August 31, 2008

Challenges (NT)

2012 CHALLENGES


(1) HOSTED BY CMASH & GINA @ HOTT BOOKS
CHALLENGES COMPLETED



(2) HOSTED BY BEV @ MY READER'S BLOCK
PIKE'S PEAK LEVEL-12 BOOKS FROM TBR PILE
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(3) HOSTED BY JAMIE @ THE ECLECTIC BOOKSHELF
REPORT MONTHLY AT THIS LINK
Level 2 - Read 10 Romantic Suspense novels
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(4) HOSTED BY JAMIE @ THE ECLECTIC BOOKSHELF
--The Jumbo Size E-Book Challenge – Read 20 E-Books.
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(5) HOSTED BY JAMIE @ THE ECLECTIC BOOKSHELF
The "Fun Size" ARC Challenge – Read 10 ARC's
MONTHLY WRAP UP HERE
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(6) HOSTED BY JAIME @THE ECLECTIC BOOKSHELF
Level~ Mid Sized Sedan (8)  BUCKET LIST
LINK UP EACH MONTH  
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(7) HOSTED BY BOOK CHICK CITY
MONTHLY LINK UP TO ADD REVIEWS (12)
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(8)HOSTED BY VICKI @ I'D RATHER BE AT THE BEACH
As you read each book:  3-12Post a review on your blog and leave the link in the "Reviews" tab at the top of this blog
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(9) HOSTED BY BETH @ BETH FISH READS
On January 1, I'll publish 7 posts, each with a Mr. Linky (one for each category and one for your wrap-up post), on this blog so you'll have a place post links to your reviews (bloggers) or leave comments (non-bloggers) as you finish up each category.
You'll be able to find these posts during the year by clicking on the button in the sidebar. (I'll create those links on January 1.)
A book with a topographical feature
A book with something you'd see in the sky
A book with a creepy crawly in the title
A book with a type of house in the title
A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack
A book with a something you'd find on a calendar in the title


(10) HOSTED BY BOOKISH ARDOUR
LEVEL 3 Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
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(11) HOSTED BY LORI @ ESCAPE WITH DOLLY INTO A GOOD BOOK
LINK EACH MONTH ON GR~~JUST FOR FUN
I am committing to read just one book for fun each month!
JANUARY
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(12) HOSTED BY MARCE FROM TEA TIME WITH MARCE
NPR Audience - Top 100 Killer List
Goodreads Listopia - I like Serial Killers
Surprise Giveaways - Only those that have posted review(s) will be entered.  Review Post will go up first week of Jan.



(13)  HOSTED BY BOOKISH ARDOUR
LEVEL 4-PRESENTS ~~50 BOOKS
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(14)  HOSTED BY SHEILA @ BOOK JOURNEY
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(15)  HOSTED BY LINDSEY @ BABIES, BOOKS & SIGNS
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(16) HOSTED BY KATY @ A FEW MORE READING CHALLENGES
Series Novice: Read 3 books that are the first in any series.
 A post will be created here where you can link-up your reviews 
*E.L. James  Fifty Shades Of Grey
*J.D. Robb  Naked In Death
*Chelsea Cain  HeartSick

(17) HOSTED BY MUSINGS OF A BOOKISH KITTY 
Level:Shamus Who Has Seen It All -Read at least one book from each of the sub-genres for a total of 12 books

The Whodunit: The classic crime puzzle. The story generally revolves around determine who committed the crime, and potentially apprehending them. Some Whodunits, called "fair play mysteries", will include all of the clues available in the text so that a careful reader can solve the crime on his or her own.


Locked Room Mystery: Like the Whodunit, there is a puzzle (crime) to solve. However in this instance, the crime has taken place under impossible circumstances, such as in a locked room or on an island with no way to exit or enter.

Cozy: The nice person's mystery. Often the crime, particularly if it's violent, occurs off scene. Sex and language are on the cleaner side. Humor is a common feature of the cozy.

Hard-Boiled/Noir: Often cynical, bleak or realistic, hard-boiled and noir stories often focus more on the characters involved instead of the crime. Violence and sex are not downplayed.

The Inverted Detective Story: In this style of story, the person perpetrating the crime is known up front. The point of the story is to see how (or if) the detective goes about solving the crime and how the perpetrator reacts to the investigation.

The Historical Whodunnit: Simply put, this is a mystery set in a historical setting. Often the mystery has some historical significance and features detection methods that are appropriate for that era.

The Police Procedural: Instead of featuring a independent detective, the police are investigating the crime in these stories. They often focus on the actual methods that police officers use to solve crimes.

The Professional Thriller: This kind of mystery involves a professional who is not involved directly in law enforcement, such a lawyer or doctor, who nonetheless finds themselves investigating a crime.

The Spy Novel: Related to the other professional mysteries, spy novels focus on intelligence operatives as they work to prevent or avenge some criminal plot. Spy novels can feature either in fantastic or realistic settings.

Caper Stories: While other crime and mystery stories look at the aftermath of crimes, caper stories feature criminals as the lead characters. The story usually details the planning and commission of a crime.

The Psychological Suspense: In these stories, the detective story takes on a psychological component.

Spoofs and Parodies: Spoofs and parodies make light of crime fiction, often with the goal of commenting on the conventions of the genre. Many feature famous characters, e.g. Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Philip Marlowe, or pastiches of those characters.


(18) HOSTED BY MARCE @ TEA TIME WITH MARCE
LEVEL: Waited too long: 2 - 4 books
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(  ) HOSTED BY THE BOOK VIXEN
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books (75)
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(P1)  HOSTED BY JENNIFER @ THE BEAUTY OF ECLECTICISM
LEVEL 3~Biblio Rehab--
Read at least one book every month that you've owned for 6 months or more. The linky here will open at 12:00 a.m. (US Pacific) on the 5th day of every month, and will remain open until 12:00 a.m. on the 8th.



P2(Perpetual) Hosted by Bermudaonion and Booking Mama
001.  Doors Open by Ian Rankin
002.  Still Midnight by Denise Mina (didn't finish)
003.  Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English by Natasha Solomons
004.  The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore  05/23/11
005.  Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand  06/12/11













7 comments:

Hott Books - Gina said...

WOW! That is a LOT! I had no idea you participated in so many challenges!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Look at all your challenges! WOW! I am finally getting around to see everyone posts. Hope you have fun with this challenge! I put my first peg on the map today for Georgia!

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

I'm taking part in the BFF challenge and would love to see the choices you're offering so I can perhaps choose one of your recommendations - I can't see your recommendation list anywhere. :(

MamaMunky said...

And I thought I was doing a lot of challenges! Whoa!

Thanks for joining my challenge!

Lindsey from babiesbooksandsigns.com

Debbie Rodgers said...

You are in a goodly number of challenges yourself! Nice to meet you as well, Cheryl. See you soon.

Literary Feline said...

I am excited about hosting my first challenge this coming year and am so glad you joined! Thank you.

Your list of challenges has me tempted to join a few more myself. LOL

Elizabeth said...

Holy Toledo, Cuz. How do you keep up with all these challenges?

I am joining in on the fun for the A-Z Challenge. First time doing the challenge. :)

Elizabeth

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