I've got badges to earn, and lists to make, and quizes to complete, and goals to set, and, and, and! It's like they took everything I like most in life, wrapped it up in books, and gave it to me. I'm as happy as a cat in cream. A dolphin in the sea. A worm in a book.
Anyway, I'm plugging along, entering my books and my time, and looking out for a chance to make a good quiz. I joined last week, and I've already reached at least level one for most of the badges!
The badges include:
You've Joined! This one was not difficult.
Reading Time:I forget if I set a goal or if there is a program goal, but I haven't made it yet.
Ebook Reading: I got this one.
Reading Goal: I set this for I forget how many books but I haven't made it yet. Update: I made it. It was something silly like 17 books in two months or something.
Quiz Maker: I did one for Missoula.
Quiz Taker: I'm at level 15!
Quote: I used one from a poetry book. Also found a good one in Most Dangerous.
List: No surprise that I've earned this one!
Tag: I can throw some down!
Similar Title: This was fun, because I had just noticed similarities between two books.
Star Rating: Rate it, baby!
Shelve it!: This is just putting books on your Summer Reading list. I think it's supposed to only be library books. I'm at 8.
Comment : Soon I'll have something to say.
Summary: I'm not good at these. But I'll do one for a virtual badge!
Also, for my own personal Summer Reading, I want to do a book a day (#bookaday on twitter). I'll count on my picture books to keep me on track. Summer for me started on June 25th, and ends whenever the school year starts up again. So:
25: Missoula, Jon Krakauer
26: Lock In, John Scalzi
27:All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown, Sidney Taylor
28: The Spider's War, Daniel Abraham
29: Kiss Me Deadly, ed. Trisha Telep
30: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Darling Dahlia's and the Eleven O'Clock Lady, Susan Wittig Albert
- Starry River of the Sky, Grace Lin
- Only a Promise, Mary Balogh
- Castle in the Air, Diana Wynne Jones
- Death Cloud, Andrew Lane
- Midnight Blue, Pauline Fisk
- Fires of Winter, Roberta Gellis
- Hotel Ruby, Suzanne Young
- To Sail a Darkling Sea, John Ringo
- Demigods & Magicians, Rick Riordan
- Mystic and Rider, Sharon Shinn
- The Sword of Summer, Rick Riordan
- The Time Traders, Andre Norton
- The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
- Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce
- Bronze Gods, A.A. Aguirre
- Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, Susan Vaught
- Over Sea Under Stone, Susan Cooper
- Dog Warrior, Wen Spencer
- Royal Street, Suzanne Johnson
- My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola
- Death at Gills Rock, Patricia Skalka
- Listen, Slowly, Trannha Lai
- This Book Is Overdue..., Marilyn Johnson
- America: Imagine a World Without her, Dinesh D'Souza
- Born of Fury, Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Prey For a Miracle, Aimee Thurlo
- Heat of the Night, Sylvia Day
- Counterpunch, Aleksandr Voinov
- Only Enchanting, Mary Balogh
- Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas
- Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Bad Blood, Dana Stabenow
- Star Nomad, Lindsay Buroker
- Castaway Planet, Ryk E. Spoor
- Friendly Gables, Hilda Van Stockum
- Islands of Rage and Hope, John Ringo
- Cruel Miracles, Orson Scott Card
- Find Me, Rosie O'Donnell
- The Blackthorn Key, Kevin Sands
- A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah Maas
- Front Lines, Michael Grant
- 101 Famous Poems, ed. Roy Cook
- The Ordeal of Change, Eric Hoffer
- The Crocodile's Last Embrace, Suzanne Arruda
- Saga Vol 1, Brian Vaughan
- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
- Blackbird Fly, Erin Entrada Kelly
- Flight of Magpies, K.J. Charles
- The Hollow Boy, Jonathan Stroud
- I Could Do Anything... Barbara Sher
- March, Book Two, John Lewis
- Moon Called, Patricia Briggs
- One False Note, Gordon Korman
- The Golden Princess, S.M. Stirling
- Rapture in Death, J.D. Robb
- Jackdaw, K.J. Charles
- Town in a Cinnamon Toast, B.B. Haywood
- Hour of the Bees, Lindsay Eager
- Star Trek 2, James Blish
- Afternoon of the Elves, Janet Lisle
- Uncovering You: Contract, Scarlett Edwards
- The Man in the Brown Suit, Agathat Christie
- Brown-Eyed Girl, Lisa Kleypas
- The Last Wish, Andpzej Sapkowski
- White Night, Jim Dresden
- Galactic Derelict, Andre Norton
- Changes, Mercedes Lackey (end of summer)
- Sorcery and Cecelia, Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
- Lights Out! Donald Bain
- The Grand Tour, Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
- The Mislaid Magician Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
- Firewing, Kenneth Oppel
- World of Ptavvs, Larry Niven
- Queer Trade, K.J. Charles
- Eidolon, Grace Draven
- Beholding Bee, Kimberly Fusco
- Touching My Father's Soul, Jamling Tenzing Norgay
- Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash