Category: Challenges

Sep 01
September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the September monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Hi, everyone! It’s September! Here in the US, that means back to school time, which means many of us are getting a whole lot busier. September is also a month that’s always PACKED with new book releases, so at least we have that for a little added cheer to our month.  🙂 The winner of our July discussion challenge link-up was Angela from Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. She won a book set in any country except the US, so she chose Moonshadow by Thea Harrison, in which the main character travels to the UK to search for answers about her childhood. Sounds intriguing! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn… Read more »


Jun 14
Sign-Ups for Series in a Month and COYER Summer Reading Challenges

Sign-Ups for Series in a Month and COYER Summer Reading Challenges

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I’ve decided to join in on two challenges this summer. The first is the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge, which is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading is Better Than Real Life and Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun. Today is the last day to sign up and since I’ve only got half the month to go, that’s probably a good thing! The Rules Pick 1 series. Yes, just 1. Announce which series you’ve picked on your sign up post. Read EVERY book in the series. You don’t have to read novellas or short stories, just the core books. Read them all between 12am (your time) June 1st and 11:59pm (your time) June 30th. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of June to count. Enjoy bragging to everyone about how you’re all caught up on whatever series you read (AKA –… Read more »


Feb 01
February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the February monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Hope you’re all doing well and taking care of yourselves. Sometimes, I think bookish stuff is a good form of self-care, which we still need to remember. Hopefully this challenge will give you a fun outlet to do so. ♥♥ The winner of our December discussion challenge link-up was Wendy @ The Falconer’s Library. She chose Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, which looks super cute! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there’s… Read more »


Jan 21
One More Reading Challenge for 2017: Bookopoly

One More Reading Challenge for 2017: Bookopoly

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I wasn’t planning on signing up for more challenges, but this one was just too much fun to pass up! Hannah over at Broc’s Bookcase put together this adorable Bookopoly Reading Challenge for 2017! It’s taken me awhile to get my ducks in a row and actually sign up because this one takes a little more brain power than some other challenges (actually, the more I’ve looked it over, it really doesn’t, but I had it in my head that it would)—but I’m excited to be doing it now! Seriously, people, how awesome is this challenge board? (Make sure you check out the bigger version on the Bookopoly Reading Challenge page) My goal is to fill up this WHOLE board! ‘Cause why not? I can do it!! What challenges are you excited about in 2017?  


Jan 09
December Recap & 2016 Challenge Wrap-Up

December Recap & 2016 Challenge Wrap-Up

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Even though I’m very late, I decided to go ahead and do a wrap-up for December, especially since I wanted to do my challenge wrap-up for 2016! My Goings On in December: I went to the 5th Annual Novel Cuisine Luncheon, which was lots of fun and very yummy! Christmas!! On Instragram: Most Popular Posts: Once again, A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Three Dark Crowns, which was posted at the end of September, was my top post. Apparently, I need to start writing more spoiler-filled discussions! My next top post for December was my List of 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges. I’m so happy this has been a great resource for people! Next is the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up. I hope lots of you will join us! Other Features & Discussions: Let’s Discuss the Book Blog Discussion Challenge! Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2016 My 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges Reflections on My Reading… Read more »


Dec 19
My 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges

My 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges

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First of all, if you’re here looking for my comprehensive list of 2017 Reading and Blogging Challenges, you’re in the wrong place. 🙂 Click the link to go there! These are the challenges I plan to participate in in 2017. Once again, I had a really hard time deciding what to choose because I don’t want to participate in a million challenges, but there are SO many good ones. Plus, I know I’m not always that great at sticking to challenges, but I still love having goals, even if I don’t completely manage to make them! This year, I’m switching up most of the challenges I’m participating in—it’s always good to try something new! These are the challenges I ended up with: I thought I’d start with the obvious. Since Shannon and I are hosting this one, it would be a little strange if I didn’t plan to participate. The goal… Read more »


Dec 13
2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

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Welcome to the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! We came up with this challenge because we wanted to encourage our fellow book bloggers to not only read more (since there are already lots of challenges for that), but talk more too! Well, it’s been SO successful these last two years that we decided to bring it back! So often, we book bloggers mean to post more discussions on our blogs, but we just don’t quite get around to it. Well, we wanted to give everyone a little motivation to keep the discussions going, plus give us a place to link up our discussions so that more people will see our precious words of wisdom (or … you know … our GIF-filled rants). I hope you’ll join us for this challenge and pledge yourself to posting… Read more »


Dec 10
Looking for a List of 2017 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

Looking for a List of 2017 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

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For the last couple of years I’ve posted a comprehensive list of all the book blogging and reading challenges I’ve found. It seems like it’s been a useful resource, so I figured I’d do it again this year! This is a list of everything I’ve found so far, but I’ll be adding to it—feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of another challenge and I’ll add it to the list. If you’re looking for some advice on how to wisely choose the challenges you want to participate in (and how to get yourself organized), check out my post: How to Keep Yourself Motivated and Organized for Reading Challenges. And Julie over at Chapter Break wrote this great post on How to Embed a Goodreads Shelf into a Blog Post! The Challenges Misc. Challenges WOAH BAM’S Reading Challenge 2017 @ WoahBam – A mid-year challenge with very few… Read more »


Dec 03
Let’s Discuss the Book Blog Discussion Challenge!

Let’s Discuss the Book Blog Discussion Challenge!

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Hey, everybody! So, 2017 is almost here (yikes!) and Shannon and I thought it might be nice to do a little check-in with everyone before we start the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge. We want to know how it’s going for you guys. Personally, I love the Discussion Challenge—it’s one of my favorite parts of blogging—but there’s always room for improvement, right? (Or maybe not, but if that’s the case, we want to hear that too.) I was planning to do a whole poll thing, but somehow I got stuck and couldn’t get it to work the way I wanted it to, so in the interest of time, I decided to just ask a few basic questions: If you’ve participated in the challenge: Is there anything that you would change about the challenge? Any suggestions for future giveaways or ways to spice up the challenge? Or is everything perfect and… Read more »


Dec 01
December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It is almost the end of the year, guys! We’ll soon be setting up sign ups for next year already, can you even believe it? Time flies, my friends. The winner of our October discussion challenge link-up was Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books. She chose The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival, which neither Shannon nor I have never heard of, but we hope she loves it! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that… Read more »