TSS ♦ Challenges: An Update

September already (o.O) That means that many of the challenges I signed up for are getting nearer to ending – and even though I’d been reading books that will go towards them, I had not been keeping proper track, updating, or even checking to see what I need to finish. Enter panic mode. So in order to ward off the evil, last minute hustle to finish, I took a few hours minutes and figured out where I’m standing challenge-wise.

Here are the challenges I’ve completed since last checking:

2nd Canadian Challenge Romance Challenge 09 What’s In A Name YA Challenge 09

But feelings of accomplishment were short-lived as I realized I needed wanted to join these ones:

Canadian Book Challenge 3 R.I.P. IV L.J. Smith Reading Challenge
rip4 ljsmith

Much like a mouse eyeing a large delicious looking piece of cheese, sitting innocently on a spring-loaded killing machine – I have no willpower. How about everyone else? How’s your challenge progress going? Have you discovered any cool challenges lately that you couldn’t resist?

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Eva said...

I get SO tempted by challenges, I had to unsubscribe by the A Novel Challenge blog! lol I just joined the Canadian one as well, and the Japanese Lit and a China one and the Banned Books one.

And I'm trying really hard to convince myself that I don't need to join the Back to School Challenge, but I've already started a draft post about it.

Nymeth said...

I have a feeling that for the first time I'll be NOT finishing several of mine this year. There's just so much to reaaaad.

Michelle said...

I'm not one for challenges usually, but I don't think I'll be able to resist the RIP challenge!

Ceri said...

Oh God, my challenge progress is *hideous*! I've taking part in four challenges - a combination of 20 books and I've only read two! The Classics Challenge is finishing at the end of October and I've only read 1/6. I suck. Yup.

Anonymous said...

I'm flunking the World Citizen Challenge. But RIP reeled me in, mainly because the button is so darn beautiful.

Lezlie said...

I think I might actually finish all my challenges this year. I'm crossing my fingers anyway! :-) I LOVE all these reading challenges, but I think next year I'm going to take a break from them and see what I read when left to my own devices now that I've broadened my reading landscape with two years of challenges.


Marquetta said...

I've only signed up for two challenges and I'm severely neglecting both of them. Luckily one of the challenges doesn't end until next summer. The other ends 12/31/09. And I've only read 3/12 books! Yikes!

Can someone post a link to the Back to School Challenge? That sounds interesting. Also, how does one find these challenges? I've come across them by accident. Is there a way to search for them? Or you just find them by pure luck?

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

The only challenge I have in progress right now is the Random Reading Challenge, mostly because I liked the idea of randomly reading books I already have. I've made no progress so far, but hopefully I'll get to it soon :)

Andi said...

AAAGGGHHHHHH!!!!! HOW did I not know about the LJ Smith reading challenge?! I'm a huuuuuge fan having loved her stuff when I was growing up. In fact, I just bought a three-book edition of the Night World books for my stepdaughter today. I'd heard about the Vampire Diaries series, but I didn't realize it was approaching so soon! I'm so excited. Going to set the Tivo RIGHT NOW!

Ceri said...

Oh btw, Jo, I have another award for you here:



Samantha said...

Dear participant of the genre challenge,

I am happy to announce that the genre challenge blog is finally up and running! Due to some real life problems, this has taken longer than planned, but now that it’s finished, I invite you over to post your reviews there. It’s at http://genrechallenge.blogspot.com/

The process is really simple, just post the link to your review in the comments of the appropriate post. An example: if you reviewed a fantasy book for the genre challenge, post the review in the comments of the Fantasy Fiction Reviews 2008-2009 post.

Because of the transfer from my general book blog to the genre challenge blog, some review links might have become lost, so please check to see if all of your reviews have been linked. If not, please repost the links I missed. According to my information, you have posted links for the following genres: detective, horror, thriller, science fiction, realistic, historical, western. Which means you are missing these genres: crime, mystery, romance, action/adventure, fantasy.

Just to remind you, to be eligible for the prize drawing, all of your reviews must be posted before 1 November 2009.

Thanks for joining this challenge!

Happy reading,


Alyce said...

There are a few challenges that I am doing so poorly on that I have moved from panic mode into "throw up my hands in defeat" mode. I'm still going to give them my best shot, but there are a few that are going to be impossible to finish. And really, that's ok. I joined the challenges for fun, as a way to stretch my reading, and in that I have been a success. (I just keep telling myself that so I don't switch back into panic mode.) :)

Trish said...

I don't even think I'll finish the challenge I'm hosting! Scary thought. :)

Hope you're doing well.

Veens said...

I have been in panic mode since last month...but that doesn't get me close to finishing any challenge at all!

All the challenge books i think of reading are books tat i dnt want to read now :D

And on the way i just go on signing up new ones! I have lost hope for myself! i m sure i have a psychological issue.. and i m fed up of it ;) :D :D

Leanne said...

Don't worry about the challenges, just enjoy what you're reading :) Just wanted to pass along a list of great reads I came across on www.askmelissa.com They list a variety of fashion related books from autobiography to advice, to humor. Check out the list, there are some great reads on it: http://www.askmelissa.com/index.php/features/fashion-books_09-15-09