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Reading Ireland Month ☘ #ReadingIrelandMonth23 #begorrathon23

Cathy at 746 Books is again hosting the wonderful Reading Ireland Month challenge (or The Begorrathon as it is affectionately known) for the seventh year between Wednesday 1 and Friday 31 March 2023. Each year I try to read four books set in Ireland or by Irish authors (1 per week). Cathy has each week set up with themes if you want to follow them, so check out her site.

This year use the hashtags #readingirelandmonth23 or #begorrathon23 on tweets or blog posts.

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12 Friends, 12 Books Challenge: The Butterfly Room, The Rose Garden Mini-Reviews #BookReview #Audiobook #12Friends12Books

So I am on schedule with this challenge reading/listening to the first two of twelve books for this challenge. The Butterfly Room was recommended by Sandy at Sandy’s Book a Day Blog and The Rose Garden was recommended by Bev at BEVERLEY A BAIRD. I enjoyed both of these books and look forward to the next one, One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid suggested by Susan @ Susan Loves Books) for March.

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2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Tracking #ReadNonFicChal

The aim of the Nonfiction Reader Challenge is to encourage you to make nonfiction part of your reading experience during the yearFor more information on this challenge go to Bookdout HERE

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2023 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge #BeatTheBacklist2023

This reading challenge, hosted by Austine @ Austine Decker.comis returning for its 6th year in 2022! Designed to help you tackle all the books you keep meaning to read and still haven’t, this challenge is flexible enough to work for all kinds of readers. I have never participated before, but I have so many books that have been on my TBR for a few years, that this is a great way for me to keep track of those books I knock off this year. 

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Last year was the first time I participated in this challenge and I did very well. I was able to catch up and/or finish 9 series. I decided that I needed to participate again. There are so many series that I am in the middle of or started late and need to go back and read the books I missed.

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2023 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge #MonthlyKeyWordGXO

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12 Friends 12 Books Challenge Tracking #Challenges #12Friends12Books

Wow, thanks to my blogger friends out there for your wonderful selections. There were a lot of books suggested that I had read, but so many that I had not. Some were already on my TBR, but were not on my reading radar at this time. I have filled in my card and am ready to go. I originally thought I would read one a month, but I may read more than that. Below is my card with the bookcovers, titles and person that recommended it to me. There are a few different genres, including fantasy, which is a genre I do venture into occasionally, so I am looking forward to this one. Thanks again.

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12 Friends 12 Books Challenge

Hello all my blogging friends. I have seen this challenge on DiniPandaReads and Lucy at Bookworm Blogger.

The idea is to ask twelve friends to suggest a book for you to read. I am asking you, my Blogger friends to recommend a favourite book, or one that you think I would enjoy. The first twelve suggestions of books that I haven’t already read will make up my challenge. The goal will be to read one each month. Just a couple of things: I don’t read horror, urban fantasy or erotica.

So, if you have a suggestion for me, please comment below with the title and author.

Year End Challenge Update: January 1, 2023

Here it is January 1, 2023 and I am doing a round up of my 2022 challenges. I was very pleased to see that I actually completed all the ones I set for myself this past year. If you click on thge links, it will take you to the tracking page.

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