*Note, while I will try to avoid major spoilers, I sometimes won't be able to help it.

Challenges

2015 Challenges
2014...er 2015 Newbery Medal Reading Challenge

2014...er 2015 Newbery Medal Reading Challenge

Well, I didn't meet my goal in 2014 so I am going to keep at it this year!

2015 Beauty and the Armageddon Short Stories Reading Challenge

12 books of short stories, 1 per month.
I don't read short stories nearly as often as I should and want to amend this.

2015 Beauty and the Armageddon Play Reading Challenge

12 plays, 1 per month
  1. Drinking Habits by Tom Smith

2015 Beauty and the Armageddon Film Watching Challenge

Red indicates I have watched this film.
American Beauty
Annie Hall
The Big Lebowski
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
The Breakfast Club
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Captain America:  Winter Soldier
Casablanca
Chariots of Fire
Chicago
Citizen Kane
Cop Out
Dark City
Dial M for Murder
Django Unchained
Dr. No
Dr. Strangelove
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Godfather
Guardians of the Galaxy
Heavenly Creatures
Interstellar
Ironman 3
Jaws
King Kong
Les Misérables
Lost in Translation
Memento
No Way Out
Nosferatu
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Pulp Fiction
Raising Arizona
Rosemary’s Baby
Rushmore
Saving Private Ryan
A Scanner Darkly
Schindler’s List
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
Sin City
A Streetcar Named Desire
Superman
Terminator
Thor: The Dark World
To Catch a Thief
Tombstone
Twelve Chairs
The Usual Suspects

Other Films Watched
Fried Green Tomatoes
Taken 2


2015TBRbutton
The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).Only I am going to aim for 40 books from my list this year.
  1. 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts by R.J. Palacio
  2. This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl
  3. Cold as Ice by Sarah Mlynowski
  4. Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams
2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages)
For me, this means I need to read 273 books, but am aiming for 300 total.
See my list here.
Level 4: 250 or more
Again, aiming for 300 books this year!



2014 Challenges 

Books read can be found here.

 Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Weekend Warrior 5-10
  1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  5. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  7. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  8. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch by Donald J. Sobol


Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Memory stick – 50 ebooks
COMPLETED 


  1. I Love Baby Animals by David Chuka
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar
  3. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
  4. Twilight (The Mediator #6) by Meg Cabot
  5. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  6. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich
  7. The Titanic Lost...and Found by Judy Donnelly
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  9. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  10. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  11. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  12.  George Washington and the General's Dog by Frank Murphy
  13. See Me Run by Paul Meisel
  14. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  15. The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  16. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  17. Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga
  18. Happy Birthday to You by Brian Rowe
  19. Every Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot
  20. Picture Perfect by Deena Remiel
  21. Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
  22. Tiny Acts of Love by Lucy Lawrie
  23. Big Nate Makes a Splash by Lincoln Pierce
  24. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  25. Big Nate: Dibs on This Chair by Lincoln Pierce
  26. Zia by Scott O'Dell
  27. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
  28. I Funny by James Patterson
  29. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  30.  Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  31. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  32. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  33. Paper Towns by John Green
  34. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
  35. We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
  36. Decked with Holly by Marni Bates
  37. The Burnouts by Lex Thomas
  38. Guys Read: Other Worlds by Jon Sciezka 
  39. Undaunted: Five True Stories from World War II by Pepper J. Bryars
  40. Bluebells and Shotgun Shells by Rhonda Gibson
  41. Abraham Lincoln for Kids Book by Jacob Smith
  42. Titanic A to Z by Judy Nichols
  43. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  44. Moving Day by Meg Cabot
  45. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  46. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  47. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  48. Shopaholic Ties the Know by Sophie Kinsella
  49. Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
  50. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
  51. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  52.  The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory
  53. Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust by Carol Ann Lee
  54. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  55. The Julian Chapter by R. J. Palacio
  56.  Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike by Lincoln Peirce
  57. Big Nate: Pray for a Fire Drill by Lincoln Peirce
  58. The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
  59. Wanted by Caroline B. Cooney
  60. Hana by Lauren Oliver
  61. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  62. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  63. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  64. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  65. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  66. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  67. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  68. Anabel by Lauren Oliver
  69. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  70. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
  71. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
  72. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
  73. The Austre Academy by Lemony Snicket
  74. The Ersatz Elevator     by Lemony Snicket
  75. The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
  76. The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
  77. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  78. The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
  79. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
  80. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
  81. The End  by Lemony Snicket
  82. What Janie Saw by Caroline B. Cooney
  83. Just One Night by Gayle Forman
  84. Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
  85. Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
  86. Writing Journal: A Year in the Life of a Self-Published Author by Scott Haworth 
  87. Six Days Earlier by David Levithan
  88. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
  89. Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson 
  90. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MachLachlan
  91. Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
  92. Superfudge by Judy Blume
  93. Double Fudge by Judy Blume
  94. Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume
  95. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  96. Blubber by Judy Blume


Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Level 3: 200 or more
Find the books I have read this year here. Note, I am not counting any picture books for this challenge, as I don't like to have those books count towards my big goal. I am crazy.



Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: 31-40 - Sweet Summer Fling
  1. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
  2. Twilight (The Mediator #6) by Meg Cabot
  3. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  4. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  5. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  6. The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  7. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  8. Happy Birthday to You by Brian Rowe
  9. Ducky Diary 3 by Ann M. Martin
  10. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  11. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  12. Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot
  13. I Funny by James Patterson
  14. Delerium by Lauren Oliver
  15. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  16. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  17.  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  18. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  19. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  20.  Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  21. This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell
  22. Paper Towns by John Green
  23. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
  24. Hanging On To Max by Margaret Bechard
  25. Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
  26. That Day in September by Artie Van Why
  27. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  28. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  29. Moving Day by Meg Cabot
  30. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  31. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  32. Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust by Carol Ann Lee
  33. Isla and the Happily Every After by Stephanie Perkins
  34. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

  1. I Love Baby Animals by David Chuka
  2. The Farmer by Mark Ludy
  3. I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
  4. Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!: Listen to the City by Robert Burleigh
  5. My Cat, The Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet
  6. Max Goes to the Moon by Jeffrey Bennett
  7. The Titanic Lost...and Found by Judy Donnelly
  8. No Bath! No Cake by Mattias Weinert
  9. Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews
  10. Lawn to Lawn by Dan Yaccarino
  11. George Washington and the General's Dog by Frank Murphy
  12. See Me Run by Paul Meisel
  13. The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Jonah Winter
  14. Pumpkin Day by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  15. I Want to go to the Moon by Tom Saunders
  16. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  17. Me Too! by Valeri Borbachev
  18. Pip and Posy: A Snowy Day by Axel Scheffler
  19. A Perfect Day by Carin Berger
  20. Today is Snowy by Martha E. H. Rustad
  21. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  22. Hug by Jez Alborough
  23. The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
  24. Clifford's Kitten by Norman Bridwell
  25. How do you Hug a Porcupine by Laurie Isop
  26. Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
  27. The Little Moose Who Could Not Go to Sleep by Willy Claflin
  28. You are the Pea and I am the Carrot by Theron J. Elkins
  29. You Be You by Linda Krantz
  30. My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
  31. How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad by Jane Yolen
  32. Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley
  33. I Say, You Say Feelings! by Tad Carpenter
  34. The Crocodile and the Scorpion by Rebecca Emberley
  35. Let's Count Goats by Mem Fox
  36. Hello Baby! by Mem Fox
  37. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
  38. Around the World We Go by Margaret Wise Brown
  39. Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss
  40. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
  41. Hand, Hand, Fingers Thumb by Al Perkins
  42. Dr. Seuss' ABC by Dr. Seuss
  43. The Complete List is Here!
2013 Challenges  


Hosting my first challenge!  
My goal is to re-read the entire Baby-Sitter's Club series (including Mysteries, Super Specials, etc.).  I would love it if other readers would join me!


