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Take Control – March 2013 TBR Pile Challenge

Take Control

You can use hastag #TakeControl on twitter and share your progress. Share the Take Control Button or this post on your blog, Facebook or twitter to earn an extra entry for each place you share. (Rafflecopter will post March 1st, so be sure and enter them)

*note this challenge can be done in conjunction with any other TBR challenge as long as the book is read between March 1st and 31st.

Another challenge that works perfectly with my 2013 TBR Pile & Mount TBR ones, and run by one of my best bookish blogger friends Kimberly, huzzah! I knew I was going to sign up for this but just wanted to wait until today, the 1st, to post it. Since I’m already doing 2 TBR challenges for the year (and am almost done with one, woohoo!) this won’t really change my reading habits all that much, though I think I will put a small twist on my focus for the month. For the month of March I will try and read as many of my series books that also qualify as TBR pile ones. Not only will this make a lovely dent in my TBR challenges, but I should make some great progress on my Seriously Series Reading Challenge as well! Aren’t these things great motivators? ^.^

So goals, because what is a challenge post without them?! Out of the 31 books I will be reading for the month (per my goodreads challenge) I will try and read at least 22 from my TBR pile (~70%). Sounds reasonable right? This should also help, as all of the books would be full length novels, to decrease my novella reading for the month. An additional challenge to overcome but I think I’m up to it! So here are the series I am working on that have books that qualify as TBR, most of the TBR books will be from these:

Dragoneer Saga – M.R. Mathias

Pendragon – D.J. MacHale

The Protector – M.R. Merrick

Shades of London – Maureen Johnson

Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor

The Iron Fey – Julie Kagawa

Scanguards Vampires – Tina Folsom

Legend – Marie Lu

There are other series that I might start (Unearthly, Under the Never Sky & Everneath to name a few) as well as ones that have not been completed but have books coming out in 2013 (Razorland series, Spellbound & Brightest Kind of Darkness are some). I can’t wait to whittle down some more on my TBR & Series challenges & piles! One thing to really look forward to, and incentive if you haven’t signed up for this yet, is there is a readathon! Weeeeeeeeeeee! I sure do love me some readathons! ^.^ Time to go read! *poof*


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2013 Reading Challenges!

2013 Reading Challenges

Hey look, a widget under the 2013 challenge area on the right side of my blog! What is this? 365 BOOKS?! What crazy person put that there? Oh well, I guess I’ll fulfill it since it is already made! ^.^

Seriously though, the plan for 2013 is to do a book a day, or at least 7/week so I can read around my work schedule. I mentioned this possibility here so check that out to find out more ramblingness. Anyway, I will be using some challenges hosted by some other lovely blogs in order to keep me motivated, because what better motivator is there than the possibility of looking like a moron in front of your bookish peers? Am I right? Anyone? Oh well…without further ado, here are the awesome challenges I am participating in (and you should be too):

2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge/Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

I’m combining these since there are no parameters with these two challenges and they are essentially the same things. The only real “rule” is that the books have to be from before 2013, no new releases during this year since it is your “TBR pile” that you are trying to work on. I will be doing the highest levels for both of these challenges which are “Married With Children” (41-50) for 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by Evie @ Bookish & “Mount Olympus (Mars)” (150+) for Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013 hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block. These are pretty crazy goals but considering my personal goal is 365 books (again check out my previous post for my parameters if interested), I think this will give me a good mix of older books to go with any 2013 releases I’ll get this year. If you want to join any of these challenges click on the pictures or the hyperlinks provided. 🙂

2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge

Genre Variety Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by the amazing Faye @ A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and to find out more about this you can click here or on the picture for more info and to sign up, but I’ll give a small description. The challenge is to “read books from different genres throughout the year” and the goal is to expand, or even eliminate, any boundaries you have on what you read. I’m not one to limit myself to certain genres but I do want to expand my range a bit and try out some that I normally would avoid or at least not actively attempt to read. The list of some genres you could choose from is provided over there, so I won’t list them, but I will update what genres I personally have read as I go along. The highest level for this challenge is “Champion” (30 different genres, 30 different books) so that is what I will aim for. ^.^

Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2013

Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge

To sign up and check out all of the key words for each month you can click here or the image above. This challenge is hosted by Kimberly @ Bookmark to Blog and is a helpful (and fun!) way to give a little spin on what you will read each month. You can choose a single book with a keyword for the month, or as many as you’d like, as long as you do at least one! I don’t have a specific goal for this one (outside of obviously doing the minimum 12 books, one per month) but I think it’ll be fun all the same! 🙂

2013 Seriously Series Reading Challenge

Seriously Series Reading Challenge

This challenge, hosted by Kelly @ Paranormal Book Reviews, might be the most difficult for me to do a large amount of because I actually don’t own that many series. You can check it out here or click the picture above. Luckily for me this challenge allows for books released in 2013, so I have ample time to stock up/complete my series collections. ^.^ I figure that by the end (or close to it) of 2013 I’ll have enough series to achieve the highest level of this challenge which is “Seriously Spectacular Series Star” (18+). They will be a mix of series started before and after 2013 and some of the series will have been completed (as in written) before 2013, and some after, or not completed at all.

I can’t wait to get started on these challenges in earnest! Of course I have already started on my first book of the new year and there will be a post on it (of some sort) when I have completed it. Let me know if you are participating in any of these challenges already or what other ones you are doing (and maybe I’ll even sign up for those too!) and I’ll check them out. 🙂 Good luck with whatever you are up to in 2013!