Tag: reading challenge

Review: Fingersmith

20 Books of Summer 2018: Book 2 Finally—I can say good things about a book by Sarah Waters! She’s the best writer whose books I don’t love (see The Paying Guests, see also: The Little Stranger). In Fingersmith, Sue Trinder is brought to the estate…

20 Books of Summer 2018: Sign Up

It’s time for the 20 Books of Summer 2018 reading challenge! 😀

20 Books of Summer 2017: Sign Up

My favorite reading challenge is back! Cathy at 746 Books is hosting her annual 20 Books of Summer reading challenge. It’s just like it sounds: read 20 books—any 20 books—between June 1 and September 3, 2017 (visit Cathy’s site for more information). This is…

Reading Ireland Month 2017: Sign Up

Hooray! It’s time for the Reading Ireland Month 2017 challenge hosted by 746 Books and Raging Fluff. I really enjoy this challenge since it pushes me to read new authors and it’s wonderfully laid back without frantic check-ins or that horrible sense of “falling…

20 Books of Summer 2016: Wrap-up

I read 20 books this summer! If only they were all on my queue… but I’m excited to have met my summer goal even if I strayed widely from my initial summer reading list. I learned the same lessons as last year: 1) Don’t…

20 Books of Summer 2016: Sign Up

It’s summer! Writing has been going well and it’s time to kick back with some books (and G&Ts). I’ve been looking forward to the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge hosted by Cathy746books since it ended last year. The challenge is to read 20…

Monthly Round-up: March 2016

…in which regular blogging takes a backseat to book writing. I have 20,000 words to show for the month so I’m not going to rough myself up too badly for blogging haphazardly. Here’s hoping that I can balance my writing better in April. Books…

Reading Ireland Month 2016: Sign Up

I’m already participating in two challenges this year, but when I saw Cathy746books‘ sign up for Reading Ireland Month 2016, I couldn’t resist joining in. The goal is to explore/celebrate Irish culture (books, movies, music, food, etc.) and blog about it. Since this is…

Back to the Classics: Sign Up

And another challenge! Back to the Classics hosted at Books and Chocolate promises to be interesting. It also pairs well with the Mount TBR Challenge which is sure to include a bunch of classics. So many classics are free on the Kindle and I’ve…

Mount TBR Challenge: Sign Up

I love making queues and this year I’ve resolved to read more than last year. To push myself along, I’m signing up for the Mount TBR Challenge hosted at My Reader’s Block. As it’s quicker to acquire books than to read them, challenges like…

20 Books of Summer 2015: Wrap-up

And just like that the summer is over (or very nearly). The reading portion of the 20 Books of Summer 2015 challenge hosted by Cathy746books went well; the reviewing portion… less so. You might have noticed. 😛 I read some good stuff though, so…

Review: Jurassic Park

20 Books of Summer 2015: Book 7 In my early teens, I read Michael Crichton’s books over and over, but not Jurassic Park. Instead, I watched the movie 30 times and pounced on the sequel as soon as I knew it existed. Reading Crichton still feels…