RIEDEL READING CIRCLES 2013.

Hello from central Canada!  I have loved novels since I was a child, occasionally including non-fiction subjects.  Three years ago I discovered this blog website.  Late last July, I discovered ‘reading challenges’.  These are competitions you fulfill by reading a given number of books fitting the theme.  Although I counted what I had read so far without knowing of any such contests, it was at this time last year that I started most of them.  I finished all 18 by new year’s eve, the ending date for most (unfortunately, they don’t vary and stagger out enough)!

I also discovered Goodreads and with my self-challenge there, I pledged to 62 titles and just squeaked them in on time.  I don’t want a rush through another Christmas!  But I’m pleased with the journey and wondered how I’d do, starting from the beginning in a fresh year.  I revisited the same themes that were available, raised my anti in all of them, and found a heck of a lot more….  forty-two!  At Goodreads this year, I vouched for 72 books and have almost attained that already.

Below, you’ll find two groups:  the reading circles I have conquered, followed by those I’m working on.  Have a look and see how many of them your material fits into.  You can count everything you’ve read in 2013 no matter when you sign-up.  Since our Canadian one runs Canada Day to Canada Day (which is July 1st), it just started.  When I mark an event “conquered”:  I’ve hit the level I promised, or I’ve finished the whole shebang.  If there is room to reach above, I’ll keep on going.

For groups that don’t go any higher, for which there is no prize / reason to keep adding review website links;  I’ll close them.  This will free me to assess my more intricate competitions.  There are several I haven’t looked at yet (countries, global) and I may be quite close to completion.  Please re-visit this page, where the on-going column will feed into the finished one!  The quotas I cite are usually the highest ranks the hostesses have set.  You certainly have other choices.
Yours sincerely, Carolyn.
{P.S:  Happy third birthday to my four kittens today!  I love you Tinkies!}

 
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1   “Books In A Series
The Obsessive ~ 16-20+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/outlets-for-series/
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 2   “Canada All Year
Read 13 of them.  Points for surpassing.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/join-us-for-canadian-authors/
http://www.bookmineset.com/2013/07/the-6th-canadian-book-challenge-wrap-up.html
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 3   “Cruising Through Cozies
Read 13 of them.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/socrates-x-iii/
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4   “Dusty Bookshelf
Read 20 of them.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/dusty-tales-pre-1960/
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 5   “Embarrassment Of Riches
Platinum:  50.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/series-riches-latte/
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6   “Feminist Reads
Hard:  10+ books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/heroines-good-food/
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 7  “Mount To Be Read
Highest level is Mount Olympus / Mars:  150+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/off-my-shelf-in-many-ways/
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 8  “Mystery & Crime
Sherlock Holmes = 30+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/my-kind-of-paranormal/
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 9  “Off The Shelf
Making a dent:  50.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/off-my-shelf-in-many-ways/
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 10  “Quick Fix
Gorilla Glue:  20+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/vintage-quick/
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 11  “Roof Beam Reader
Select 12 in advance and read.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/roof-beam-reader-2013/
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12  “Vintage Mystery
Match 8 themes, with mysteries older than 1960.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/vintage-quick/
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13  “What An Animal VI
Read 6.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/socrates-x-iii/
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14  “Women Challenge
Wonder Woman:  16 +.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/heroines-good-food/
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 15   “British Authors
Read 12 of them.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/global-british-wishes/

16   “Colourful Reading
Read 9 colours of any hue.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/colourful-ireland-scotland/

17   “Colour Coded
Read 9 specific spectrums & hues.
http://CMRiedel.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/colour-names-postal/

18  “Countries Have I Visited
World Traveler 30+ countries.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/guilty-country-historic/

19  “Finishing The Series
Level 3:  complete 3+ series.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/socrates-x-iii/

20   “Firsts In A Series
Series Fanatic:  30 first in a series.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/outlets-for-series/

21   “Seconds In A Series
All You Can Eat:  30 second time author.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/outlets-for-series/

22  “Foodies’ Reads
Cordon-Bleu Chef:  19+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/heroines-good-food/

23  “Genre Variety
Champion:  30 different genres, 30 books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/variety-heavenly-suspense/

24  “Global Fiction
Easy Challenge:  7 x 1.
Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America, Seventh Continent
(Antarctica or your own:  the sea, space, a supernatural world, history, the future – you name it).
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/global-british-wishes/

25  “Guilty Reading
Brave Heart:  7-10 books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/guilty-country-historic/

26  “Heavenly Reading
Seraphim:  25 angelic themes / characters.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/variety-heavenly-suspense/

27  “Historical Fiction
Ancient History:  25+ books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/guilty-country-historic/

28 “New Authors
Read 50.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/off-my-shelf-in-many-ways/

29  “Paranormal Fiction
Spellbound: 24 books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/my-kind-of-paranormal/

30  “Pick An Author”
Feature at least 2 authors & 2 novels.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/vintage-quick/

31   “Postal Reading
Read 4 / 8 / 12.
post.htmlhttps://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/colour-names-postal/

32 “Pre-1960 Children’s
Read 12.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/dusty-tales-pre-1960/

33  “Reading Ireland
Level Ceilidh:  10+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/colourful-ireland-scotland/

34  “Reading Scotland
Queen Of Scots:  12 +.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/colourful-ireland-scotland/

35  “Romantic Suspense
Read 13.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/variety-heavenly-suspense/

36  “Seriously Series
Before 2013            / In 2013 / Re-reads:  18+.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/outlets-for-series/

37  “Telling Tales
Dragon:  30 books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/dusty-tales-pre-1960/

38  “What’s In A Name”
Scavenge topics x 6.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/colour-names-postal/

39  “Wish List Reading
Read 12 books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/global-british-wishes/

40  “Witches Reading
Crone:  16-20 books.
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/my-kind-of-paranormal/

41  “Reading Challenge Addicts
Join and conquer 18+ reading themes!
https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/riedel-reading-circles-2013/

42  “Goodreads 2013
I strove for 72.  I pulverized that goal right through to 100 books!
https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/694261

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About RIEDEL Fascination

I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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