Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thankful Thursday #197 -January 29

I am thankful for...
  • For the students in my youth ministry
  • Snow days
  • My writing group
  • Friends who volunteer
  • Spontaneous meal invitations especially when they end with board games
  • Peter Moor and the missions meetings he facilitated Saturday
  • The girls in my Gems group

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

33 + 1400 x 10 = Happy Birthday

I know the actual answer is 14,330, but all the number is significant.

Today is a big day for Bowl of Stew(art). It is the blog's 10th birthday and the 1400th post. I did not expect the writing to last this long when Matthew convinced me to start in 2005. Thank you to all you who stop by to read.

The other number, 33 is the number of challenges in the 33 While 33. There is only three months left to complete the rest. I'm doing better than I had expected.

Tasks I have completed are blue. Goals that are in progress are in orange. And those I haven't even started are in regular font colour. This is how things stand:
  1. Choose a "My One Word" to focus my 33rd year: Abide
  2. Paint the canvas
  3. Read the whole Bible
  4. Finish 11 non-fiction books
  5. Go some place new
  6. Serve/help/volunteer in a new way
  7. Capture Happiness every day
  8. Count my blessings
  9. Plan a trip
  10. Remember Birthdays
  11. Mail letters
  12. Visit my Grandma Stewart
  13. Build a snowman with my sister
  14. Take a hot air balloon ride with my mum
  15. Go for a hike in the woods 
  16. Create a photo book
  17. Learn a new skill
  18. Make a new friend
  19. Reconnect with past friends
  20. Dance
  21. Try a new food
  22. Draw
  23. Grow something
  24. Be a vegetarian for 30 days
  25. Sleep under the stars
  26. Celebrate an obscure or odd "holiday"
  27. Send flowers
  28. Be flexible
  29. Get lost in a corn maze
  30. Send one of my works of fiction to a publisher
  31. Do something I've been putting off
  32. Host a murder mystery
  33. Go on a date
20 challenges completed! That leaves 7 challenges in progress and 6 to start. If I complete 4.3 challenges over the next three months I might actually be done by April 25. Totally doable, right? Regardless of complete completion or not, I am content. This is by far the most successful year of Birthday Bucklist Challenges.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Simple Woman Daybook 151

FOR TODAY: January 25, 2015
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Blog.

Outside my window...night.

I am thinking about...the methods used to recruit volunteers and the truthism that carrots work better than sticks. Language matters. How can I invite people to an opportunity opposed to guilting them into a commitment.

I am thankful that...I was apart of my church's mission strategy session yesterday processing what the future of New Hope's outreach could be.

In the kitchen...I've decided that there were somethings that needed to be eaten up before veggie month starts so the new start day is next Sunday.

I am wearing...my favourite outfit, skinny jeans with a maroon plaid button up shirt, grey sweater, with a maroon scarf and the best addition is I'm wearing my favourite boots:


I am creating...many card designs. Saturday I am having a card making craft day with people from my church. The goal is to make 120 cards so that our children's ministry can send Birthday Cards to all the children who've visited New Hope this year.

I am going...to be up all night (but there will be board games) so I hope tomorrow is more than sleeping all day.

I am wondering...about what to do with this Shia LaBeouf video. It was not what I expected:


I am reading...The Hobbit, The Chamber of Secrets, Forgotten God, Utmost for His Highest, The Bible.

I am hoping...to keep the possitive head space I currently have.

I am looking forward to...so many things, there are some things I want to blog, I have a something I want to do with the youth group, and Saturday is going to be great too. Life is spectacular.

I am learning...about joy.

I am hearing...people playing Bellz! in the other room.

Around the house...I've let things slide but a little bit of effort everyday this week should get me back on track.

One of my favorite things...happy texts from friends.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...errands tomorrow with writing group in the evening, youth group, and the card making Saturday. Sounds like a good start to plans.

A Picture (or two) To Share:...I went to Diagon Ally

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blackout Bible Study

Have you heard of Bible Blackout? I hadn't until  this past Thursday, when I saw a link to Using Bible Blackout for Ministry and Engaging Scripture in a ministry leadership email. I was curious and followed the link. What I found was a creative way to engage youth with the Scriptures.

