Sunday, September 23, 2012

Goodreads 2012 Favorite Author Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 12:24 PM 0 comments

Favorite Author Challenge Thread

9 of 12 Completed

October: Heather GrahamLong, Lean and Lethal (Soap Opera, #1)

Starting as C - Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it.

September: Lisa Jackson - Best-Kept Lies 9/2

Again, I'm not quite sure how to categorize myself. I have 2 of her books on my shelf...one is an anthology. Both are pre-2008. I'm going to call myself a C - Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it. I do enjoy Romantic Suspense so I'm not sure why I haven't read any more.

I read Best-Kept Lies (published in 2010) on 2 September. I finish as a B - could take it or leave it. Was not an unpleasant experience but I'm not burning rubber to get to her other books.

August: Jeaniene Frost - Reckoning: From Unbound(Night Huntress - Complete World 0.5) 8/10

I've never heard of this author so I'm a C - Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it. I haven't been reading much paranormal romance or fantasy lately. CORRECTION: Looks like I've read a couple of anthologies that contained stories from this author. But they certainly weren't memorable.

C - Oh well, I tried. Definitely not my cup of tea. I think it is largely because I don’t really care for the subjects she is currently writing about.

 

July: Fern Michaels - Mr. and Miss Anonymous 7/23

I don't know where I'm not sure what my starting point is. I have read her as part of some anthologies. I've never sought out her books after reading the anthologies. I guess that makes me a B - Familiar with her work, and wouldn't mind reading her again.

Finished as a B- - could take it or leave it. Was not an unpleasant experience but I'm not burning rubber to get to her other books.

June: Susan MallerySummer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8) 6/26

I'm a big honkin A - I'm a big fan! I'm excited to read another of her books.

I'm still an A - would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much - and anxiously awaiting the next book!!!

May: Suzanne BrockmannUnstoppable: Love with the Proper Stranger\Letters to Kelly 5/13

Suzanne Brockmann Challenge Thread

Started as (B) Familiar with her work, and wouldn't mind reading her again. I used to read everything she wrote during the Troubleshooter series but haven’t been able to get in to the last few I attempted.

Finished as a (B) - could take it or leave it. Was not an unpleasant experience but I'm not burning rubber to get to her other books.

April: Robyn Carr - Sunrise Point 4/25

Carr Challenge Thread

Started  as a big 'ole “(A) I'm a big fan!” I'm excited to read another of her books.! I've read everyone of Robyn Carr's books.

Finished as “(A) - would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much.”

March: Deveraux, Jude  - Holly 3/12

Deveraux Challenge Thread

Started as “(B) Familiar with her work, and wouldn't mind reading her again.”

Finished as “(A) would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much.”

February: Krentz, Jayne Ann - Twist of Fate 2/17

Krentz Challenge Thread

Started as “(C) Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it.”

Finished as “(A) would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much.”

January: Banks, Maya - Whispers in the Dark (KGI, #4) 1/14

Banks Challenge Thread

Started as “(B) Familiar with her work, and wouldn't mind reading her again.”

Finished as “(A) would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much.”

2012 Goodread September Readers Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 12:05 PM 0 comments

10 of 10 Completed

September Challenge Thread

1. 'S' is for September: Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers #1) by Tara Sivec 9/16
Read a book that starts with 'S' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'S'.
2. Happy Birthday Ruth Ann!: Playing to Win (Play by Play, #4) by Jaci Burton  9/10
Read a book from a September birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours. If no one has the same letter, choose someone with the closest letter to yours alphabetically. September Birthday List
3. Geography: Fool for Love: A Cupcake Lovers Novel by Ciotta, Beth 9/4
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Austria. Austria is dominated by the Alps; it has also produced a number of scientists. Read a book set in the mountains or a book with science theme (such as main characters being scientists etc)
4. National Beheading Day: In Rides Trouble (Black Knights, Inc., #2) by Julie Ann Walker 9/4
Read a book whose cover has its models' head cut off.
5. Neither Rain Nor Snow Day: Black Box by Jennifer Egan 9/14
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/06/black-box-by-jennifer-egan-tweet-by-tweet.html
Read a book where one of the characters is a mail guy or a book which has a written form of communication (letters, email, SMS etc)
6. Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month: Blaze of Winter (Star Harbor, #2) by Barrett, Elisabeth 9/15
Read a book where a character is in the writing field (author, writer, journalist, publisher, editor, etc)
7. Read a Book Day: Deep Autumn Heat (Star Harbor, #1) by Barrett, Elisabeth (Thank You Amazon Recommendations!) 9/13
Read a book that you have been meaning to read or a book that has been neglected in a series or a challenge or a random book that caught your fancy when you were browsing.
8. 9/11: A Holiday to Remember by McCarver, Shiree 9/16
Read a book set in the aftermath of a terrorist attack or books where the main characters are affected by any terrorist attack (Ex: 9/11 attacks) or a post-apocalyptic book.
9. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers, #1) by Elizabeth Reyes 9/15
Read a Hispanic or a book by one or a book with Hispanic character.
10. Reader's Choice: Pitch Perfect (Cricket Creek, #3) by McLane, Luann 9/6
Read any book of your choice.

 

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