Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Reading Challenges

These will be my first reading challenges that I've participated in, and I'm pretty excited. I've only chosen two, I don't want to set myself up for failure right out of the gate of 2013. So without further ado.




6/50 books


The goal of this challenge hosted by Book Journey is to try to read a book set in each of the 50 states of the US between January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013. Sounds fun, right?

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California -
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - (Cambridge, MA) Expecting Adam: a true story of birth, rebirth, and everyday magic by Martha Beck
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey - (Central New Jersey) Child of Mine by Judy M. Walters
New Mexico
New York - (upstate New York) Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas - (Cadillac, TX) The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming





1/12 books


For the Foodies Read Challenge I hope to finish at the Sous-Chef level which is 9-13 books read between January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013. A food book is a book which is centered around food and/or drinks. It can be a cookbook, a food biography or memoir, a nonfiction book focused around a specific food, wine, chef or restaurant. Also allowed is fiction in which food plays a major role.

1. The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown
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Check out A Novel Challenge, it is the most comprehensive list of challenges available I've ever seen. And I need to send out a very heartfelt thank you to The Book Vixen for the very easy-to-follow tutorial on coding the reading challenge progress bars.


Happy reading,
Angela








19 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! This is my first time visiting your blog -- I'm a new follower =)

    You've chosen some interesting challenges ... totally different from the challenges that I've seen on most other blogs. Good luck! That 50 states one looks most challenging -- I think I'd have better luck with reading a book set in each Canadian province or territory ... there's only 13 =P

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    1. LOL, thirteen would be a much more manageable challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by, Melissa.

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  2. Welcome to the Foodies Read challenge!! I'm glad you joined!

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    1. Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Vicki.

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  3. Hooray for the Foodies challenge! I am doing it as well. I think we are all going to be very hungry by the end.

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    1. I think you're right, Kelly. But it sounds like a pretty fun challenge. I like food :)

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  4. The state challenge sounds like a lot of fun, have fun picking your books if you haven't already!

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    1. Thanks kit. I haven't chosen the books yet. I figured I'd fly by the seat of my pants and just choose as I go along. Have fun with your challenges :)

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  5. The Where are You Reading challenge sounds like a fun one!

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    1. I think so, too. Hopefully I can do it :)

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  6. Great reading challenge! I wish I had time to do something like this.. Maybe next year?

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    1. I'm sure law school does put a big damper on recreational reading. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your spaghetti squash fritters sound delicious, by the way :)

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  7. Good luck with your reading challenges! They sound like fun! I bet you will find a lot of interesting books for the states challenge! Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I chose these particular challenges because they're not genre-specific too.

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  8. I love the idea of reading a book that takes place in all the states. I'll have to look for that challenge next year as this year will not be a heavy reading year for me. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kimberly. Happy new year, it's great to see you.

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  9. I'm doing the Foodies Read challenge to and I'm so excited for that one! I'd love to a US challenge like the one you joined, but I'm not a fast enough reader to finish it in a year -- maybe something worth keeping track of though. Good luck with these challenges and thanks for coming to check out my blog :)

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    1. My pleasure, Christine. I'll be stopping by to check out your Foodies read books for some ideas too :)

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  10. I'm from the Mississippi Gulf Coast - used to work at a bookstore called Bookends before Hurricane Katrina destroyed it. There are so many great books set in Mississippi, but one of my favorites is Touched by Carolyn Haines. just a suggestion. PS I love your idea.

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