Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Full House 2016 -- My Favorite Kind of Challenge!

Book Date is again hosting a Full House Challenge, where she designs a bingo card and then I try to read my way through it. I did it last year and had a lot of fun, and, as she advises, I mostly fell into the squares through the books I read anyway, so I just got to feel extra successful. This year I plan to use the same strategy.

Also, I really like the buttons Book Date designs for her challenges. She makes it look easy, but everything I try comes out looking like a smudge and then I avoid using it. So Kudos for her art, her initiative in running a challenge (I think she even has prizes!) and on her reading enthusiasms.

What do I have to try to read this year?  See below. I will have to think about what I want for my Self-Challenge.

Oh, I'm also going to try harder to link back up during the quarterly checkins, because that is social and one of my New Years Resolutions is to be more social:

  • Jan - March Link Up    
  • April - June Link Up
  • July - September Link Up
  • October - December Link Up

  • Full House Reading Challenge Grid 2016

    1. By author you wish was better known: Laura's Wolf, Lia Silver 1/8/16
    2. Published in 2016: Fire-Touched, Patricia Briggs, 4/1/16
    3. Book from series you love: Dick Francis's Refusal, Felix Francis 1/10/16
    4. Debut novel: Kat, Incorrigible, Stephanie Burgis 1/28/16
    5. Thought provoking book: Infandous, Elana K. Arnold 1/19/16
    6. Had laugh out loud moment(s): The Heist, Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
    7. Book Club Worthy: Libriomancer, Jim Hines 1/31/16
    8. Color Word in Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue Maggie Stiefvater 2/9/16
    9. Author's surname starts with same letter as yours: An Apprentice to Elves, Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear 1/19/16
    10. You didn't want to put it down: Mercenary Instincts, Ruby Lionsdrake 1/30/16
    11. Way out of Comfort Zone: Songs of Willow Frost, Jamie Ford 1/7/16
    12. Family Relationship in title:  A Bride's Story 6, Kaoru Mori 1/21/16
    13. Book you bought: I Lived on Butterfly Hill, Marjorie   1/4/16
    14. Setting begins with B:  The Truth Commission, Susan   1/8/16 (British Columbia)
    15. Author outside own country The Gospel of Loki, Joanne Harris 1/11/16
    16. Self Challenge= Nonfiction: Parallax, Alan Hirshfeld 2/4/16
    17. Memoir: I Will Always Write Back, Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, Liz Welch 2/20/16
    18. First in a series: The Eighth Day, Dianne Salerni 1/9/16
    19. You'd like to change the cover: The Veil, Chloe Neill 1/21/16
    20. A dominant color on cover:  Zero to Five, Tracy Cutchlow 1/22/16
    21. New author to you: Waiting For the Party, Ann Thwaite 1/20/16
    22. Would make a good movie: Prisoner, Lia Silver 1/18/16
    23. Library book: Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis 1/6/16
    24. Published 2015: All the Rage, Courtney Summers 1/22/16
    25. Been on TBR "forever": Rob Roy, Walter Scott 2/27/16

    25/25!!!!!!!!!! (Oops, typo, not done) DONE!


    1 comment:

    Kathryn T said...

    Beth, great - make sure you link this post to the finish post as it is up - you may have done already in which case disregard! Also with your summary posts you could link that post each time it contains one or more of the books and if you haven't you can for past posts so as to have a chance to win! Only if you want of course! Like your idea of rinse and repeat!