Monday, May 7, 2012

Reading Challenges Completed ~ 2011

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Competed Challenge List ~ 2011

Lists, lists, lists. I love lists and yes I know this post is really really late, but my excuse is that we are still catching up  from our “fun and fiasco” filled 2011. And let me tell you the first half of 2012 has been just as crazy. With all things considered I think we did fairly well even though we did not finish every challenge.


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Read A Myth Challenge  (host’s review page link) ~ 8 books to cover more than 3 different countries, and at least 1 non-fiction book.

Shellie: 6 different countries, 0 nonfiction; short by 2 books; almost completed.

  1. Delirium ~ by Lauren Oliver (US)
  2. Possession ~ A. S. Byatt (England)
  3. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (in audio) ~ by Margaret Atwood (Greece)
  4. “A Memory of Wind” ~ by Rachel Swirsky (Greece)
  5. The Conference of the Birds ~ by Peter Sis (Middle East)
  6. Galore ~ by Michael Crummey (Newfoundland)

I am so sad that they are not doing this challenge for 2012.


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LGBT Book Challenge 2011 ~ any number 

Shellie: Completed!

  1. Possession ~ A. S. Byatt
  2. Willy ~ Robert Dunbar
  3. The Picture of Dorian Gray (in audio) ~ by Oscar Wilde; read by Simon Vance
  4. Galore ~ by Michael Crummey
  5. Trouble and Her Friends ~ by Melissa Scott

John:  Completed!

  1. The Windup Girl ~ by Paolo Bacigalupi


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Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2011Hajime - Read one book.

Shellie:  Completed!

  1. Kafka on the Shore ~ Haruki Murakami

 


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2011 Eastern-Europe Reading Challenge: 4 books by an author from any of the following regions: 

Croatia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, Belarus, Estonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Romania, Moldova, and Kosovo.    

Shellie: Short by 2 books; half completed.

  1. The Oracle of Stamboul ~ Michael David Lukas   
  2. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine ~ by Alina Bronsky (translator Tim Mohr)


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Graphics Novel Challenge 2011 ~ 3 books each. 

Shellie:  Completed!

  1. Electric Ant ~ by Philip K. Dick (adapted by David Mack; illustrated by Pascal Aline)
  2. The Sandman - The Dream Hunters ~ by Neil Gaiman; illustrated by Yoshitak Amano 
  3. The Hobbit ~ by J.R.R. Tolkien; adapted by David Wenzel

John: Completed!

  1. Banksy: Locations & Tours vol. 1 ~ by Martin Bull
  2. Banksy: Locations & Tours vol. 2 ~ by Martin Bull
  3. On the Odd Hours ~ by Eric Liberge  (not reviewed)


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2011 Book Bucket Reading Challenge ~ books from on your shelf.  Goal ~  10 books.

Shellie:  Short by 3 books; almost completed.

  1. The Afflicted Girls – Suzy Witten
  2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (audio) ~ by Susanna Clarke
  3. The Picture of Dorian Gray (audio) ~ by Oscar Wilde; read by Simon Vance
  4. Wuthering Heights ~ by Emily Brontë 
  5. Bury Your Dead (Armand Gamache #6) ~ by Louise Penny
  6. Shadow Bound ~ by Erin Kellison
  7. Wuthering Heights ~ by Emily Brontë


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War Through The Generations ~ US Civil War 2011  Read 3-5 books. Read 5 books and watched 3 movies. Completed! 

John: 

  1. The Killer Angels ~ by Michael Shaara 
  2. The March ~ EL Doctorow

Shellie:

  1. Those Across the River (audio) ~ by Christopher Buehlman
  2. Short Stories “Lament for Lost Atlanta” ~ by Arlan Andrews
  3. Journal of a Civil War Nurse” ~ by Georgiann Baldino

Shellie and John: Movies:

  1. Seraphim Falls (links three movies reviewed)
  2. Gettysburg
  3. Amistad


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Chivalrous Deeds: Historical Fiction Challenge 2011  (Review post link)

Visit any court from any point in history as long as the book you are reading is Historical Fiction.  

 

 

Shellie:  Completed!