2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge


Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Read 250 books (50 more than in 2012)

So my plan- Be on Fire!
Completed
    See my books here 


     

    Completed
      Books I have read this year 

        2013 Audio Book Challenge

      Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Flirting (6 audio books)
      Completed

      1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
      2. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
      3. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
      4. Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
      5. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

      NovelinVerseReadingChallenge2 Announcing the Novel in Verse Reading Challenge


      Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Read and Review 6 books
      Completed
      1. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones
      2. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
      3. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
      4. Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
      5. Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
      6. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder


      Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Memory Stick (50 books)

      Well, I tried, maybe next year!
      1. The Start-Up by Sadie Hayes
      2. Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett
      3. Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt
      4. A Tale of Two Proms by Cara Lockwood 
      5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker 
      6.  Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
      7. School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins 
      8. Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
      9. A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas
      10. Haunted (The Mediator #5) by Meg Cabot
      11. The Hollows: A Hollowland Graphic Novel Part 1  by Amanda Hocking
      12. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
      13. Odd Hours by Dean Koontz (yes this book is on the audio list too, I did half and half with it)
      14. Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker 
      15. The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey by Stan Berenstain
      16. The Zombie Project by Getrude Chandler Warner
      17. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
      18. The Holly Jolliday by Megan McDonald
      19. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain
      20. Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain
      21. The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise by Stan and Jan Berenstain
      22. The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends by Stan and Jan Berenstain
      23. The Berenstain Bears Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain
      24. Mandie and the Cherokee Legend by Lois Gladys Leppard
      25. Mandie and the Secret Tunnel by Lois Gladys Leppard
      26. Space by Will Osborne
      27. I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Dogs by Francesco Marciuliano
      28. Christmas in Wellsworth by Rev W. Awdry
      29. Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book by Laura Krauss Melmed
      30. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
      31. Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne
      32. Big Nate: All Work and No Play by Lincoln Perice
      33. Big Nate Makes the Grade by Lincoln Perice
      34. Home for the Holidays by Heather Vogel Frederick
      35. Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles 
      36. From the Mist by Kiki Thorpe
      37. People of Walmart: Shop and Awe by Andrew Kipple 
      38. Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger 
       
      Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Mount Blanc! (24 books)
      And I am only going to count books added to my list prior to 2013
      Completed
      1. The Start-Up by Sadie Hayes  
      2. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones
      3. Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel 
      4. Lanie by Jane Kurtz
      5. Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows (this wasn't on my Goodreads list, but I had it on my library's download wishlist for more than a year.  I decided that counts.)
      6. If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski
      7. Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket
      8. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
      9. Karen's Hurricane by Ann M. Martin
      10. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
      11. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
      12. Persuaded by Jenni James
      13. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
      14. Eleven by Lauren Myracle
      15. Twelve by Lauren Myracle
      16. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
      17. Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
      18. Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
      19. Milkrun by Sarah Mlynowski
      20. Emmalee by Jenni James
      21. Fishbowl by Sarah Mlynowski
      22. Dare You Too by Katie McGarry
      23. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
      24. Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
      25. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
      26. Belle's Star by Connie Gotsch



      Beauty and the Armageddon's Goal: Hard 10+ books
      Completed
      1. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
      2. School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
      3. Smile byRaina Telgemeier
      4. Airhead by Meg Cabot
      5. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
      6. Runaway by Meg Cabot
      7. When Lightning Strikes by Meg Cabot
      8. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 
      9. Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
      10. 45 Pounds (More of Less) by K. A. Barson
      11. Smoke by Ellen Hopkins 
      12. Fishbowl by Sarah Mlynowski
      2012 Challenges  

      2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

      My goal is to read 200 books in 2012.  
      Completed!


      Alright, so I'm being lazy, but here is a link to the books I've read this year.
      Completed!

      2 comments:

      1. Welcome to the 2013 Audio Book Challenge. I'm so glad to have you on board.

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      2. Thanks, I'm excited! I keep trying to get more into audio books, they are so useful!

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