Monthly Update – September 2011



Books Read and Reviews: I read nine books this month and posted four reviews, two old and two new.

Reading Challenges:  I officially wrapped up the 1st in a Series Challenge and New Author Challenge. As expected, I completed the Off the Shelf Challenge and the Published “Pub” 2011 Challenge.  I also chose to ignore my self-imposed requirement for the last book I needed to finish the Romance Reading Challenge — I will do a wrap up post some time in October.  Looking over the remaining challenges, I’m going to make it my October goal to finish the Men in Uniform Challenge and either the SF Romance Challenge OR the Blogger Recommendation Challenge OR 2nd in the Series Challenge.

Goals (yearly totals): I read 3,132 pages in September.  This brings the yearly total (without audiobooks) to 19,294 (as of 30 Sep).  I will reach my goal of 60 books in October — I’m currently reading #59.

Looking Toward 2012:  I’ve been thinking about my personal reading challenges for the coming year.  One of the things I decided was that I would “read for charity”.  I’ve been tweaking the detail, but the main goal is to tie the monetary amount to the number of books read.  I’m working on secondary goals and deciding on “rewards” for reaching  them.  Proceeds will go to either First Book or Reading is Fundamental (RIF).  Or both.  I’ve decided to call it “Reading Has Its Rewards”, and I even made a button (just because).

Books Read:

Note: “Goodreads” means the book fit one or more of the challenges hosted by the various groups I joined. The link is to my tracking post on that site. “Personal” means the book fit one or more of the challenges I’m doing for myself (not hosted somewhere else). The link is to the master list under the “2011” tab.


Note: I will continue to count audiobooks toward “total pages read”, using the physical book’s page count. If I own a copy, the page number will be the page the story ends on (not counting any excepts, author’s notes, etc.). If I don’t, I will get the page number from a on-line source (Amazon, Goodreads, etc). Unless otherwise noted, the audiobooks count toward the two audiobook challenges only.

  • NONE

2010 – 2011 Backlogged Reviews:


The Challenges:

Challenges Completed this month:
Off the Shelf: 30/30
Pub 2011: 11/11
Romance Reading: 5/5

Incomplete (Ended in September):

2010-2011 Challenges:
Connie Willis Mini Challenge: 2/2 ** will continue until ending date

= Will complete; = Maybe; X = Won’t

2011 Challenges:
2nds Challenge: 10/12
X Audiobook Challenge: 5/20
Blogger Recommendation: 3/5
X Contemporary Romance: 4/10
Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies:3/6
Harlequin/Silhouette: 2/6
X Historical Fiction Challenge: 8/15
Men in Uniform (6-10 books): 9/?
Retold Fairy Tales: 0/3
SF Romance: 2/5
X Whisper Stories in My Ear (audio): 5/12

Perpetual Challenges:
101 Fantasy Challenge (Month): 0
101 Fantasy Challenge (Year): 2
Grand Total since 2009: 6
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Georgette Heyer (Month): 0
Georgette Heyer (Year): 2
Grand Total since 2008: 4
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In Death (Month): 0
In Death (Year): 0
Grand Total since 2010: 0

Totals (Monthly/Yearly)

Total Read (Month): 9
Total Heard (Month): 0
Grand Total w/o Audiobooks (Year): 58
Grand Total w/Audiobooks (Year): 63
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Total Audio Hours(Month): 0
Total Audio Hours (Year): 63h, 26m
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Total Pages Read (Month): 3,132
Grand Total w/o Audiobooks (Year): 19,294
Grand Total w/Audiobooks (Year): 21,117

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