So, while I've been ignoring blogging, I haven't stopped reading (though there was a little blip in the fall, but we'll ignore that...).
Challenges In Progress (and expiring December 31):
1. 100+ Reading Challenge - ooh, so close...only 5 left!!!
2. A-Z Mystery Author Challenge - this one may be iffy...I've only read 1 of the required 9
3. Books to Movies Challenge - read the (2) books, now I just have to watch the (2) movies
4. Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge - currently standing at 4 of 10...I just need to get back into my romance reading groove
5. Cozy Mystery Challenge - okay, so this one closed in September, but I only have 1 book left!
6. Fantasy Reading Challenge - with only 2 left, I'm going to stretch it to include Doctor Who...he's the stuff of fantasy, right? ;)
7. First in a Series Challenge - a little over half way there, I still have 4 books to read...
8. HP7 Challenge - um, this was another "suppose to be done earlier" challenge, but I didn't quite make it (to either date...). Why am I dragging my feet? It's Harry Potter...I don't want it to be over! ;)
9. Jane Austen Challenge - 2 read, 2 to go...this may not make the deadline...
10. Manga Challenge - well, none. But I have no doubt I'll breeze through this one in December. It's only 6 books, afterall (she said).
11. Non-Fiction Challenge - 1 left, thank you very much!
12. Paranormal Romance Challenge - I've barely read any romance this year and it shows! I should have been able to breeze right through this challenge...instead, I'm stuck at 2 (of 20!)
13. Read to Me Picture Book Challenge - who says you have to have kids to read picture books? 172 of 200, ha!
14. The Reichenbach Falls Challenge - yes, it's only 1...but when I get my butt in gear, and pick up the tomb (otherwise known as The Complete Collection), I'll be plowing through this challenge pretty quickly...
15. Romance Reading Challenge - again, a lousy year for romance! I love romance! But I have 4 to go!
16. Series Challenge - sigh, I had such plans... This challenge is going to be pared down to one author, I just haven't decided which one...sigh.
Challenges In Progress (2012 and beyond):
1. Agatha Christie Reading Challenge (perpetual) - of 88, I've read 2 (I'm reading Poirot first)
2. Canadian Book Challenge (2012) - read 8 of 13, but this one I'm still finagling with (reviews)
3. Chunkster Challenge (2012) - committed to 6, but have only read 2...I like hefty books, but this may be an issue...
4. Nancy and the Boys Challenge (perpetual) - 19 of over 1000 (yes, 1000 - 1028, to be exact...that's why it's perpetual)
5. Pride and Prejudice Challenge (2012) - 2 of 36...I'm thinking this one might shift into a perpetual challenge...
1. Dewey Decimal Challenge - 4/4
2. Graphic Novels Challenge - 20/20
3. Historical Fiction Challenge - 2/2
4. Seconds Challenge - 6/6
5. Support Your Local Library Challenge - 100/100
6. Valley of the Kings Challenge - 6/6
7. What An Animal Challenge - 6/6
Of 28 total challenges I entered this year, I've completed 7. I have 16 (!) still in progress that are set to end on December 31st and 5 that are either expiring next year or have no close date. I've read (according to Goodreads) 368 books, with a total of 44,357 pages. Not bad for a crappy romance reading year ;)