Friday, December 14, 2012

My Challenges in 2012

Although I was a bit worried about having time to read when this year started the truth is that it things went better than I thought and not only did I manage to read more books than I was expecting but I also managed to complete most of the challenges I joined. One thing that these last few months taught me was that in times of crisis I turn to my family and to books to give me comfort. While I did not complete all of them I am very happy with what I achieved and I do plan to join a few challenges again next year.

Here's is the list of the ones I joined this year:

The Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Ana T. has
completed her goal of reading 50 books in 2012!

Historical Fiction Challenge

Hosted by Historical Tapestry I was planning to read 10 books and I managed to succed. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and while I have been turning to lighter reads recently I have every intention of joining the challenge again next year. Here's my list of books read:

  • Hearts That Survive, A Novel of the Titanic - Yvohne Lehmann

  • Strongbow, The Story of Richard and Aoife - Morgan Llywellyn

  • The Perfume Garden - Kate Lord Brown

  • Hungry Hill - Daphne du Maurier

  • Oleanna - Julie K. Rose

  • The Secret Keeper - Sandra Byrd

  • Defend and Betray - Anny Perry

  • O Segredo da Bastarda - Cristina Norton

  • No Graves As Yet - Anne Perry

  • A Small Death in Lisbon - Robert Wilson

  • The Portuguese Historical Fiction Challenge

    Although the year hasn't ended yet I don't think I will sucessfully finish this challenge. I had planned to read 5 books and in the end I've read only 3. It was refreshing to read portuguese settings and I do intend to challenge myself again in 2013. I have been toying with the idea of doing a proper challenge with a monthly post and a Mr Linky so that other people may participate and easily find the list of participants and books read. If you would like to participate leave me a comment and help me decide. :-)

    Here's my list of books read:

  •  O Segredo da Bastarda - Cristina Norton

  • A Small Death in Lisbon - Robert Wilson

  • Codex 632 - José Rodrigues dos Santos

  • The Pin It & Do It Challenge

    Ever since I found Pinterest I have been collecting photos of projects to try later. When I found this challenge I couldn't resist joining because I already knew I wanted to do some crafts for Christmas. I joined at the lowest level - 1 to 3 pins - and I am happy I did so because despite my best intentions I have only managed to do one - A Christmas Tree for Toddlers.

    The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

    I'm still working on this one but I can safely say that I will reach my goal. I have till Jan 6th to read 5 or 6 books with a Christmas theme and so far I have read 4. Since cosy, sweet reads about love, friendship, families coming together and big house parties are exactly what I feel like reading at the moment this was the perfect challenge to join in Decemberl.

    Books read so far:

    1. Marian's Christmas Wish
    2. The First Snowdrop
    3. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
    4. A Christmas Odyssey

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