so I could finish them easily while others I have quite a bit to read before I reach the end. Then there is books like The Lunar Chronicles where I'm still waiting for the next book to come out. I have been reading the Little House: Caroline Years series for several years. I have two books left so I do really hope to finish that series. Rachael
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2014 Parenting Reading Challenge
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The Single Mommy Blog: 2014 Parenting Reading Challenge
2014 Don't Let It End Reading Challenge