At this time I will no longer be taking any new review requests or participating in any memes. There will still be author interviews, blasts, guest posts and occasionally reviews posted (as I climb through by TBR pile!!). Life is kind of hectic and I have to focus on a few other commitments before coming back full-time to my blog. Thank you to everyone that has supported me and I won't be gone forever. I will still be around on my social media sites!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS


My interview over at The Art and Craft of Writing Creatively is HERE

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

2012 TBR Pile Challenge


Well..I didn't do so well this year with my TBR pile. I started out all gung ho but fell off the wagon really quickly...LOL. So I will give it a try again! If you are interested just click the image above and sign up!! Here is a little about this wonderful challenge hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader.

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).

Specifics:
1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2011 or later (any book published in the year 2010 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.

2. To be eligible, you must sign-up HERE. Every listed book must be completed and must be reviewed (doesn’t have to be too fancy) in order to count as completed.

3. The link you post HERE must be to your “master list.". This is where you will keep track of your books completed, crossing them out and/or dating them as you go along, and updating the list with the links to each review (so there’s one easy, convenient way to find your list and all your reviews for the challenge). Your list must be completed by December 31st, 2011.

4. Every person who successfully reads his/her 12 books and/or alternates (and who provides a working link to their list, which has links to the review locations) will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Amazon.com or The Book Depository!

5. Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable, as long as you have never read the book before and it was published pre-2011! *Note – You can read the books on your list in any order; they do not need to be read in the order you have them listed.

My 2012 TBR Pile Challenge List

1. Stray by Rachel Vincent
2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
3. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
7. Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
8. The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson
9. Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson
10. The Poyson Garden, An Elizabethan Mystery by Karen Harper 5/28/12
11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
12. The Heretics Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Alternates:
1. The Little House by Philippa Gregory 3/10/12
2. Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane-DNF


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2 comments:

Adam said...

Woo hoo! Glad you're joining for 2012! Nice list - I enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy, although I was a little disappointed with Mockingjay. And I've got The Handmaid's Tale on my list too!

The Help sounds interesting, but I'm not sure if it's one I want to read... I think I might just see the movie.

Kelsey said...

Hopefully I will do better this time! The Handmaid's Tale is one I keep looking at but just for some reason skip over even though I hear good things about it and the Hunger Games will get read before I see the movie..LOL! My mom went to The Help and said it was really good so I am hoping the book is better...:D

Thanks for hosting again Adam!

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