Adam Walker Cleaveland, the article's author, was inspired by Austin Kleon's Newspaper Blackouts (which I had never heard of). Kleon's makes poetry by redacting words in newspaper articles. Bible Blackout builds off of that art method. Cleaveland explains,

"...when we read scripture or listen to it, some things stand out to us more than others, or we hang on to some words more than others... I thought we could do the same thing [as Newspaper Blackouts] with scripture – take something that is important and already has meaning, but see what we could create out of it that would be new."
It sounded like a neat idea but I had one reservation. I am all for writing in our Bible, making notes in the margins, underlining key words, highlight meaningful passages. But this project is asking for something different. I find blacking out sections of Scripture troublesome. However, the spirit of the exercise is a desire to hear from God through the Word of God. So, a bit of hesitation, I tried "Blackout Bible" last night with my grade six GEMS (girls club) group. I followed the articles instructions almost to the letter. Prayer and reading through the passage three times were big reasons I think the experience was successful. Here are two of the results, I wanted to share more but each time I upload the images they were rotated, it is odd:


Jesus replied
Listen
Our God is Lord
Love God will all:
Heart
Soul
Mind
Strength.
Love your neighbor

The truth only one God
It is import to love with all my heart, all my understanding, all my strength.
Not far from the Kingdom of God.



Jesus
All the commandments
Most important?
Lord our God -one and only Lord

Love

All your heart

The truth there is only one God

Strength
Sacrifices
Kingdom of God
No one dared questions.


I am glad we tried Blackout Bible. The girls took the whole process seriously (more than I had expected) and were reflective about the words. The finished works sound a little lolcat-ish but were meaningful to each participant. I was pleasantly surprised. Here are my reflection on our experience:
  • Prayer is what made this experience positive and successful.
  • My biggest concern was the "redacting" of Scripture. The actual experience lead to an unexpected conversation. As we were colouring over the non-chosen words, one of the girls and said, "you know what I like? I like that you can still read the blacked out words through the black." It started a neat conversation about how all of the words are important but this project helped us to focus on what God was highlighting for each of us at this time.
  • Something I would like to try in the future is using a different or lighter colour marker. I think I would achieve the same results and not have the negative feeling of hiding Scripture.
  • We used Mark 12:28-34 because we have been studying Mark. The Blackout method worked well but I think there are types of passages this experience would work better with like Psalms, Epistle, or a section the group was very familiar with. If you are going to try this take time before hand to consider what passage and translation you will use.
  • The best part of the experience the conversation after. As each girl shared I gained insight into their lives and where they are at with God. It was important to see what words stood out to each girl and to hear why they chose those words. Without that debriefing it would have just been an art project. If you are going to try this with your group don't skip over or rush the sharing. 
  • I think this useful experience that worked well with a small group. I wonder if it would work in a larger setting.
  • I forgot to have something to put under our Scripture pages, like a newsprint, tablecloth, or scrap paper. It was a mistake that the table bares the marks of. 
  • I will do it again in the future, I think it is a good once and awhile method for exploring Scripture and creative way to reflect on God. I also think it could get old if it were done too often and cause my first concern to actually become an issue.
So that is Blackout Bible.

What do you think? Have you tried this study method? What was your experience? Do you have any thoughts on my concern or different concerns? Leave a comment.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friends Movie Review: Strange Magic

Tonight my friend AuroraLee and I saw Strange Magic. She graciously agreed to help me do a movie review.  It's not her normal film choice; she's been looking forward to it's release for awhile because it is by LucasFilms. I love animations so I was super excited after watching the trailer.

The story is about two realms that boarded each other but are completely different and how strange love can be. If you haven't heard of the movie here is a trailer:


It is more of a "family" movie; we went to the late show and were the only two in the theater. It was a bit odd but it meant I could dance in my seat without worrying about distracting those around me (Aurora kindly puts up with me).

I was very happy with Strange Magic. It felt me feeling happy and bubbly. It was the perfect way to end a great week. I was surprised with how much singing there was but the music fit and the songs were mostly familiar pop and rock songs which added a neat quirky twist. It was like Glee meets Disney.

Now for the review. Be warned, there may be SPOILERS ahead. Read on at your own risk. You have been warned.

The Good:
Aurora Lee -The Imp was great and so was the songs. The best was animation. It was awesome. The graphics were amazing and looked beautiful. I haven't been amazed by CGI animation like that since I saw Final Fantasy.
Me -I completely agree about the animation. It was gorgeous. I had the same thought about the art quality and being as impressed with the CGI as I was watching Final Fantasy. It was so pretty.
I found the whole story to be enjoyable. There were neat storylines, enjoyable characters, and fun sing-and-dance-along music.

