Category: Challenges

Dec 10
2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges 17

Welcome to the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! This challenge has been SO successful these last four 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 more discussions in this upcoming year. I promise we’ll have lots of fun talking together! We’ve found that the Discussion Challenge is its own little community Here’s All You Have to Do: Create… Read more »


Dec 01
December 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges, Current Giveaways 2

Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! December is festive, with all kinds of holidays (and hopefully at least some time off if you don’t celebrate!). And before you know it, it’ll be a new year, new start! And we’ll be posting next year’s sign ups… you know, when we get around to it 😉 (Fun fact- mere hours after Shannon wrote this, I told her I’d already written the sign-up and it’s all ready to go. I shocked her with my mad organization skills.) The winner of our October discussion challenge giveaway was Jane @ Janepedia ! I bought her a book from her wishlist, so I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but HINT, I read it and gave it like 4.5 stars! If you don’t know what… Read more »


Nov 29
Looking for a List of 2019 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

Looking for a List of 2019 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

Challenges 29

My annual list of book blog and reading challenges is up! You can find it here: MASTER LIST OF 2019 READING CHALLENGES This year, I decided to put the list up as a “page” on my blog instead of its own post. For … reasons. I’m actually not sure now if they were good reasons, but I did it that way so I’m sticking to it (because it would be more confusing to remove the page when I’ve already let people know in a few different ways that it’s there. And I certainly don’t want to maintain the list in two different places). BUT I just now realized that people can’t comment on a page, so I’m putting up this post as well, both as an announcement that it’s up and as a place for people to comment if you want to tell me about a challenge that’s not yet on the list…. Read more »


Aug 02
Make Me Read It Readathon Sign up and Poll

Make Me Read It Readathon Sign up and Poll

Challenges 34

I just found the Make Me Read It Readathon and got all excited. It’s hosted by Val @ The Innocent Smiley and Ely @ Of Wonderland. My monthly Make Me Read It Giveaway has been really successful for getting me to read some books I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time, and I thought why not push it even a little further and do this readathon? What Is This Readathon About? Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten…. Read more »


Jan 16
My Writing & Reading Goals for 2018

My Writing & Reading Goals for 2018

Challenges, Let's Discuss 59

I’m a little late with this, but I wanted to get my 2018 blogging, reading and writing goals written out so that I can (hopefully) track them. Otherwise, I’ll whisper them to myself and then pretend they don’t exist! Writing Goals Complete a second edit of Meet You in Convinerimus (the current working title of my middle grade book) and submit it to at least ten agents. I can’t get published if I don’t submit the book! I have gotten some excellent feedback, and I’m working on an edit based on that—I need to kick it into high gear! Attend a writing workshop. I really want to attend a workshop or craft-intensive conference this year. I’ll probably do that instead of attending ALA/BEA. Read more writing craft books/materials. Again, I need to work on my writing skills if I want to succeed. I’m giving myself a challenge of reading four craft books… Read more »


Dec 28
2018 Reading Challenge Sign-Ups and Wrap-Up of My 2017 Challenges

2018 Reading Challenge Sign-Ups and Wrap-Up of My 2017 Challenges

Challenges 17

I decided to combine my sign-ups for my 2018 challenges with my wrap-up for 2017. Kind of fun to see these side-by-side and analyze last year while looking forward to the year ahead! My 2018 Reading/Blogging Challenges: Goal: 31-40 Discussions (Terrifically Talkative)  Of course I’m participating in this challenge since I’m hosting it! The goal of this challenge is to post book-related discussions (or getting to know you type discussions work too.) This challenge is one of my favorite aspects of blogging, and I’m excited to be continuing it! I did reduce my goal a bit for next year, since I didn’t meet the goal last year and I plan to be a busy bee in 2018. HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight Goal: 365 Blogs Commented On This is going to be really tough, but I want to try the Commenting 365 Challenge this year. My… Read more »


Dec 06
Looking for a List of 2018 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

Looking for a List of 2018 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

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For the last few 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! And if you’re considering hosting a challenge yourself, you might want to check out my guest post over at… Read more »


Dec 05
2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges 87

Welcome to the 2018 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 three 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 01
December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges, Giveaways (Ended) 0

Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Well, consider me shocked, we’ve nearly made it through 2017. I don’t know how, but I mean, we’ll take it! Also means it’s almost time for the 2018 sign ups, can you believe it? Be on the lookout for that happening soon! And thanks to every one of you for joining us in 2017!! 😀 The winner of our October discussion challenge link-up was Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads. She won a “scary book,” and chose The Suffering by Rin Chupeco! Hope you love 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… Read more »


Nov 01
November Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

November Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges, Giveaways (Ended) 3

Welcome to the November monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! I can’t believe it’s already November. I mean, November means the end of the year is practically here, right? It’s hard to believe! The winner of our September discussion challenge link-up was Jessica from a GREAT read. She won a September release, so she chose Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassell! 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 lots of great discussions going on! We’re no longer giving discussion ideas each month (because not that many people seemed to need them),… Read more »