Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Back at 2014 Challenges

Alright, so it's time to finally see if I managed to do any of the 2014 challenges I set out to complete this year. At the beginning of the year, I was pretty ambitious, signing up for 4 year-long challenges, and 2 mid year reading challenges I'll also talk about. So, let's talk about 2014 challenges, and if you're curious you can check out my summary of my 2014 reading goals and challenges.

Year Long Challenges

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My intended goal: A First Kiss level (21-20 reviews)
Challenge Completed? 
I did a total of 23 reviews on the blog and on Goodreads that met this requirement. I'll be updating the 2014 Challenges tab with the results and linked up reviews shortly.

Challenge Goal: 12 debut novels
Challenge Completed?
No, I read and reviewed 5 debuts

My intended goal: Newbie level (10-25 points)
Challenge Completed?
I calculated my points and ended up with 36 points from sequel reviews.

Mid Year Challenges

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No set goal
How many series-ending books did I read and review during this time period?

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My intended goal: Read 12 books during the time period
Challenge Completed?
I ended up reading 36 books and 1 novella during the time period, and of those books that I read I ended up writing 17 reviews, although those were not necessarily posted during the time frame.

So, those are my 2014 Challenges. I ended up completing most of them, which I'm happy about. However, going into challenges next year, I saw Cassi mention in her recent Top Ten Tuesday that one of her New Year's Resolutions was to link up to challenges for the updates. And I thought about it... and I never did that this year. Seeing as that's part of the challenge, I'm hoping that when I sign up for 2015 challenges, I can try and keep updated on them as well. I've been updating the 2014 Challenges into a new system of organization and so I've checked back on the challenges and updated the scores here.

I hope 2014 was a good year, and best wishes for 2015! See you next year in the Paper World!

From the paper world,


  1. You did great on finishing majority of your challenges. I sign up for way too many, but I cut down this year and I'm hoping to participate in the challenges more I completed 24 of the 28 challenges I joined this year.

  2. I have never really participated in challenges (aside from the Goodreads one). I feel like they put too much pressure on people. (hmmm...I sense a discussion post coming from that statement...). But congrats on finishing most of yours! That's super impressive! I kind of want to look at all these challenges and see if I completed them even tho I never signed up... lol

    1. Yay for another of your discussion posts! I think for me the challenges aren't something I pay super close attention to, but I like them because it inspires me to read books I may not get to otherwise.


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