Less Than Good:
Aurora Lee -Mary-Ann and the Bog King fell in love after a very short sword fight.
Me -I also found the sudden romance a bit too quick, it fit the movie time line but still somewhat annoying. I didn't know all the songs, not being able to dance and sing along was a little sad in those moments (Aurora was very thankful we were the only two in the theater because I was dancing in my seat).

Favourite Stuff:
Aurora Lee -It was by Lucas Film
Me -The animation

Final Rating:
Aurora Lee -4 primrose petals out of 5
Me -4.3 love potions out of 5

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thankful Thursday #196 -January 22

I am thankful for...
  • Jamie hugs!
  • TV night and more the friends that I watch TV with
  • My Life Group
  • Happiness
  • Books
  • Restful days off
  • My new purple dress
  • All of the Gathering conference last week.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Simple Woman Daybook 150

FOR TODAY: January 18, 2015
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Blog.

Outside my window...darkest night.

I am thinking about...books I want to read.

I am thankful for...the week I had away.

In the kitchen...my annual 30-day vegetarian challenge starts tomorrow. Happy Birthday Jess.

I am wearing...clothes. This morning I wore my new purple knit dress; it might be my new favourite outfit.


I am creating...nothing at the moment.

I am going...to take each day as it comes.

I am wondering...what adventures this year holds.

I am reading...The Hobbit, The Philosophers Stone, Jesus One and Only, Utmost for His Highest, The Bible.

I am hoping...the night zooms by.

I am looking forward to...sleep.

I am learning...about the Kingdom of God.

I am hearing...the door open.

Around the house...plans changed again so no roommate but it means I have my office to reorganize which is kind of exciting.

One of my favorite things...children's stories.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...nothing big planned but I don't expect it to be quiet either.

A Picture (or two) To Share:...I visited Universal last week

 



 







Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Simple Woman Daybook 149

FOR TODAY: January 11, 2015
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Blog.

Outside my window...it's snowing again.

I am thinking about...the week.

I am thankful for...hot showers.

In the kitchen...a friend showed me a "my fitness pal". It has been an interesting week of looking at portion control.

I am wearing...black shoes, pants, and top with a cute purple sweater.


I am creating...knit garland (on hole) and a drawing for this week's Wednesday Sketch.

I am going...to a conference this week.

I am wondering...if I've forgotten to do something.

I am reading...The Hobbit, Then There Were Nuns, Jesus One and Only, Utmost for His Highest, The Bible.

I am hoping...a nap happens at some point today.

I am looking forward to...the seeing friends at the conference

I am learning...ignoring the things that overwhelm doesn't actually help.

I am hearing...the worship team.

Around the house...making space for my new roommate. That was the big change I mentioned last week. I couldn't confirm until I had worked out all the details but I have and she moves in this week while I am away.

One of my favorite things...games days.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...all be at the conference all week conferencing.

A Picture (or two) To Share:...more pictures from Mom and my balloon adventure







Saturday, January 10, 2015

Birthdays and Adventures

It's my Mom's birthday today.

I couldn't be there to celebrate but earlier this year we had an awesome adventure together. Since I was three both of us have wanted to fly in a hot air balloon. And we finally did in September, here are some pictures from that day:


It was beautiful

 


 




Happy Birthday Mom!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Thankful Thursday #195 -January 8

Life is sweet. I have so much to be thankful for, so here it goes:
I am thankful for...
  • the new year. 2015 is going to be great.
  • the Van Meekerens. I joined them Christmas Eve and Christmas morning which I greatly appreciated and they hosted one of my favourite events their annual games night New Year's Eve party complete with oliebollen.
  • Reunions! It was so good seeing Melinda and Lee New Year's Day. Thank you Kim and Brent for hosting a games day.
  • board games.  
  • sushi dates with Mollie and Lindsay.
  • handmade gifts -especially TARDISes.
  • hugs
  • bed time stories.
  • books.
  • challenges.
  • the ability to text and stay in contact with friends :)
  • ENJO (cleaning supplies)
  • friends that drive me to and from the airport and look after my car while I am away.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Wednesday's Weekly Sketch #1 -A Tree

I don't know when it happened but I stopped drawing. I've missed it. The missing is why I added challenge #22 "Draw" to the list of 33 While 33. Only I didn't have a plan on how or what "draw" would look like. Eight months into the challenge year I still hadn't drawn anything.

