Category: A Year of Re-Reading

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.}

Copyright © Jorie Loves A Story, 2014.

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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

I, honestly admit, I have a slight confession,… Part II!

Posted Monday, 30 December, 2013 by jorielov 2 Comments

I, honestly admit, I have a slight confession,… I am hereby addicted to reading challenges, Reading Challenge Addict badge created by Jorie in Canvaread-a-thons, read-a-longs, and other blogsphere community reading events! Yes. I, Jorie, of Jorie Loves A Story, have an addiction to reading! And, of daring myself to tackle one more ‘challenge’, despite already being committed to another already in-progress! I have discovered today, that I am NOT alone. Nor am I the only one PROUD of this affliction. Look for our ‘badge of honour’ to find us! OR, click to join, if you find your afflicted too!

I created a running list of all the particulars of each challenge or reading event that I take on under my *RALs & Challenges* page!! However, for the sake of declaring just how much of an addict I am in this regard, I shall list them in order of participation:

70 Authors Challenge: A Personal Challenge I created for myself to read 70 Authors in 24 months time; focusing on 1-5 books per author! Technically, this won’t count until the 2015 Tally, as it concludes in August 2015! Originally scheduled to be a challenge in 12 months, but I have re-considered this and extended it to two full years!

  1. Sci-Fi Experience: Declaration of Intent;
  2. The Classics Club: Year 1: tCC Master List
  3. Wuthering Heights Readalong: Declaration of Intent
  4. Bout of Books, 9.0: Declaration of Participation; Goals of the Bout; Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Concluding Thoughts
  5. Jane Austen Reading Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  6. 2014 TBR Pile Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  7. Rewind Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  8. William Shakespare Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  9. A Year of Re-Reading: Declaration of Intent
  10. Back to the Classics Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  11. Serious Series Reading Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  12. 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge: Declaration of Intent
  13. War & Peace Book Club: Declaration of Intent
  14. Banned Books Week: late September / early October

Reflections After the Fact: {work in progress!}

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Reading Challenge Addict is hosted by Bev of My Readers Block. Originally inspired into being by Cheryl of CMash Loves to Read & Gina of Hott Books! You have until 30 November 2013 to add your declaration post to count in the tally for the year! The way in which you know your such a reader is by noting the following:

  • Easy as Pie: {1-5 Challenges, entered + completed}
  • On the Roof: {6-10 Challenges, entered + completed}
  • In Flight: {11-15 Challenges, entered + completed}
  • Out of This World: 16+ Challenges, entered + completed}

From August to December 2013, I attempted like mad to achieve “On the Roof” status in this lovely Challenge! However, the hours elapsed far faster than my ability to read & complete the challenges prior to the beginning of 2014! Therefore, I am not only finishing! the previous challenges, but I am starting anew in 2014 with a clean slate as well! :) Follow my crazy-adventure as one girl inspires herself to read and dare to explore the intriguing worlds that each book leaves me in wanton for more! :)

What about you!? Are you addicted and afflicted by reading, too!!??!

{SOURCE: Reading Challenge Addict badge created by Jorie in Canva.}

Copyright © Jorie Loves A Story, 2014.

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Posted Monday, 30 December, 2013 by jorielov in 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge, A Year of Re-Reading, Back to the Classics, Banned Book Week, Jane Austen Reading Challenge, RALs | Thons via Blogs, Reading Challenge Addict, Reading Challenges, Rewind Challenge, Sci-Fi November, TBR Pile Challenge, The Sci-Fi Experience, William Shakespeare Challenge, Wonderfully Wicked, Wuthering Heights