Friday, February 8, 2013

projects progress...2013 update 5...

Run. Run away fast.

Lots of "progress" this past week.

*The unofficial-for-me reading challenges:

Anya's Ghost fills holes for:
the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (6/60),
the Genre Variety Reading Challenge--fantasy (4/18),
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 224 pages (5/20+),
the Graphic Novels 2013 Reading Challenge (1/24),
and the Young Adult Reading Challenge (4/20)

Chiggers fills holes for:
the What an Animal 6 (2/6),
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 176 pages (6/20+),
the Graphic Novels 2013 Reading Challenge (2/24),
and the Young Adult Reading Challenge (5/20)

The Pigman fills holes for:
the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (7/60),
the What an Animal 6 (3/6),
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 166 pages (7/20+),
and the Young Adult Reading Challenge (6/20)

French Milk fills holes for:
the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (8/60),
the Genre Variety Reading Challenge--memoir (5/18),
the Foodies Read Challenge (1/3),
the What's in a Name 6 Reading Challenge--something you'd find in your kitchen category (1/6),
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 208 pages (8/20+),
and the Graphic Novels 2013 Reading Challenge (3/24)

The Night Watch fills holes for:
the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (9/60),
the Genre Variety Reading Challenge--historical fiction ((6/18),
and the Mammoth Book Challenge--coming in at 524 pages (1/3)

Same Difference fills holes for:
the What an Animal 6--fish on cover (4/6),
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 90 pages (9/20+),
the Graphic Novels 2013 Reading Challenge (4/24),
and the Young Adult Reading Challenge (7/20)

The Dead of the Night fills holes for:
the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (10/60),
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 271 pages (10/20+),
and the Young Adult Reading Challenge (8/20)

Friends With Boys fills in holes for:
the Quick Fix Reading Challenge--coming in at 224 pages (11/20+),
the Graphic Novels 2013 Reading Challenge (5/24),
and the Young Adult Reading Challenge (9/20)


*Personal read-the-world challenge:

French Milk is filling the slot for a French setting in a non-fiction work.

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters is filling the slot for a Welsh author.

Friend With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks is filling the slot for a Canadian author.


*50x50:

#23. Give 50 "happy unexpected gifts." I made the gang February love notes. Each day Rich, Gray, Annie, and Max each get a new personal little note giving one thing I love about him/her, along with a little treat (usually a piece of candy). Of course, this was only "unexpected" on the first day. :P (5/50)














#29. Upcycle 50 things. One day Gray decided to make himself a sheath for his plastic sword. He made it out of newprint, so yeah, it didn't last long. So I asked him if he wanted to make one out of fabric instead. We went to the fabric stash, which includes clothes that have outlived their usefulness as clothes. He chose a pair of his old pjs, which worked out rather nicely. One of the legs was hole-less, so we just chopped it off, sewed the bottom closed, hemmed the top and sewed in a couple large buttonholes through which he could slide his belt. (10/50)


















#37. Read 50 books I never heard of before buying/borrowing from the library. Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim fills this slot, though I have a feeling I really should have heard of it before. (6/50)

#40. Read a book set in each of the 50 states. Chiggers by Hope Larson is set in North Carolina. (16/50)

#42. Read 50 memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, etc. French Milk by Lucy Knisley. (6/50)

#43. Read 50 award-winning books. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award for lesbian fiction. (9/50)

My "progress" seems to be feast or famine (usually famine)...but I sure ate well this week. :)

4 comments:

DesLily said...

holey cow and wow!!!
just to comment somewhat.. I used to go to Virginia each year and into NC while there.."Chiggers" suck! heh.. just thought I'd mention the little "buggers"! :oP

on #37 if you want something no one has heard of to read I could send you Kesterwood! (ask Chris)

Jean said...

Feast or famine? Here's hoping you can stay off a starvation diet and nourish your soul to the utmost. Happy snow, too!

Debi said...

Pat,
You know, I think I'll be perfectly content to never meet a chigger in my lifetime! :P

Jean,
It really has been a gorgeous snow here--though I know the people on the east coast likely wouldn't say the same. It's just been insanely beautiful here. At times it was coming down in such big clumps that Gray said, "It looks like it's snowing cotton balls." And it was the perfect description.

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

Ugh chiggers, the real ones not the comic, are absolutely horrific. HORRIFIC. I know from an unfortunate personal experience.

I love how organized your projects are! Maybe I would finish more of my life goals if I were as organized as you are :)