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2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge

Hosted by Debz Bookshelf.Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge

Here are the details:

  • The challenge starts on January 1st 2014, and ends December 31st 2014
  • The goal of the read-a-thon is to read as many fairy tale retellings as possible.
  • There will be six different levels to aim for in this challenge:
    • Poor Cobbler: 1-3 books
    • Devilish Wolf: 4-6 books
      • Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books
      • Mountain Troll: 10-12 books
      • Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
      • Monstrous Dragon: 16+ books
    • This challenge is only for Young Adult and Middle Grade retellings. No adult or children’s books count towards this challenge.
    • Because of confusion in the past, this year only straight retellings of fairy tales will count. No fairy tale-ish books, and no mythological or classic retellings.
    • Single novellas do not count towards this challenge, however a compilation of novellas or short stories can count towards this challenge.
    • Have fun and spread the word!
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    2014 TBR Challenge

    2014 TBR Challenge Hosted by: The Misadventures of Super Librarian.
    January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

    That's right kiddies - we're doing it again!  In another continuing bid into deluding myself that I'm actually making progress up the mountain, I will host a TBR Challenge for 2014.

    What is the TBR Challenge?  Simply put, it's where readers pick up a long neglected book from their TBR pile, read it, and comment on that read on the3rd Wednesday of every month.  The idea is to read those long neglected books that you just had to get your hands on at the time, but have been languishing in your pile, all lost and forgotten.

    Commentary on your chosen TBR read can happen anywhere online (your blog, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter, a message board etc.) just provide me with a link when you sign-up so interested readers can follow all the challengers!

    This is a voluntary challenge and I want this to be fun.  Hey, life happens.  If you have to skip a month, there will be no ridicule.  Likewise, while there will be bragging rights for those that complete the challenge without skipping a single month - there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

    Since some readers like a little guidance, I will also be keeping with tradition and providing themes.  These themes are totally voluntary.  If you don't have anything in your TBR that fits, the theme doesn't appeal, or you just want to read something else - go for it! Again, this is meant to be a fun challenge.

    Monthly Review Dates And Theme Suggestions

    January 15 - We Love Short Shorts! (Short stories, Novellas, category romance)
    February 19 - Series Catch-Up (pick a book from a series you're behind on)
    March 19 - New-To-You Author (an author you've never read before)
    April 16 - Contemporary romance
    May 21 - More Than One (An author who has more than one book in your TBR pile)
    June 18 - Romance Classics (classic book, classic author, classic trope/theme etc.)
    July 16 - Lovely RITA (past RITA winners or nominees)
    August 20 - Luscious Love Scenes (erotic romance, erotica, a "sensual" read - leave those "just kisses" books alone this month!)
    September 17 - Recommended read (a book recommended to you by someone)
    October 15 - Paranormal or romantic suspense
    November 19 - Historical romance
    December 17 - Holiday themes (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, it's all good!)

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    2014 100 Books in a Year RC

    Hosted by Book Chick City.100books-2
    January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

    Challenge Info

    • Timeline: 01 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2014
    • Rules: Read 100 books in 2014 (any genre)
    • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
    • You can join at anytime. All books read in 2014 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.
    • Audiobooks are accepted.
    • Only fiction, no non-fiction.
    • This challenge can crossover with other challenges.
    • You don’t have to have a blog to join in – for those without a blog but who use Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing etc., you can add the URL to where you track your books. If you don’t have a URL at all then choose a name you would like to use and then copy and paste the following link: http://wp.me/p2wdqf-6ZI
    • At the beginning of each month I will be posting an open thread so you can discuss the books you’ve read and/or link up your reviews.
      1. April Henry; The Night She Disappeared (28th February 2014)
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    2014 Ebook Reading Challenge

    Hosted by Workaday Reads.2014Ebook-2
    January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

    Encouraging readers to expand past just physical books to embrace ebooks in all forms.

    Reading Challenge Details:
    1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014.
    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. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
    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

    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.

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    2014 Lucky No. 14 Reading Challenge

     
    Hosted by Books to Share.lucky-no141

    Here are the 14 categories:

    1. Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.

