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2017 Challenges Monthly Update: January

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The Beat The Backlist Challenge is hosted by Austine @ Novel Knight. Click on the link for rules and guidelines. You’ll also find an exciting Hogwarts House Cup Challenge linked to the main challenge, how fun!

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If you’re wondering, I’m PixieGlow in the House Cup challenge. Don’t judge the contender by its stripper name πŸ˜‚

So basically, we are supposed to read all the books we hoarded and were published before 2017.
My Personal Goal: 50

Books read in January that fit the challenge (with review if available)

It turns out many of my reads for January fit the criteria! February won’t be as good, I can already tell!

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My goal: Dabbler – Read 10 out of 30 of the Wired into Sci-Fi Books.

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From 1900 to our days, one book a month to live or relive some of what sci-fi had to offer through the decades.
I’m going through the decades chronologically, but you can choose not to.

  • In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells
    I won’t write a full review because all I have to say is that despite the fact it was really advanced for the time it was written, I wish the book would have been buried by a comet. Wordy, long and full of a romance I never cared about. Leave the comets to the sky.

Find the rules and lists of books here

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Current TBR 112
Including:
NetGalley 6
ARCs 5

Are you taking part in the challenge? What’s your stripper username? How many books from your TBR have you read?

45 thoughts on “2017 Challenges Monthly Update: January

            1. But… Do you really want to? :p I stayed away from NG for months, something I am proud of and I needed at a time I was feeling too much pressure from the blog, but it does feel good to help books get out there.

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  1. You are doing great with the challenge.I read ARCs in January apart from one book that my book club was reading and I think February will go the same way.All the best with your February reads.Happy reading.

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    1. February is filled with ARCs! I guess January was a good NetGalley month but now I have to face the requests, haha! Still, it will be my first time having several blog tours so I’m excited πŸ™‚ Happy reading!

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    1. Well, don’t start to use it before midnight :p Donna sounds better for the day, haha! I’m really astonished at the joy I’m getting out of trying scifi. I also wonder about the publishing time and just how much it impact the stories. I’ll have to write a post about that at the end of the year!

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  2. Hahahahaha, love the stripper name… makes the stripper sounds very… not strippery? πŸ˜€

    Love what you said about The Comet book as well.. I think the fact it’s from 1901 (holy crapola) and just to get a feel for the romance written back then has me intrigued still. I just have to try this book… πŸ˜€ I may regret it, but… no risk, no champagne.. or something like that πŸ™‚

    And, hey.. you’re mega for doing the challenges… challenges scare the bejeebus out of me πŸ˜€

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    1. Hahaha, it just sounds like the name of a character from a Stephanie Plum adventure!
      I hope you like the Comet, it’s not that bad, I just wanted more. But I totally see how this felt new and really sci-fi for the time. We’ll have to talk about it!!
      Haha, I was the same! I don’t like readathons so I’ll never try but challenges are my thing, I love some spicing up!

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  3. You’ve got off to a good start with your Beat the Backlist challenge! I’m trying to read my TBR this year too but while I’ve managed to read quite a lot off my TBR, I’ve added more books than I’ve read. Oops! It wasn’t entirely my fault though as my husband bought me a lot of books for my birthday so I can put the blame on him… Hahaha! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes, I’m happy with what January looked liked with the TBR. It’s a good thing because February is all about ARCs! Haha yes, that book haul from your husband is the perfect excuse to put the blame on him! πŸ™‚

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  4. Loved this post! You’re doing so well on the Beat the Backlist challenge – I’ve set mine to 15 (so nowhere near as much) and I’ve done 2, so I’m hoping I can keep it up, and maybe increase the number if I feel I can do it!

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  5. I am participating in the beat the backlist challenge as well. My name is ChestnutDust I don’t think that’s a very good stripper name lol and I managed to knock 3 books off my TBR by of course I have added so many more.

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  6. Wow seems like you made a decent start on your challenges for January, and given this is only the first month of the year as well seems like you’ve got a head start on it too! πŸ˜€
    You never know, February may turn out better than you think. Either way good luck Donna. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  7. Yay for the Beat The Backlist challenge! My name is slightly less stripper sounding (although not great either): OakSickle. xD Love your progress; we really should beat Slytherin next month though. πŸ˜‰

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      1. I haven’t either! I’ve only read one book for it so far (but I just signed up in March). I’m currently participating in the Instagram challenge for the extra points. But hoping I’ll get to some backlisted books after I finish Parker and Exit West.

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