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July’s Reading Challenge

This challenge was hosted on My Vampire Book Obsession


July Monthly Challenge

Duration:
July 1 – July 31

How It Works…
Ten books each month is a lot, so there will be 5 different levels. Pick which level you want to do and that’s how many items you will need to check off..

Levels:
Transitional – 2 books
Fledgling – 4 books
Vampire – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books

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1. July begins with J. Read a book with a word in the title, series, or author’s name that begins with J.

2. Choose one….
🍺 July’s birthstone is Ruby, which symbolizes contentment. Read a book with HEA – Happily Ever After.
🍺 Birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lilly. Read a book with flowers on the cover.
🍺 Zodiac sign is Cancer. A Water sign. Read a book with water/river/ocean/water fall on the cover.
🍺 International Tiger Day on July 29th. Read a book with a tiger on the cover. (Lots of shifter books out there)
🍺 National Sleepy Head Day (Finland). Read a book with bears or bear shifters.

3. July 1st is Canada Day. Read a book with Red or White, Red and White cover. Note the Red needs to be at least 50%

4. July 4th Independence Day USA – Read a book set in the USA. (Easy peasy)

5. Navy Day in Ukraine. Read a book where the the MC is in the Army, Navy, FBI, or any armed force.

6. Feast of the Most Precious Blood. Read a book with blood on the cover.

7. World Chocolate Day. Read a book with chocolate on the cover or a book with Brown Cover.

8. Nikolai Tesla Day. Read a book with fast cars/or bikes or even a magical transportation, Or any of them on the cover.

9. Elderly Men Day (Kiribati). Read a book with someone who is ancient….vampires/werewolves/Immortals!!

10. Malala Day. Read a book with a strong, kick-ass heroine.

BONUS: Read any book with Heroes (army/navy/warriors) to honour so many Independence Day in July. If you can’t find a book in any of the tasks, use this book to replace it.


My responses…

1. July begins with J. Read a book with a word in the title, series, or author’s name that begins with J. Jennifer Ashley Shifter Made 1/7/17

2. Choose one….
🍺 July’s birthstone is Ruby, which symbolizes contentment. Read a book with HEA – Happily Ever After.
 The Corinthian 2/7/17

3. July 1st is Canada Day. Read a book with Red or White, Red and White cover. Note the Red needs to be at least 50% Micro 1/7/17

4. July 4th Independence Day USA – Read a book set in the USA. (Easy peasy) Rachel’s Holiday 4/7/17

5. Navy Day in Ukraine. Read a book where the the MC is in the Army, Navy, FBI, or any armed force. Written in Red 5/7/17

6. Feast of the Most Precious Blood. Read a book with blood on the cover.

7. World Chocolate Day. Read a book with chocolate on the cover or a book with Brown Cover. Royal Passion 3/7/17

8. Nikolai Tesla Day. Read a book with fast cars/or bikes or even a magical transportation, Or any of them on the cover. The 100 10/7/17

9. Elderly Men Day (Kiribati). Read a book with someone who is ancient….vampires/werewolves/Immortals!! Pleasure of a Dark Prince 5/7/17

10. Malala Day. Read a book with a strong, kick-ass heroine. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 11/7/17

BONUS: Read any book with Heroes (army/navy/warriors) to honour so many Independence Day in July. If you can’t find a book in any of the tasks, use this book to replace it. Murder of Crows 12/7/17

Shifter Made (Shifters Unbound, #0.5) by Jennifer Ashley Micro by Michael Crichton The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer Royal Passion (Royal, #2) by Jennifer Blake Rachel's Holiday (Walsh Family, #2) by Marian Keyes Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9) by Kresley Cole The 100 (The 100, #1) by Kass Morgan Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop

Harry Potter Read Along

Hi, guys!

I (like a lot of other people) love Harry Potter! It’s been long enough now since I read the books that a lot of the details are no longer fresh in my mind, some things from the movies have replaced my memories of the books as well. So I decided it’s time to do a reread of the entire series and this time include the other books set in the Potterverse as well (like Fantastic Beasts).

I would love to do a series read along with a few people for this. It’s just such a fun story (well, it get’s a bit darker later) and I would love to do chats and Q&A’s on each book. Talk about favourite scenes, characters and how they compare to the movies.

I haven’t decided on a platform yet, it depends on how much interest there is in doing the read along. It will most likely be on either Goodreads or Facebook and I will of course post here as well.

If you would like to join in please comment below and I will update soon with all the details for the read along.

Thanks for reading!

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Time for Tea Challenge

This challenge was in Nothing But Reading Challenges on Goodreads for January. I really enjoyed this challenge. I thought it was so original.

