Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter Book Challenge: Month 3

Welcome to the third and final check-in for the Semi-Charmed Winter 2012 Book Challenge! I'd also like to congratulate the second winner of this challenge, J. Imari! Did anyone else manage to finish in January? Remember, all books must have been finished by 11:59 p.m. on January 31 to count toward your total! See the full scoreboard below:
  1. Heather @ Cross-Stitching Diva — 200 (DONE: First finisher.)
  2. J. Imari @ The Imagionary Adventures — 200 (DONE: Second finisher.)
  3. Brighton Joy @ Dear Brighton — 135 
  4. Eliza @ Just go ahead and ... — 130
  5. Jessica @ Sweet Green Tangerine — 15   
  6. Kimberly @ Love YA Books — 95
  7. Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook — 85
  8. Hannah — 70
  9. Ashley @ This Unscripted Life — 65 
  10. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) — 55
  11. Nova @ My Seryniti — 60
  12. Erinn @ it's the journey... — 60
  13. Erin @ Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian — 60
  14. Eliza Kay @ Eliza K — 35
  15. Fiona @ The Book Voyage — 35
  16. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest — 20
  17. Mae @ coffee moments — 20
  18. Jen @ Grown in Southern Ground — 5 
  19. Ech @ Ech & Will — 5
I'm disappointed to tell you I don't have any points to add to my score this month! I read The Handmaid's Tale, but I can't find a category to put it in. I'm also currently reading The Casual Vacancy, but even if I had finished, I don't think it would have fit in a category, either. Therefore, my grand total is a sad 55 points (sad because I'm hosting the challenge; not sad for any of you who are participating!).

    Please leave a comment on this post recording your progress by February 10. If you didn't check in last month, that's fine; just update me on everything up to this point. Also, for the "genre" challenge, you must read all three books to get the points. There are no partial points in any category. I will post the final scoreboard shortly after February 10. Begin thinking of new categories and/or suggestions for my next book challenge, tentatively scheduled for May — July!


    Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

    Sadly I have no books to add =( But I'm going to continue reading my way through my list anyway lol

    Jessica Bucher said...

    I didn't finish any this month. :( But I still did better this time than I did last time, and even though I don't finish, I love these challenge. I read a few books that I would not have picked up otherwise, such as The Shadow of the Wind which has become an all-time favorite, so I count that as winning. :) Can't wait for the next one.

    Anonymous said...

    I actually finished! And with two whole days to spare :)

    5 points: Read a book by an author that you have never read before. The Coincidence of Kallie & Cayden - Jessica Sorensen

    5: Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet. Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    10 points: Read a book written in the decade you were born.
    The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett

    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. The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers - Thomas Mullen

    15 points: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan

    15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a book other than English, The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery

    20 points: Read a book with a number in the title.
    The Twelve - Justin Cronin

    20 points: Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. My Kind of Christmas - Robyn Carr

    20 points: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. Amy and Isabelle - Elizabeth Strout

    25: Read a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist for fiction. Olive Kitteredge - Elizabeth Strout

    25 points: Re-read a book. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

    30: Read three books from three different genres.
    Romance, Song for Sophia by Moriah Dempsey
    Post-Apocalyptic, WOOL books 1-5 by Hugh Howey
    Modern Literature, The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

    Previous points: 130
    Total points: 200

    Kimberly said...

    I've none to add either, but it was still fun trying to find books for the categories. I look forward to participating in your next challenge!


    Anonymous said...

    I didn't finish but I was close! It was really had to find an author with my initials and that was written in the decade I was born (that I liked). I'm looking forward to the next challenge!

    10: Read a book that takes place in the state/province where you were born. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
    25: Read a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist for fiction. ALL SOULS

    Previous Points: 135
    Total Points: 170

    Darlene said...

    My final tally is the same as recorded in your post, Megan. Here is the link to my Wrap-up Post:

    I just wanted to thank you, again, for hosting! Although I never actually complete the challenge, I have fun trying :)

    Looking forward to the next one!

    The Royal Record said...

    This is a suuuuper late follow-up, but I want you to know that I'm on the board! I finished 11/22/63 on the last day of January, making my overall total for the challenge a whopping 20 points. Not exactly the finish I was aiming for, but hey, maybe I'll make a glorious comeback in the summer :)