    2. Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?

    3. Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too!

    4. Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.

    5. (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.

    6. First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count .

    7. Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to)

    8. Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!

    9.  Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.

    10. It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now .

    11. Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.

    12. Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now.

    13. Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!

    14. Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past . Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!

    RULES:

    1. To complete the challenge, you have to read at least one book for each category, or total of 14 books during the challenge period. You can set your own pace and do not need to follow the categories in particular order. You can also read more than one book for each category. You have to write your reviews in your blog/FB note/Goodreads page/tumblr/etc.

    2. Please write a master post about this challenge in your blog/Goodreads/FB notes/etc, and submit your link below for signing up. You can use this master post to sort down the book(s) that you’ll read for each category, and edit them later if necessary. The sign-up linky will be opened from November 12, 2013 throughout the year until December 1, 2014.

    3. There are also linkies for each category of the challenge. Please submit your link of review posts for each category in their respective linkies. These linkies will be opened in January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.

    4. At the end of the challenge, write down a wrap-up post and submit the link in the linky too. The linky for wrap-up posts will be opened until January 10, 2015 to give you more time for wrapping things up. It’s okay if you don’t finish the challenge but you are not eligible to be selected as the winner.

    5. After the wrap up post linky is closed, I will pick two lucky winners who had completed the challenge for winning great bookish prizes (including book vouchers, novels, and other exclusive bookish gimmicks/goodies  ) The prizes will be revealed soon, so please stay tuned. You must have delivery address in Indonesia to be eligible for the two grand prizes.

    6. If you are an international participant who doesn’t have Indonesian mailing address, don’t worry, I’ll also choose two winners, each winner can pick any book from The Book Depository for maximum of $ 10.

    7. I’ll try to write a round-up post every month and pick some of the most interesting reviews. And who knows? Probably there will be some surprise gifts and giveaways throughout the year

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    2014 Bingo Challenge

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    Hosted by
    Another Novel Read.
    The Goals for this Challenge

    • B1: Book I bought but haven’t read yet
    • B2: Book recommended by a friend
    • B3: Book outside my comfort zone
    • B4: Book that teaches me something
    • B5: Finish/reread a series
    • I1: Nonfiction book I already own
    • I2: Book I got for free
    • I3: Ebook I already own
    • I4: Book I’m excited for
    • I5: Book about food
    • N1: Classic on my TBR list
    • N2: 2013 debut I missed last year
    • N3: FREE SQUARE!
    • N4: Verse novel
    • N5: Book I got signed but haven’t read
    • G1: Finish a series ending in 2014
    • G2: Adult book on my TBR list
    • G3: Book by an author I haven’t read before
    • G4: Book that uses experimental prose
    • G5: Finish a series that ended before 2014
    • O1: Standalone book on my TBR list
    • O2: Indie book
    • O3: Book I started years ago and forgot about
    • O4: Visual novel
    • O5: Chunkster
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    2014 Eclectic Reader Challenge

    Hosted by Book’d Out. eclecticchallenge2014_300

    Categories

    1. Award Winning
    2. True Crime (Non Fiction)
    3. Romantic Comedy
    4. Alternate History Fiction
    5. Graphic Novel
    6. Cosy Mystery Fiction
    7. Gothic Fiction
    8. War/Military Fiction
    9. Anthology
    10. Medical Thriller Fiction
    11. Travel (Non Fiction)
    12. Published in 2014
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    2014 Reading Outside The Box Challenge

    Hosted by The Cheap Reader.
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    • Read a Chunkster: Read a book with 600+ pages.
    • Reading by Ear: Listen to an audiobook
    • Accidentally Watched the Movie First: You didn’t realize the movie was based on a book until after you watched it. Ideally you haven’t read the book yet.
    • Relive the Magic: Reread a book you really enjoyed as a kid but haven’t touched it since then.
    • Gathering Dust: You’ve had this book for years and you still haven’t read it.
    • Loved By Others: Other people really love this book but for whatever reason you haven’t read it yet.
    • Lost in Translation: This book was originally written in another language.
    • Second Chance: You read this book a while back and didn’t enjoy it, didn’t finish it, or were on the fence about it. Time to give it another try!
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    2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

    Hosted by Bookmark2Blog.2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
    JANUARY 1, 2014 - DECEMBER 31, 2014

    MONTHLY MOTIFS:

    Jan- Around the World
    Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different than the one you live in or choose a book written by an author that is from a country different than your own.

