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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!



BOOKS:
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)


PRODUCTS:
1. Wantable.com 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:


GENRE COUNT:
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






ALPHABE THURSDAYS (Get To Know Freda):
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


CHALLENGES COMPLETED:
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


CHALLENGES FORFEITED BY BLOG HOST:
1. 2013 Monthly Key Word Challenge

FAILED CHALLENGES:
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)

Comments

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

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  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.

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  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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