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2013 Reading Challenge – Cruisin’ Through the Cozies Reading Challenge 2013

Hi all,

It is that very exciting time of year where I can once again choose which reading challenges I want to be a part of – LOVE THIS time of year!   I did pretty well in my 2012 challenges (a wrap up post is coming soon!), so I think I am going all out this year and signing up for even more – after all, what is the worst that can happen – I simply don’t finish 🙂

Here is Challenge #1 for me, one of my favorites, The 2013 Crusin’ Through The Cozies Challenge hosted by Socrates Book Reviews.

cruisin through the cozies

So, here are the rules…

1. Choose the level you wish to

Level 1 – Snoop – Read at least 6 books

Level 2 –
Investigator – Read 7-12 books

Level 3 – Super Sleuth – Read 13 or more

2. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 and ends December 31,

3. You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you
can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other

4. Books can be in any format – paper, audio, ebooks…it all

5. You don’t have to post a review, but I’m sure others would
love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to
their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don’t have a blog and want to
participate, that’s fine. You don’t have to have a blog, just post in the
comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and
review the books there, that’s fine too. Just leave us the link.

6. Take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add
your name to Mr. Linky below. Just click here. Please use the link of your
challenge post, not the link to your home page.

7. I’m going to have one link for signing up, one link for completed reviews and one link for your wrap
up posts. I won’t be having a monthly link, just one for all reviews read for
this challenge.

I’m signing up for the Super Sleuth level – read 13 or more books!

Have fun!

And remember,

Books Are Life,




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Off the Shelf 2012 Reading Challenge!!!

   Hi Friends,

        If anyone has seen my reading shelf, you will know this is the perfect reading challenge for me for 2012.  I did this challenge in 2011 and read 11 out of 15 books – not bad! 

Happy Reading 2012!


Off The Shelf 2012 Reading Challenge

January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

This is the second year running for Off The Shelf!, with last year being an overwhelming success (over 300 participants), and we hope this year it does just as well! There are some differences this time, thanks to a new year, new place, and some experience. Have a read below, if you have any questions ask away, and the most important part of it is to have fun!

What It’s All About

Do you love books? Do you love them so much your to be read list seems to keep growing, and growing, and growing? Is space on your bookshelf taken up with unread books? Is your eBook library burgeoning with unread stories? We’ve been there at BA and we still are!

This challenge is to read those books you own a copy of, print, digital, and audio, you have been meaning to read, but never gotten to. If you don’t own enough books for the challenge you can read your TBR list instead. And no, you do not need to get rid of your books afterwards, that’s completely your choice, this challenge is only to read them.

The Deets
  • The Main Rule: Do not include books acquired during 2012, it defeats the purpose, read those books from before 2012 started!
  • Running Dates:1st of January – 31st of December 2012
  • When Can I Sign Up:All the way up to the last two weeks of December!
  • Crossover Genres:Anything! The name of the game is to turn those unread books into read ones.
  • Mr Linky:To use the Mr Linky you’ll need to click on the graphic then enter your link. These will be updated and posted into this page every couple of weeks or so.
  • Further Details: Crossover challenges are fine, you can change levels at any time, this is eBook, short story, and graphic novel friendly, and you don’t need a blog to join in (read further for details).
The How To
  1. Choose Your Level:These are listed further down and you can change levels at any time.
  2. Grab The Badge:Place it somewhere on your blog, profile, or in a signature where possible and link back (main page or this page, it’s up to you).
  3. Sign Up Post:Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (only if allowed) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of books is optional).
  4. Link Up: Grab the directURL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Mr Linky graphic and enter your link!
  5. Blogless? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads, Shelfari included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment!
  1. Your Reviews: Reviewing is optional! But if you do review we’d love for you to share them by submitting them on the Review Page(including social networks).
  2. Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the Completion Post page!
Challenge Levels
  1. Tempted– Choose 5 booksto read
  2. Trying – Choose 15 booksto read
  3. Making A Dint – Choose 30 booksto read
  4. On A Roll – Choose 50 booksto read
  5. Flying Off – Choose 75 booksto read
  6. Hoarder – Choose between 76-135 booksto read
  7. Buried – Choose between 136-200 books to read
Extra Challenges

If you feel like that extra kick to your reading challenges here’s a couple you can choose from.

  • World:Choose a country as your theme, reading only books from that country or where it’s the setting. For how high you go you can choose more than one country;
    • Level Tempted and Trying: Choose one country
    • Level Making a Dint and On A Roll: Choose two countries
    • Level Flying Off to end of Hoarder: Choose three countries
    • Level Buried: Choose four countries.
  • Gender Battle: Read books only by female or male authors. Another alternative is to read equal amounts of both.

And Remember,

Books Are Life,


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