Friday, January 20, 2012

OUTDO YOURSELF Reading Challenge for 2012

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
In 2011, I read 100 books, with several sub-challenges. Because of a very full schedule, however, I did no reviews or recommendations. 

My goal for 2012 is to keep the number steady but begin adding my personal reflections, at least a line, for each.  I guess that puts me in the I'm on fire! level.

The way I have it planned, any reflections will be linked here, as well as on the page for any other challenge the book may fulfill.

If you're interested in participating, just click the challenge badge and you will be magically whisked off to the sponsoring site, The Book Vixen. Best of luck to everyone participating. The way I see it, everyone who reads is a winner! 

(Why yes, I am a Reading/ELA teacher. What makes you ask?)

1. Cat of the Century Rita Mae Brown       
2. Cat Striking Back - Shirley Rousseau Murphy    
3. Mile 81 (ebook) - Stephen King       
4. Freaks (ebook)- Tess Gerritson   
5. The Cat Sitter's Pajamas (ebook)- Blaize Clement     
7. bunnies (ebook)- Justin Cawthorn
8. Writing Critique: A Horror Short Story (ebook)- Rebecca M. Senese      
9. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro      
10. Double Booked For Death (ebook) - Ali Brandon     
11. The Rosary Bride (ebook) - Luisa Buehler     
12. The Lion Tamer (ebook) - Luisa Buehler     
13. The Station Master (ebook) - Luisa Buehler      
14. The Scout Master (ebook) - Louisa Buehler           
15. The Lighthouse Keeper (ebook) - Luisa Buehler
16. The Innkeeper (ebook) - Luisa Buehler    
17. The Reenactor (ebook) - Luisa Buehler
18. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith       
19. The Gunslinger - Stephen King
20. The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland Aged 42 and Three-Quarters (ebook) - Barbara Silkstone
21. The Cat, the Wife, and the Weapon (ebook) - Leann Sweeney
22. The Beekeeper's Apprentice (ebook) - Laurie King   
23. A Monstrous Regiment of Women (ebook) - Laurie King   
24. A Letter of Mary (ebook) - Laurie King   
25. The Moor (ebook) - Laurie King   
26. Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings - Matsuo Basho, Sam Hamill            
27. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King      
28. O Jerusalem (ebook) - Laurie R. King
29. Justice Hall (ebook) - Laurie R. King     
30. The Game (ebook) - Laurie R. King
31. Locked Rooms (ebook) - Laurie R. King     
32. The Language of Bees (ebook) - Laurie R. King     
33. The God of the Hive (ebook) - Laurie R. King     
34. The Pirate King - (ebook) - Laurie R. King     
35. Beekeeping for Beginners - (ebook) - Laurie R. King      
35. Afterlives of the Saints -  (ebook) Colin Dickey   
36. Copycat Killing - (ebook) - Sofie Kelly    
37. Last Bus to Woodstock - Colin Dexter    
38. Last Seen Wearing - Colin Dexter
39. The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn - Colin Dexter    
40. Book of Mercy - Leonard Cohen
41. Complete Poems: Ernest Hemingway - Ed. Nicholas Gerogiannis      
42. The Big Cat Nap - Rita Mae Brown
43. Victims - Jonathan Kellerman   
44. Service of All the Dead - Colin Dexter
45. The Dead of Jericho - Colin Dexter
46. The Riddle of the Third Mile - Colin Dexter    
47. The Secret of Annexe 3 - Colin Dexter
48. The Wench is Dead - Colin Dexter    
49. The Mind's Eye - Oliver Sacks  
50. The Jewel That Was Ours - Colin Dexter    
51. The Way Through the Woods - Colin Dexter   
52. American Smooth - Rita Dove  
53. The Daughters of Cain - Colin Dexter  
54. The I Chong - Tommy Chong  
55. Death is Now My Neighbor - Colin Dexter   
56. Leaving Yuba City - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni  
57. Gorrill's Orchard - Jeanne E. Clark
58. The Remorseful Day - Colin Dexter
59. Natasha Trethewey - Native Guard   
60. V is for Vengeance - Sue Grafton   
61. Morning Haiku - Sonia Sanchez  
62. Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches - Matsuo Basho   
63. Holocaust Poetry - Hilda Schiff, Ed.    
64. Dracula by Bram Stoker  
65. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Jules Verne    
66. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - by Mark Twain    
67. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson     
68. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux     
69. The Final Problem - from The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ebook)
70. Frozen Heat - Richard Castle   
71. Hallucinations - Oliver Sacks 
72. The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell  
73. King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard

UPDATE 1/27/12: Well, I've fallen far short of my 100 book commitment. But on the other hand, I wrote a review (sort of) for each book I read. Clicking on each title will enable you to share in the magic of my words. You're welcome go to the review (sort of) of the book.     

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