A Year of Re-Reading : A Reading Challenge where you elect to pick books to re-visit!

Posted Saturday, 15 February, 2014 by jorielov , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

The badge for this Reading Challenge disappeared when the blog was deleted. Originally the blog post was located here: http://www.caffeinatedlife.net/blog/2013/12/01/a-year-in-re-reading-a-2014-reading-challenge

{Official Rules & Blurb}

The (very brief) rundown to this challenge:

  • This reading challenge runs from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
  • You can join at any time
  • Any book is acceptable in this challenge so long as you’ve read it in the past; perhaps it was a DNF you wanted to revisit, perhaps it’s a book you’ve read and loved but don’t remember the details too much. It’s totally up to you how you want to define this
  • Linking your reviews to THIS POST (originally located: http://www.caffeinatedlife.net/blog/2013/12/30/a-year-in-re-reading-a-2014-reading-challenge-master-list) is optional but strongly recommended just so that we can share titles and thoughts with other bloggers, learn new titles out there and get to know each other in the process

Levels & Goals :

  • 1 – 4 books — Occasional re-reader
  • 5 – 9 books — Re-reading pro!
  • 10+ books — Re-reading champ!

{Reason for Participation}

The books I am outlining to re-read this year were books I made a bit of progress with towards completing prior to the challenge beginning! The total time I’ve attempted to read them goes back to 2009 and leads up until the close of 2013! A few of the selections I truly did read in full, enjoyed immensely, and am opting to re-read them in order to blog about my ruminations! Either that, or simply to visit once more with the characters! Others, I might have only had a nip and a nod of a glimpse into before they had to boomerang back to the library!

{Book Selections}

  1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  2. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  3. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
  4. The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau
  5. A Vintage Affair by Isobel Wolff
  6. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  7. The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
  9. The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by Mary Simses
  10. The Golden Hour by Maiya Williams
  11. Fools Rush In by Janice A. Thompson

{SOURCE: A Year of Re-Reading Badge provided by Caffeinated Life and used with permission.}

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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Posted Saturday, 15 February, 2014 by jorielov in A Year of Re-Reading, Blogs I Regularly Read, Caffeinated Life, Reading Challenges




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3 responses to “A Year of Re-Reading : A Reading Challenge where you elect to pick books to re-visit!

  1. Ooooh a re-read challenge! So cool! I might do this one. If I can get my review backlog under control (I have almost FIFTEEN books I need to write up/post full-on reviews for!), and reach my initial goal of 50 new-to-me books done before St. Patrick’s Day, I am in!

    Also, I haven’t read any of the books you’re planning on re-reading. Whoops?

    • Christine,

      You seriously never came across these 10 books previously!? Ooh, dear heavens! That really is quite the shame because some are actually YA titles!! You ought to look them up, I think you’d be surprised by the book synposises!

      50 new books by St. Patty’s!? Whoa! That’s an impressive goal! :O I hope you make it!! I decided that since I’m quite current on everything right now, its high time I get back into blogging regularly in-between the blog tours!! :) I’m quite thankful I had a lot of this organised behind the ‘blog’ per se!

      I look forward to seeing those wicked 15 book reviews!!

      • I’ve heard of some of them, but I haven’t picked them up yet! Particularly The Invention of Hugo Cabret, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. I’m not sure if I’ve added them all to my Goodreads shelf, though. But yes, I will be looking up the ones I haven’t heard of!

        Well, I’ve read 30 new-to-me books already with four more in progress, so…. Yeah, I can do it XD

        Thanks! I actually posted one of them a few minutes after I commented, and that one was the easiest because I just needed to fill in some blanks for words I couldn’t think of at the time I wrote it. I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner, but then, I was posting all those discussion-type posts this past week! Now to figure out which one I want to finish writing up next….

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