  1. The Oracle of Stamboul ~ Michael David Lukas
  2. The Hermetica of Elysium ~ by Annmarie Banks
  3. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (in audio) ~ by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Conference of the Birds ~ by Peter Sis
  5. The Hermetica of Elysium ~ by Annmarie Banks
  6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (in audio) ~ by Susanna Clarke


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Historical Tour de Genre Reading Challenge ~  Read 6 books. 

John:  Completed!

  1. The Killer Angels ~ by Michael Shaara
  2. The March ~ EL Doctorow  
  3. The Hum and The Shiver ~ by Alex Bledsoe (historical fantasy)
  4. The Devil All the Time ~ by Donald Ray Pollock (historical horror)
  5. The Curse-Maker ~ by Kelli Stanley (thriller/mystery)
  6. The Time Machine ~ by H. G. Wells (Gas-lit Century)

Shellie:  Completed!

  1. Those Across the River (audio) ~ by Christopher Buehlman (plantation/horror)
  2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (in audio) ~ by Susanna Clarke (fantasy)
  3. Eddie - The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe ~ written and illustrated by Scott Gustafson (young adult)
  4. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (in audio) ~ by Margaret Atwood (fantasy horror)
  5. Galore ~ by Michael Crummey (light fantasy)
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray (in audio) ~ by Oscar Wilde; read by Simon Vance (horror/Victorian)
  7. The Hermetica of Elysium ~ by Annmarie Banks (fantasy)
  8. The Oracle of Stamboul ~ Michael David Lukas (fantasy)
  9. The Afflicted Girls ~ Susy Witten (horror)
  10. Wuthering Heights ~ Emily Bronte (Historical Romance/Horror/Victorian)
  11. Possession ~ A. S. Byatt (romance/England/mystery/Victorian/glbt)


2011 Global Reading Easy

 2011 Global Reading Challenge: The Easy Challenge (8 books.)

  1. Africa
  2. Asia
  3. Australasia
  4. Europe
  5. North America
  6. South America
  7. The Seventh Continent ~ Antarctica or a ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future.
  8. From your own continent

John:  Missing Africa and South America; almost completed.

Shellie:  Missing Australasia, South America and Africa; almost completed.


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Get Steampunked! ~ 5 books; review page; completion page.

John:  Not completed!

  1. The Map of Time ~ by Felix J. Palma
  2. The Time Machine ~ by H. G. Wells


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 Dystopia Challenge ~ 2011:  5 books to read. review page, completion page.

Shellie: Completed!

  1. Feed (audio) ~ by M. T. Anderson
  2. Trouble and Her Friends ~ by Melissa Scott (SF)
  3. Wither ~ Lauren DeStefano (Shellie)
  4. Delirium ~ by Lauren Oliver (Shellie)
  5. Several shorts from the anthology:  Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 ~ edited by Kevin J. Anderson
  6. “Lament for Lost Atlanta” ~ by Arlan Andrews

John:  Almost completed!

  1. The Immortality Virus ~ by Christine Amsden
  2. The Windup Girl ~ by Paolo Bacigalupi
  3. The Healers  ~ by Thomas Heric (JD)


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42 Challenge 2011 ~  read, watch, listen, and (possibly) review 42 sci-fi related items. We read and watched 41 so almost complete!

See our dedicated post for this fun challenge! Between the two of us we almost completed 42 sci-fi related things. 

 


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Mind Voyages 2011:  Nebula and Hugo Award winners and nominees ~ any number of books.

 

 

John:  Completed!

  1. WWW: Wake ~ by Robert J. Sawyer
  2. The Windup Girl ~ by Paolo Bacigalupi

Shellie:  Completed!

  1. Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 ~ edited by Kevin J. Anderson
  2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ~ by Catherynne M. Valente
  3. The Women of Nell Gwynne’s ~ by Kage Baker


For additional challenge information see our:

2 comments:

JoV said...

So sorry Shellie. Bina and I are extremely busy these days that we couldn't continue with Read-a-myth challenge, I'm glad you enjoy it and read so many books relating to the challenge. All the very best to your challenge!

Shellie Nunn said...

JoV -
I know you both are and I completely understand, but I loved your challenge so much. Perhaps sometime in the future?

Cheers!

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