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challenged by challenges

image from Ginger at GReads!

you guys, this is my fave meme. and it's not just because i think Ginger is amazing or because tons of bloggers are linking up each week or because the image is so cute. it's not even because i love the word meme (which i pronounce may-may in my head). it's because some seriously rad questions are asked and everyone provides some insightful and funny responses. yeah, it's pretty cool.

this week the lovely Ginger asks:

Reading Challenges: Did you sign up for any this year? How has your progression been?

in fact, i DID sign up for several reading challenges this year. you can peep the detailed progress on my Reading Challenges page. for the sake of summary, i'll recap them individually for you and remind myself of where i need to focus my bookish energy!

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen. y'all, i kicked this one's ass from here to next WEEK. no problemo outdoing myself from last year at ALL. holla!

YA Historical Fiction Challenge hosted by YA Bliss. snaps to me for also kicking this one in the face. i knocked out those 5 hist-fics like nobodies business. and you know what? i loved every page of it. 

E-book Challenge hosted by The Ladybug Reads. i have a few more to go with this one, but with the amount of books i have waiting for me on my Kindle, this should not be a problem. also, the next Song of Ice and Fire books are on there...yes please!

Off The Shelf Challenge hosted by BA Reading Challenges. okay, here is where i start to falter. i just love buying new books and i love getting new releases from publishers and authors! there are so many incredible books just sitting on my shelf, giving me the worst kind of puppy eyes...soon, my dears! SOON.

Gothic Reading Challenge hosted by Gothic Reading Challenge. oooh that's right...i forgot about this challenge! i need more spooky castles in my bookish life. it wont' take much to knock this baby out.

The 2011 Bloody Jack Challenge hosted by Bookworming in the 21st Century. confession time - i tried to listen to the first Bloody Jack book on audio book. TRY being the key word. i just couldn't get into it. at all. and it wasn't that i didn't love the voice of Ms. Faber or her romance or the high seas...it just lacked that connection with me as a reader. i'm not swearing off the series forever...but i am throwing in the towel on this challenge. haters to the left, please.

Award Winning Reads Challenge hosted by The Reading Housewives and Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. soooo i read one out of six, but the ONE i read blew my mind into itty bitty pieces. so despite falling super duper short of the goal, i still consider this challenge a success.

As for me...hosted by ME. i set some personal goals for myself to continue reading along in series and rereading some old favorites. at this, i am failing miserably. i even have all of these books within my grasp...i just lack the motivation to make it happen (cap'n). 

what about YOU? where are you with your reading challenges? be sure to share with me AND link it up over at GReads, please!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Lisa, you kicked the ass of so many challenges! I think you've done the most of anyone I've seen so far. :high fives:

  2. Wow, SO many challenges! I'm all kinds of impressed - especially as someone who's never managed to even join a challenge let alone finish one. Go you!

  3. Wow, go you for actually succeeding at so many challenges! I'd love to see a 'reread' challenge. It would force me to take time from all that new stuff and go back to some old favorites, or classics I'd like to try again.

    My bookish bff and I are going to re-do Wuthering Heights in this spirit ;)

  4. Goodness.. I hadn't realized so many challenges were out there!

  5. G - no, i was selective because i know i don't have the reading power that peeps like you do!
    Tara - i return your high five! thank you!
    Emily - thank you! you have to start a challenge to finish one! :)
    Librarian - i agree, a reread challenge would be fun! and i've never read Wuthering Heights...i should do that.
    Whale - FOR SERIOUS. so many.

  6. i see your chaos walking trilogy re-read.



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