Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Book Challenge: Month 1


It's time for the first Semi-Charmed Winter 2012 Book Challenge check in! Please leave a comment on this post letting me know what you've read so far, in the following format:
30: Read three books from three different genres. — Between the Lines, Samantha van Leer & Jodi Picoult (young adult/fantasy) (358 pages); Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys (historical fiction) (338 pages); and Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (drama/literary fiction) (335 pages)
PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 30
If you're new to the challenge or just want to review the rules, check out the original post here. I'll post the scoreboard with the next check-in on January 1. Please record your progress on this post by December 10, as I will be traveling for the holidays and want to ensure the next check-in will be up on time. If you don't check in by December 10, please wait until the January post and record all your progress there.

29 comments:

Mae said...

20: Read a book with a number in the title. This could be an actual digit or a number like “hundred” or “thousand.” No arbitrary numbers are allowed (e.g. several, few, many, couple). Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho.

Previous Points: O
Total Points: 20

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Ok my check-in is that I'm done. I completed all 14 books in 28 days. I had a personal goal to finish it in a month and I beat it by 2 days.

Favorite book of challenge that I picked-Jubliee
Least Favorite-Lisey's Story(and I'm a HUGE King fan)

Good books-
The Pastor's Wife
A Season of Angels
The Story of Edgar Sawetelle(good until ending)

Books I didn't care for-
Watership Down
Petty Troubles of Married Life
One Day

Good luck to all on finishing!!

Eliza Kay said...

Checking in! This has been so fun:)

25: Re-read a book. The Eye of the World 814 pgs.

10: Read a book written in the decade that you were born.
Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood 280 pgs

Currently working on the 3 books in 3 different genres!

PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 35

Erinn said...

Just checking in :)

Re-read a book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 25 points
Read a book with a number in the title: 1984 20 points
Read a book with the _____daughter in the title: The Hangman's daughter 15 points

60 points! I'm almost done with read a book lying around too. I'm already doing way better on this challenge then the summer one :P

Previous Points: 0
Total Points:60

Erinn said...

I read this for the summer book challenge. It was my favorite I read from the challenge and I hope you loved it too!

Fiona Stevenson said...

Checking In!
Read a book by an author you haven't read before: The Stranger By Albert Camus 5pts.
Read a book you already have at home but haven't gotten around to yet- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 5pts.
Read a book originally written in a language other than English- Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier 15pts.
Read three different books from three different genres- Mark of Athena (middle grade fantasy) by Rick Riordan 10pts?

Previous points: 0
Total Points: 35

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

Checking in =)

Read a book written by an author you have never read before- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger 5 points
Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet - Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster 5 points
Read a book written by an author who shares your initials.- The Last Summer, Ann Brashares 20 points
Read three books from three different genres - (Read on of the 3 books)Confessions of a Call Center Gal, Lisa Lim
10 points

Previous Points:0
Total points: 40

Hannah said...

20: Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. The Puppy That Came For Christmas by Megan Rix

PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 20

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9709137-hannah?format=html&shelf=winter-2012-book-challenge

Darlene said...

5 points - Read a book written by an author you have never read before: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book 1) http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/11/book-review-raven-boys-by-maggie.html (408 pages)


30 points - Read three books from three different genres:

(1) Thy Neighbor by Norah Vincent (Psychological Thriller)
http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/11/audiobook-review-thy-neighbor-by-norah.html (hardcover version has 320 pages)

(2) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy, Young Adult)
http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/11/audiobook-review-graveyard-book-by-neil.html (hardcover version has 312 pages)

(3) The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel by Rhiannon Frater (Science Fiction/Dystopia, Horror) http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/11/audiobook-review-last-bastion-of-living.html (paperback version has 375 pages)


5 points - Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book 1) http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/11/audiobook-review-poison-princess-by.html (hardcover version has 369 pages)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 40

Brighton joy said...

Checking in (I was sick and had a lot of downtime this month)
5:Read a book written by an author you have never read before. THE NIGHT CIRCUS
5:Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet. LINGUS
20: Read a book with a number in the title. ONE NIGHT RODEO
25: Re-read a book. BREAKING DAWN

Previous Points: 0
Total Points: 55

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

I’ve read a book by an author I’ve never read before for 5 points (Legend) and two of the three books from different genres: Matched (dystopian) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (literary fiction) for 10 points each.

PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 25

http://ilikebigbooksblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/winter-2012-book-challenge-month-1/

Kimberly said...

20: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. - Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 20

Started late, but I'll try to read more this coming month!

Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest said...

20: Read a book set during Christmas - Christmas at Timberwoods by Fern Michaels

10 out of 30: Three Genres - First Genre: Biography - Suck It, Wonderwoman by Olivia Munn

Previous Points: 0
Total Points: 30

Cassie
www.southeastbymidwest.com

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

By an author you've never read before: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin: 5 points

A book that takes place in your home state: Open Season (Alabama) by Linda Howard: 10 points

2 out of 3 of different genres done: The Night Circus (Fantasy) and Wither (Dystopia) but I won't count those points until I finish the last one.

Hoping to finish The Shadow of the Wind this week as my foreign translation.

Previous Points: 0
Currrent Points: 15

myseryniti said...

5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before.-- Blood Debt by Nancy Straight

25: Re-read a book. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

30: Read three books from three different genres -- Alibi by Annie Miles-Mystery, Matt Archer Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley - Horror, Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens, Romance

Previous Points: 0
Currrent Points: 60

I noticed people having issues with finding authors with their initials... I just went to the bookstore and actually found someone with my exact initials after browsing for a bit. What fun!!!

myseryniti said...

Grats!! I liked Lisey's Story but there was something about it that was off. Maybe the jumping back and forth. No real explanation that I remember either.

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Thank you!!! And you are right, there was just something off on the book and that was my main problem with it.

Mae said...

Yes, I loved it! But I'm a big Coelho fan so I pretty much love anything he writes.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks like a great challenge! I wanted to let you know that I have posted the new 2013 WHERE Are You Reading Challenge sign up. I know you have signed up last year so thought you may want to again! SO much fun!

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

I dont know why I didnt think about it and post my list but here it is. Sorry!!

5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before. ~~Jubilee

5: Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet (from the library, from a bookstore, borrowed from a friend, on your e-reader, whatever).~~The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

10: Read a book written in the decade that you were born. Submitted by Summer Book Challenge finisher Hannah. ~~Watership Down

10: Read a book that takes place in the state/province where you were born. If you were born outside the U.S. and Canada, read a book that takes place in the country you were born. ~~Juliet

15: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. ~~The Pastor's Wife

15: Read a book that was originally written in a language other than English. ~~The Hangman's Daughter

20: Read a book with a number in the title. ~~One Day

20: Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. ~~A Season of Angels

20: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. ~~ Petty Troubles of Married Life

25: Read a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist for fiction.~~ The Color Purple

25: Re-read a book. ~~Pet Sematary

30: Read three books from three different genres ~~Deception Point(mystery), Lisey's Story(horror), The Bridge(romance)

Erin Cataldi said...

Sorry I'm late!! Here's my tally!

Read three books from three different genres *30*
1. "Enchantments" by Kathryn Harrison (historical fiction)
2. "Shadow and Bone" by Leigh Bardugo (young adult fantasy)
3. "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell (fiction)

Re-read a book *25*
"Boston Jane" by Jennifer L. Holm

Read a book written by an author you have never read before *5*
"Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein

Total score thus far = 60

Ech and Will said...

5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (293 pages).

Previous Points: 0
Total Points: 5

Leah said...

Ah. Okay I know I am so behind but finals got the best of me and I had to put the book challenge on the back burner. But I'm gonna keep trying over break now that I should have more time to read. I'll have to update my list this week and see where I am at! Sorry for missing the first check in.

J. Imari said...

A Storm of Swords By George R.R. Martin (10)- Different Genres
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (10)- Different Genres
Divergent by Veronica Roth (5)- Author I never read before
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (20)- Number in the title
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (15)- The ________'s Daughter
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (15)- Translation
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore (20)- Holiday story
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (25)- Re-read this book

Darlene said...

PREVIOUS POINTS: 40

20 points - Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday: Fury by Elizabeth Miles (The Fury Trilogy, Book 1)

http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/12/book-review-fury-by-elizabeth-miles.html


25 points - Re-read a book: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas Books, Book #1)

http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2013/01/audiobook-review-christmas-carol-by.html

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