Retellings Reading Challenge 2017

Anyone who loves folk and fairy tales as much as I do would be over the moon in excitement with the Retellings Reading Challenge 2017.

My not-so-short shortlist (hehe):

Join us and give this awesome reading challenge a try!
Sign-ups here:
http://www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk/p/retellings-reading-challenge-2017.html

I’ve already signed up and I’m #39!

Promote the challenge by using the hashtag #RetellingsRC2017!

All my progress would be posted here. Please stay tuned. 🙂

And you can check out what other reading challenges I’ve joined this year here:
https://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/2017-reading-challenges/


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Paranormal Reading Challenge 2017

Who doesn’t love a good paranormal creature (in books that is)?

Been wanting to expand my reading horizons that’s why I’m joining reading challenges that I haven’t had the opportunity before. And this year, I’ve decided to give the Paranormal Reading Challenge a try.

My shortlist for now:

When you have time, do try this awesome reading challenge with me and everyone else who want to be spooked a bit (or drool over a gorgeous werewolf or charming vampire).
Sign-ups are here:
http://www.wholelattebooks.com/2016/12/the-2017-paranormal-reading-challenge.html

I’ve signed up already and I’m #22.

Promote the challenge by using the hashtag #2017ParanormalChallenge!

All my progress would be posted here. Please stay tuned. 🙂

Books Reviewed:

And you can check out what other reading challenges I’ve joined this year here:
https://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/2017-reading-challenges/


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Foodies Read 2017 Challenge

Who is the foodie?

Is he someone who is schooled in the intricacies of kitchen preparations? Someone who critiques and writes reviews? Someone who specializes in the certain cuisines? Or just someone who enjoys food?

Join me as I discover more about food and all its gastronomic mysteries with the Foodies Read 2017 Challenge!

This year, I’m aiming to read at least 9-13 food-related books or Sous-Chef according to the challenge levels.

  • Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
  • Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
  • Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
  • Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
  • Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

This challenge is quite unique as there are monthly sign-ups for the reviews you have made of food-related books (that is if you’d be posting reviews though you aren’t required to do so) so I’ll just post here the original/December 2016 sign-up link:
http://www.spiritblog.net/december-foodies-read/
The monthly sign-up buttons/links are located on the right panel of the blog.
UPDATED: February’s sign up link is here:
http://www.spiritblog.net/february-2017-foodies-read/
Anyone who signs up their reviews are eligible for the giveaways they’re hosting.

For now, I’m planning to read these:

There are no official hashtags but I think you can use #FoodiesRead2017 to promote the challenge.

All my progress would be posted here. Please stay tuned. 🙂
I do think that it might be better to read at least one book a month so I could join the sign-ups/giveaways. Hmmm… 🙂

Books Reviewed:

And you can check out what other reading challenges I’ve joined this year here:
https://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/2017-reading-challenges/


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2017 Cruisin thru the Cozies Reading Challenge

I’m not sure if it’s evident yet but I do love cozies.
That’s why I’m participating in the 2017 Cruisin thru Cozies Reading Challenge.

As I’m also participating in other reading challenges, I think I’d only aim for Level One — Snoop (unless I find a series that I can sink my teeth into making my list longer).

And I really want to expand my options so I’m going to try the suggestions made:

  • One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
  • One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
  • One from craft-related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
  • One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
  • One from British cozy mysteries (example: Belinda Lawrence series)
  • One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
  • One holiday-based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
  • One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
  • One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
  • One is your choice! (freebie!)

So my shortlist looks like this so far:

Whether you’re new to cozies or have been enjoying them for years, you’d surely want to join this wonderful reading challenge.
Sign ups are here:

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/11/2017-cruisin-thru-cozies-reading.html

I’m #26 myself.

Looking for inspiration? Check out the multitude of cozies sorted into various themes and interests:
http://www.cozy-mystery.com

All my progress would be posted here. Please stay tuned. 🙂

And you can check out what other reading challenges I’ve joined this year here:
https://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/2017-reading-challenges/


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Book to Movie Reading Challenge 2017

My joining this particular reading challenge isn’t so much as to prove whether the book was better than the movie or the latter over the former but rather to just enjoy such awesome works of art.

So join me as I read and review books that have been made into films — Book to Movie Reading Challenge!

Here’s my shortlist:

Promote the challenge by using the hashtag #Book2MovieRC!

All my progress would be posted here. Please stay tuned. 🙂

If this is your kind of thing, join the rest of us and sign up here:
http://www.gathertogetherread.com/2017/01/2017-book-to-movie-reading-challenge.html
There are plenty more book/movie suggestions for you to consider.

I’ve just signed up myself — see #8! 🙂

And you can check out what other reading challenges I’ve joined this year here:
https://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/2017-reading-challenges/


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The Audiobook Challenge 2017

Over the last few years, I’ve come to enjoy and love audiobooks.
They keep me company over long drives (well, trips really, since our house is about 2 hours to and from work) and every time I’m doing something menial.
They’re especially perfect for affording me the time to read books despite my busy schedule. As of date, I’ve read (rather listen to) several that I’ve come to cherish with Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One topping the list (I so don’t like his Armada as it was just disjointed).

Hence, this year, I have decided to explore more about my love for words that are being read out loud with the exciting The Audiobook Challenge.

So far, my shortlist includes:

New Reads





Keep on reading!

2017 Reading Challenges

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>Finally decided to revive the blog and start off the year right by joining some reading challenges!

Hope you’d be just as excited as I am to delve into booklandia. 🙂

2017 Reading Challenges

Clicking on the links will take you to the individual pages of the reading challenges that I’ve decided to take on:

Find what challenges you’d like to tackle this year here:

The Master List of 2017 Reading Challenges


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