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After all those Christmas and New Year celebrations, there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to warm you up and help you wind down. Put the kettle on, grab a book and join in this challenge.

Duration 1 to 31 January

Rules
Read a book for each of the steps below. Then if you like, have another cuppa and read some more. You may read the steps in order or out of order or skip steps, it’s up to you.

Step 1 – Boil the water
Read books that are a bit “steamy”, set in a hot climate or make you feel warm inside. Or books where the author’s name or title begins with B, O, I or L.

Step 2 – Choose your tea
Read books with a color on the cover to match the type of tea you choose.
Black – black tea
Green – green tea
White – white tea
Brown – oolong tea
Red – rooibos tea
Orange – herbal tea

Step 3 – Steep the tea
Read books with page counts to indicate how strong you like your tea
Weak – under 150 pages
Medium – 151 to 300 pages
Strong – 301 pages or more

Step 4 – Sweet?
Read books to indicate how sweet you like your tea.
No sugar – Stand alone novel
One spoonful – Book one in a series
Two spoonfuls – Book two in a series
Honey – Book three in a series
Artificial sweetener – Book four in a series

Step 5 – Black or white?
Read books to indicate what else to add to your tea
No milk – General fiction genre
Just a dash – Romance/chick lit genre book
Lots of milk – Young Adult/new adult genre book
Cream – Fantasy/sci fi genre book
Soy milk – Mystery/thriller genre book
Lemon – Non fiction genre book

Levels
description Have a cuppa – 1 to 5 books
description Tea for two – 6 to 10 books
description Tea party – 11 or more books

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Level: Tea Party 11 + books

Step 1 – Boil the water
Read books that are a bit “steamy”, set in a hot climate or make you feel warm inside. Or books where the author’s name or title begins with B, O, I or L. Dark Desires After Dusk 2/1/17 Halfway to the Grave 13/1/17 Deceit 15/1/17 The Leopard Prince 18/1/17

Step 2 – Choose your tea
Read books with a color on the cover to match the type of tea you choose.
Black – black tea Raphael 8/1/17 Depravity 16/1/17
Green – green tea
White – white tea
Brown – oolong tea
Red – rooibos tea Carmilla 1/1/17
Orange – herbal tea The Professional 20/1/17

Step 3 – Steep the tea
Read books with page counts to indicate how strong you like your tea
Weak – under 150 pages Shitty Beer 6/1/17
Medium – 151 to 300 pages Before Midnight 8/1/17
Strong – 301 pages or more Changes 16/1/17 Ghost Story 20/1/17

Step 4 – Sweet?
Read books to indicate how sweet you like your tea.
No sugar – Stand alone novel
One spoonful – Book one in a series Spider’s Bite 11/1/17
Two spoonfuls – Book two in a seriesClaimed By Shadow 6/1/17
Honey – Book three in a series Devastation 17/1/17 Refugee 22/1/17
Artificial sweetener – Book four in a series

Step 5 – Black or white?
Read books to indicate what else to add to your tea
No milk – General fiction genre
Just a dash – Romance/chick lit genre book Here There Be Monsters 23/1/17
Lots of milk – Young Adult Shiver 5/1/17
Cream – Fantasy/sci fi genre book Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files 18/1/17
Soy milk – Mystery/thriller genre book Small Favor 2/1/17
Lemon – Non fiction genre book

1st Cup
Boil water, Rooibos tea, Weak, Two Spoons Sugar, Lots of Milk. Dark Desires After Dusk, Carmilla, Shitty Beer, Claimed By Shadow, Shiver.
Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu Shitty Beer by Karen Chance Claimed By Shadow (Cassie Palmer, #2) by Karen Chance Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

2nd Cup
Boil water, Black tea, Medium, One spoonful sugar, Soy milk. Halfway to the Grave, Raphael, Before Midnight, Spider’s Bite, Small Favor
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Raphael (Vampires in America, #1) by D.B. Reynolds Before Midnight (Blood Prince, #1) by Jennifer Blackstream Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher

3rd Cup
Boil water, Black tea, Strong, Honey, Cream Deceit, Depravity, Changes, Devastation, Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files
Deceit (Beastly Tales, #2) by M.J. Haag Depravity (Beastly Tales, #1) by M.J. Haag Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Devastation (Beastly Tales #3) by M.J. Haag Side Jobs Stories From the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5) by Jim Butcher

4th Cup
Boil water, Herbal Tea, Strong, Honey, Just a Dash The Leopard Prince, The ProfessionalGhost Story, Refugee, Here There Be Monsters
The Leopard Prince (Princes Trilogy, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt The Professional (The Game Maker, #1) by Kresley Cole Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Refugee (The Captive, #3) by Erica Stevens Here There Be Monsters (Iron Seas, #0.5) by Meljean Brook