Category: Challenges

Dangerous Hero (& Heroine) Challenge

Dangerous Hero (& Heroine) Challenge

Paranormal Cravings has put together a Dangerous Hero Challenge that runs from August 1 to December 31, 2014 with the challenge being to read 10 paranormal romance and/or urban fantasy stories with a Dangerous Hero as the main or supporting character. Yes, the “hero” can be male or female. It sounds like a fun challenge, even if it is easily achieved what with all the new books coming out — woohoo! — and I have until September 15…phew…to sign up. So the rules are: One dangerous hero or heroine as the main or as a supporting character Must be a paranormal romance or urban fantasy The book itself must be at least 150 pages long My current reading list includes Yasmine Galenorn’s Night’s End from her Indigo Court series; Mercedes Lackey’s new book, House of the Four Winds from her One Dozen Daughters series (although I suspect this is strictly fantasy); Jenn Bennett’s second installment in her Roaring Twenties series, Grim Shadows; Seanan McGuire’s Half-Off Ragnorak in her Incryptid urban fantasy series; and, Kelley Armstrong’s Visions from her Cainesville series. So I reckon I’ve got a good start on this.

Posted September 10, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges, Reading Books / 0 Comments

Sunday’s Progress and the Monday Wrap-Up For the Bout of Books 11.0

Sunday’s Progress and the Monday Wrap-Up For the Bout of Books 11.0

This is the final update on the Bout of Books, the book challenge I set myself last Monday — with the help of Bout of Books! It’s been an interesting challenge, and I definitely did better this time around in terms of getting reviews done during the week. Naturally, I didn’t complete them all… I must leave something for me to work toward *eye roll & a grin*. Goals Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassins George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss Steve LeBel’s Bernie and the Putty T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound Shana Festa’s Induction Jennifer L. Holmes’ The Fourteenth Goldfish Courtney Mann’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Philippa Carr’s The Changeling Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the US Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Relic Åsa Larsson’s Blood Spilt Lee Child’s Personal A.J. Betts’ Zac & Mia R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow Taylor Anderson’s Deadly Shores Erin McCarthy’s Shatter Updates Tuesday Number of pages read: 1,064 Number of books read: 3 George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle had me of two minds. It’s a great twist and quite original, but there were a couple […]

Posted August 25, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges / 0 Comments

Updating My Progress (thru Saturday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Updating My Progress (thru Saturday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Goals Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassins George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss Steve LeBel’s Bernie and the Putty T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound Shana Festa’s Induction Jennifer L. Holmes’ The Fourteenth Goldfish Courtney Mann’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Philippa Carr’s The Changeling Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the US Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Relic Åsa Larsson’s Blood Spilt Lee Child’s Personal A.J. Betts’ Zac & Mia R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow Taylor Anderson’s Deadly Shores Erin McCarthy’s Shatter Updates Tuesday Number of pages read: 1,064 Number of books read: 3 George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle had me of two minds. It’s a great twist and quite original, but there were a couple of really stupid moves that dragged its rating down. Read my review. Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss wasn’t kidding. Read more about what I think of this sweet romance with growth required of both protagonists and typical of Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound was so sad and so sweet. I wanted to turn around and read it all over again. Check out my […]

Posted August 24, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges / 0 Comments

Updating My Progress (thru Friday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Updating My Progress (thru Friday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Goals Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassins George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss Steve LeBel’s Bernie and the Putty T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound Shana Festa’s Induction Jennifer L. Holmes’ The Fourteenth Goldfish Courtney Mann’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Philippa Carr’s The Changeling Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the US Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Relic Åsa Larsson’s Blood Spilt Lee Child’s Personal A.J. Betts’ Zac & Mia R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow Taylor Anderson’s Deadly Shores Erin McCarthy’s Shatter Updates Tuesday Number of pages read: 1,064 Number of books read: 3 George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle had me of two minds. It’s a great twist and quite original, but there were a couple of really stupid moves that dragged its rating down. Read my review. Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss wasn’t kidding. Read more about what I think of this sweet romance with growth required of both protagonists and typical of Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound was so sad and so sweet. I wanted to turn around and read it all over again. Check out my […]

Posted August 23, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges / 0 Comments

Updating My Progress (thru Thursday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Updating My Progress (thru Thursday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Goals Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassins George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss Steve LeBel’s Bernie and the Putty T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound Shana Festa’s Induction Jennifer L. Holmes’ The Fourteenth Goldfish Courtney Mann’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Philippa Carr’s The Changeling Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the US Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Relic Åsa Larsson’s Blood Spilt Lee Child’s Personal A.J. Betts’ Zac & Mia R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow Taylor Anderson’s Deadly Shores Erin McCarthy’s Shatter Updates Tuesday Number of pages read: 1,064 Number of books read: 3 George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle had me of two minds. It’s a great twist and quite original, but there were a couple of really stupid moves that dragged its rating down. Read my review. Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss wasn’t kidding. Read more about what I think of this sweet romance with growth required of both protagonists and typical of Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound was so sad and so sweet. I wanted to turn around and read it all over again. Check out my […]

Posted August 22, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges / 0 Comments

Updating My Progress (thru Wednesday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Updating My Progress (thru Wednesday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Goals Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassins George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss Steve LeBel’s Bernie and the Putty T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound Shana Festa’s Induction Jennifer L. Holmes’ The Fourteenth Goldfish Courtney Mann’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Philippa Carr’s The Changeling Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the US Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Relic Åsa Larsson’s Blood Spilt Lee Child’s Personal A.J. Betts’ Zac & Mia R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow Taylor Anderson’s Deadly Shores Erin McCarthy’s Shatter Updates Tuesday Number of pages read: 1,064 Number of books read: 3 George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle had me of two minds. It’s a great twist and quite original, but there were a couple of really stupid moves that dragged its rating down. Read my review. Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss wasn’t kidding. A sweet romance with growth required of both protagonists and typical of Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound was so sad and so sweet. I wanted to turn around and read it all over again. Wednesday Number of pages read: 594 Number of books read: […]

Posted August 21, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges / 0 Comments

Updating My Progress (thru Tuesday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Updating My Progress (thru Tuesday) For the Bout of Books 11.0

Goals Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassins George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss Steve LeBel’s Bernie and the Putty T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound Shana Festa’s Induction Jennifer L. Holmes’ The Fourteenth Goldfish Courtney Mann’s I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Philippa Carr’s The Changeling Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the US Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Relic Åsa Larsson’s Blood Spilt Lee Child’s Personal A.J. Betts’ Zac & Mia R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow Taylor Anderson’s Deadly Shores Erin McCarthy’s Shatter Updates Tuesday Number of pages read: 1,064 Number of books read: 3 George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle had me of two minds. It’s a great twist and quite original, but there were a couple of really stupid moves that dragged its rating down. Read my review. Jill Shalvis’ It’s in His Kiss wasn’t kidding. A sweet romance with growth required of both protagonists and typical of Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. T.S. Krupa’s Safe & Sound was so sad and so sweet. I wanted to turn around and read it all over again. Wednesday Number of pages read: 594 Number of books read: […]

Posted August 20, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges / 0 Comments