Challenge Update – June 2009



With my laptop dying on me the last weekend in May, my efforts to get caught up in writing my reviews went on the window. Well, sort of. I wasn’t able to get them typed up, but I did write up rough drafts for three of the four books. My new laptop arrived on the 16th and I’ve been slowly getting things setup. I have a Dell Inspiron, with a pink cover. So far, I love it. I even like the keyboard (I used a wireless keyboard with my Winbook).

As for reading, I re-started Lie to Me. I forced my self to read slowly because I was just beginning to get caught up with the reviews and I didn’t wanted to added more books to the pile. With no computer, I could have read at least three or four during that period. So June is pretty much a repeat of May: I only finished one book.

I posted one review — Wanted: White Wedding by Natasha Oakley. I read this book back in March, but it also counted toward the Contemporary Romance and the Year of the Category challenges for June.

Over the next couple of days, I’m going to decided whether or not to drop some of the other challenges. I haven’t started several of them and others I know I won’t meet the full requirements by their end dates. (A to Z, for examples). I had planned to do this during June so that I would start July focusing on the remaining challenges I think I can finish with relative ease. Since May and June were slow months, I decided to move the “fresh start” date to 1 August.

The Breakdown:

  • Lie to Me – New Author

All books count toward the Year of the Reader Challenge

2008-2009 Challenges
Countdown: 23/45
Series Challenge Season 3: 0/??

2009 Challenges
1st in Series: 3/12
2nds Challenge: 5/12
A-Z Challenge (Authors): 14/26
Anne Stuart Read-a-Fest: 1/??
A Year of Readers: $44.00 (22 books)
Contemporary Romance: 2/12
Chunkster: 2/??
Harlequin/Silhouette Romance: 3/5
New Author Challenge: 9/12
Pub 2009: 5/9
Romance Reading: 4/5
Summer Vacation: 0/6
Themed Reading: 2/4
Third Times A Charm: 0/3
Victorian: 1/4INCOMPLETE 30 Jun
What’s in a Name 2: 3/6
Year of the Category:  4/12

Perpetual Challenges
Georgette Heyer: 1

Total (Month): 1
Grand Total (Year): 22

This is a re-post, due to technical difficulties. Comments, if any, were lost. I apologize for the inconvenience. (Aug 09)

This is a re-post, due to data loss. (Oct 09)

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