2015 Reading Challenges

Posted January 1, 2015 in Reading / 10 Comments

My 2016 Reading Challenges can be found here.

If you can’t tell by now, I like to read. A lot. I stumbled across some of these book challenges and I think some would be pretty cool. I figured it would probably be beneficial to put a post together of the book challenges I have decided to participate in for 2015.

I basically just keep adding to this list every time I hear about a new challenge that I think I can do. Since I have a slight book addiction (yes, I think I’m in denial), this list will likely get longer.

I give you My 2015 Reading Challenges List, listed in the order in which I became aware of them:

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December 2014 Monthly Wrap-Up

Posted December 31, 2014 in Faith, Reading / 2 Comments

Since it is the end of another month, I have decided to do a monthly wrap-up post. Behold, my month in bulleted lists.

Things that Happened in December

Books I Read in December

the elitesnowthe miracle of lourdesmockingjay
time's edgean introduction to the vocation of consecrated virginity lived in the worldchastity is for lovers
esther: royal beautythe case for Christmassplinteredblood of a stone
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Review: Splintered

Posted December 28, 2014 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: SplinteredSplintered by A G Howard
Series: Splintered #1
Publisher: Amulet Books (2013)
eBook (377 pages)
Via: Library
Also by this author: Unhinged, Ensnared
Also in this series: Unhinged, Ensnared
Reading Challenges: Read 2014


This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

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Review: The Case for Christmas

Posted December 27, 2014 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Merry Christmas!
It is so great that Christmas is more than just a day so I can say Merry Christmas
for quite a while yet, until the Baptism of the Lord on January 11 actually.
Merry Christmas!

Review: The Case for ChristmasThe Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel
Publisher: Zondervan (2014)
eARC (96 pages)
Via: NetGalley
Reading Challenges: Read 2014


Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks the tough, pointed questions you d expect from an award-winning legal journalist. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including Eyewitness Evidence Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? Scientific Evidence What does archaeology reveal? Profile Evidence Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God? Fingerprint Evidence Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah? The Case for Christmas invites you to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. It may be more compelling than you ve realized. Weigh the facts . . . and decide for yourself."

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