Out With the Old Challenge – Week 4 Recap

The challenge is over!  I didn’t get to read as much this week because I have a big project for work that is taking up a lot of my time, but I still feel I did pretty okay.  Short books helped! :)  I can’t wait for my project to be over so I can read some of the exciting 2009 books I’ve been putting off for most of this challenge!

Number of Books Read: 7
Number of Books Not Finished: 0
Total Points: 3100
Books Read:

  1. Angels Watching Over Me by Lurlene McDaniel (1996) – 500 pts
  2. Lifted Up By Angels by Lurlene McDaniel (1997) – 500 pts
  3. Until Angels Close My Eyes by Lurlene McDaniel (1999) – 500 pts
  4. Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (2006) – 250 pts
  5. Little Men by Louisa May Scott (1871) – 1000 pts
  6. Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess (2007) – 250 pts
  7. The Ex-Games by Jennifer Echols (2009) – 100 pts

Hopefully I’ll have good new tomorrow when I come back to update my placement!

I do have good news!  I ended up in 5th out of 34.  I won two PBS credits!  (I don’t exactly need those, but hey – I won something!)

Out With the Old Challenge – Week 3 Recap

So Week 3 is done!  Only one week left.  Yay!  The Challenge has been fun, but I’m ready to just grab something off the shelf and read it and not worry about how long it is or how many points it is worth. :)

Number of Books Read: 9
Number of Books Not Finished: 0
Total Points: 3700
Books Read:

  1. Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot (2006) – 250 pts
  2. Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway (2009) – 100 pts
  3. Big Boned by Meg Cabot (2007) – 250 pts
  4. Beauty by Robin McKinley (1978) – 500 pts
  5. Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (1895) – 1000 pts
  6. Run With the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams (1982) – 500 pts
  7. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (2009) – 100 pts
  8. Put Me In Coach by Barbara Dooley (1991) – 500 pts
  9. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (1998) – 500 pts

I am still in 4th this week!

Out with the Old Challenge – Week 2 Recap

So this was week 2 of the Challenge.  I thought my total would be lower this week because Jane Eyre was a beast, but it helped that I read several shorter books around it.  (BTW, Jane Eyre was great!  I am glad I read it.)  Pretty Monsters just didn’t hold my attention, so I gave it up after reading the minimum to get points.

Number of Books Read: 8
Number of Books Not Finished: 1
Total Points: 3875
Books Read:

  1. That Summer by Sarah Dessen (1996) – 500 pts
  2. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster (1908) – 500 pts
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen (1817) – 1000 pts
  4. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (2008) – 250 pts
  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1848) – 1000 pts
  6. Wake by Lisa McMann (2008) – 250 pts
  7. Fade by Lisa McMann (2009) – 100 pts
  8. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot (2006) – 250 pts

Books Not Finished (and abandoned):

  1. Pretty Monsters: Stories by Kelly Link (2008) – 25 pts (I only read 100 pages)

I’ll update tomorrow with my placement. I moved up to 4th!

Out with the Old Challenge – Week 1 Recap

As I mentioned earlier this week, I am participating in a 4 week challenge on PaperBackSwap to read older books.  I’m still reading a little YA and will blog about that, but probably won’t blog about non YA stuff.  Here’s a recap of my Week 1!

Number of Books Read: 9
Total Points: 3100
Books Read:

  1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (500 pts)
  2. Watership Down by Richard Adams (500 pts)
  3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (250 pts)
  4. Mossflower by Brian Jacques (500 pts)
  5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (500 pts)
  6. Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood (250 pts)
  7. The Scarlett Letterman by Cara Lockwood (250 pts)
  8. Moby Clique by Cara Lockwood (250 pts)
  9. School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer (100 pts)

I listened to the Mossflower audiobook while working this week.  It was a lot of fun – I recommend the Redwall series audiobooks!  I was able to download it for free from my local library.

I decided not to blog about the last two I read.  I didn’t like either of them very much, so I decided not to waste my time blogging about them!

I’ll update this post tomorrow with my rank in the game! I’m in 6th of 34 this week!