Sunday, January 3, 2010

Challenges and Blogging Goals

Challenges:

 Since, I enjoyed the challanges I took part in last year, I've decided to join more this year. The ones I'm taking in part in are:

This is hosted by J. Kay, and if you would like to find out more about it, head over to her blog here. I'm also keeping track of each book's page total, because I'm going to calculate how many pages I've read by the end of the year.

Books read so far:

1) Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (240 Pages)
2) Purge by Sarah Darer Littman (240 Pages)
3) Wish by Alexandra Bullen (336 Pages)
4) The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (400 Pages)
5) Airhead by Meg Cabot (352 Pages)
6) Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel by Meg Cabot (352 Pages)
7) Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly (288 Pages)
8) Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten (316 Pages)
9) I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar (400 pages)
10) Killer: Pretty Little Liar #6 by Sara Shepard (352 pages)
11) Heartless: Pretty Little Liar #7 by Sara Shepard (288 pages)
12) Runaway: Airhead #3 by Meg Cabot (320 pages)
13) The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy (336 pages)
14) The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow (208 pages)
15) Positively by Courtney Sheinmel (224 Pages)
16) Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (320 Pages)
17) Tagged by Mara Purnhagen (208 Pages)
18) Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti (240 Pages)
19) For Keeps by Natasha Friend (272 Pages)
20) Numbers by Rachel Ward (352 Pages)
21) Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter (368 Pages)
22) The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones (272 Pages)
23) The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen (256 Pages)
24) Jonas (Beautiful Dead #1) by Eden Maguire (288 Pages)
25) Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines (336 Pages)
26) The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage
27) Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
28) Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidits
29) King of The Screwups by K.L. Going
30) The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney
31) When Mike Kissed Emma by Christina Marciniak
32) Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
33) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
34) The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
35) Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
36) Reality Check by Jen Calonita
37) The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway
38) Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
39) Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
40) Borderline by Allan Stratton
41) Things I Know About Love by Kate le Vann
42) The Star Shack by Lila Castle
43) The Clearing by Heather Davis
44) The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley
45) Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
46) Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
47) The Exile of Gigi Lane by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
48) The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
49) Claire De Lune by Christine Johnson

This is hosted by the awesome Kay Cassidy (link goes to challenge page) and fellow blogger, Jessica.
 
The books I'm planing to read are:

Bold= Have read since challenge started
 
1) The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen
2) The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
3) Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
4) Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
5) Airhead: Airhead #1 by Meg Cabot
6) Being Nikki: Airhead #2 by Meg Cabot
7) Runaway: Airhead #3 by Meg Cabot
8) Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
9) For Keeps by Natasha Friend
10) Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter
 
*completed*
 
There are four levels to this challenge, and I'm going to do the highest level- Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge. In this one you have to read 75+ YA books which I think will prove to be easy for me. If you would like to sign up, head over to J. Kaye's blog here.
 
Here's my list:

1) Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
2) Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
3) Wish by Alexandra Bullen
4) Harmoic Feedback by Tara Kelly
5) Airhead by Meg Cabot
6) Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel by Meg Cabot
7) Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
9) I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar
10) Killer: Pretty Little Liar #6 by Sara Shepard
11) Heartless: Pretty Little Liar #7 by Sara Shepard
12) Runaway: Airhead #3 by Meg Cabot
13) The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
14) The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
15) Positively by Courtney Sheinmel
16) Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
17) Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
18) Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
19) For Keeps by Natasha Friend
20) Numbers by Rachel Ward
21) Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter
22) The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones
23) The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen
24) Jonas (Beautiful Dead #1) by Eden Maguire
25) Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
26) The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage
27) Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
28) Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidits
29) King of The Screwups by K.L. Going
30) The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney
31) When Mike Kissed Emma by Christina Marciniak\
32) Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
33) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
34) The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
35) Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
36) Reality Check by Jen Calonita
37) The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway
38) Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
39) Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
40) Borderline by Allan Stratton
41) Things I Know About Love by Kate le Vann
42) The Star Shack by Lila Castle
43) The Clearing by Heather Davis
44) The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley
45) Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
46) Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
47) The Exile of Gigi Lane by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
48) The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
49) Claire De Lune by Christine Johnson

Since, I volunteer at my local library (I don't think I've every talked about that before, have I?) I'm really big on supporting it, hence joining the challenge. I'll be doing the second level called Just My Size, where I shall be checking out and reading 50 library books. If you would like to join in on the fun, head over to J. Kaye's blog here.

My list:

1) The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
2) I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar
3) Positively by Courtney Sheinmel
4) Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
5) Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
6) King of The Screwups by K.L. Going




Since, E-books are kind of the new thing, I've decided to paricapte in this challenge, too. I'm doing the first level, Curious, where I shall be reading 3 E-books. To find out more, head over to Royal Reviews.
 
1) Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
2) The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen
3)
 
 
Also, I'm doing the 2010 Debut Author Challange. My list will be kept here.
 
My Blogging Goals for 2010:
 
  • Comment more, especially on people's blogs who comment on mine. 
  • Do my best to post every day. 
  • Find some new memes to do.
  • Come up with a brand new, original feature.
  • Interview more authors then last year.
  • Complete all the challenges I'm doing.
  • Catch up on all my review books.
  • Post about and pass on awards I've receive. Since, I was so bad at doing that last year.
  • And to love blogging as much as I did last year. :)

7 comments:

  1. Golly gee, that's a lot of challenges! =O

    I'm doing the 2010 Debut Author Challenge and the 100+ Challenge. I've never done a reading challenge before, so I think I'm just gonna stick with those two so I don't get overwhelmed. I found some really interesting sounding books for 2010DAC, I can't wait to get a few of them. :)

    Good luck with your challenges! ^_^

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  2. I once wrote down how many books I read in a year, curious to see how much I actually read. I only did it that one year and was amazed at how much reading I did.

    Inspired by that year long ago, I'd like to get more reading done in 2010.

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  3. Those look like a lot of fun challenges! Good luck on completing them. ^___^

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  4. Magic Under Glass was my first read of the year too!

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  5. Very fun, Lauren! I'm so glad you decided to join the 10 in '10 Teen Chick Lit Challenge. :-) And thanks for including The Cinderella Society on your list! I LOVE the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series, so I know you're going to have a blast with that one. Happy reading!

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  6. Welcome to the 100+, the Young Adult, & the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenges. This is going to be a fun reading year.

    Happy New Year!!

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  7. Secrets of My Hollywood Life is pretty amusing. I just read it and its two sequels over break. Totally worth it.

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