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2014 Reading Challenge



This year, I'm again pledging to read at least 52 fiction books, though shooting for 60.

I did exceed my 52 book goal from last year.

2014 Goals

  • lose weight--get down to 120ish pounds (that's 16 lbs.)
  • pay off the credit card with proofing money
  • create bulb bed/plant bulbs on the side of the house
  • work on back yard
  • bookshelves in living room
  • ramp up proofreading
  • publish three more Romance Writer's Guides books
  • get my son graduated
  • read up on how to make the body work like it's supposed to and help my hubby lose weight and get healthy
  • read 64 books, including 12 books on plotting

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Tag, I'm it again...


My friend, Char Newcomb, tagged me to name five of my all time favorite reads. It was supposed to be historical fiction, but we've decided all fiction works, so here goes, in no particular order...although four out of five of these could be considered historical. :)

1) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - It's been a really long time since I've read it, but I have done so probably five or six times. I love the movie too.

(Used with permission from WikiCommons.)

2) Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman - loaned to me by my CP, Lavender Daye, a couple of years ago, this book has stuck with me ever since.

(used without permission)

3) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - I'm lumping all the books together, otherwise they'd take up all the slots. And I can't really decide which one of the seven I like best.

(my picture of my books)

4) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - I had the book as a child, but was never able to read it until I was an adult. And then I loved it.

 (Used with permission from WikiCommons.)

5) Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne - yep, I'm over forty and I still love Pooh. I still have my 4-book set that I got as a little girl.

(Used with permission from WikiCommons.)

So, how about you friends...what are some of your favorite books?

2 comments:

Lara said...

GWTW is amazing--sometimes I'm in the mood for the movie, sometimes I'd rather read the book.

I love the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Lonesome Dove is another favorite of mine as well.

Char Newcomb said...

Somehow, I've never managed to read GWTW! I should put it on my "to-read" list.

Thanks for playing along, Jen! :)

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  • DH = my husband
  • my Brown Eyed Girl = my oldest daughter
  • DD = my Darling Daughter (the younger one)
  • Sonshine or Marching Band Boy = my son
  • NT = the North Texas chapter of RWA
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Books Read in 2014

  • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Two epic novels worth of Sherlock fan fiction (and counting) by various authors
  • Up All Night by Renee Ashley Williams
  • Oral Invitation by B.J. Hayes
  • Lights Out by Ann Campbell
  • Explicitly English by Rachel Leigh
  • M-theory: Mycroft, Moriarty, and Magnussen’s shared motifs, James Bond’s “M,” Mary and Janine, and the big gay long game by the loudest subtext in television (that's a screen name, if you hadn't guessed)
  • Noble Beginnings by L.T. Ryan
  • Christmas Justice by Robin Perini
  • Just A Fling by Olivia Noble
  • Running by Patrice Fitzgerald
  • Buster's Law by Laraine Lebron
  • Harry PotterPage to Screen by Bob McCabe
  • Professional Plot Outline mini-Course by Holly Lisle
  • The Plot Skeleton by Angela Hunt
  • Rock Your Plot by Cathy Yardley
  • Basher Five Two by Scott O'Grady
  • Mai Tai Marriage by Chris Keniston
  • Still Delicate by padfoot4ever (Harry Potter fanfiction)
  • Deliate by padfoot4ever (Harry Potter fanfiction)
  • Montana Sky by Nora Roberts (audio book)
  • Mad About Plaid by Kam McKellar
  • The Roles We Play by JoAnna Grace
  • Drowning by Racel Firacek
  • Whip Me Up, Tie Me Down by Lavender Daye
  • Game of Fear by Robin Perini
  • Lost in Temptation by Lauren Royal
  • What Wendy Wants by Nikki Sex
  • Improper Proposals by Juliana Ross
  • Kira's Keeper by Jan Schliesman
  • Improper Arrangements by Juliana Ross
  • Improper Relations by Juliana Ross
  • How to Kick Your Fat in the Nuts by T.C. Hale
  • Stop!!! Manifesting Money by D/C Russ
  • A Lady in Defiance by Heather Blanton
  • Secret Obsession by Robin Perini
  • Rebooting Your Life: A 12-Day Program for Ending Stress, Realizing Your Goals, and Being More Productive by Gibbons
  • 30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle by Joshua Wylie
  • Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
  • Coconut Oil Recipes: Nature's Remedy for Health, Beauty, Weight Loss, Allergies & Detoxing by Scarlett Aphra