Double Trouble November Challenge Update

I don’t want to overflow my blog with updates and wrap ups, so I decided to do a double update on both the Bookish Bingo聽Challenge and Reading Through The Centuries Challenge. Here it goes:

Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition

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I was actually able to finish the first three bingo lines in November, yay! And only six squares left for the full bingo; I have a feeling I might actually finish this challenge… The following squares have been filled in November:

  • Reread: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Set In New Orleans: Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
  • ‘Ice’, ‘Snow’ or ‘Frost’ In The Title: Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
  • Set On Halloween: Halloween Kentucky Style by Charles Suddeth
  • Snow On Cover: Innocence by Dean Koontz
  • Serial Killers: The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
  • A Book That Was A Gift: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Witches: The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Orange Cover: The Elect by Elle Todd
  • Fall Or Winter Release: Nothing Everything Nothing by Casia Schreyer
  • Steampunk: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

 

Reading Through The Centuries

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I’ve also been trying to read more books of years I haven’t read before, thus slowly reading through the centuries… I’ve set the challenge to five new dates by the end of December, and one of them has to be before 1930. I’m still working on the last one, but I’ve managed to add four out of five new dates already! Not a bad start, and I will definitely keep trying to read more ‘older’ books and classics.

1994 The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
1987 Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
1976 Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
1953 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

 

I will end this post with free virtual cupcakes to celebrate my progress聽and I wish everybody happy reading during聽this festive December month! 馃榾

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Reading Through The Centuries: A Reading Challenge

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The other day I was thinking about that lately I’ve been reading way too many books that have been published quite recently, thus neglecting classics and other earlier published work. To make sure I start reading ‘older’ books again, I’ve decided to make a challenge out of it: Reading Through The Centuries. I’m sure this has been done a million times before and I do not claim originality. It just seemed like an interesting way of keeping track of when the books I read are published, and hopefully I can add new dates to the list below before the end of the year.

This challenge basically is made to try and read books published before 2000. I’m going to set the goal to add at least 5聽new dates by the end of December 2014 and 10 additional聽dates by the end of December 2015… And one of the books has to be published聽before 1930. I’ve made a full list of the books I’ve read since November 2012. New additions in 2014 have been made in聽this lovely shade of green, while new additions in 2015 will be marked by this color.

UPDATE: I want to add another 10 titles to this list by the end of 2016, additions will be marked with this color.

UPDATE: Like last year, in 2017 I will be trying to add another 10 titles to the list by the end of the year. Additions will be marked with this color.

Total of new聽dates in 2014: 6 (1994, 1987, 1976, 1953, 1853, 1843)
Total of new聽dates in 2015: 12聽(2015, 1995, 1979, 1964, 1951, 1950, 1939, 1915, 1910, 1883, 1818, 1602)
Total of new dates in 2016:10聽(2016, 1973, 1970, 1948, 1943, 1895, 1890, 1886,1876, 1847)
Total of new dates in 2017: 1聽(2017)

>>> Last updated March 7th 2017聽<<<

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