2013

2013 has been an amazing year professionally. I’ve seen my first ever book published, joined a host of Social Media sites and I’ve made some amazing new friends, Authors and Readers alike.

2013 is also the year I started this blog. It’s been incredible talking with all my International readers and getting to know you all better. Most of all, I’d like to thank you for putting up with my unpredictability. I’ve had a lot of health issues this year, a lot of hospital visits for myself and my mum and it’s been beyond hectic. But through it all you’ve all been a great support, you’ve all been wonderful!

Thank You for everything you’ve done and said and all the thoughts you’ve shared. It’s been a great year.

Let’s hope 2014 is even better.

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I’ve done the Goodreads challenge every year since I joined as a member. However, I do read a lot of books, so I’ve upped my challenge this year. Here’s what I’m doing.

Challenge 1 – The Goodreads Challenge.

I’ve set myself a task of reading 70 books this year. So, in the first fortnight of November, I read my 70th book! I have officially completed my Goodreads Challenge, though my Author and Title Challenges are ongoing.

1. Runaway Girl – by me
2-7. Harry Potter – 6 of the 7 books (I read Philosopher’s stone over Christmas) – J.K. Rowling
8-9. Vampire News 1 and 2 – Stavros
10. The Christmas Cookie Club – Ann Pearlman
11. Witches Bureau 2 – Richard Capwell
12. All Booked Up – Terrie Curran
13. Poetry in Motion – Simone Frances Reed
14. Warm Bodies 1 – Isaac Marion
15. The Transylvania Flying Squad of Detectives – M.L. Dunn
16-20. The Castor Chronicles – all 5 books – Kami Garcia
21. Novel Hearts – Anthology
22-23. The Third Nation 1 and 2 – Christoph Fischer
24-29. The Vampire Diaries (4 VD and 2 The Return) – L.J. Smith
30. The Students Sold Us Secrets – Lee Mavin
31. The Biggest Rumors in the World – Randy Wake
32. 25 Tip for Hunting Vampires – Craig Coppola
33. Jack and Yani love Harry Potter – Mary Twomey
34. Labyrinth – A.C.H. Smith
35. Hidden Agenda – Peter Berman
36. The Vampire Maid – Hume Nisbet
37. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer – gave up at 30%
38. Poisoned Waters – Ermisenda Alvarez
39. Blood on Silk (Awakened by Blood #1) – Marie Treanor
40. Predator’s Kiss – Rosanna Leo
41. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
42. Rift Healer – Diane M. Haynes
43. Blood Sin (Awakened by Blood #2) – Marie Treanor
44. Dark Fire (Carpathian #6) – Christine Feehan
45. How to Draw A Vampire – Macpherson
46-48. (Carpathian #7-#9) – Christine Feehan – Dark: Dream, Legend, Guardian
49. Blood Eternal (Awakened by Blood #3)  – Marie Treanor
50-52. (Carpathian #10-#12) Christine Feehan – Dark: Symphony, Descent, Melody
53. The Baby Names Almanac – Emily Larson (Writing Research)
54. The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh’s Legendary Underground City – Jan-Andrew Henderson
55. Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh – Alan J. Wilson, Des Brogan, Frank McGrail
56. Sacred Bloodlines (The Guardians #1) – Wendy Owens
57. The Ghost That Haunted Itself – Jan-Andrew Henderson
58. Geekus Interruptus – Mickey Corrigan
59-62. Cursed – The Prophecy – The Lost Years – The Guardian’s Crown (The Guardians #2- #5) – Wendy Owens
63. Dracula – Bram Stoker
64. Vampire World – Rich Douglas
65-66. The Dragon’s Disciples – The Heretic Priest (The Age of Waking Death series #1 and #2) – C.N. Faust
67 – Calculated – Renee Novelle.
68. God & Allah (a Yellow Hand Book #1) – Makhoe van der Vlugt
69. Driven – Renee Novelle
70. Beyond the Eyes (Beyond the Eyes #1) – Rebekkah Ford

