Thursday, May 31, 2012

May in Review (Veggies, Books, and Lack of Blogging)

Hi friends, remember me? You might have forgotten with from the lack of decent posts. It's been a strange month. I wasn't too busy and it wasn't for a lack of thoughts that limited the writing. It just didn't happen that much. I missed the act of writing so I think I'll be back to regular blogging in June.

Veggie month was a success. Rules were followed. Veggies were eaten. I watched Food Inc. and finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I am glad for the once a year challenge but I am looking forward to eating meat again. I'm thinking about stopping at the 24hr grocery store on my ways home to pick


Book wise it was a great month. I think Veronica Roth's Divergent was my favourite reads. The characters are well developed, the world is consistent and believable, and I like the dystopian society she set up. I read it at the start of the month and I'm still pondering the five fractions and which I would join. I'm really looking forward to the sequel, Insurgent, which was release this month. I also enjoyed Death comes to Pemberley by P. D. James, Out of Sight, Out of Time and Uncommon Criminals both by Ally Carter, and Shannon Hale's Midnight in Austenland. I also was excited to finish Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. With all the reading I completed two more challenges. Here's were those stand: 

1. Name: 2012 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge VICTORY!

Goal: Level I - 5 books

Books Read: 6/5

2. Name: Finishing the Series 2012 VICTORY!

Goal: Level 3 - finish three series

Series Read: 6/3

3. Name: Mystery and Suspense Reading Challenge 2012

Goal: Level 1 -read 12 books

Books Read: 8/12

4. Name: Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Goal: Pike's Peak -12 books from the TBR pile

Books Read: 10/12

5. Name: 2012 Audio Book Challenge

Goal: Going Steady -listen to 12 audio books

Books Read: 11/12

6. Name: 2012 Dystopian Challenge VICTORY!

Goal: Intermediate Post World Trainee 4-6 books

Books Read: 7/4

7. Name: The Reading Challenge Addict Challenge VICTORY!

Goal: Easy as Pie 1-5 Challenges completed

Completed Challenges: 6/1-5

8. Name: Speculative Fiction Challenge VICTORY!

Goal: In Nirvana - 24 novels

Books Read: 24/24


9. Name: 1st in a Series Challenge VICTORY!

Goal: Series Lover -6 books

Books Read: 6/6

10. Name: 2nds Challenge

Goal: A Full Plate -12 books

Books Read: 9/12

11. Name: New Authors Challenge 2012 VICTORY!

Goal: 15 New Authors

New Authors Discovered: 20/15

12. Name: Read the Bible 2012
Books Read: 0/66 -using One Year Bible so far no books finished but keeping up with the daily reading

13. Name: 2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge VICTORY!

Goal: The Mini YA Challenge -12 books

Books Read: 17/12

14. Name: What's In A Name 5

Goal: Read a title that fits all 6 categories

Books Read: 1/6

15. Name: All the Books of Pern Challenge 2012 VICTORY!

Goal: Blue - 6 books

Books Read: 6/6

16. Name: Game of Thrones Reading Challenge 2012

Goal: Read the series - 5 books

Books Read: 0/5

17. Name: 2012 Women's Murder Club Reading Challenge

Goal: Level 5 books

Books Read: 4/5

18. Name: 2012 Chunkster Challenge

Goal: The Chubby Chunkster - 4 books

Books Read: 3/4

19. Name: Tea and Books Reading Challenge

Goal: Chamomile Lover - 2 books

Books Read: 0/2

20. Name: Outdo Yourself 2012

Goal: Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books

Books Read: 0/11

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your reading progress!

Now as for writing ... other people's writing ... you know, the anthology?

Lack of blogging indeed - I have not been able to contact you and could not think of any reason for you to read your blog if you were not posting there. (Mind you, you aren't posting here either!)
And I couldn't find you in the phone book.
Am I too late to submit for the anthology? How much longer do I have?
I have my 30 word bio written and maybe a page of my contribution.
Backwards, eh?

Please message me with your answer.
Thanks, Jane(y)
jandhj2@yahoo.ca