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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Foodies Read 2013 Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be Reading At The Beach!

Here are the details copied from Vicki's challenge blog, which she has created just for the challenge:
The Foodies Read 2013 Challenge

Many of us who love to eat also love to read. But we go beyond that. We love to read about food. If that is you, then you are invite to join us in the Foodies Read Challenge for 2013. This is the second year in which we’ll indulge ourselves with good food writing.

If you are new to a food/reading challenge, you may be wondering – what is a “food book”? A food book is a book which is centered around food and/or drinks. That could be a cookbook, a food biography or memoir, a non-fiction book focused around a specific food, wine, chef or restaurant. Also allowed is a fictional story in which food plays a major role.

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. Decide how many food books you want to read in 2013. Pick one of the reading levels below. Remember, this is a challenge, so try pushing yourself.


Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books

Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books

Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books

Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18

Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

2. Grab the challenge button and write a post on your blog so we can spread the word. No blog? That’s okay. Sign up in the comments section.

3. After you read each book for the challenge, come back here and tell us about it. Click on the correct category for your book (on the menu bar) and post the link to your review. We’ll use the same categories as last year: Cookbooks, Memoirs/Biographies, Fiction, and Nonfiction. I’ll also include a page where you link up your Challenge Wrap-Up post.


The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2013.

You don’t need a pre-selected list of books.

It’s okay to cross over with other challenges.

Any book format is allowed (print, audio, ebook)
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for "SHORT ORDER COOK" (read 1-3 food books).


I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #8)
  2. Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #9) 
  3. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #1)  


  1. I'm so glad you joined Darlene!! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read!


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