Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Weekly Geeks #9 Part Two

If you're not a challenge-addict or weekly geek, you'll just have to forgive this challenge-mania of a day. Our assignment for weekly geeks this week was to update our challenges and do some housekeeping. In doing so, I realized that I'd finished a good many (six) challenges. Here are the challenges that remain on my list:

Summer Reading Challenge

Rock Creek Rumblings
June - August
participant decides

So far: The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, Peeled by Joan Bauer. Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs. Take Me There by Susane Colasanti The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner, The Lost Queen by Frewin Jones, Savvy by Ingrid Law, The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry, Jessie's Mountain by Kerry Madden, Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus, The Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen, Blue Like Friday by Siobhan Parkinson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, Secrets of the Cirque Medrano by Elaine Scott, Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott, Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman, The Floating Circus by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.

Irresistable Reviews Challenge
Host: Books & Other Thoughts
dates: May - September 1, 2008
books required: 8

So far I've read 6 of the 8 books.


6 / 8 books. 75% done!

Nonfiction Five
Host: Joy
Dates: May – September 2008
Books required: 5

So far I've read 4 of the 5 books.

4 / 5 books. 80% done!!


It's The End of the World (As We Know It) Challenge
Host: Me
Dates: May 2008 - September 15, 2008
Books Required: at least three

I've read five books so far: The Host by Stephenie Meyer, The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Fearless by Tim Lott, and Neptune's Children by Bonnie Dobkin.

Twain Challenge
host: Becky
dates: May - November 15, 2008
books required: 2


1 / 2 books. 50% done!

Gaskell Challenge
host: Becky
dates: May - November 15, 2008
books required: 2




1 / 2 books. 50% done!

Dumas Challenge
host: Becky
dates: May - November 15, 2008
books required: 2


1 / 2 books. 50% done!

Dickens Challenge
host: Becky
dates: May - November 15, 2008
books required: 2

I have read ZERO books for this one. And I may not attempt it even.

Bronte Sisters Challenge
host: Becky
dates: May - November 15, 2008
books required: 2

I have read ZERO books for this one. I may try. But I don't know if I can do it.

Initials Reading Challenge
host: Becky of Becky’s Book Review; But has own site for reviews
dates: April 1, 2008 - November 30, 2008
books required: 5

I've read 7 so far. But I've still got the Lewis and Tolkien series...not to mention the L.M. Montgomery books to go...so I'm not ready to call it finished yet.

Herding Cats Challenge
host: Renay
dates: May through November 30th 2008
books required: 3


2 / 3 books. 67% done!

Series Challenge Season 2
Crazy Cozy Murders
dates: June 1, 2008 - November 30, 2008
books required: participant decides

I've only read one book for this so far. But my goals are specific. Anne books. Narnia books. LOTR. Twilight series.

Chunkster Challenge
host: So Many Books, So Little Time
dates: January 7th- December 20th
books required: 4

I've read this many. However the challenge isn't completed because you are supposed to read a book for each quarter of the year. So I've got at least one or two more books to add in order to do this one properly.

Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
London by Edward Rutherfurd
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Camilla by Fanny Burney
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Christy by Catherine Marshall

Triple-8 Challenge
host: own website
dates: all of 2008
books required: 64 (or is it 56?)

Still need:

4 audio books
1 book by woman author pre-1950
3 Nonfiction Books
7 books by L.M. Montgomery


49 / 64 books. 77% done!

Short Story Challenge
host: Kate’s Book Blog
dates: all of 2008
books required: participant decides

I've read six short story collections so far. I don't know how many more I want to do or need to do.

The A to Z Challenge for 2008
host: Thoughts for Joy
dates: all of 2008
books required: 52

Author Letters Needed: U
Title Letters Needed: Q, X, Z


48 / 52 books. 92% done!

Mythopoeic Award
host: Foxy writer
dates: all of 2008
books required: 7


3 / 7 books. 43% done!

Nineteenth Century Women Writers
host: Becky’s Book Reviews
dates: all of 2008
books required: 4-6


5 / 6 books. 83% done!

2008 TBR Challenge
host: Mizbooks
dates: all of 2008
books required: 12


8 / 12 words. 67% done!

Printz Award Challenge
host: Hidden Side of A Leaf
dates: all of 2008
books required: 6


5 / 6 books. 83% done!

Inklings Mini-Challenge
host: Becky’s Book Reviews
dates: all of 2008
books required: 4

Technically done, but still not finished with the series...so not really.

By the Decades 2008
host: 3M
dates: all of 2008
books required: 8

I've read more than 8.

Super-long ambitious goals: need 1770s, 1780s, 1800s, 1830s, 1850s, 1870s, 1880s, 1880s

In Their Shoes Reading Challenge
host: own site
dates: all of 2008
books required: participant decides

I set a goal of 8 books.


5 / 8 books. 63% done!

Celebrate the Author Challenge
host: Becky’s Book Reviews
dates: all of 2008
books required: 12


6 / 12 books. 50% done!

Cardathon Challenge
host: me (but has its own site)
dates: all of 2008
books required: participant decides

I'm barely keeping track of this one. It's mostly ongoing. I'm not too worried about it.

2k8 Challenge
host: Teen Book Reviews
dates: all of 2008
books required: at least 8

I've read 8 already. But I'd like to keep this one active until the end of the year.

100+Book Reading Challenge
host: its own blog, its own yahoo group, its own shelfari group
dates: all of 2008
books required: 100 or more

Same here. I've read more than 100 books this year already. But the point is to record all you've read. So I'm not going to be closing it anytime soon.

Stephenie Meyer Mini-Challenge
host: Becky of Becky’s Book REviews
dates: June 1, 2008 - January 30, 2009
books required: 2

I've read one of the two. Breaking Dawn doesn't release until August. But I've read The host.

1% Well-Read Challenge
host: 3M/ Michelle
dates: May 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009
books required: 10


1 / 10 books. 10% done!

Arthurian Challenge
host: Becky (own blog)
dates: April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009
books required: 6-12


3 / 6 books. 50% done!

Hans Christian Andersen Award Reading Challenge
host: me (own blog for challenge)
dates May 2008 through May 2009
books required: 4

One out of four.

A Daring Book Challenge
host: Callista; Daring Book Challenge Blog
dates: vary but my tract is June 15, 2008 to June 15, 2009
books required: 9

0 books read yet.

42 Challenge
host: Becky; own blog
dates: officially Jan 1, 2009 - December 3, 2009
books required: 42



11 / 42 somethings. 26% done!

A Fairy Tale Challenge
host: Judy
dates: perpetual
books: all of Andrew Lang’s color fairy books

I haven't read any yet.

About to Begin Challenges:

July Book Blowout
Host: Blue Archipelago Dates: July 1, 2008 - July 31, 2008 books required: participant decides

Classics Challenge
host: Trish
dates: July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
books required: 6

A Well Rounded Challenge
host: Jan (own blog)
dates: July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
books required: 6

YA Romance Reading Challenge
host: me; own blog
dates : July 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009
books required: 6

Book Awards II Challenge
host: 3M
dates: August 1, 2008 - June 1, 2009
books required: 10

2nd Canadian Book Challenge
host: John of The Book Mine Set
dates: July 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009
books required: 13

Raved About Reads
Host: MizB (but has its own blog)
dates: June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2010 (changed to perpetual challenge)
books required: 3


2 comments:

Debi 8:33 AM  

Wow, Becky! That must have taken forever to put together that post! I know it's taking me forever to put together mine...and I'm not participating in nearly as many challenges as you.

Becky 8:54 AM  

It did take me a while Debi which is why it was so darn frustrating when the browser malfunctioned and I lost a good bit of it and had to redo it. A crazy almost meltdown occurred. Luckily, I regained composure after a bit of a break and all returned to normal.

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