Category: Challenges

Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure

Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure

We know the first quarter of 2021 is almost over but we’re doing a thing and we wanted to share it with you. We’ll do quarterly updates so be on the look out for an update coming soon… Reading challenges are kind of our thing. But there are so many nice ones out there, and it’s just not possible for us to participate in (and do well in) all of them. So we’ve come up with our own personal Reading Challenge Adventure that’s a little medley of some of our favorite reading challenges. From the Read Harder Challenge: Read a book you’ve been intimidated to read.  Read a non-European novel in translation.  Read a memoir by a Latinx author.  Read […]

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2021 Audiobook Challenge – We’re in!

2021 Audiobook Challenge  – We’re in!

  2021 Audiobook Challenge Grab your earbuds and join hosts Caffeinated Reviewer and That’s What I’m Talking About for the 2021 Audiobook Challenge! Choose your level and rock your ears off! There’s a new co-host and a new category to achieve! Please welcome Jen from That’ s What I am Talking About. Use hashtag #2021AudiobookChallenge on social media to alert others of your listens and progress! Challenge Details Runs January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. You can join at any time. The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2020 than you did in 2018. Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.) ANY genres count. Re-reads and crossovers from […]

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#COYER 2021 – Our Sign-up Post

#COYER 2021 – Our Sign-up Post

COYER 2021 is a supercharged COYER where reading books is important, but so is being a part of the wonderful COYER community. COYER 2021 – Our Sign-up It’s that time of the year again – when challenges abound, and we have to make some decisions about which ones we are going to participate in next year. COYER is definitely a no-brainer for us, as we’ve participated in every COYER challenge since the beginning. And we have found some truly wonderful blogger and bookish friends thanks to it. Of course, while originally the challenge is supposed to clean out your e-reader, we have added at least as many books as the ones we’ve read during prior challenges. This time around, the […]

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2021 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2021 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2021 New Release Challenge The 2021 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2021.  Brandee and I are the sole hosts of the challenge, and we both hope many of you will sign up and participate!  There is one post on the top of our homepage for all review links for the year, where the link is open for books you read and review each quarter. I also want to say a big thank you to Michelle @ Limabean Designs for creating our beautiful logo!! In 2020, I read 75 books that counted for the New Release Challenge, and I don’t see why this should be any different for 2021. This is […]

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OctobeRec Fest ~ It’s That Time Again!

OctobeRec Fest ~ It’s That Time Again!

It’s that time again…time for OctobeRec Fest. Yay! I’m sure I’m not alone in being a collector of books after reading a raving review or hearing a reader friend gush. Right? Right?!? So I started this feature as a nod to Oktoberfest but added books into the mix. (books & beer…heaven, am I right?!?) I so enjoy making a point to read the books that a blogging/reading friend recommended. Maybe this year I’ll include the beers I try this month with my reviews. 😉   Here are a few of the books I’m hoping to get to this month. I’m sure you’ll recognize your recommendations but I’ll try to make sure to call you out in my reviews. 😉 And if I […]

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Unearthing a Bookish Bounty Mid-Year Checkin

Unearthing a Bookish Bounty Mid-Year Checkin

We thought it’d be fun to do a mid-year checkin for our Unearthing a Bookish Bounty challenge. As you know, Linda and I challenged ourselves to read books we own this year rather than purchasing or requesting ARCs of new books. The official rules can be found here if you’re curious. If you’re participating in any way, make sure to let us know the bookish bounty you’ve unearthed so far this year. Here is the bounty Brandee has unearthed so far this year: Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms’s bookshelf: bookish-bounty-challenge Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh Masters and Mercenaries Bundle by Lexi Blake Mine to Take by Cynthia Eden Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge ~ Wrap Up #seriesinamonth

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge ~ Wrap Up  #seriesinamonth

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Our answer this time around in a resounding YESSSS!!! I know only one review has posted but we actually blew through this series. I read it in the first 8 days of May and I’m the slower reader of us…Linda finished before me. 😉 We freaking LOVED this series. Be sure to check out our review of Book #1, Tempt Me, if you haven’t already and be on the lookout for the rest of our chat reviews for the other 3. Linda and I ABSOLUTELY recommend Nina West’s The Wolf Hotel series:     Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge ~ Sign Up Post #seriesinamonth

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge ~ Sign Up Post #seriesinamonth

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading are once again hosting this fun challenge. Beginning May 1, Linda and I will attempt to read a series in a month. You can check out all the official rules at their place and we hope you will join in the fun! Linda and I are going to buddy read Nina West’s The Wolf Hotel series: Watch for our reviews in May!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 9,201 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

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COYER All Year Long – Quarantine Edition

COYER All Year Long – Quarantine Edition

Today is the start of a new era – because we get COYER for the whole year. And Michelle and Berls over at Because Reading decided it would be a good idea to start now that we’re all in confinement. COYER All Year Long Rules: So the first part of this is that COYER will now be all year. That’s right! For all-year COYER, there will be traditional rules: Read Your E-Reads! Every book you read MUST be in an electronic format – meaning E-Book or Audiobook. It’s okay to start a book before March 23rd, but you must be less than half way for it to count then review it during COYER. The books must be FREE or NEARLY […]

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(un)Conventional Bookworms ~ Unearthing a Bookish Bounty

(un)Conventional Bookworms ~ Unearthing a Bookish Bounty

Happy 2020, y’all! I can’t believe we’re into a new year much less a new decade. To kick off a new year/decade, Linda and I are kicking off a self-challenge: Unearthing a Bookish Bounty. I’m sure we’ve all participated in challenges where we read books we own. Well, I decided I wanted to read exclusively (almost) what I own in 2020 because I know I have quite a bookish bounty on my shelves. And Linda was gracious enough (she’s such a wonderful blogger wife!) to agree to participate as well. Here’s a little glimpse into why this challenge is essential to me: As you can see, I have more than enough physical books to keep me reading for quite a […]

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