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Thursday, December 30, 2010

More 2011 Challenges

I'm going to make this ONE post, so I can get them in before the end of 2010!  Both of these challenges are special, as they each recognize other book bloggers in some fashion. 

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Hosted by:  So Many Books, So Little Time.  If you're like me, you enter book giveaways and sometimes you win.  A lot of those books end up in the TBR pile, just calling out to be read.  This challenge is to help you get those down.  Details:

Honorable Mention: Read 1-3 book you won.
Bronze: Read 4-6 books you won.
Silver: Read 7-9 Books you won.
Gold: Read 10 or more books you won.

The Rules:
     1. You must write a review for each book that you read for it to count.  If you do not have a blog you can write your reviews on a place like Amazon, Powell's, Chapters, etc.

     2.Crossovers with other challenges are okay.


     3. Audiobooks and ebooks count, as long as you won them. 

     4. You can change up levels but cannot go back down a level.  

     5. You don't have to make a list ahead of time for this challenge but you can if you want to.

I'm participating at the Gold Level!  Here are the books I'm picking from (all won this year) with Amazon links:

1.  Glorious by Bernice McFadden - The Book Depository / Amazon - won from Bookin' with Bingo - Review Link
2.   Still the One by Robin Wells - won from Books with Coffee
3.   The Deputy by Victor Gischler - won from Bookhounds
4.  Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber - won from Knit Purl Gurl
5.  Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas - won from Minding Spot
6.  Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson with Richard DiLallo - won from My Book Views
7.  In Free Fall by Juli Zeh - Amazon / The Book Depository - won from Books R Us Review Link
8.  Last to Die by Kate Brady - The Book Depository / Amazon - won from The Thrifty Things - Review Link
9.  Beat by Stephen Jay Schwartz - won from Coffee and a Book Chick
10 Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas - won from Book Fan
11At Home by Bill Bryson - won from Books R Us
12.  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin - The Book Depository / Amazon - won from Sharon's Garden of Reviews - Review Link
13.  Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde - The Book Depository / Amazon - won from There's a Book - Review Link
14.  The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley - won from Minding Spot
15.  Caribou Island by David Vann - Won from Book Fan - Review Link
16. Save Me by Lisa Scottoline -  Won from Kathy at Book DiaryReview Link
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THE THREE R'S

The Three R's is a collaboration of the minds of Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read, Julie from Reading with Restraint, and Gina from Hott Books.

Most of the books on my TBR pile are there because a fellow book blogger reviewed them highly and/or recommended them.  I haven't really been keeping track of who recommended/reviewed what, BUT when I saw this challenge recently, I started to put in my Goodreads notes where the recommendation came from when I added a book to my to-buy and/or wishlist shelf.  Obviously, all of the books won above are going to be on this list, plus others throughout the year.  I will add Three R's badge and a mention back to the blogger who hooked me up in my reviews through the year!  Details and signup:

We'd like to link our reviews that mention the blogger that suggested the book we've read and are now reviewing.

How thankful are you?
  • 1-6 Books (~1 review every 2 months)
  • 7-12 Books (~1 reviews every month)
  • 13-24 Books (~ 2 reviews every month)
I am going to be thankful to the highest level!

READ:

1.  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin - The Book Depository / Amazon - Review Link
2. Last to Die by Kate Brady - The Book Depository / Amazon - Review Link
3. In Free Fall by Juli Zeh - Amazon / The Book Depository - Review Link
4. Glorious by Bernice McFadden -The Book Depository / Amazon - Review Link
5.  Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde - The Book Depository / Amazon - Review Link
6.  Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas
7. Beat by Stephen Jay Schwartz
8.  Caribou Island by David Vann - The Book Depository / Amazon - Review Link
9. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - The Book Depository / Amazon  - Review Link
10.   Still the One by Robin Wells -  Books with Coffee
11.  Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber -  Knit Purl Gurl
12.  The Bells by Richard Harvell - Book Fan Mary - Review Link
13.   Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas -  Minding Spot
14.  Save Me by Lisa Scottoline -  Won from Kathy at Book DiaryReview Link 

Those are the last two to get me set up for the new year!  Don't these both look like fun?  Join in!


5 comments:

  1. Good luck on these challenges! So excited that you signed up for The Three Rs.....

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  2. Nice! I see you won Jumpstart the World. I know you just posted your challenges, but i'm hosting a Catherine Ryan Hyde challenge. If you read just ONE book by the author, you win!! It's my way of promoting and supporting a fantastic author. Plus, we plan to have some fun contests this year for those that join!! Link in my sidebar. :)

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  3. Julie: So glad you are joining Julie, Gina and myself for The 3 Rs. We have giveaways planned, hope to share thoughts on books, have some laughs and meet new people. Hope to see you often. And again, thank you for joining us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. These two challenges sound great, and I'll be looking forward to your reviews :)

    Hope you have a fun, safe New Year's, and all the best in 2011!

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  5. BibliophilebytheseaDecember 31, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Good luck Julie...I am really torn, but considering No challenges for 2011.

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