2023 Project Yeshua

In 2023, I will be reading a minimum of twelve books that focus on the life and work of Yeshua through Hebrew and Middle Eastern eyes.

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2023 Project Jesus

In 2023, I will be reading a minimum of twelve books that focus on the life and work of Jesus.

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2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I have been a lover of historical fiction for most of my life, especially novels set in, or referencing, World War II and the European Theater.

In 2023, I will be participating in the 2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader (#histficreadingchallenge) in which I will be reading 15 novels.

To participate, you only have to follow the rules:

Everyone can participate! If you don’t have a blog you can post a link to your review if it’s posted on Goodreads, Facebook, or Amazon, or you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish.


Add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to the monthly post (please use the direct URL that will guide us directly to your review)
Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction, etc.)

During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:

20th Century Reader – 2 books
Victorian Reader – 5 books
Renaissance Reader – 10 books
Medieval – 15 books
Ancient History – 25 books
Prehistoric – 50+ books

To join the challenge you only need to make a post about it, add your link in Mr. Linky below or just leave a link to your blog if you are not yet ready to post about it yet. If you don’t have a blog you can just leave a comment for this post saying that you are joining, and link to your Facebook, Goodreads or other social media page where you will be sharing your reviews.

Don’t forget to use the challenge hashtag #histficreadingchallenge, join in on the Facebook page, and grab your challenge badge here:

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Cruisin’ thru the Cozies 2023

In 2023, I will be participating in the Cruisin’ thri the Cozies Reading Challenge 2023 hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews.

Here are the rules…

1. The challenge runs from January 1, 2023 and ends December 31, 2023.

2. You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other challenges.

3. Books can be in any format – paper, audio, ebooks…it all counts!

4. You don’t have to post a review, but I’m sure others would love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, that’s fine. You don’t have to have a blog, just post in the comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and review the books there, that’s fine too. Just leave us the link. I also have a group for this challenge on Goodreads and you can sign up here.

5. If you do have a blog, take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add your name to Mr. Linky below. Please use the link of your challenge post, not the link to your home page.

6. I’m going to have one link for signing up, one link for completed reviews and one link for your wrap up posts. I won’t be having a monthly link, just one for all reviews read for this challenge.

This year’s cozy mystery reading challenge has two ways to participate and you can choose whichever suits you the best:

A) Read only cozy mysteries of your choice.

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B) Read one book from these sub-genres:

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
– One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
– One is your choice! (freebie!)

Here are the levels you can join for either A or B…

Level one (Snoop) –
A) Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read one book in each of the above cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

Level two (Investigator) –
A) Read 20 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)

Level three (Super Sleuth) –
A) Read 30 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)

Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) –
A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books

This year, I shall be participating in Level 2 (Investigator).th al Dente by Leslie Budewitz

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Craving for Cozies Challenge 2023

As I have a particular sweet tooth for cozy mysteries, in 2023 I shall be eagerly participating in the Craving for Cozies Challenge 2023 hosted by Escape With Dollcas Into a Good Book. The hashtag for the reading challenge is #CravingCozies.

Challenge – Read as many cozy mysteries as you can in 2023!

The challenge runs from January 1, 2023, and ends on December 31, 2023.

Rules

1. Choose the level at which you would like to participate:

Levels

  • Peckish – 1 – 25 Cozy Mysteries I will be aiming for this level.
  • Famished – 26 – 51 Cozy Mysteries
  • Yearning – 51 – 75 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving  – 76 – 100 Cozy Mysteries
  • Ravenous – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries
  • Voracious – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries 
  • Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
  • Pigged Out – 201 or more Cozy Mysteries

You can always go up a level but you can’t go down. 

  1. A Just Clause (Booktown Mysteries #11) by Lorna Barrett
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2023 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Because of my great love of mysteries, in 2023 I will be actively participating in the 2023 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge hosted by Carol’s Notebook.

Challenge Rules:

  • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate but you do need a place to post your reviews to link up. (blog, Goodreads, Instagram, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to be at least 100 pages long. Please no short stories.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
  • The Challenge will run from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. (Sign up ends March 15th)

We still have our facebook group so if you haven’t joined we would love for you to! Here’s the group’s link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/350512171977943/. It’s a closed group so just ask to join and we’ll let you in.

There will be a monthly link-up so we can see what everyone’s reading – and probably add some to our own tbr lists. At the halfway mark and at the end we will have a giveaway for those participating.

We’ll continue to use the hashtag #CloakDaggerChal.

Levels:

5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

16-25 books – Detective –

26-35 books – Inspector

36 – 55 – Special agent

56+ books – Sherlock Holmes – This is my goal for the reading challenge.

  1. A Just Clause (Booktown Mysteries #11) by Lorna Barrett
    2. Sad Cypress by Dame Agatha Christie
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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

This year, I will be participating in the 2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge hosted by Susan at Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books.

The hashtag for the reading challenge is #BookishBooksReadingChallenge

About the Challenge: This is a laidback challenge designed to encourage the reading of all those bookish books that are still lingering on our shelves and TBR lists. Any book counts as long as one of its main themes is books (reading them, writing them, hoarding them, stealing them, eating them, burning them, decorating with them, organizing them, sniffing them, selling them, etc.). Any book that is essentially bookish in nature counts. All formats are acceptable. Since this challenge isn’t about pages read, length doesn’t matter either. Picture books are totally fine.

Levels:

Toe in the Door: 1-10 books read

Picking and Perusing: 11-20 books read

Lost in the Stacks: 21-30 books read

Living in the Library: 30+ books read

I am opting to pursue the Picking and Perusing Level.

  1. Authentically Izzy by Pepper D. Basham
  2. The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
  3. Murder in the Mystery Suite by (Book Retreat Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams
  4. Buried in a Book (A Novel Idea Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams
  5. My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, edited by Ronald Rice
  6. The Bookshop on the Shore (Kirrinfief #2) by Jenny Colgan
  7. The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
  8. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  9. By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1) by Eva Gates
  10. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
  11. The House of Twenty-Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky
  12. Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry
  13. The Reading Life: The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Other’s Eyes by C.S. Lewis
  14. Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
  15. So Many Books, So Little Time: a Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson
  16. The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma
  17. Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them by Tim Parks
  18. Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading, and Other Mysteries by Tim Parks
  19. My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul
  20. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch

2023 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

The 2023 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge is being hosted by Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book. The rules of the reading challenge are quite simple – just read one book for each letter of the alphabet. The hashtag for the reading challenge is #alphabetsoupchallenge.

My list for the 2023 reading challenge is:

A- A Just Clause (Booktown Mystery #11) by Lorna Barrett
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S- Sad Cypress by Dame Agatha Christie
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