    Feb- Award Winner
    Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award.  Here's a list of literary awards to help you get started on your search:
    Literary Awards.

    MarFairy tales or Fairy Creatures
    Read a fairy tale retelling or a book with fey/fairies in it.

    Apr- Short & Sweet
    Read a collection of short stories or anthologies.

    May- Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem
    Read a murder/mystery book, a book in which someone dies of mysterious causes, or a book in which a mystery must be solved.

    JuneA Long Journey
    Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something, etc.

    July- Assassins, Warriors, & Rebels
    Read a book in which the main character is one of these things or fights against one of these things.

    Aug- Alternate Reality
    Read a book that's set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world. A Dystopian book will count this month as well.

    Sep- Book to Movie
    Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie as well.

    Oct- The Witching Hour
    There's been a lot of zombies lately, but this year include a 'witchy' book in your scary reads- a book about a witch or a book that has witches in it.

    Nov- An Oldie but a Goodie
    Pick a book published before 2000 that you've always wanted to read, but just never got to. Or pick a book set in the past (before 2000).

    Dec- That's a Wrap
    Finish a series you've been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished.

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    2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge

    Hosted by Bookmark2Blog.2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge
    JANUARY 1, 2014 - DECEMBER 31, 2014

    Welcome to the 2nd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge! For this challenge I have chosen six key words associated with each month in 2014. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.

    GUIDELINES:

    * The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word 'snowing' or 'snowflake' even though the key word is 'snow.'

    *Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read "Cinder" or "Ashes" for the key word 'Fire' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'family' then your title could include the word 'sister' or 'mother.'If the key word is 'food' then your title could include the word 'cake.' "

    MONTHLY KEY WORDS:
    JAN- Angel, Secret, Clock, Black, Day, Wild
    FEB- Her, Life, Night, Red, Dark, Island
    MAR- Forever, Inside, Storm, Sky, Flower, Stay 
    APR- Star, Light, Never, Princess, Break, Clear
    MAY- Dawn, Death, End, Lost, Beautiful, And
    JUN- Color, Beyond, Found, Place, Grave, Road
    JUL- Crash, Ship, Prince, Whisper, Sun, Of
    AUG- Forgotten, Down, True, Run, Danger, Me
    SEP- Number, Take, Shadow, Ice, Who, After
    OCT- Ocean, Blood, Still, Out, The, Fate
    NOV- Into, Sound, Blue, House, My, Last
    DEC- Kiss, Fire, Ruin, White, Promise, Infinity

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    New Author Challenge 2014

    Hosted by Literary Escapism.NAC.2014.250px
    Here are the guidelines:

    1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
    2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from short stories/novellas or anthologies.
    3. I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be.  If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.
    4. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.

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    2014 I love Library Books Reading Challenge

    Hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair.2014RC library books
    January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

    Our love of reading can be expensive! Not only are we purchasing books but some of us also need space to keep them. I had so much fun with this challenge last year. Let's do it again!
    There are a number of levels, for those who don't have a library card yet to those that live there. Enjoy!
    Requirements:

    • choose a level - you may move up as needed, just not down.
    • check books out of the library
    • books may overlap with other challenges
    • any format allowed (print, ebook, audio)
    • reviews are not necessary but a list of books read is. (post with review linky is coming)
    • a blog is not necessary, just comment that you want to join in.
    Levels:
    • board book – 3 ←
    • picture book - 6
    • early reader - 9
    • chapter book - 12
    • middle grades - 18
    • Young adult - 24
    • adult - 36
    • just insert IV - 50
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    Sunday, December 29, 2013

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    Sunday Stealing: Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection Meme

