Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challenges Update ~ #2015HW, #ShelfLove, #COYER, LGBT Challenge, Mythology Challenge ~ January

Where did January go? Are y'all wondering the same thing? We're already one month in to 2015! I did pretty well with my challenges this month. Here is the update:


I'd slated to read Bully by Penelope Douglas and Endure by Carrie Jones this month. I only succeeded in reading Bully. That puts me at 50%, which in my book is an "F".  :(

Since I set my goal at Level 3, I get a free pass...which sadly I'm using in the first month! I will have to use one of my extra credits to make it up. (I have 2 of those)

I'm going to attempt to read Endure tomorrow...I'll update here if I get it finished.

***UPDATE 1/31/15 @ 5:21 MDT***

Just like in college...I finished my Reading Assigment. Endure was a fabulous ending to the Need Series. And I get to keep my Pass and Extra Credit for this challenge!! YAY!!!

Show Your Shelves Some Love: No Book Buying Challenge

I've shown my shelves some love - my digital shelves anyway. ;) I've read 13 books so far! You can click here to check out the books and their reviews on Goodreads. 

As part of this challenge, I budgeted $10/month for books. I'll have a budget post in Feburary so y'all can see how I'm working my system. ;) But I've spent $3 of my $10 so far in January. But per my system, I may or may not pick up some books tomorrow.

Also, I  created ways in which I could earn books. For every 3 books I read from my shelves, I earn a book. For every week that I exercise 5 days, I earn a book. And for every 5000 words I write on my book, I earn a book. So:

13 Books = 4 Books Earned
2 Weeks of 5 days of Exercise = 2 Books Earned

As for writing, I've barely written 3000 words the entire month! That's been a total fail! But I WILL do better in February!

Winter 2014-2015 COYER Sign Ups

So far, I've read 20 books for COYER. I haven't posted all my reviews yet, so I better get busy! I'm proud of the number of books I've cleaned off my ereaders, though. :)


I haven't read any of the books I'd slated for the LGBT Challenge. I'll work on this in February.

I've read Daimon and Half-Blood - which fulfill the requirements for this challenge. Half-Blood was the only one on my list, but since Daimon was a prequel, I *had* to read it too. :) So that's one of my list and an extra one to boot!

Not too bad, eh? Hopefully, I can do even better in February!


  1. Ooh, I love the idea of earning books for the #ShelfLove challenge! I might do that since my plan isn't really fixed :) Sounds like you're doing pretty well; good luck with February!

    My update:

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  2. Way to go on the challenges, Brandee! Even if you have to use your free pass for the Reading Assignment Challenge, you can still make it! I barely did, as Hex Hall was one of the books I had listed for my challenge, and it took me forever until I finally put it down at around 70%.
    You're doing really well with working out, too, I need to get back to that next week, I've been running around all over Geneva to teach, so I'm really looking forward to knowing that for the next while, my teaching will be done very close to home, and I know my schedule in advance once more.
    Have a fantastic weekend, my dear!
    *BIG HUGS*

  3. Ah I am sad to hear you didn't met your reading challenge goal this month. I started my book for that challenge as the first one of the month as I am so afraid I am going to fail that challenge.
    I am doign good with Coyer, although I have nowhere read as much as you yet, I am at 6 books for this challenge, but since my goal was 8 books, I think I am goign to reach that without trouble.

    Good luck with your goals next month and I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Good job with the #ShelfLove Challenge, Brandee! Can't wait to see your budget post.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews


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