2016 Book Challenge!

This year I pretend signed up for a LOT of book challenges, and I read like crazy from January 1 to April 23, when I went on a trip to Europe. I did actually finish 3 books on that 2 week trip, but then when I got home I took a break and never really got back on track. Luckily, I don’t berate myself for such behavior. I mean, I read for fun, right? I wasn’t sure I would sign up for any book challenges in 2016 until I found this one…

charityreadingchallengeA reading challenge for charity? Crazy good! I’m not making a plan or a list, I’m just going to read books and then write them down. There are different ways to donate – I’m pledging $.50 per book read to the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter, and $.50 per book read to the Lake Dallas Library. I changed my mind! I’m pledging $2.00 per book read to the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter, and $2.00 per book read to the Lake Dallas Library.

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If you’re looking for a book challenge this one is a fantastic idea. Won’t you join me?


A Book Read-A-Thon!






Do you love books as much as I do? I’ve never heard about readathons – can you believe that? So I am totally in for this one. I’m putting other stuff on hold this week so I can read read read! Join me!

My goal is to read 5 books from my queue (plus the one I’m currently reading):

Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwilliem Van de Wettering
The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
The Doctor’s Wife Elizabeth Brundage
The Dagger Before Me Heather Haven

What? Another Book Challenge?

2014+100++book+challengeI am set to read 100 books in 2015. Since I can count each book for more than one challenge I’ll get to do a lot of list strikethrough for every book. I love the list strikethrough! This challenge is really great because any book counts! Will you join me?

Check back here to see what I’m reading… I’ll post as I read.

Books, Books, Books…

Another Challenge I can’t resist…

Monthly Key Word Challenge

And another…

Mount TBR 2015

I’m going for the Pikes Peak this year, 12 books. I am going to complete this one. Seriously.

I love this next challenge, and it’s only nine books. Anyone can read nine books in a year, right? 🙂


And one final challenge, this one is a five year (FIVE YEARS???) challenge…


So I should be able to stay busy in the evenings. Anyone else want to read along?

Have a Great Week! Happy Thanksgiving! Again.  Susan

Book Bingo 2014

I read a book! The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. I really enjoyed this story about six teenagers who meet at summer camp in 1974, and follows their lives to the present. I felt this novel was very well written, and I loved reminiscing about my own teenage years from that same time. I recommend this book and hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I did.


p.s. I’m marking off my squares with hearts. 🙂

Another Book Challenge!

Over at My Reader’s Block there’s a fun challenge for 2014…

*Read nine books in the following categories.

1. A book with “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title.

2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title.

3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title.

4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title.

5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title.

6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title.

7. A book with “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title.

8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).

9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

I’m in for this one, won’t you join me too? Now that I’m graduating from school in May I plan to have lots of reading time!