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2012 Master Challenge List

These are the challenges I participated in during 2012 and my official books read.  For the challenges I finished I usually read many more books than I signed up for and you can see my complete lists by clicking on the challenge title links.  These are my official stats only.

Did Not Finish (only 2)

Read Dystopia Challenge 2012 - read 7-10 dystopian or post-apocalyptic
(I usually read a lot of dystopia so this one was unexpected, but I was only one book away from completion so not bad at all)

1. When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. Library Wars: Love & War, vol. 7 by Kiiro Yumi
4. Orchid: Vol. 1 by Tom Morello
5. Last Days of anImmortal by Fabien Vehlmann
6. The Bridge by Jane Higgins


2012 Picture Book Reading Challenge - read 24 picture books
(another one I thought would be a breeze.  close but no cigar, 20/24)

1. It's A Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph by Monica Kulling
2. Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace by Linda Granfield
3. Iren…

2011 Read Your Own Books Challenge ~ FINISHED

Here is the perfect challenge for me! There is no limit to the number of books to read either so if I go obsessive with it I won't feel like the nerd sticking out of the crowd! Dates from now to year end. Dec. 31 2011.

The Challenge is hosted by Jamie @ For the Love of... and the sign-up and rules are here.

This fits in perfectly with goal #4 on my Goals for 2011 list. I've already randomly picked a bookshelf. I decided to pick from my Juv/YA shelves to make the goal more realistic and I picked the bottom shelf on the left because I couldn't see what was on it. The shelf is in a dark spot. The shelf is double stacked with books squeezed in for maximum use of space with no order, rhyme or reason to what is shelved together, though I do try to keep series books together.

So I will include these books, any book I already own and the backlog books from my 2009 ARC list only. Books currently owned as of now from my 2010 backlog ARC list and current ARC list will not count for t…

Movies/DVDs/TV Seasons/Concerts Watched in 2012

This is a running list for the year. The list will include the movie and indicate whether it is a re-watch otherwise it can be assumed it was my first time watched.

(the year)(owned/rental/library/borrowed/theatre/Netflixed) and a brief review which could be just one word such as good, great, just OK, whatever. If I feel like expounding on the review I will. No rules here just a list with a bit of extra information. I will also note which ones I watched with my 11yo/12yo by starting off with a red (#).

January: 1

1.  Mission: Impossible IV Ghost Protocol - (2011) (theatre) I don't have a lot to say about this.  Dh and I went to see it on date night.  We enjoyed it.  Of course.  We both like Tom Cruise (for different reasons, hehe) The movie was just what you'd expect but I didn't enjoy it as much as the others.  It was just more *tame*.  It certainly deserved its PG rating; we could have taken our son to see it.  Their was lots of action but no real violence and Tom d…