Wednesday, January 9, 2013

State of the Blog: Part Three, the Challenges


This is my very last State of the Blog post.  I used these quarterly blog assessment posts to keep track of the progress I've made on my various lists -- Prize Winners and Must Reads, Favorite Authors, and Challenges.  They have been useful for me because they make me update my lists, but they are not interesting.

My final set of State of the Blog posts wrapped up my 2012 reading.  I'll think of some other way to stay organized and keep my lists updated. 

This third part deals with the challenges I joined in 2012.  Part One, here, addressed my lists of Prize Winners and Must Reads.  Part Two, here, looked at my Favorite Author lists.

Not all of my 2012 challenges are finished yet because a couple of them don't end until the end of this month.

First, the three challenges I am hosting here at Rose City Reader:
 
TO SIGN UP FOR THE 2013 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE, CLICK HERE OR ON THE BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE RIGHT COLUMN
(finished)
(still going on)
This is one of the challenges that ends on January 31.  I have one book to go, and am about halfway through my second James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner, The Prestige by Christopher Priest.
Second, the challenges I've joined:

(finished)
(incomplete)
I finished six of the nine books for the Back to the Classics Challenge and didn't participate at all, other than as a reader of other people's posts, in the Classics Challenge.
(incomplete)
I signed up to read three books and only read two. 
(still going on and incomplete)
The Chunkster Challenge doesn't end until the end of this month.  I will finish Personal History by Katharine Graham this week, so will complete this challenge. I fell short of finishing the Tea & Books Challenge by one book.

EASTERN EUROPE READING CHALLENGE
(incomplete)
I signed up to read four books and only read two.   

MEMORABLE MEMOIRS CHALLENGE   
(finished)

MT. TBR, OFF THE SHELF, and the TBR PILE CHALLENGES
(finished, finished, and incomplete)

 (incomplete)
VENICE IN FEBRUARY CHALLENGE 
(finished)

VINTAGE MYSTERY CHALLENGE
(incomplete)

I signed up to read eight vintage mysteries by female authors and eight by male authors, but fell short in both categories. 

WHAT'S IN A NAME CHALLENGE
(incomplete)

I fell one short because I didn't get to a book in the Creepy Crawly category. 




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2 comments:

Ali said...

Well, I don't find these posts especially uninteresting, actually, though they do make me feel woefully inadequate! But, I look forward to seeing what you come up with to replace State of the Blog with.

Booksnyc said...

wow - that is a lot of challenges! And you finished more of them than I generally do - great job!

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