Extra Books –

71. Dark Spirits (Beyond the Eyes #2) – Rebekkah Ford
72. The Devil’s Third – Rebekkah Ford
73. Riddle in Stone – Robert Evert
74. The Hollow Living – C.N. Faust
75. The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood – Stephanie Greenhalgh
76. Impassioned (The Angel Chronicles) – Molly Bryant
77. The Legend of the Moonstone – Meglena Ivanova
78. The Curse of the Rose (Rose Saga #1) – Julieanne Lynch
79. A Dance of Fools (Rose Saga #2) – Julieanne Lynch
80. Deep Blue Secret – Christie Anderson
81. The Hitchhiker – Elle Bee

Challenge 2 – The A-Z Author Challenge.

To read one book, at least, in the year 2013, where the author’s first or last name fits into one of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Here’s how I’m getting on so far –

A-Z Challenge – Authors – Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2013

A – Ann Pearlman (Feb 12th) – The Christmas Cookie Club
B – Bram Stoker (Sep 29th) – Dracula
C – Christoph Fischer (May) – Sebastian
D – Diane M. Haynes (July 2nd) – Rift Healer
E – Elaine White (Jan 11th) – Runaway Girl
F – Frank McGrail, Alan J. Wilson, Des Brogan (Sept 6th) – Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh
G – Greenhalgh, Stephanie (Dec 6th) – The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood
H – Hume Nisbet (June 11th) – The Vampire Maid
I – Isaac Marion (Feb 19th) – Warm Bodies
J – Jan-Andrew Henderson (September 2nd) – The Town Below the Ground
K – Kami Garcia (Feb 23rd) – Beautiful Creatures
L – Larson, Emily (Aug 19th) – The Baby Names Almanac (Writing Research)
M – Mary Twomey (May 14th) – Jack and Yani love Harry Potter
N – Novelle, Renee (Nov 4th) – Driven
O – Owens, Wendy (Sept 13th) – Sacred Bloodlines
P – Peter Berman (Jun 9th) – Hidden Agenda
Q –
R – Rosanna Leo (Jun 21st) – Predator’s Kiss
S – Stavros (Apr 24th) – Vampire News
T – Terrie Curran (Feb 17th) – All Booked Up
U –
V – van der Vlugt, Makhoe (Oct 23rd) – God & Allah (a Yellow Hand Book #1) –
W – Wake, Randy (Apr 24th) – The Biggest Rumors in the World
X –
Y –
Z –

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Challenge 3 – The A-Z Titles Challenge

To read one book, at least, in the year 2013, where the title fits into one of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Here’s how I’m getting on so far –

A-Z Challenge – Titles – Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2013

A – All Booked Up (Feb 17th) – Terrie Curran
B – Beautiful Creatures (Feb 23rd) – Kami Garcia
C – Christmas Cookie Club, The (Feb 12th) – Ann Pearlman
D – Dark Fire (July 6th) – Christine Feehan
E –
F –
G – Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh (Sept 6th) – Alan J. Wilson, Des Brogan, Frank McGrail
H – Hidden Agenda (Jun 9th) – Peter Berman
I – Impassioned (Dec 15th) – Molly Bryant
J – Jack and Yani Love HP (May 14th) – Mary Twomey
K –
L – Labyrinth (Jun 7th) – A.C.H Smith
M –
N – Novel Hearts (Feb 27th) – Anthology
O –
P – Poetry in Motion (Feb 19th) – Simone Frances Reed
Q –
R – Runaway Girl (Jan 11th) – Elaine White (me)
S – Sebastian (May) – Christoph Fischer
T – Transylvania Flying Squad of Detectives (Feb 21st) – M.L. Dunn
U –
V – Vampire News II (Apr 24th) – Stavros
W – Warm Bodies (Feb 19th) – Isaac Marion
X –
Y –
Z –

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Are you doing any challenges this year? Let me know.

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