Category: challenges

HO HO HO Read-a-Thon

Posted September 8, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges / 3 Comments
HO HO HO Read-a-Thon

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, so break out the cocoa, the coffee, and cookies! Grab those holiday-themed books and bring your holiday spirit. Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery  and Kimberly the Caffeinated Book Reviewer are  hosting their Third Annual Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon November 12-17.  You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participate the more entries you will earn for the Participant Giveaway. [Taken […]

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20 Books of Summer-Conclusion

Posted September 4, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges / 5 Comments
20 Books of Summer-Conclusion

My two summer challenges were essentially the same thing, so they are in one post. It is Labor Day and time for the results.  20 Books of Summer, hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books ran June 1 – September 4.  The most difficult part for me was choosing books ahead of time. Some were ARCs I needed to read and others series of which I am trying to get caught up. Next is Booking Through Summer sponsored by […]

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Getting Ahead

Posted June 8, 2015 by Elizabeth in blogging, challenges / 10 Comments
Getting Ahead

Getting ahead with blog posts will help me enjoy the summer so I’m participating in two challenges this week. They run back to back so that gives me six days to write and get organized. My plan is to work on a series I’ve been pondering about using images on your blog.

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Slice Up that Book

Posted June 7, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges, discussion, Features, vintage / 3 Comments
Slice Up that Book

A few weeks ago, Shannon from It Starts @ Midnight wrote Bookish Things That Confuse Me, one of which was Deckle Edges. Here’s what she had to say. When I got a copy of The Winner’s Curse from BookOutlet, I figured “huh, these weird ass edges must be why it was only $3.99!” and moved on. Then, The Winner’s Crime came to my house. Two copies- one I’d ordered for a giveaway, and one I won from Macmillan… […]

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Endless Possibilities Read-a-T..

Posted June 1, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges, reading / 3 Comments
Endless Possibilities Read-a-Thon

The Endless Possibilities Read-a-Thon is something new being hosted by Good Tales Book Tours. The Read-a-Thon is for three days, Thursday through Saturday, June 4-6 and is basically an excuse to read as much as you can and dig a big hole in your TBR list. You can sign up here, and there’s also a Facebook group.  The only real rule is to post the intended books ahead of time. Something exciting about this Read-a-Thon is the many author visits they will be […]

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20 Books of Summer

Posted May 31, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges / 7 Comments
20 Books of Summer

I am participating in two summer challenges, so they are in one post. First is 20 Books of Summer, hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books that will run June 1 – September 4. If you are interested, I’m sure you can still sign up. The most difficult part for me is choosing my books ahead of time, but I learned that the list is not set in stone, so this is my anticipated list. Some are […]

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Books @ Breakfast

Posted May 24, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges, discussion / 20 Comments
Books @ Breakfast

Everyone has a favorite place to read. For me it is outside on the deck or if I’m really lucky on a beach or boat. Living in New England, I really only have about 5 months where this is possible, less for the beach/boat option. The majority of my reading is done in bed before I go to sleep, two hours at least  every night. I rarely read during the day, although I am trying to […]

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What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

How do people choose to name their blogs? Does the title reflect who is writing or the topic of the blog? Some people ponder and brainstorm for a long time, while others just throw something together based on what domain names are available that incorporate their name and/or topic. Some people say we should make sure the title reflects the topic, but then we’d have a million Elizabeth’s Book Blogs! Stores don’t always use this strategy, yet […]

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A Letter to CBS

Posted April 22, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges, discussion / 3 Comments
A Letter to CBS

Dear CBS, You have some great shows on television right now, and two of the biggest franchises ever: CSI and NCIS, both of which I really enjoy. Two of your highest-rated and critically acclaimed shows are Madame Secretary and The Good Wife on Sunday nights.   I also enjoy Battle Creek, which has recently been added to the line-up. I am curious as to how money is made on these Sunday night programs. If I […]

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Do Images Help?

Posted April 19, 2015 by Elizabeth in blogging, challenges, discussion / 10 Comments
Do Images Help?

When you write a review, do you include any images other than the book cover? Some people, including me, include “About the Author” with a photo, but I don’t see too many other illustrations. As regular readers we all have great imaginations to visualize a story, but sometimes I like to see something to help me better understand a setting or particular object in the story. For example, if the main character owns a type of […]

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