Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Completed Reading Challenges: 2009 ~ 2010


A bit of blog-keeping to keep track of completed challenges. Most challenge badges link to internal posts within Layers of Thought Where the hosting site for each challenge should be accessible.

Goodreads Seasonal Challenges

Spring 2010


5 Point Tasks:

10 Point Tasks:

15 Point Tasks:

20 Point Tasks:

  • 20.2 Clean Sweep - Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder - The main character is a "scrub" and cleans pipes in this young adult dystopian sci fi novel.
  • 20.3 Mental Heath - Cursed by Jeremy C. Shipp - The main character is a recovering alcoholic. I did not learn anything new regarding alcoholism through this quirky and fun character.

25 Point Tasks:


  • I read a total of 13 books for this challenge.
  • My total number of points are 150.

Winter 2009 – 2010

Total Points: 145 /1100
Completed Tasks: 8/58
Books Read for Completed Tasks: 9
Pages Read for Completed Tasks: 2808

Fall 2009

  1. Stepmonster by Wednesday Martin PhD (11/23/09)
  2. Soul Survivor by Bruce and Andrea Leninger (read 10/1)
  3. A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar – (finished 11/22/09)
  4. Playing House by Fredrica Wagman; (completed 10/1)
  5. The World According to Twitter by David Pogue (completed 10/1)
  6. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett (posted Nov 6)
  7. The Superstress Solution by Roberta Lee MD  (10/20)
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (10/9/09)
  9. Serena by Ron Rash (10/08)
  10. Three Seed by Gabriel Madison (10/15)
  11. Health Beyond Medicine by Scott Paton – not reviewed
  12. Now What: 90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura Berman
  13. Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker (finished 9/10)

This challenge was completed with 13 books.


The RIP Challenge


Fall 2009:

This challenge was completed with 2 books.

  1. Something Wicked this way Comes - Ray Bradbury (audio) finished review link
  2. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (audio)complete - review link



Once Upon a Time

Spring 2010


Read at least one Fantasy, Myth, or Fairytale related book:

  1. Keeper by Kathi Appelt (young adult/tween, mythic - slipstream)
  2. The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner (slip stream, literary)

Read any number short stories of the same:

  1. “Antickes and Frets” by Susanna Clarke

  2. “The Goosle” by Margo Lanagan



The Sci Fi Reading Challenge – August 28, 2009 to August 8, 2010

sf_chall2The Goal is 3.14 books. (pi)

The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

  1. Life As We Knew It
  2. The Dead and The Gone
  3. This World We Live In (all linked here in one post)
  4. Post-Human by David Simpson

Inside Out by Maria Snyder

This Challenge is complete


The GLBT Challenge


This challenge was 50% completed with 3 books listed below:

  1. Something Wicked This Way Comes
  2. Frankenstein
  3. A Map of Home




Link back to current challenge post.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats on completing the challenge. I did as love and loved it.

Unknown said...

Diane -
I still need to go back and look at all the reviews than I have missed. You never know there may be a new book to add to my tbr list. :)

Rhiannon Hart said...

I read three of my four books for Peril. FAIL! Congrats on completion :)

Unknown said...

Rhianon -
You did not fail.... you just did not totally finish. :)and who gives a bloody darn? let me know who they are so I can really SPAM them!

Hey I tried to add you on twitter just a few minutes ago from a book contest post you posted right above me. Something was not quite right.

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