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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Completed 2008 Reading Challenges

There's only about two weeks left in the month of December, and I've finally finished the last of the reading challenges I signed up for in 2008. Here's what I read:

Once Upon a Time Challenge II (3/21/08-6/20/08) - Finished 6/15/08

R.I.P III Reading Challenge 9/1/08 - 10/31/08 - Finished 10/26/08

Mythopoeic Award Challenge 1/1/08-12/31/08 - Finished 9/9/08

YA Challange 2008 (1/1/08-12/31/08) - Finished 12/9/08

TBR 2008 Challenge 1/1/08-12/31/08 - Finished 12/19/08

American Gods - Neil Gaiman - finished 7/9/08
Cordelia Underwood - Van Reid - finished 8/6/08
Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore - finished 8/28/08
The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue - Finished 1/31/08
Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny - finished 10/2/08
Idylls of the King - Alfred, Lord Tennyson - finished 6/23/08
Herodotus - The Histories - finished 12/19/08

Tam Lin – Pamela Dean - finished 9/9/08
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield - Finished 3/21/08
The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - finished 7/26/08
Austenland – Shannon Hale - finished 8/21/08
On Writing – Stephen King - finished 11/29/08

I also started and abandoned the Graphic Novels Challenge and the Soup's On Challenge. Soup's On doesn't actually end until next March, but I haven't been in much of a cooking phase this year, so I'm just going to be honest with myself and give that one up now, and start 2009 with a clean slate.

One thing I did learn was to be careful with the number of 12 month/12 books challenges I did. While I won't completely rule out 12 month challenges for next year, I'm going to try to do ones that don't involve quite so many books, in order to preserve my sanity. I think I like the smaller theme challenges that I can do in a short burst of time better than the longer ones.

I already have a number of interesting looking 2009 challenges bookmarked for consideration, so I'm sure once I get back from the Christmas festivities, those will be showing up here in the sidebar.


Nymeth said...

Congratulations on finishing them all! I'm still reading (re-reading, actually) my last book for the Mythopoeic challenge, but after that I'll be done too. And I'll celebrate by joining a bunch of new challenges for next year :P

Megan said...

Yep, I was initially telling myself I'd hold off on signing up for new challenges so I could do a little spontaneous reading, but there are so many new challenges coming in, and I want to sign up for a ton. Challenges are very addicting :)