Category: 2013 Challenges

The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)

Welcome to the sign-up post for: The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! Summertime is coming, and what better time than Summer to immerse ourselves in the works of the most rebellious, daring, and “hot” generation of American writers?? For this event, the goal… Continue Reading “The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)”

TBR Pile Checkpoint #4: April Progress!

Welcome Back, TBR Pile Challengers! It is April 15th and we are now at Checkpoint #4 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge!  Can you believe we’re already 1/3 of the way through our challenge?  Congrats to all those who have been keeping pace and… Continue Reading “TBR Pile Checkpoint #4: April Progress!”


Congratulations to our February Winner: Alyssa from The Reader’s Refuge!  Aloha, TBR Pile Challengers! It is March 15th and we are now at Checkpoint #3 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I’ve been happy to see all of your updates on Twitter and on your blogs, announcing your… Continue Reading “TBR PILE CHECKPOINT #3: MARCH PROGRESS!”

Thoughts: Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 21 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Miss Lonelyhearts is the journalistic pseudonym for a male newspaper man who aspires to have his own gossip column.  The… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West”

TBR Pile Checkpoint #2: February Progress!

Congratulations to our February Winner: Alyssa from The Reader’s Refuge!    Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! It is February 15th and we are now at Checkpoint #2 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I know many of you have been making fantastic progress through your challenge lists already… Continue Reading “TBR Pile Checkpoint #2: February Progress!”


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