Monday, January 27, 2014

2013 Reading Challenges

Since I posted about the reading challenge I'm participating in for 2014, I figured it was about time I make a post about how well I did for my 2013 challenges.

2013 Goodreads Challenge

First of all, the Goodreads challenge to read 55 books. I met this challenge, and then exceeded it by one novel.

2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge
Witchy reading challenge

 Next, I said I would read between 16-20 witchy books. I bested this one also.

1) The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
2) A Modern Witch by Debora Geary
3) The Dresden Files: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
4) The Dresden Files: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
5) The Dresden Files: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
6) The Dresden Files: Death Masks by Jim Butcher
7) The Dresden Files: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
8) The Dresden Files: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
9) The Dresden Files: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
10) The Dresden Files: White Night by Jim Butcher
11) The Dresden Files: Small Favor by Jim Butcher
12) The Dresden Files: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
13) The Dresden Files: Changes by Jim Butcher
14) The Dresden Files: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
15) The Dresden Files: Cold Days by Jim Butcher
16) The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm by Jim Butcher
17) The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 2: Maelstrom by Jim Butcher
18) The Dresden Files: Fool Moon, Volume 1 by Jim Butcher
19) The Dresden Files: Fool Moon, Volume 2 by Jim Butcher
20) Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin by Jim Butcher

Extra!

21) The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher
22) AlmaMia Cienfuegos and Other Stories by Magaly Guerrero
23) Thorn in Red by Magaly Guerrero
24) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
25) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
26) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy  by C.S. Lewis
27) First Born: Volume 1 by Ron Marz
28) Abhorsen: Sabriel by Garth Nix
29) Beka Cooper: Terrier by Tamora Pierce
30) Beka Cooper: Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
31) Beka cooper: Mastiff by Tamora Pierce

Woman Reading A Book by Petr Kratochvil

What I didn't do so well on were my own reading lists for the year, though I'd known they were a bit ambitious. I did read one book by John Green though, and did get a start on Narnia...which counts for something, right? Also, a certain Tamora Pierce book won't actually come out until next year, whereas I'd thought it would come out last year. So...yeah. *sigh*

Sorry, am I making excuses? I'll stop now. Here are the unfinished reading lists.

Must read

1-7) Narnia series by C.S Lewis
8-22) Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
23) Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier
24) Pickle Moon by Juliet Marillier
25-26) Two books by John Green

Should try to read

1-7) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
8-10) Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
11-14) Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini
15)The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. le Guin
16) The Tortall Companion Guide by Tamora Pierce

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Artful Readers Club

I hadn't planned to do any reading challenges this year (especially since I haven't followed up on last year's challenges, though I did complete them) (well, sort of), but when I discovered the one going on at Art and Sole I knew I just had to join in. Yeah, I'm half a month late, but oh well. Better late than never, right?

It's called The Artful Readers Club, and you can read the full rules here. Basically, I have to choose twelve books new to me to read this year, and at the end of each month I have to do some sort of art work relating to the book and write a little bit about it on here.

The books I choose to read, not necessarily in this order, are:

1) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

2) Screaming Science Fiction by Brian Lumley

3) Discworld: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

4) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

5) Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Desire by Lisa Diamond

6) Dresden Files: Skin Game by Jim Butcher (release date: 5/27/14)

7) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

8) The Eagle's Quest by Fred Alan Wolf

9) Exile by Tamora Pierce (release date: September 2014)

10) Codex Alera: Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

11) Macbeth by William Shakespeare

12) Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Books read in 2013

Last year I made a list of what I read in 2012, so I decided to do the same for 2013. Because, why not?

Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Storm Front
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Fool Moon
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Grave Peril
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Summer Knight
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Death Masks
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Blood Rites
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Dead Beat
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Proven Guilty
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: White Night
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Small Favor Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Turn Coat
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Changes
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Ghost Story
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Cold Days 
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle*
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 2: Maelstrom
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Fool Moon, Volume 1
Butcher, Jim -- The Dresden Files: Fool Moon, Volume 2
Butcher, Jim -- Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin
Campbell, Jeff -- Terminator 2 Judgment Day
Card, Orson Scott -- Ender's Game 
Card, Orson Scott -- Ender's Shadow #1 
Colfer, Eoin -- Artemis Fowl
Colfer, Eoin -- Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident*
Collins, Suzanne -- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Doescher, Ian -- William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope
Eisner, Shiri -- Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Ennis, Garth -- Preacher: Ancient History
Farrow, Harrie -- Love, Sex, and Understanding the Universe
Frakes, Randall -- The Terminator
Frakes, Randall -- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Furman, Simon -- Terminator: Revolution
Geary, Debora -- A Modern Witch
Green, John -- The Fault in Our Stars*
Guerrero, Magaly -- AlmaMia Cienfuegos and Other Stories*
Guerrero, Magaly -- Thorn in Red
Hutson, Shaun -- The Terminator
King, Stephen -- 'Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition
Le Guin, Ursula K. -- The Left Hand of Darkness*
Lewis, C.S. -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew*
Lewis, C.S. -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lewis, C.S. -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy
Marz, Ron -- First Born: Volume 1
Naraghi, Dara -- Terminator Salvation Official Movie Prequel
Nix, Garth -- Abhorsen: Sabriel
Ochs, Robyn -- Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
Pierce, Tamora -- Beka Cooper: Terrier*
Pierce, Tamora -- Beka Cooper: Bloodhound*
Pierce, Tamora -- Beka cooper: Mastiff*
Pollack, Rachel -- The Journey Out: A Guide for and About Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens*
Richardson, Mike -- Crimson Empire, Volume 1 
Robinson, James -- The Terminator: Secondary Objectives
Smiley, Jim -- Girls' Night In*
Tofield, Simon -- Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos
Whedon, Zack -- Terminator: 2029 to 1984

*books I'd read before

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