Random Reading Challenge ~ Not Finished

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August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010
Goal: 9 books

So close, but I didn’t manage to finish this challenge.  With two books shy of my goal, here’s what I did read:

  1. Best Friends Forever – Jennifer Weiner
  2. Twenty Boy Summer – Sarah Ockler
  3. Easy on the Eyes – Jane Porter
  4. Heartless – Sara Shepard
  5. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen
  6. Between Friends – Kristy Kiernan
  7. The 9th Judgment – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Random Reading ~ 5

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My fifth random read was selected from two recently purchased books and two library books:

  1. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen
  2. Between Friends – Kristy Kiernan
  3. Get Lucky – Katherine Center
  4. The Cougar Club – Susan McBride

Random.org picked #1: The Opposite of Me.

Random Reading ~ 4

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My fourth random read was selected from the three stacks of books currently on my nightstand.  I chose the first book from each stack:

  1. The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister
  2. Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah
  3. Heartless – Sara Shepard

Random.org picked #3: Heartless.

Random Reading ~ 3

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My third random read was selected from two library books and two books from my shelves:

  1. The Love of Her Life – Harriet Evans (my book)
  2. Nanny Returns – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (library book)
  3. Easy on the Eyes – Jane Porter (my book)
  4. The Professors’ Wives’ Club – Joanne Rendell (library)

Random.org picked #3:  Easy on the Eyes, which I’ll start reading later this week.

Random Reading ~ Book #2

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My second random read was selected from the 27 (gasps!) library books I currently have checked out. I listed them from shortest to longest.  I won’t write each book here, however Random.org picked #8:

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Random Reading ~ Book #1

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My first random read was selected from the ten library books I currently have checked out.  I randomly listed them on a piece of paper.  Here’s what I had to choose from:

  1. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
  2. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  3. Beautiful by Kate Brian
  4. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
  5. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  6. Killer by Sara Shepard
  7. Dial Emmy for Murder by Kristen Davis
  8. Swimsuit by James Patterson
  9. Last Christmas by Kate Brian
  10. Red Hot Lies by Laura Caldwell

Random.org picked:  #4 – Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

Random Reading Challenge

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August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010

Wendy, of Caribousmom, is hosting the Random Reading Challenge.  I really don’t need another challenge, however I love the idea behind this one.   So of course, I had to sign up.

Here are the rules:

  1. NO lists allowed. Books for the challenge are chosen one at a time when the mood strikes.
  2. Sign up at any time during the challenge period using Mr. Linky below. Please give me a direct link to your blog post about the challenge. If you do not have a blog, no worries. Simply enter your name and leave the URL box on Mr. Linky blank.
  3. Book reviews are not required, but if you want to write a review I will be providing a review Mr. Linky after August 1st.
  4. Books are selected one at a time using the following procedure:
  • Randomly select any number of books from either your physical OR your virtual TBR pile (I don’t care how you do this, but it must be random…no “cherry picking” allowed)
  • Assign a number to each book based on how many books you selected (ie: if you selected 14 books, assign each book a number from 1 through 14; if you selected 28 books, assign each book a number from 1 through 28…you get the idea)
  • Go to THIS SITE and use the TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR located in the upper right hand corner of the page to randomly select the book you will read. NO CHEATING – whatever the random number generator generates is the book you must read!
  • Each time you select a book for the challenge, you will use this procedure. You many select different books each time, choose a different amount of books each time, etc…have fun, mix it up, keep it random.

Wendy asks us to choose a level:

Level I: Read 6 books
Level II: Read 9 books
Level III: Read 12 books

I will participate in Level II.

  1. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
  2. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler