Five From Forever in Fourteen {2014 reading challenge}

With 2013 in the rearview mirror, and the “13 books in 2013” challenge behind us, I have been asked if I would be running something again this year, and I figured, why not? 2013 was a bumper year for reading for me, but with an increasingly mobile Beetle, two boys at big school and Butterfly at preschool, with the attendant […]

challenge approved {update}

The Emma Approved catch-up challenge is well underway – I think I’m the furthest behind, having just watched Clueless, and downloaded the book but haven’t read it. My local video shop didn’t have the movie or BBC adaptation, and the last few discs from QuickFlix have all been for the children, though the BBC Emma is next on the list. […]

Kylie’s Pride and Prejudice challenge wrap up

The end of August has come and gone, which means time is up for Kylie’s Pride & Prejudice challenge, so I figured it was time I did a post to wrap up my effort at the challenge. Part one :: Read Pride and Prejudice {affliate link} CHECK. This was actually the only hard copy book I took on our road […]

challenge approved

We had the Kylie Pride & Prejudice Challenge, when the slow people caught onto the fabulousness of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (and yes, I am biting my tongue very hard to avoid adding a gratuitous “typical Queenslanders behind the times” joke here), in which they tried to catch up, and I had a convenient excuse to rewatch the Lizzie Bennet […]

13/13 :: book 18 {Death Comes to Pemberley}

So, the Pride & Prejudice hysteria continues to run amok amongst my friends. Everyone is slowly making their way through the various challenge requirements – I’m down to just the book to re-read (and possibly the BBC mini series to watch, but I’m not feeling overly motivated, I must admit). So it was with much excitement I saw the announcement […]

13/13 :: May update

  A little update on my challenge progress as at the end of May:   1. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery 2. Anne of Avonlea – LM Montgomery 3. The Brethren – John Grisham 4. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson 5. The Red Queen – Phillipa Gregory 6. The White Queen – Phillipa Gregory […]

I’m not to blame.

I swear. Despite what everyone seems to think. Kylie is blaming Car. Car’s blaming me. Me? I’m blaming Skip. You see. It all started when Skip went bananas on Goodreads, shelving a heap of Pride and Prejudice follow on novels. Which lead to a discussion about the validity of fanfiction as opposed to the source materials. The general consensus seemed […]

30 day book challenge

  I came across this, this morning while surfing my Tumblr dashboard, and thought it perfect to accompany the 13/13 challenge. Who else would like to play along? I won’t be posting everyday for this challenge, but there will be a total of 30 posts at some point in 2013!! (side note – do you Tumbl? Leave me a link […]