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Friday, December 7, 2012

2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge

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

This challenge is being hosted by Jessica from Books: A True Story!

Here are the details copied from Jessica's blog:
2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge

Hi everyone! I’m really excited for next year’s Dusty Bookshelf Challenge.  I started this challenge to read those books that have been sitting on my shelf for a long time or books that I don’t own, but that I’ve been meaning to read for years.  It’s up to you what books qualify for this challenge.

Because of the awesome people in the Dusty Bookshelf Goodreads group, I have even more fun things to add to the challenge this year.  There will be a theme for every month to help you pick books from your list.  Last year we had themes like Page to Screen, Animals, Young Adult, and Jane Austen.  Since these themes were so much fun in the Goodreads group, I’m going to share the theme on my blog monthly as well.  The Goodreads group also has a challenge widget to keep track of your progress!

I’m also going to do mini-challenges every month.  Here’s the schedule of the mini-challenges next year:
  • Jan. – Quote Game
  • Feb. – Share your favorite cover
  • Mar.  - Swag Swap
  • April – Pick my Read
  • May – Soundtrack your Book
  • June – Read your Biggest Book
  • July – eBooks
  • Aug. – Clear your Shelves
  • Sept. – Read your Dustiest Book
  • Oct.-  Book Buying Ban Moral Support
  • Nov. – Share your Fav. Holiday Books
  • Dec. – Final Giveaway and Link-up
There will also be a few giveaways throughout the year!  The giveaways will be mostly for the review link-ups every three months.  The review link-ups are for you to link up the book reviews of books that you’ve read for the challenge.  The first review link-up will be in March.

You can participate in as many or as few themes and mini-challenges as you’d like.  They aren’t required – they’re just for fun and motivation.

How to Sign-up

1. Sign-up with a blog post, by joining the Goodreads group, or leaving a comment on this post.  Be sure to link your blog post in the linky below.  Include in your blog post the badge and your list of books you want to read.

2. Pick a level:
~Pixie Dust – Read 0-5 books
~Dust Bunny – Read 5-10 books
~Cobwebs – Read 10-15 books
~Grungy – Read 20+ books

EXTRA CREDIT-Say how long that book has been sitting on your shelf!

Thanks so much for signing up!
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 DUST BUNNY (read 5-10 dusty books).


I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1) [on the shelf since 2009]
  2. White Cat by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book #1)  [on the shelf since 2010]
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #1) [on the shelf since 1997] 
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #1) [on the shelf since 2011] 
  5. By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman [on the shelf since 2009]
  6. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (Scholastic Biographies) [on the shelf since 2009]
  7. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark, Book #1) [on the shelf since 2011]
  8. The Perilous Road by William O. Steele [on the shelf since 2009] 
  9. Beastly by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1) [on the shelf since 2011] 
  10. Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman [on the shelf since 2009]
  11. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #1) [on the shelf since 2009] 
  12. Beastly: Lindy's Diary by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1.5) [on the shelf since 2012]
  13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #2) [on the shelf since 1998] 
  14. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #2) [on the shelf since 2009] 
  15. The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt [on the shelf since 2009]
  16. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens [on the shelf since 2011]  
  17. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #2) [on the shelf since 2012]  
  18. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr [on the shelf since 2009] 
  19. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Caddie Woodlawn, Book #1) [on the shelf since 2009]    


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