Challenges in 2013

2013 Reading Challenge Addicts


The 2013 Reading Challenge Addicts challenge is hosted by Bev at Reading Challenge Addict. This challenge is for everyone who wants to tell the blogosphere that (s)he is a reading challenge addict. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 till December 31, 2013; you can sign up until November 30, 2013. There are four levels of participating: Easy as Pie, On the Roof, In Flight, and Out of This World. Obviously, for this challenge you don't have to read books, but to enter and to complete reading challenges. You too can set your goal and join the challenge! For more detail on how to join this challenge and on the levels, see Bev's original post at Reading Challenge Addict. Happy reading!

My personal goal is to complete 4 challenges; so, I'm signing up for the "Easy as Pie" level.

And here are the details of my challenge:

Start Date: January 1, 2013
Finish Date: December 31, 2013
Progress:
0 of 4 Challenges Completed
Challenges To Complete:
01. Chunkster Challenge
02. What Would Jane Do?
03. Romance Reading Challenge 2013
04. 2013 Women Challenge

Chunkster Challenge


The Chunkster Challenge 2013 is hosted by Wendy and Vasilly at the Chunkster Reading Challenge Blog. This challenge is perfect for classics addict, as many classics qualify as chunksters. According to the hosts' definition "a chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature, whether non-fiction or fiction." The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 till December 31, 2013 and there are four levels of participating: The Chubby Chunkster, The Plump Primer, Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?, and Mor-book-ly Obese. You can read books from every genre and they may crossover with other challenges. However, essay, poetry, short story collections, ebooks, and audiobooks doesn't count. And, reviews are not mandatory. You too can set your goal and join the challenge! For more detail on how to join this challenge and on the levels, see Wendy's original post at Chunkster Reading Challenge. Happy reading!

My personal goal is to read at least 4 chunksters in 2013, but I'm planning to read 8. So I'm hoping to reach the "The Plump Primer" challenge level, even though I'm signing up for the "The Chubby Chunkster" level for the time being. I also made a TBR list for this challenge, although it wasn't requested. My list consists mainly of books I've never read, but I've also included a few re-reads, which are marked with an asterisk.

And here are the details of my challenge:

Start Date: January 1, 2013
Finish Date: December 31, 2013
Progress:
6 of 10 Books Read
3'256 of 6'073 Pages Read
Books To Read:
01. Fielding, Henry. (1749). Tom Jones. 856pp*
02. Austen, Jane. (1814). Mansfield Park. 488pp
03. Austen, Jane. (1815). Emma. 495pp*
04. Stockett, Kathryn. (2009). The Help. 451pp
+1. Rowling, J.K. (2000). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 636pp
+2. Rowling, J.K. (2003). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 966pp
+3. Rowling, J.K. (2005). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 607pp
+4. Rowling, J.K. (2007). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 608pp
+5. Rock, Phillip. (1978). The Passing Bells. 516pp
+6. Rock, Phillip. (1985). A Future Arrived. 450pp

What Would Jane Do?


The What Would Jane Do? challenge is hosted by Sari at A Quill In Hand. This challenge is perfect for Janeites, but also for readers who want to become one. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 till December 31, 2013; you may sign up until September 30, 2013. There are six levels of participating: A Touch of Pride, Learning Sense, Expanding Emmagination, Jane’s Persuasion, Jane’s Wisdom, and What Would Jane Do Official Challenge. You can read books by Jane Austen, books from the "Austenland", and you also can/must watch movies depending on your level. They may crossover with other challenges and ebooks and audiobooks are allowed. You too can set your goal and join the challenge! For more detail on how to join this challenge and on the levels, see Sari's original post at A Quill In Hand. Happy reading!

My personal goal is to read 4 Jane Austen books and 1 book from the "Austenland". In addition, I want to watch 3 movies. That means, I'm signing up for the "Jane's Wisdom" level. I also made a TBR list for this challenge, although it wasn't requested. My list consists mainly of books I've never read, but I've also included a few re-reads, which are marked with an asterisk.

And here are the details of my challenge:

Start Date: January 1, 2013
Finish Date: December 31, 2013
Progress:
4 of 5 Books Read
1'485 of 1'682 Pages Read
Books To Read:
01. Austen, Jane. (1814). Mansfield Park. 488pp
02. Austen, Jane. (1815). Emma. 495pp*
03. Austen, Jane. (1817). Northanger Abbey. 242pp
04. Austen, Jane. (1817). Persuasion. 260pp*
05. Hale, Shannon. (2009). Austenland. 197pp

Movies To Watch:
01. Emma (1996)
02. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
03. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Romance Reading Challenge 2013


The Romance Reading Challenge 2013 is hosted by Naida at ...the bookworm.... This challenge is perfect the romantics among us. According to Naida's definition a romance is a story where there's "romantic love between the two main characters." So, the books you may chose for this challenge are not limited to Harlequin novels. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 till December 31, 2013 and you have to read 5 romances at least. They may crossover with other challenges, re-reads, ebooks and audiobooks are allowed, but ARCs and review copies aren't. You too can set your goal and join the challenge! For more detail on how to join this challenge and on the levels, see Naida's original post at ...the bookworm.... Happy reading!

