Monday, January 07, 2013

2013 Challenges ... pretty buttons will not sway me ;)

2013 Aussie Author Challenge hosted by Booklover Book Reviews

Challenge Levels:
1. TOURIST, for those who just want to dip their toe into the talent on offer from ‘down under’, and
2. FAIR DINKUM, for those wanting to stretch themselves enough to unearth a few gems they may otherwise miss out on.
Sign up - here

I've signed up for the Fair Dinkum level

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by Historical Tapestry

Challenge Levels:
20th century Reader - 2 books
Victorian Reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval Reader- 15 books
Ancient History Reader -25+ books

Sign up - here

I'm going with Medieval Reader - 15 books 

2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge hosted by Books: A True Story

Challenge Levels:
Pixie Dust - Read 0-5 books
Dust Bunny - Read 5-10 books
Cobwebs - Read 10-15 books
Grungy - Read 20+ books

Sign up here

Dust Bunny level for me although I have books growing moss ... 10+ years waiting on a shelf will do that to you lol

2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge

This is my first year participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge and I'm really looking forward to reading and promoting writing by Australian women

Challenge Levels: read only, or read and review
Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
Miles: read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal
Sign up - here

I normally go overboard signing up for challenges because I can't resist a pretty button but then fail dismally at actually completing the challenge. A more sensible approach was my motto in 2012 and I'm sticking with that this year. Seriously ... I am!


  1. I wish I could show more restraint in signing up for challenges. But the shiny buttons always grabbed my attention. It will be interesting to see which books you choose for the Aussie authors challenge. I'll have to keep a look out.

  2. Lovely to have you back for another year of the Aussie Author Challenge Teddyree! Designed the Fair Dinkum level as a real stretch this year across genres - looking forward to seeing which authors you include in your list.

    1. Thanks Joanne, you've certainly amped up the challenge on the Fair Dinkum level, I'm looking forward to it :)

  3. Ohhhhh I can't wait to hear about the books you are reading for this challenge!!

  4. I am amazed that I've been able to remain unswayed by the pretty challenge buttons this year! Dropped my challenge participation drastically this year.

  5. Good luck with your chosen challenges!

  6. Good luck! I'm signed up for the Historical Fiction Challenge too.

  7. Happy New Year, Teddyree :D I would love to read more Australian novels, so I just might hop on the Aussie challenge. I have only ever read excellent novels written by Australian authors, so as far as I know they cannot go wrong LOL

  8. I am a sucker for pretty buttons!! Have fun with the challenges you are embarking on my friend!

  9. Good luck on all those challenges!

  10. Glad to have you on board for the Historical Tapestry challenge this year! I am participating in both the Aussie challenges too!

  11. Cool challenges! I love the Aussie challenges. I've only read a few books by Aussie authors, but I've loved them all! Thanks so much for joining my Dusty bookshelf challenge. Hope you get lots of dusty books read :)


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