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April Reading Challenge

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Around the World Club Reading Challenge

I create a monthly reading challenge for my Goodreads (and Leafmarks) Group – Around the World. All members are welcome to join this Book Club.

Our Group reading challenges vary from Yearly to the Monthly Challenge. With the monthly challenges, you set your own reading book goals. I create the 10 Categories to help you achieve that reading goal.

Each book can only be given one category upon completion, so there’s no cheating by crossing off two or more categories for one book. Some (like myself) have been finishing 1 to 2 books and others would complete all of the categories and sometimes more.

Also the book must be 100 pages or more.

All books that members (and others) completed must read during the month (or year for the yearly challenge).

Non members of the group is more than welcome to participate in these goals. Just link this page and let me know how your reading progress is going.

Here is April’s reading challenge.


Spring Forward April

Books to Read Goal: #?
Categories Completed: #?
Books Completed: #?


01) A Whole New Look.

With the change of Seasons, my dog Peanut and I both got haircuts. Peanut looks like a different dog with her haircut and bath – she looks skinnier and cleaner.

Read a book where a character has made some sort of change.

The possibilities are endless because the change can range from a haircut, an action completely out of character, a move, a travel vacation, marriage, divorce, etc.

The key thing is that there was something done different from the normal daily grind.

Be sure to let us know what that change was.


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02) Spring Cleaning: Out With the Old.

With Spring comes the time do some cleaning and seeing what we want to keep or discard.

Read a book that’s been on your To-Be-List for over a year.

Or Read a book that was not published in the 21st Century.

The possibilities are up to you but be honest and find those old To-Be-Read books that have been collecting dust. And if you don’t want to sort through that long pile then reading a classic oldie is always good, even if it’s a reread. I’ve been rereading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Continue reading “April Reading Challenge”

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Reading Around the World 2016 Challenge

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Reading Around the World 2016 Challenge

I’m Hosting my first Yearly Reading Challenge here. It started in my Around the World group. There is a few members at the GoodreadsΒ (27) and LeafmarksΒ (10) groups right now because we are migrating to these sites from the Shelfari group. So far the members who have been working on this challenge have been able to find a lot of books that fits this challenge.


The Challenge:

Read as many books as you can where the book’s settings or author is from various Countries.

The amount of books read is up to you.


The Rules:

  1. Challenge date is through January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016, your time. (I know this is a late post, so feel free to tally up your January reads and add them to this challenge).
  2. Books must be 100 pages or more.
  3. Post a picture of your Goal Passport on your blog. Or join our Goodreads or Leafmarks groups and participate in the challenge there.
  4. Link or comment here to let me know that you are participating.

The Goal Passports

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Jackie Kennedy Italy 1962

There are 6 different Goals I’ve set up for everyone to choose from. They follow below from the easiest challenges to the hardest. The first two (blue) are the easists, the others (green) are harder. Pick one, pick a couple, or for those that have the time and are able, pick them all. Up to you. No pressure. This is for you to help challenge yourself. And have fun! Continue reading “Reading Around the World 2016 Challenge”

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Around the World Book Awards January Challenge

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Around the World book club’s January Challenge

To get ready for the movie awards, with the Shelfari.com club‘s help (each member selected 2 books that they read in 2015 that they thought was the Best), I’ve created a book awards and categories. ALL are welcome to join in on this challenge.

Around the World Book Awards

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Rules:

  • January’s Challenge starts January 1st and ends Jan 31st.
  • Books must be over 100 pages long.
    But most of all… The amount of books read is up to you..
  • Don’t want to make you feel pressured in doing all the categories, so pick and choose your amount (or all). Up to you. Have fun.
  • Book must be used for 1 (one) individual category, no sharing in order to cross off more than 1 category.
  • Books read before this month don’t count (unless you’ve only read less than 25% of the book).
  • Books finished on the First of the month do not count, unless you also started reading it on the First or you have read OVER 100 pages on the First of the month.
  • (Link this page so others can find the challenge if you’d like to join too, but are not in the club. ALL are welcome to do this challenge.)

The Challenge: Around the World Awards


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The Books Awarded: 01. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and 02. The Martian by Andy Weir.

The Challenge: Read a Sci-fi or Fantasy book.


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The Books Awarded: 01. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and 02. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

The Challenge: Read a book that was newly released (format type doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a new published edition).
OR
Read the book that the movie was based on. Continue reading “Around the World Book Awards January Challenge”

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Winter Holidays Challenge for December

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Winter Holidays Challenge for December

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The members of Around the World book club has nominated some movies for this December theme. We thought of some that had to do with Christmas, Winter, New Year’s, and just set in December.
I picked the bonus because 1) the new Star Wars movie in December, and 2) Empire Stikes Back has some settings with snowy weather, perfect for the Winter theme.


Rules:

December’s Challenge starts December 1st and ends Dec 31st.

  • Books must be over 100 pages long.
  • But most of all… The amount of books read is up to you..
  • Don’t want to make you feel pressured in doing all the categories, so pick and choose your amount (or all). Up to you. Have fun.
  • Book must be used for 1 (one) individual category, no sharing in order to cross off more than 1 category.
  • Books read before this month don’t count (unless you’ve only read less than 25% of the book).
  • Books finished on the First of the month do not count, unless you also started reading it on the First or you have read OVER 100 pages on the First of the month.

If you would like to join, feel free to join the club. Or you can leave your progress on the comments to this post. And if you put it on your blog, make sure you say who the creator of the challenge is (me), so that I can see how you’re doing on this challenge.

So here are the movies and their categories. Good luck.


Winter Holidays Challenge

Books to Read Goal: #?
Books Read: 0
Categories Completed: 0/11

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(01.) Bad Santa (2003) A miserable conman poses as Santa to rob department stores on Christmas Eve.

The book cover looks good. Have you been conned? Read a book that you chose only because of the cover image. Tell us if you’ve been conned. Continue reading “Winter Holidays Challenge for December”

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The Unknown Horrors of October Challenge

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I am a moderator for a Shelfari Book Club called β€œAround the Worldβ€œ.
What our group has in common is my Monthly Challenges that I create for the group. So using my blog here, I shall share these challenges with others.

The Unknown Horrors of October Challenge

We did some searching. We took some vote. Now here is a list of movies that were based on books. Some we didn’t know was a book, or even both book and movie. Here are their categories.

Continue reading “The Unknown Horrors of October Challenge”