    Hosted by: Sunday Stealing.
    1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year? SundayStealing
        I found my man, I get a non-reader to read.
    2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
        Running two libraries at once.
    3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
        I found an awesome man, who was my crush and we are together going strong (yes I am so mushy this year)
    4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
        Work related things.
    5. Pick three words to describe 2013.
        Awesome, Unexpected, Hard.
    6. What were the best books you read this year?
        OMG.. I read so little this year it’s just disappointing. I guess it would be Elizabeth Smart’s My Story.
    7. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
        Arthur. Gnab, Shidah
    8. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
        I got over (got better?) a past that was repeating, hurtful, and I have grown stronger, happier, and absolutely wonderful.
    9. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
        I stopped going in circles.
    10. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
        I start thinking of myself first instead of what other’s expected of me.
    11. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
        I’m fitter now. Healthier.
    12. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
        I stopped pleasing them. As long as I do the right thing, I am fine. Regardless what they think of me.
    13. What was the most enjoyable part of your work?
        The fact that it is more of a paid hobby
    14. What was the most challenging part of your work?
        Lots of things that I can’t control.
    15. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year? 
         Waiting for people who wasting my time.
    16. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
        Mmm.. spending it with my man, my friends, I got to zumba!
    17. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
        You can change people to the better if they don’t want to change themselves.
    18. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2013 for you.
        Unexpected surprise.

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    Thursday, December 26, 2013

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    2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

    Hosted by Evie Bookish.
    Rules:

    1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014.2014tbr
    2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you've read! (On your blog, Amazon, Random Buzzers or Goodreads/Shelfari!)
    3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Short stories and novellas are OK, too! Only books released in 2013 and earlier! NO  2014 ARCs and 2014 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
    4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
    5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBRPILE Reading Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Tweet!)
    6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
    7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
    8. On the 20th of each month we will post a wrap-up post, here, on BOOKISH. Every wrap-up will have it's unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It's open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e. the entire month)
    9. If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice - we will be checking ;) 
    10. December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you'll link up in December will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE giveaway.
    11. You don't have to follow Bookish Blog to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in giveaways!

    Levels:
    1-10 - A Firm Handshake ←
    11-20 - A Friendly Hug
    21-30 - First Kiss
    31-40 - Sweet Summer Fling
    41-50 - Could this be love?
    50+ - Married With Children

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    2014 Retellings + Reading Challenge

    Hosted by The Nighttime Novelist.

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    • The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. I will post a wrap-up post at the end of each month with a link to my retelling review(s) for that month. Each retelling read MUST be reviewed in some way.
    • Novel-length (150+ pages) fiction only
    • No more than 2 re-reads
    • All formats allowed
    • Anyone can join at any time in the year, although books read prior to joining do not count.
    • You don’t have to have a blog to join; reviewing on Goodreads or Amazon is fine as long as everybody can see it.
    • Books don’t have to be stated in advance; it’s up to you!
    • ARC’s are fine, but try to read some that aren’t new releases.
    • Retellings can be anything from a contemporary version of a Shakespeare play to an interpretation of Sleeping Beauty. As long as there is evidence it is a retelling of some kind, it will most likely count. But you can’t just start reading a random book and go, “Oh! This sort of reminds me of blankety-blank.” There must be some sort of statement that this is based on a prior work.
    • The retelling can have an oral origin. Not all legends/myths were traditionally written down, but if it’s a legitimate story, it works. For example, most Native American folklore was not written, but a retelling of some Iroquois tale is perfectly valid.

    Levels

    • Easy: 1-5 books
    • Not So Easy: 6-12 books
    • I Like A Challenge: 13-19 books
    • I Eat Easy for Breakfast: 20+
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    2014 Everything YA Reading Challenge

    Hosted by: Books and Iced Coffee.
    January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

    What are the rules to the challenge?reading-challenge-button

    • Participants must create a shelf or a page to where they can list the books that they have read for the year.
    • Book must meet any of the sub- genres of the young adult category, whether it’s paranormal, romance, drama, contemporary, horror, etc.
    • Must be longer than 100 pages.
    • The year of when the book was published does not matter. As long as you have read the book in 2014, it will be accepted.
    • TO THOSE WHO HAVE A BLOG, feel free to post up a review of each book that you have read for the challenge and provide a link please?? I would love to read it :)
    • All formats are acceptable (paperback, ARC, ebook, etc.)
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    2014 Women Challenge #2

    women2014 Hosted by: PeekaBook.it.