My personal goal is to read at least 7 romances. I also made a TBR list for this challenge, although it wasn't requested. My list consists mainly of books I've never read, but I've also included a few re-reads, which are marked with an asterisk.

And here are the details of my challenge:

Start Date: January 1, 2013
Finish Date: December 31, 2013
Progress:
10 of 11 Books Read
4'141 of 4'339 Pages Read
Books To Read:
01. Fielding, Henry. (1749). Tom Jones. 856pp*
02. Austen, Jane. (1814). Mansfield Park. 488pp
03. Austen, Jane. (1815). Emma. 495pp*
04. Austen, Jane. (1817). Northanger Abbey. 242pp
05. Austen, Jane. (1817). Persuasion. 260pp*
06. Hale, Shannon. (2009). Austenland. 197pp
07. Burney, Fanny. (1778). Evelina. 378pp
+1. McNamara, Ali. (2010). From Notting Hill with Love... Actually. 448pp
+2. Donaldson, Julianne. (2012). Edenbrooke. 264pp
+3. Heyer, Georgette. (1950). The Grand Sophy. 328pp
+4. Woodman, Cathy. (2010). Trust Me, I'm A Vet. 385pp

2013 Women Challenge


The 2013 Women Challenge is hosted by Valentina at Peek a Book!. This challenge should encourage us to read more books written by female authors. That's no problem for me, as I prefer books written by female authors anyway, which fact I confessed in an earlier post. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 till December 31, 2013 and there are four levels of participating: Baby Girl, Girlspower, Super Girl, and Wonder Women. The books you read for this challenge may crossover with other challenges, and re-reads, ebooks and audiobooks are allowed. You too can set your goal and join the challenge! For more detail on how to join this challenge and on the levels, see Valentina's original post at Peek a Book! Happy reading!

My personal goal is to read at least 16 books written by female authors; so, I'm signing up for the "Wonder Woman" level. I also made a TBR list for this challenge, although it wasn't requested. My list consists mainly of books I've never read, but I've also included a few re-reads, which are marked with an asterisk.

And here are the details of my challenge:

Start Date: January 1, 2013
Finish Date: December 31, 2013
Progress:
22 of 30 Books Read
7'162 of 10'972 Pages Read
Books To Read:
01. Porter, Eleanor H. (1913). Pollyanna. 227pp*
02. Streatfeild, Noel. (1936). Ballet Shoes. 256pp
03. Austen, Jane. (1814). Mansfield Park. 488pp
04. Austen, Jane. (1815). Emma. 495pp*
05. Austen, Jane. (1817). Northanger Abbey. 242pp
06. Austen, Jane. (1817). Persuasion. 260pp*
07. Hale, Shannon. (2009). Austenland. 197pp
08. Burney, Fanny. (1778). Evelina. 378pp
09. Stockett, Kathryn. (2009). The Help. 451pp
10. Rowling, J.K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 223pp
11. Rowling, J.K. (1998). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 256pp
12. Rowling, J.K. (1999). Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 317pp
13. Rowling, J.K. (2000). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 636pp
14. Rowling, J.K. (2003). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 966pp
15. Rowling, J.K. (2005). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 607pp
16. Rowling, J.K. (2007). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 608pp
17. McNamara, Ali. (2010). From Notting Hill with Love... Actually. 448pp
18. Kidd, Sue Monk. (2002). The Secret Life of Bees. 302pp
19. Hand, Cynthia. (2011). Unearthly. 435pp
20. Hand, Cynthia. (2012). Hallowed. 403pp
21. Hand, Cynthia. (2013). Boundless. 438pp
22. Donaldson, Julianne. (2012). Edenbrooke. 264pp
23. Heyer, Georgette. (1950). The Grand Sophy. 328pp
24. Woodman, Cathy. (2010). Trust Me, I'm A Vet. 385pp
25. Marék, Veronika. (1984). Coffi, Pocak, Paprika. 64 pp
26. Christie, Agatha (1922). A titkos ellenfél [Secret Adversary]. 288pp
27. Christie, Agatha (1929). Bünszövetkezetben [Partners in Crime]. 320pp
28. Christie, Agatha (1941). N vagy M [N or M?]. 238pp
29. Christie, Agatha (1968). Lauter reizende alte Damen [By The Pricking Of My Thumbs]. 208pp
30. Christie, Agatha (1973). A sors kapuja [Postern of Fate]. 244pp

6 comments:

  1. Welcome and thanks for joined!!! :)

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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    1. Thanks! And I thank you for hosting it! :-D

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  2. Thank you for joining my challenge! I am so happy to find another fan of the Janeverse.

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    1. Dear Sari! Thanks for stopping by and hosting the What Would Jane Do? challenge! I'm always happy to get acquainted with other Janeites!

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  3. Thanks for joining the Romance Reading Challenge, happy reading! I love Persuasion, it's among my favorite Austen novels.

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    1. Dear Naida! Thanks for stopping by and hosting the challenge! And, a big thanks for the button that you designed and sent me!

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