Category Archives: memes and challenges

2017 Mt TBR Challenge – Mountaineering Checkpoint #1

In an effort to get my unread book count under control I joined the My Reader’s Block Mount TBR Challenge this year. I didn’t want to be unrealistic so aimed to read at least 36 books that I owned prior … Continue reading

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2017: Bookish Goals

Last year I did reasonably well with my reading goals and generally found they provided a good, if loose, structure to my reading and buying habits. I’m going to follow a similar path for 2017 while trying to work on … Continue reading

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Five years and 96 books later (thoughts on the Australian Women Writers Challenge)

The Australian Women Writers Challenge was born five years ago out of a frustration that books written by women are not taken as seriously as those written by men. Not reviewed as much. Not awarded as often and so on. … Continue reading

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2016 – Crimes of the Century

As a way to ensure I read some older crime books in addition to the contemporary ones I generally prefer, I set myself a personal challenge this year to participate in the Crimes of the Century meme at least 6 … Continue reading

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The TBR Book Tag

All year I’ve been struggling with a personal goal to get my TBR below 100 books. I haven’t gotten there and I now know it’s not going to happen with less than two months to go. But I still want to … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge

For the second year in a row I happily participated in the Australian Women Writers Challenge which aims to overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and … Continue reading

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My Life in Books 2013

For the fifth year in a row here is a fun meme whereby participants complete set sentences using only the titles of books read during the year. Once again we can thank Pop Culture Nerd for coming up with the … Continue reading

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The Book Q & A

After seeing several responses to this Q & A about reading habits and bookish likes and dislikes – including Angela’s and Margot’s – I couldn’t help but start answering the questions myself. I suspect it’s a moment in time kind … Continue reading

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2012 – Wrapping up the Australian Women Writers Challenge

I signed up for the highest of the three levels of the inaugural Australian Women Writer’s Challenge which required me to read and review 10 books written by Australian women. I also agreed to ‘dabble’ with genres which meant reading more … Continue reading

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Taking on the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2013

I must have had some kind of psychic foreboding that 2012 was not going to be an easy reading year for me as I only signed up for one reading challenge rather than the half-dozen or more of recent years. … Continue reading

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