    Rules:
    ○ Anyone can join;
    ○ You don't need a blog to participate: if you are a non-blogger please leave a comment with a link (if you review elsewhere) to your review or with the list of the books you read and the level you choose;
    ○ Audio, e-books, bound books and re-reads are ok;
    ○ Challenge goes from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014;
    Here you can link for your reviews.

    Levels:
    Level 1: BABY GIRL - read 5 books written by a woman author
    Level 2: GIRLS POWER - read 6 to 15 books written by a woman author
    Level 3: SUPER GIRL - read 16 to 20 books written by a woman author
    Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author

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    2014 TBR Pile Challenge

    2014 tbrbutton Hosted by: Roofbeam Reader.
    January 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
    Goal:
    12 books from your “To Be Read” pile (within 12 months)
    Specifics:
    1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2013 or later (any book published in the year 2012 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.
    2. Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable, as long as you have never read the book before and it was published before 2013!
    3. Your complete and final list must be posted by January 15th, 2014.

    *Note – You can read the books on your list in any order; they do not need to be read in the order you have them listed. As you complete a book – review it, and go back to your original list and turn that title into a link to the review - that will keep the comments section here from getting ridiculously cluttered. For an example of what I mean, Click Here.

    Monthly Check-Ins: On the 15th of each month, I’m going to post a “TBR Pile Check-In.” This will allow participants to link-up their reviews from the past month and get some recognition for their progress. There will also be small mini-challenges and giveaways to go along with these posts (Such As: Read 6 books by the June Check-in and be entered to win a book of your choice!). I’m hoping this will help to keep us all on track and make the challenge a bit more engaging/interactive. I started these mini-challenges last year, and I think they were a great success, so I am continuing them this year!

    Chat: On Twitter, Instagram & Facebook, use #TBRChallengeRBR

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    Friday, December 20, 2013

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    Book Review: Girl, Stolen; by April Henry

    So many friends and readers had refer me this book for quite a time now, and I had put it off because I refused to be peer pressured into reading anything. (Yeah that was weird).

    Wow.. unintentional kidnapped teenager in the backseat, throw in the twist that she is blind and sick with pneumonia. This is why you don’t leave kids unattended in a car, even for a bit while! You probably have your kid kidnapped and ransomed! Or even dead! Cheyenne, despite, sick and blind is quite brave. She formed a bond with her unintended kidnapper, Griffin, ironically from his father and the other two blockheads who worked with his father.

    I still don’t get why a parent would leave a sick blind teenager alone in a car (even for a little while!). I actually expected to be on the edge of my seat for this one, but it wasn’t so. Griffin was obviously not going to harm her of any way after reading 2-3 chapters. Of course the rest of the character was doing a cliché. It wasn’t that bad, but it would have been a better read. it does show me the insides of being blind, feelings and such.

    For a fan of tragedies, crime, mystery realistic fiction, as I said, it didn’t really put me at the edge of my seat, but enough to get me keep reading till the end. That was a good try. and honestly, it could really need an edge or two. (it feels like Hallmark)

    Girl, Stolen by April Henry Girl, Stolen
    By April Henry

    Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, the car is being stolen.
    Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne and once he finds out that not only does she have pneumonia, but that she's blind, he really doesn't know what to do. When his dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes--now there's a reason to keep her.
    How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare?



    Finished Reading:
    07th December 2013
    Acquire: 11th February 2013
    Rate } ♠♠♠♠
    Genre }
    Fiction | Young Adult | Teens 
    Release Day }  01st October 2012
    Publisher } Henry Holt and Co.
    Format } Hardcover
    ISBN } 9780805090055
    Pages } 213 pages
    Source } BookSwap
    Age Group } pg 15 yo +
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