Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2009 Challenge Update

Michelle at The True Book Addict created this fantastic challenge=
very low key, very do-able.
I suck. I didn't finish. Not much more to say than that. poo.

I made the mistake of reading that darn Christmas Cookie Club book and it went down hill from there. I picked up my second choice Matchless by Gregory Maguire
and just lost interest.

Darnit anyway. Not even sure it's worth writing a post about it but I was digging around my blog and cleaning some things up and there it was. The Challenge Button. I feel I somehow disappointed the Santa Claus in the picture.

I am determined, however, to finish the Fall/Winter Mystery Challenge, by golly. I have 2 books to go and they are both Leslie Meier mysteries. Piece of cake...right?

Well, lesson learned. Don't go jumping on every Challenge bandwagon. I am going to create my own so I will only disappoint myself (totally used to that). Ha!

red headed book child

14 comments:

Christine said...

Oh I don't think I should have read this. LOL. It's going to be me this time next year. Except I'm going to be listing ... upwards of 8 challenges that I failed at. :p

I think that your husband is very cool for giving Curse of the Spellmans a try. And if he reviews it for your blog even? Wow. I'll be speechless. And that pretty much .....NEVER happens. LOLOL!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Christine, my husband types maybe 5 words a minute so it may take him until the end of this year to actually get it done.:) He flew through the 1st Spellman book and is loving them!

He also types with one finger. Hilarious!

Well, I didnt' marry him for those skills. :)

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I try not to put my challenges out there for all to see and then I'm held accoutable if I didn't finish it. Life gets in the way, and I understand that..so Good luck with the next one.

Jenny said...

I lost interest in this challenge too after reading a book I didn't like. =(

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I feel ya! Not all Christmas reads are created equal. If you dig spicy romances you should check out: Sweet Inspiration by Penelope Watson :) (next year)

Christine said...

I forgot that wasn't the first Spellman book. LOL.

Hey, I know a few two finger typers (pointy finger on right and left hands) who are pretty fast. However, I'll take it on your word that his "other" skills make up for his slow typing. ;)

Melissa said...

Didn't complete this challenge either. Oh'well que sera sera! I read two, and couldnt get myself to read another one.

Sheila Deeth said...

Hmm. I'm pursuing the Between the Lines challenge fairly quietly, but maybe I'll be brave enough to blog about it again. Reading lots of fun books though - just need to get those reviews posted.

thetruebookaddict said...

You didn't fail Michelle! The challenge was to read 1-3 books. You read 1 so, as the host of the challenge, I say you completed it! I was going to read more than three and only ended up reading 3. I didn't even read A Christmas Carol this year...shocking! Don't beat yourself up...it's all in fun! I hope you will join us again next Christmas =O)

J. Kaye said...

Awe, don't be disappointed. I am one that jumps on the bandwagon. I feel sometimes I do well and other times, not so well. But even if I don't finish, I have fun and that's what matters, right?

Jill said...

What was wrong with the Cookie One? I almost bought it at a bookstore that is going out of business but managed to resist it (although if it is still there next time I go back I might still get it and add it to my towering stacks of books!)

Lisa said...

It seems like there are so darn many mediocre books about Christmas. I totally resist them all and stick with the books the kids had when they were younger. "Olive, the other Reindeer" never disappoints me!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am shooting you an email with a question about BEA

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