Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer Book Challenge: Week 11

Photo via Ongering on Flickr

Congrats to yet another finisher, my fellow Sister of the Suitcase Cristina! Remember, the first five finishers get a guest/featured post on my blog. Who will get the final spot? Current scoreboard:
  1. Momma Sunshine @ Cross-Stitching Diva — 200 (DONE: First finisher.)
  2. Heather @ A Cupcake Love Affair — 200 (DONE: Second finisher.)
  3. Nova @ My Seryniti — 200 (DONE: Third finisher.)
  4. Cristina @ Bonjour, Je M'appelle Cristina — 200 (DONE: Fourth finisher.)
  5. Hannah on Goodreads — 165
  6. Amanda @ Down to Sanity — 145 
  7. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) — 145 
  8. Lindsay @ Lindsay in Progress — 115 
  9. Stacey @ Stacey's Daze —115
  10. Jessica @ Sweet Green Tangerine — 105   
  11. Jessica @ Eternally Enlisted —100
  12. Scribacchina @ Parole/Words — 80 
  13. Joslin @ Joslin as Mrs. Williams — 80
  14. Laura Swan — 80
  15. Karstrel @ Infusions of Wit From an Everyday Girl — 80
  16. Jo @ In Which We Start Anew — 75
  17. Rebecca @ Garrulous and Bookish — 70
  18. Sarah @ Books, Jeans, and Awesome — 70 
  19. Pinar @ Pinuccia's World of Books — 65 
  20. Book Dragon @ Book Dragon's Lair — 60
  21. Reading After Bedtime — 60
  22. Erinn @ It's the Journey — 60 
  23. Jessica @ Random Thoughts — 55 
  24. Jen @ Grown in Southern Ground — 50 
  25. Gabs @ Novel Ideas — 50
  26. Amy @ Delightful Witticisms — 50
  27. Michelle @ Book Crazy — 45
  28. Kevin @ The Blog of the System — 45 
  29. Annie @ Explanniefyfed — 40
  30. Angie @ Angels are Kids and Furkids — 40 
  31. Patty @ Pitter from Patty — 40
  32. Kelsey @ All-American Girl Living the Dream — 40
  33. Jennifer S. — 35
  34. Abby S. on Goodreads — 35
  35. Tina @ Like Ordinary Life — 30
  36. Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook — 25
  37. Jenna @ Cannery Row Reads — 25
  38. Becky Ingle — 20
  39. Sary @ Some People Use Their Imagination — 15
  40. Amanda @ Amanda's Weekly Zen — 15
  41. Katrina @ Elements of Fun — 10 
  42. Whitney @ The Observant Turtle — 10
  43. Sarah @ The Roaring Twenties — 10
  44. Erin J. on Goodreads — 5
  45. Amanda @ Words From My Heart — 0
  46. TiggerRD on Goodreads — 0
  47. Caroline @ Carenpants — 0
  48. Michelle @ The True Book Addict — 0
I'm still in a reading rut. I hope I didn't burn myself out with my very frequent use of my library card this year! However, I have the feeling I'm just not that into LOTR, which is making it very difficult for me to finish my current book and move on to another.
PREVIOUS POINTS: 145
TOTAL POINTS: 145

Please update me on your progress in a comment on this post. I usually don't write the scoreboard post until Saturday, so as long as you check in by Friday I should have your most up-to-date score on the board. If you forget to check in one week, no worries! Just catch yourself up on the next week's check-in. If you just joined the challenge, welcome! Please feel free to include all books you've read since May 1 that were at least 200 pages long. You can review the full list of rules here. Good luck!

11 comments:

Joslin said...

I'm right there with you. I'm stuck on a book for my opposite titles. It's depressing in a way that just weighs me down and bums me out rather than in a heartfelt, interesting way that keeps me going.

Book Dragon said...

I have two books read for opposite titles but they don't pair up :-(
I've got a great line up of books, just that some of them are in storage and I haven't picked them up yet.

3 weeks left? yikes!

Darlene said...

PREVIOUS POINTS: 25
CURRENT POINTS: 40

15 points - Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet:

3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Women's Murder Club, Book 3)

http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/07/audiobook-review-3rd-degree-by-james.html

Lindsay Cochrum said...

Previous Points: 115
Current Points: 135

Finshed Scott Westerfield's "Pretties" for antonyms! About to start my random shelf book. :)

Darlene said...

A 2nd book for this week!

PREVIOUS POINTS: 40
CURRENT POINTS: 65

25 points - Read a book about which you’ve heard bad things:

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - I heard this one was pretty dreary and depressing, and it's true! But I still liked it.

http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/07/audiobook-review-road-by-cormac-mccarthy.html

Tanya/TiggerRD said...

I'm at the halfway point - yay, me! I spent so much time looking for a trilogy that would hold my interest long enough. I kept disliking the first books of each series I'd picked, except the Ally Condie series (which I didn't realize wouldn't have book three published until the fall-oops). I'm sticking to the Shiver series, though I wasn't totally enamored with the first book. I liked the second better, though it was predictable. I finally got myself to the library and was able to do my shelfpick challenge...hope I have more luck with that, but at least it's only one book I'll need to get through. Having my kids home for the summer makes a challenge interesting for me, because I end up reading their books along with them and don't have so much time for me. I did buy a Kindle Touch and look forward to more reading opportunities for me when I head on vacation. Anyways, yay me (again) for making it to the halfway point. I'm a chronic project stater and not so much a finisher, so I'm proud to have achieved this so far--and I recruited one other reader to the challenge, so I'm proud of that too. Thanks for hosting this challenge and before I sign off, please update the link for me about the reading list that I'm completing--it's listed incorrectly above--thank you. =)

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1071207?shelf=semi-charmed-kind-of-life

Tanya/TiggerRD said...

As far as points (an extra step for me and I'd omit it, but for YOU, I wanted to follow the rules to show my appreciation for the challenge): 95

I'm counting half-credit on the "opposites" and 2/3 credit on the trilogy--I've got to so I can be motivated to keep going. Anyways, it better reflects my true progress because those numbers also bring me up to the (not quite, but close enough) half-way point on the numbers too.

Whew!

Megan C. Stroup said...

I've updated your link to your GR. Sorry about that! And great progress. :)

TiggerRD said...

Thanks, Megan. I looked at our books in common and was surprised and delighted to see we had 73% similar tastes based on reviews.

Scribacchina said...

This week I only managed the book set in a place I want to visit: Jellicoe Road, for Australia, and one of my best reads of the year so far!
Previous points: 80
Current points: 100
Hey, I'm exactly halfway through! Yay!

Site note @ Book Dragon: 3 weeks? How so? Don't we have till the end of August for this challenge? *puzzled*

Amanda said...

check out my progress! http://pixiedust22.blogspot.com/2012/07/book-challenge-update-10.html