Inspired by the photo bloggers' "Wordless Wednesdays" I remembered that in high school, my art teacher had a weekly sketch assignment. Every Wednesday we had to hand in a pencil sketch of something. While I enjoyed drawing I always felt like it was just busy work. At the time I failed to see that she was helping us improve our skills. It worked at keeping us drawing. So I am going to restart the weekly assignment as a personal quest to include drawing in my life.

Each week I am going to post a new sketch on Wednesdays, as noted by the very creative title. I didn't have much wordy-creativity at the time. If you have any suggestions for a better series name please share? Does it even need a title? I don't want to leave sketch posts blank. What do you think, does it need a weekly title or something else? Please share your thoughts in the comments. Also are you are interested in joining in on the weekly sketch challenge? If you do post the link to your sketch in the comments.



Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Rate the Fun: Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Tiny. Epic. Kingdoms!

I love this game. It is tiny. It is epic. And there are kingdoms. What's not to love?

I picked this game up in Hamilton from Board Games Central. The title got my attention, the artwork and fantasy theme kept it, and for the price I broke my only game buying rule**. I had no idea what the game was about but I am so glad I got it. You play a race or "faction" looking to expand.

Description:
You are a tiny kingdom with big ambition. You want to expand your population throughout the realms, learn powerful magic, build grand towers, and have your neighbors quiver at the mention of your name. The conflict? All of the other kingdoms want the same thing and there's not enough room for everyone to succeed...

In Tiny Epic Kingdoms, a 4x fantasy game in a pocket-size package, each player starts with a unique faction (which has a unique technology tree) and a small territory. Throughout the game, players collect resources, explore other territories, battle each other, research magic, and work to build a great tower to protect their realm.
The Facts:
Designer: Scott Almes
Publisher: Gamelyn Games
Type: 4x (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate)
Time: 30 minutes
Players: 2-5. I've only played it with 2 or 3 and prefer 3. I'm hoping to have a 4 player game soon.
For more information visit the Board Game Geek Page: Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Good Stuff:
  • It is physically tiny; it fits in my purse.  
  • It is quick. Average game is about 30 minutes. Even my learning game was under an hour, There is a lot of game happening in that 30 minute period. It quick strategic game.
  • There are seven fractions which gives players with different playing styles unique options and avenues for victory and makes the game very replayable.
  • It is well produced. I love the wooden pieces and the artwork. My favourite thing might be the art work on the inside lid; it is a nice touch.
Less Than Good Stuff:
  • It says its a 4x game but you don't really "explore" in the sense of revealing new lands. I think of exploring as turning over new cards or drawing tiles. The "questing" to another players card is more expanding the exploring.  
  • The wooden bits are tiny. It's not a huge problem...hee...hee...hee -cause they are tiny. Seriously, in the game the size works. I am just worried that if any fell off the table I would never find them especially the wooden resource books and the tower markers.
  • I think the game could get mean. Alliances can be formed and broken. There is potential for Diplomacy-level-friend-ending game play. No one likes being picked on or betrayed. It is "just a game" and most people get that but there could be moments.
  • It annoys me that you have to "war" in a 2-player game. I like building alliances and dislike attacking other players. I get why the rule is there, but I don't normally go the "exterminate" route for a win. It is why I love cooperative games and want to find the sequel game "Tiny Epic Defenders."  
Final Thoughts:
Tiny. Epic. Kingdoms!***
The name alone is great. If you like strategy games, worker placement, resource gathering and/or the fantasy genre you will probably enjoy it. If you struggle in Settlers of Catan placing the robber on someone you probably won't find it as fun. After four games I love it and want to try the rest of the factions. I found it the right balance between intricate and quick. I completely recommend it.

Rate the Fun Score: 8.5
You can find the list of Rate the Fun reviews here.

The Scale*
10 = Outstandingly Awesome Game; Always want to play it and I expect this will never change.
9 = Excellent Game; Always want to play it.
8 = Very good game; I like to play. Probably I'll suggest it and I'll never turn down a game.
7 = Good game; Usually willing to play.
6 = Okay game; There is some element of fun or challenge; will play sporadically if in the right mood.
5 = Fair game; Slightly boring or not fun for me. I can take it or leave it.
4 = Not so good; It doesn't get me but I could be talked into it on occasion.
3 = Bad; Likely won't play this again but could be convinced.
2 = Extremely annoying game; Won't play this ever again.
1 = Clearly broken; You won't catch me dead playing this.

*Ratings are subject to change. If, for instance, I love a game but if everyone I know hates it and I never get play the rating could fall. Or if I'm "mleh" about a game but everyone loves it or it is a good social game the rating could grow.

