Challenge Completed!

CHALLENGED COMPLETED!

Hooray I finished another challenge! The What an Animal II Challenge was hosted by Passion for the Page. Socrates’ Book Reviews will be hosting the What an Animal III Challenge.

I read 6 books that were about animals or had an animal featured in the story. My least favorite was The Leanin’ Dog. I loved Diamond Willow and Hate That Cat.

  1. Diamond Willow, by Helen Frost 111 pages, July 11
  2. New Moon, by Stephanie Meyer, 563 pages, July 22
  3. The Leanin’ Dog, by K.A. Nuzum, 250 pages, July 26
  4. Fragment, by Warren Fahy, 356 pages, July 28
  5. Flawed Dogs: The shocking raid on Westminster, by Berkley Breathed, 217 pages, February 2, 2010
  6. Hate That Cat, by Sharon Creech, 153 pages, February 24, 2010
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Fall into Reading 2009 Wrap Up Post

I enjoyed partipating in this challenge. I had planned to read 5 books but I didn’t get to finish the anti-bullying book. This is what I had planned to read and what I actually read during the challenge:

  • The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown – Completed 9/30
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling (I might try listening to this. I heard the audio was fantastic.) – Completed 11/17
  • Preventing Bullying at School, by James Bitney and Beverly B. Title
  • The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro  Completed October 31
  • something of the DCF ListSavvy, by Ingrid Law, 342 pages, Completed November 15

I loved listening to the Harry Potter book. It was the first audio book I could enjoy. I ended up not reading as many books this fall. I’m hoping winter ends up being a better season for reading! I already have a ton of books ready to go with me to my parents’ house while I’m on vacation. There is something about a snowy day that makes me want to curl up and read.

Challenge Completed: RIP IV Challenge

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I completed the RIP Challenge on October 31. 2009 by reading The Strain, by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. I had chosen to do the smallest version of the challenge, reading just one book.  I hope to get a review up in the next week or so.

It was fun to read such a scary book this time of year. This was one of the scariest book I’ve read in awhile. As I have mentioned on other posts, I can get myself scared very easily… I won’t be going down into my basement when it’s dark out for quite awhile!

DystopYA Reading Challenge

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COMPLETED DECEMBER 30

I’m joining another challenge! I heard about this challenge while listening to the podcast from Books on the Nightstand. I’m thinking I might make some progress on this during the read-a-thon.

Goal: Read 3 books of dystopic young adult fiction between October 5 and December 31, 2009

For the rest of the rules check out Books on the Nightstand.

I hope to read the following:

  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry – finished: October 24, 2009
  • The Maze Runner, by James Dashner – finished December 13, 2009
  • The Pretties, by Scott Westerfeld – finished December 30

I really hope my copy of The Maze Runner arrives this week! I want to read it for the read-a-thon.

100 Mile Fitness Challenge

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This is a challenge I need!

Here’s how it works:
In order to complete this Challenge, you will need to “travel” 100 miles from October 1st through December 31st.

Here’s how you calculate your mileage:
*Running or walking 1 mile outside or on a treadmill equals 1 mile.

*15 minutes of other workouts equals 1 mile (elliptical, swimming, weight lifting, workout video, workout classes, etc.).

I’ll update this post with my progress. I can’t wait to see how I do!

Current status: 27/100

  • 2 miles 12/11
  • 1 miles 12/6
  • 2 miles 12/5
  • 2 miles 12/1
  • 2 miles 11/30
  • 2 miles 11/29
  • 2 miles – 11/28
  • 1 mile –  11/2
  • 2 miles – 10/19
  • 4 miles – 10/10
  • 3 miles – 10/7
  • 2 miles – 10/6
  • 2 miles – 10/4

Fall into Reading Challenge 2009

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I’m joining the Fall into Reading Challenge 2009. This is a low pressure challenge which will help me get caught up in some of my other challenges. 🙂 You can join the challenge by signing up over at Callipider Days. The challenge goes from September 22 – December 20.

Books I plan on reading:

  • The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown – Completed 9/30
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling (I might try listening to this. I heard the audio was fantastic.) – Completed 11/17
  • Preventing Bullying at School, by James Bitney and Beverly B. Title
  • The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro  Completed October 31
  • something of the DCF ListSavvy, by Ingrid Law, 342 pages, Completed November 15

Happy reading everyone!

Challenge: R.I.P. IV Challenge

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COMPLETED OCTOBER 31, 2009

I’ve seen so many people sign up for R.I.P IV Challenge … I couldn’t hold back any longer. I’m going with the shortest reading list, since the first 2 months of school are usually super busy. My goal is too read 1 book that fts the theme of the challenge. I’m debating which of the following books to read: