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December Monthly News

Welcome to the December edition of Monthly News!
My birthday came and went.... I love birthdays.... did you enter the giveaway?
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, to those who celebrate, as my family does. And from my family to yours we wish you all the best for the new year!
Freda's Voice is hosting a reading challenge, 100+ Books in a Year! Sign up is here so check it out. I challenge you to the challenge!!
I also ended one of my memes, Quote It Saturday. Sadly I do not have the time to devote to it anymore.
Don't fret though, I will not end The Friday 56!

1. Night Chill - Jeff Gunhus (recommend)
2. Pies Sweet and Savory (recommend)
3. Hidden - Catherine McKenzie (HIGHLY recommend)
4. Dog Encyclopedia (recommend)
5. Forbidden Sister - V.C. Andrews (recommend)
6. Ink - Amanda Sun
7. Lucky Man - Michael J. Fox (recommend)
8. AARP 2013 Almanac
9. Art That Changed The World (recommend)
10. A Shadow of Light - Bella Forrest (recommend)
11. Haven - Kristi Cook (recommend)
12. The Slow Cooker Cookbook (recommend)
13. Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan (recommend)
14. The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen - Joan Strasbaugh
15. Butter My Butt and Call Me A Biscuit and Other Country Sayings
16. The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan
17. S Is For Stupid - Leland Gregory
18. Gardening Day-to-Day Seeds of Wisdom 2013
19. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook (recommend)

1. Box (recommend)
2. Ornaments With Love (recommend)
3. Hipstreet MP3 Player (recommend)
4. Sony Headphones (recommend)

Yearly Total: 120 books, 31 Products, 27 Movies, and 5 CD's

Book of the Month:

Book of the Year:

Non-Fiction 27         Fiction 86               Novella 6             Young Adult 38      Fantasy 12
Children 6                Short-Stories 5     Inspirational 2     Romance 20          Erotica 1
Picture Book 6         Paranormal 19     Mystery 9              Dystopian 7            Devotional 3
Religious 3              Historical 2            Sci-Fi 3                 Humor 4                  Cozy 2
Educational 2          Art 3                        Self-Help 2           Contemporary 1    Cookbook 7
Parenting 1              Middle Grade 4    Suspense 2         Thriller 1                  Christian Fiction 2
Audiobook 1            Memoir 2               Amish 2                 Language 1            Christmas 3
Mythology 2              Horror 1                 Encyclopedia 1    Daily 3

A Is For Animals                                        A Is For Asleep
B Is For Books                                           B Is For Best Friend Bella
C Is For Cake                                            C Is For Cookies
D Is For Dad(s)                                         D Is For Dream (Come True)
E Is For Elvis                                             E Is For Ewok
F Is For Freda                                            F Is For Festive Family
G Is For Gangs
H Is For Hobbies
I Is For Inked
J Is For Jalapeno
K Is For Kids
L Is For Live Music
M Is For Mom
N Is For Noob
O Is For Older
P Is For Poetry
Q Is For Quiet
R Is For Religion
S Is For Soup Nazi
T Is For Two Things
U Is For Unique
V Is For Vince

1. 2013 Non-Fiction Challenge
2. 2013 Women Challenge
3. YA/MG Fantasy Challenge
4. 2013 eBook Challenge
5. 2013 Foodies Challenge
6. BCC's 100 Books In A Year Challenge

1. 2013 Monthly Key Word Challenge

1. 2013 Outdo Yourself Challenge (I failed by 52 books!)
2. 2013 Colorful Reading Challenge (I did 2 of 9 colors. Ouch!)
3. 2013 Color Coded Challenge (I got 1 color of 9. 1!!!)
4. 2013 Mount TBR Challenge ( 2/36... I got airlifted off Mt. Vancouver)
5. 2013 A Thru Z Challenge ( Missed Q, V & X)
6. 2013 A To Z Book Challenge
7. 2013 A - Z Reading Challenge
8. What's In A Name Challenge 6 (Missed 1)
9. 150+ Reading Challenge ( Missed 32)
10. 2013 ARC Reading Challenge ( I took this one too literal and missed 13)


  1. You had a great reading year. I've got Always Watching on audio. Happy New Year.

  2. You've had a busy year! I really must read Catherine McKenzie's books. I've met her and she's a lovely person. We both live in Montreal.

  3. I like how you do the monthly review of all that you completed/or not for that month. I've always thought of doing something similar on my blog but am not as organized as you. (I wish!) Perhaps I should challenge myself to do it starting this year? What do you think? How should I do it?


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