**Game Buying Rule: only buy a game you have played or have watched a video review. Episode of Will Wheaton's Table Top counts as a review.

***Are you familiar with "Epic Rap Battles of History"? I hear the announcers voice in my head whenever I read "Tiny Epic Kingdoms."

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Simple Woman Daybook 148

FOR TODAY: January 4, 2015
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Blog.

Outside my window...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Finally, I don't think the weather realizes its more than a week late. There is lots of white stuff falling, I believe it is called snow. It has been so long since I last saw it I can't be quite sure. My one questions. couldn't it have arrived while I was still with sister and could have made a real snowman?

I am thinking about...so many things: goals for 2015, up coming changes to my living arraignments, today's to do list, costumes, my sister and ways for us to hang out more. music, books, the Bible, sermons, friendships, and well life.

I am thankful for...hot showers.

In the kitchen...over my holidays I picked up two notepads from Knock Knock, one is a "What To Eat" menu plan and the other is "What I Ate" my plan is to use them this year. I start the "What to eat" planning this afternoon and the "What I ate" tomorrow.

I am wearing...one of my favourite outfits: my black and white polka dot dress with a yellow shirt underneath and a yellow belt. I've also got tan lace up boots. I was going to change into a pair of black and white pumps but the boots are warmer.

I am creating...knit garland (still). I'm also preparing a set of five cards for a card making "stamp camp" workshop happening tomorrow. If you are interested in making birthday cards with me and are local let me know and I'll save you a spot.

I am going...to reorganize my whole house this week.

I am wondering...about Christians that believe in an older earth creation and/or evolution and how they interrupter Genesis. If you have any insight or sources I could research more about the topic please leave a comment.

I am reading...I finished Mountain of Spices last night. I am not sure what I am going to read next.

I am hoping...to be more productive than I expect.

I am looking forward to...the Gathering (Wesleyan pastors conference) next week.

I am learning...patience.

I am hearing...the hum of my computer.

Around the house...so much to do to get it ready for people visiting tomorrow.

One of my favorite things...warm hugs. I could be Olaf, only I'm not made of snow.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...This is my busy week. The week when all of my "every other week" events happen. No plans for tonight, hopefully games might happen, Tomorrow is the stamp camp, Tuesday I have an invitation to the movies but I should stay home and move stuff out of the spare room, Wednesday should be Life Group, Thursday is youth group, Friday is GEMS (our girls' club), Saturday I'll working on the changes to living arrangements (full of vagueness but I need to confirm a few things out before I announce the changes).

A Picture (or two) To Share:...airport goodbyes with my family

 
  I think that is one of the best pictures I have of Mom and me :)

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Book Stats: 2014

Welcome to 2014 edition of "Liz's Reading Habits." This is the 7th year that I have kept track of my reading habits, I didn't post 2013's results but I still recorded everything I read. I still find the results interesting enough to keep up the habit. Here are the results:

Total Books Read:
2014 -10 books (including audio books, 7 without)
2013 -70 books (including audio books, 42 without)
2012 -82 books (including audio books, 64 without)
2011 -60 books (including audio books, 40 without)
2010 -72 books (including audio books, 48 without)
2009 -72 books (including audio books, 63 without)
2008 -66 books

Non-Fiction Books Read:
2014 -1 book
2013 -5 books
2012 -13 books
2011 -9 books
2010 -14 books
2009 -15 books
2008 -13 books

Fiction Books Read:
2014 -9 books
2013 -65 books
2012 -64 books
2011 -51 books
2010 -58 books
2009 -57 books
2008 -53 books

2014 Stats:
Audio Books Listened To -3 books
Highest Reading Month -February, June and July with 2 books
Lowest Reading Month -January, August, September, October, and November with 1 book

Book Goals for 2015:
I didn't have any goals for 2014. This year my overall goal is to read 40 books, plus achieve all the reading challenges I signed up for yesterday.

