Monthly Update – January 2012




This is a little later than I intended.  I joined another round of bookshelf bingo over on Goodreads.  Just started this weekend and I volunteered to be the team captain.  More teams this round, so there are less players per team.  This should be interesting.

I posted the January update for my personal challenge, Reading has Its Rewards, yesterday.  It will continue to be its own update, separate from this. I don’t know if it will always be posted before the monthly update, however.  It just worked out that way this time.

Since I’m playing bookshelf bingo again, I’ve decided to drop the Teaser Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and the two Friday memes.  I like doing them, but I’m finding it hard to take time to visit other blogs.  If I decide to start participating again, it may only be once a month (example: do a monthly Waiting on Wednesday).

I got off to a pretty good start with several challenges.  I expect to complete the Speculative Fiction, and possibly the Sci-Fi Reading Challenges quickly due to bingo.  Also, I’m thinking of extending the Reading the RITAs Challenge to the end of the year.  Probably add this years nominees, if I have them, when they are announced.

As for reviews, I posted two and have several in various states of readiness.  Two just need to have some more tweaking done, and the rest are in rough draft.  I hope to have at least the first two posted in February.

Books Read

Note: All books count toward my personal “Reading Has Its Rewards ” challenge.  Exceptions will be noted.
  • Her Singapore Fling (Kelly Hunter) {1 Jan 12} – Reading the RITAs, Mount TBR, Off the Shelf, Harlequin
  • Grave Witch (Kalayna Price) {5 Jan 12} – Mount TBR, Off the Shelf, Spec Fiction
  • Affairs of Steak (Julie Hyzy) {15 Jan 12} – By the Dozen
  • Darth Plagueis (James Luceno) {21 Jan 12} – By the Dozen (SWEU), Sci-Fi,
  • The Darkest Hour (Maya Banks) {28 Jan 12} – Men in Uniform, Mount TBR, Off the Shelf, Romance
  • Ceremony in Death (J. D. Robb) {30 Jan 12} – In Death, By the Dozen, Mount TBR, Off the Shelf, Sci-Fi, Spec Fiction

The backlog — whether from last month or last year.
  • NONE

Note: Audio “pages” will be counted separately.
  • NONE

Challenges Completed this month:
The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (2-4 books): 2/2

Incomplete (Ended in January):

= Will complete; = Maybe; X = Won’t

2011-2012 Challenges:
X Reading the RITAs – 3/24

2012 Challenges:
By the Dozen (personal) – 3/36
Fairy Tales Retold – 0/3
Harlequin/Silhouette Reading Challenge -1/6
Harry Potter Reading Challenge – 0/7
Men in Uniform Reading Challenge (1-5) – 1/?
Mount TBR Reading Challenge – 4/40
Off the Shelf Reading Challenge – 4/30
Romance Reading Challenge – 1/5
Sci-Fi Reading Challenge (6-10) – 2/?
Speculative Fiction Challenge -2/6
What’s in a Name 5 Reading Challenge -0/6

2012-2013 Challenges:
Year of the Dragon Reading Challenge(personal/GoodReads) – 0

Perpetual Challenges:
101 Fantasy Challenge (Month): 0
101 Fantasy Challenge (Year): 0
Grand Total since 2009: 6
~~ & ~~
Georgette Heyer (Month): 0
Georgette Heyer (Year): 0
Grand Total since 2008: 4
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In Death (Month): 1
In Death (Year): 1
Grand Total since 2010: 1

Totals (Monthly/Yearly)

Total Read (Month): 6
Total Heard (Month): 0
Grand Total w/o Audiobooks (Year): 6
Grand Total w/Audiobooks (Year): 6
~~ & ~~
Total Audio Hours(Month): 0
Total Audio Hours (Year): 0h, 0m
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Total Pages Read (Month): 1,751
Grand Total w/o Audiobooks (Year): 1,751
Grand Total w/Audiobooks (Year): 1,751

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