Thursday, April 23, 2015

Oops

As I am sure you all can tell, I did not do the 30 day blog challenge.  Sorry!  I just found it much harder to get started with just a word, vices the other challenges I have done that include an actual topic.  Plus I didn't like a lot of the words HAHA.

I have totally failed at getting back into blogging.  Here we are at almost the end of April and I haven't blogged since mid Feb.  But I promise that is all about to change.  I have several blog posts I will be getting up over the next few days!  I have just been super busy, and some of those things are things I'll be blogging about.

I have, however, been keeping my reading challenges up to date, so you can always check those out and see my progress throughout the year.

Well, enough rambling here, time to get on to writing the good blog posts!




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

30 Day Blog Challenge

Once again, this is from my friend Mel G!  She is doing a 30 day blog challenge that she got from a blog she follows on Facebook.  I REALLY need to get back into my blogging, I haven't been blogging at all for almost a year (like real posts, not just reading challenges), so I figured this might be a great way to start!  I'll be starting it on March 1st, so that it's easy to keep track of!

1. Breathe
2. Snow
3. Laundry
4. Contentment
5. Peaceful Parenting
6. Faeries
7. Strawberries
8. Beginning
9. Empath
10. Vaccinations
11. Grief
12. Toddlers
13. Thundersnow
14. Friendship
15. Bathrooms
16. Trust
17. Grace
18. Pitbulls
19. Rainbows
20. Organized
21. Transcend
22. Indigo
23. Creation
24. Lifeboat
25. Pregnancy
26. Birth
27. Leprechauns
28. Brave
29. One
30. Impact


Here is her blog link  http://melgarnerandbabyj.blogspot.com/2015/02/30-day-blog-challenge.html


Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Reading List Challenge

So my friend Melissa found this reading challenge list…rather then challenging yourself to read X amount of books, it kind of spices things up a bit and gives you challenges for what kind of books to read.  So I am joining her on this challenge this year.  I know some of them will be easy to do, while others will be more difficult (like finishing a book you stopped reading…that's gonna SUCK haha), but I look forward to the challenge.

Here's the list!

A book with more than 500 pages-
A classic romance-
A book that became a movie-
A book published this year-  
A book with a number in the title-
A book written by someone under 30-
A book with nonhuman characters- Bound by Flames ~ By Jeannine Frost
A funny book-
A book by a female author-  Time's Edge ~ By Rysa Walker
A mystery or thriller-
A book with a one-word title-  Marked ~ By Sarah Fine
A book of short stories-
A book set in a different country-
A nonfiction book-  Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl ~ By Anne Frank
A popular author's first book-  Irish Thoroughbred ~ By Nora Roberts
A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet-  Revealed ~ By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
A book a friend recommended-  Timebound ~ By Rysa Walker
A Pulitzer Prize winning book-
A book based on a true story-
A book at the bottom of your to-read list-
A book your Mom loves-  Fatal Affair ~ By Marcie Force
A book that scares you-
A book more than 100 years old-
A book based entirely on its cover-  Found (The Missing: Book 1) ~ By Margaret Peterson Haddix
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't-
A memoir-
A book you can finish in a day-  Time Echo's ~ By Rysa Walker
A book with antonyms in the title-
A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit-
A book that came out the year you were born-
A book with bad reviews-
A trilogy- The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver, Linger, Forever) ~ By Maggie Stiefvater
A book from your childhood-
A book with a love triangle-
A book set in the future-  Obsession in Death ~ By J.D. Robb
A book set in high school-  Redeemed ~ By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
A book with a color in the title-  Ruby Circle ~ By Richelle Mead
A book that made you cry-  
Flirting with Felicity ~ By Gerri Russell
A book with magic-  
The Void ~ By J.D. Horn
A graphic novel-
A book by an author you've never read before-
A book you own but have never read-
A book that takes place in your hometown-  Desert Heat ~ By J.A. Janice
A book that was originally written in a different language-
A book set during Christmas-
A book written by an author with your same initials-
A play-
A banned book-
A book based on or turned into a TV show-
A book you started but never finished-


Here are links to some of my friends who are also participating in this challenge!

Amber ~ http://ambershiines.blogspot.com/2015/01/reading-challenge-2015.html?m=0
Angela ~ http://angievcrafts.blogspot.com/p/2015-reading-challenge.html
Jessica ~ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9761582
Melissa ~ http://melgarnerandbabyj.blogspot.com/2015/01/reading-challenge-2015.html


2015 Out Do Yourself Reading Challenge

2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge






If your goal for 2015 is to read more, then this is the reading challenge for you! There have been 350+ readers who have wanted to outdo themselves so far. Are you up for the challenge?

Reading Challenge Details:
  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (books read prior to 1/1/2015 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before 9/30/2015. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more in 2015 than you did in 2014. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challengeyourself.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, mystery, etc.).
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • To join the challenge, grab the 2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have dedicated shelf for the 2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.
Levels:
  • Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
  • Out of Breath: read 6–10 more books (or 1,500–2,749 more pages)
  • Breaking a Sweat: read 11–15 more books (or 2,750–3,999 more pages)
  • I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages)


***My goal for 2015 is 'Getting My Heart Rate Up', which is 1-5 more books then last year.  Last year I read 87 books, so my goal for this year is 88-92.

  1. Irish Thoroughbred ~ By Nora Roberts
  2. The Void ~ By J.D. Horn
  3. Marked ~ By Sarah Fine
  4. Timebound ~ By Rysa Walker
  5. Time Echo's ~ By Rysa Walker
  6. Time's Edge ~ By Rysa Walker
  7. Flirting with Felicity ~ By Gerri Russell
  8. Shiver ~ By Maggie Stiefvater
  9. Linger ~ By Maggie Stiefvater
  10. Forever ~ By Maggie Stiefvater
  11. Ruby Circle ~ By Richelle Mead
  12. Obsession in Death ~ By J.D. Robb
  13. Found (The Missing: Book 1) ~ By Margaret Peterson Haddix
  14. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl ~ By Anne Frank
  15. Fatal Affairs ~ By Marcie Force
  16. Bound by Flames ~ By Jeannine Frost
  17. Desert Heat ~ By J.A. Janice
  18. Revealed ~ By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  19. Redeemed ~ By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast