Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reading Challenges Wrap Up Post


Challenge
Progress
3/9
3/3
7/7 and 5 prompts
25/25 (to link up still)
1/10
Many that I linked up regularly
Many that I linked up regularly
1
6/7 
6/6


What's in a Name: COMPLETED - 6/6

My list of books for this challenge - the ones I actually read as opposed to the ones I actually made in the start here.
  1. A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Journeys on the Silk Road (man-made topographical feature!)
  2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells (also works for another challenge) - Completed - Jan 26 2012
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title:  Margaret and the Moth Tree - completed Nov 12th 2012
  4. A book with a type of house in the title: The Lilac House http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2012/03/world-of-words-wednesday-book-reviews.htmlby Anita Nair (Release date: Apr 24, 2012) - completed March 19, 2012
  5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Nutshell Library - completed Dec 3 2012
  6. A book with a something you'd find on a calendar in the title: Thimble Summer - completed Dec 3 2012

South Asian challenge- NOT COMPLETED - 6 out of 7 - Here are the books I completed - 6/7 - I did read a few others but did not complete reviews for them
The Sari Shop (Review completed)
The Twentieth Wife  (Review completed)
Last Man in the Tower (Review completed)
The Lilac House (Review completed) (crossover from another challenge)
The Immortals of Meluha (review completed)
Journeys on the Silk Road (review completed)
Feast of Roses (Completed reading - review to come - still)
Secret of the Nagas(reading now)

Books-published-in-the-first-years-of-my-life-challenge - COMPLETED - 3 OUT OF 3 - I picked the Toddler Level for this challenge - first three years
For my level picked up, here are the books I finally read from the choices I had here
1974: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
1975: Danny, the Champion of the World is a 1975 children's book by Roald Dahl.
1976: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver





Classics Challenge 2012 -

COMPLETED - 7/7 books and 4+ prompts - Read seven works of Classic Literature in 2012.Only three of the seven may be re-reads
Books Completed: 
Pride and Prejudice
What Katy Did (reread)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (reread)
Prompts completed: 
January Prompt - The Author - The First Men in the Moon - H.G.Wells
July Prompt - Lasting Impression - What Katy Did
August Prompt - Quote - What Katy Did
September Prompt - Music - What Katy Did/Thimble Summer
October Prompt - Chapter Musings - Pride and Prejudice
December Prompt - Wrap Up Post - this one!!

Back to the Classics Challenge at  Sarah Reads Too Much - NOT COMPLETED -(3/9 - if I consider reviews completed and posted. If I take into account the books I completed reading but did not post reviews for, then it is 6/9) - 
This one, I thought I will complete. But two things happened, I did not actually complete reading all the books in the categories, and second, I did not complete reviews of books that I did finish reading. So this is a challenge I did not complete at all.
  •  Any 19th Century Classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen first published in 1813 - completed reading - yet to review
  • Any 20th Century Classic- The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells first published in 1901 :) completed.
  • Reread a classic of your choice: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne - completed reading - yet to review
  • A Classic Play: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - completed
  • Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction: Sherlock Holmes - started reading - did not finish
  • Classic Romance - The Fox by D.H.Lawrence - reading - almost done
  • Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language   - To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language.  
    • I am choosing - The Little Prince - - reading - almost done
  • Classic Award Winner  - To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award.  - Thimble Summer- completed
  • Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime  - To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either.  Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count. - What Katy Did - - completed reading - yet to review
The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men Challenge 2012
NOT COMPLETED - Again, the same comments as for the previous 'Back to Classics Challenge' hold true here.
The books are (in no spe­cific order):
Drac­ula by Bram Stoker - could not finish reading (not because did not like it but other things came in the way)
Twenty Thou­sand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne - - completed reading - yet to review
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Steven­son - - completed reading - yet to review
The Invis­i­ble Man by H.G. Wells - did not get to reading
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells - Completed - Jan 26 2012
– Any Fu Manchu novel - The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu -  - did not get to reading
– Any Sher­lock Holmes novel - could not finish reading (not because did not like it but other things came in the way)
– Any Allan Quater­main novel - Allan Quatermain -- could not finish reading (not because did not like it but other things came in the way)
– Any James Bond novel- did not get to reading
and
- The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men graphic novel to tie it all together. (if you don't have it in your local library Ama­zon sells afford­able issues). -- did not get to reading
2012 e-book Challenge COMPLETED - Need To Link UP YET - For the eBook Challenge, I never got around to linking up, but I must have finished it since many of the books I read and reviewed this year were eBooks, so maybe I should link up and consider this completed :)
25/25
NOT COMPLETED - Sadly, though I started off enthusiastically, and am pretty sure I must have completed many books from the monthly prompts here, I did not check regularly, nor did I complete too many reviews of romances I read (which is a pretty big number)
So, not completed. 

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