Movie Stats: 2014

It's time for the 2014 edition of "Liz's Movie Watching Habits." It's like the Book Stats about my reading habits only this time its about movie watching habits. Here are the results:

Movies Watched:

2014 -72 movies
2013 -63 movies
2012 -53 movies
2011 -60 movies
2010 -72 movies
2009 -90 movies
2008 -104 movies

Animated Movies:
2014 -9 movies
2013 -11 movies
2012 -7 movies
2011 -10 movies
2010 -10 movies
2009 -15 movies
2008 -16 movies

Movies Watched With Youth Group:
2014 -4 movies
2013 -3 movies
2012 -2 movies
2011 -1 movie
2010 -15 movies
2009 -11 movies

Highest Viewing Month
2014 -April: 16 movies
2013 -May: 13 movies
2012 -May: 9 movies
2011 -July: 12 movies
2010 -December: 14 movies
2009 -December: 19 movies

Lowest Viewing Month
2014 -February: 2 movies
2013 -February and November: 1 movie
2012 -January and October: 1 movie
2011 -February: 0 movies
2010 -November: 2 movies
2009 -November: 2 movies

Movie Goals for 2015:
I didn't have any goals for 2015. I enjoy movies, but I think averaging only 5 movies a month would allow me to do more of the other things I enjoy. So my goal for the year is only 60 movies.

Friday, January 02, 2015

2015 Reading Challenges

My friend, Aurora, suggested a few reading challenges to me. I've missed reading challenges this past year, and reading in general. I only read 10 books in 2014, down from 70 in 2013. I think getting the internet at home and Netflix were huge factors but not signing up for any reading challenge played a part. I love stories in any format, but books tell stories differently that TV and movies.

I want to get back into reading and so I am signing up for 15 challenges. Thank you Aurora for the motivative suggestion! If you want to find more or different reading challenges try A Novel Challenge.

Outdo Yourself
Hosted by: Book Vixen
2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Level: I'm on Fire! -read 16+ books over last year.
My Goal: 30 books for a total of 40 read
Progress: 0 out of 30

Cloud of Witnesses
Hosted by: Becky of Operation Actually Read Bible
Level: Comfortable -6-8 Books by Christian Authors
My Goal: 6 Books Christian Authors
Progress: 0 out of 6

Operation Deeper Faith
Hosted by: Becky of Operation Actually Read Bible
Level: No Levels
My Goal: Read the Bible
Progress: 0 out of 66 Books of the Bible

Library Challenge
Hosted by: bookjourney.net
Level: Seasoned -17-22 items checked out
My Goal: 20 items checked out
Progress: 0 out of 20

Non-Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Introverted Reader
Nonfiction Reading Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader
Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography
at FreeDigitalPhotos.net















Level: Explorer -6-10 non-fiction books
My Goal: 8 non-fiction books
Progress: 0-8

TBR Pile
Hosted by: Evie Bookish

Level: A Firm Handshake -1-10 books from "my to read" pile
My Goal: 5 books from my "to be read" pile
Progress: 0 out of 5

Flights of Fantasy
Hosted by: Alexa Loves Books

Level: No Levels
My Goal: 10 fantasy books
Progress: 0 out of 10

New Author Challenge
Hosted by: Literary Escapism
NAC.2015
Level: 15 new to me authors (I would have preferred a 5-10 level)
My Goal: 15 new to me authors
Progress: 0 out of 15

The Color Coded Reading Challenge
Hosted by: My Reader's Block

Level: No Levels
My Goal: Read 9 books that match the 9 color title/cover challenge goals
Progress: 0 out of 9

Cloak and Dagger
Hosted by: A Bookish Girl

Level: Amelia Peabody -10 mystery/suspense/thriller books
My Goal: 10 mystery books
Progress: 0 out of 10

Fairy Tale Challenge
Hosted by: Daily Prophecy
The Daily Prophecy










Level: Magic Mirror -5-9 books that retell a fairy tale
My Goal: 5 books
Progress: 0 out of 5

Audiobook Challenge
Hosted by: The Book Nympho











Level: Socially Awkward -15-20 audio books
My Goal: 15 audio books
Progress: 0 out of 15

What Would Jane Do
Hosted by: Mrs. Vucci of Writing Our Fairy Tale
Level: Jane's Wisdom -3-5 Austin or Austin inspired books and 3-5 Austin movies
My Goal: 3 books and 3 movies
Progress: 0 out of 6

Harry Potter Re-Read
Hosted by: bookjourneney.net
G2b
Level: Seventh Year -I have read all of the Harry Potter Books
My Goal: Since I missed the start of this challenge, I am going to try and re-read 1-3 before it's over to count as a win but I also want to re-read the whole series before December 31st, 2015
Progress: 0 out of 4 and 0 out of 7

Reading Challenge Addict
Hosted by: Reading Challenge Addict
Reading Challenge Addict
Level: In Flight -enter and complete 11-15 reading challenges
My Goal: 15 challenges (including this one)
Progress: 0 out of 15