April 2020 TBR and Beyond Challenge

 

How is it April already?  TBR and Beyond has a mix and match challenge that starts today.  This is a fun one and has a coloring sheet!  You can join the challenge HERE.  You do need to be a TBR and Beyond member (facebook).

 

Rules:

To play all you have to do is pick a card (up to two) and read a book with that prompt on it or do the activity on the card.

For the activities, you can still pair it with either a book or another activity. You must show us that you did the activity by placing a photo under the correct spot in the challenge. It will be clearly marked – just ask if you can’t find it.

The cards are up to YOUR interpretation. Example: Magic could be a character that uses magic or a magical land …. Just use your imagination!

Prize this month will be any book from Book Depository (up to $15 US).

Prize Entries –
Each book read is worth one entry.
Each activity is worth two entries.
Finish the game – 5 extra entries.

Extra Entry Chances:
Color your actual cards – Two extra entries
Read a TBR and Beyond group book – Love Boat, Taipei by Abagail Hing Wen, The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller or House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – Three extra entries per book. If you read all books in April you will get a bonus and get 10 extra entries altogether.

– We maybe have one or two more ways to earn entries as time the month goes on, so keep an eye out for that.

Hopefully this is a fun, challenge and don’t worry if you can’t do it all. This is was just meant to be something to keep us distracted while we are all stuck inside!

 

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Wrap Up for the TBR and Beyond Menagerie Board Game Challenge (January and February 2020)

 

Our most recent challenge for TBR and Beyond was a two month long board game.  These are my favorite, so I rolled for two boards.  I almost rolled a third, but my reading has slowed down a bit since I started having eye issues.

 

Role One:

 

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Down The TBR Hole #123

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

I am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

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A Look Back At My 2019 Most Anticipated and How I Did (plus my new graphic for 2020)

 

As most of you know, I’m a mod for TBR and Beyond on facebook.  Each year, we’re asked (about 6 weeks before the years end) to list our favorites and our most anticipated.  I thought I would look back and see if I read the books I was so excited for at that time.

 

These were really in no particular order.  It was hard enough to narrow it down.

 

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Wrap up for the TBR and Beyond’s December 2019 Challenge

 

I failed this one pretty bad.  I just don’t read many holiday or winter books, so I had a feeling I wouldn’t complete it.  I still wanted to share how I did.

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Did you do this challenge?  Do you read a lot of holiday books?

 

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2020 January and February TBR and Beyond Challenge (Menagerie)

 

TBR and Beyond is bringing back the board game for our next challenge.  These are my favorites and I pre-rolled two boards.  I hope I can finish both.

 

You can sign up HERE.  You do need to be a member of TBR and Beyond to participate.

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November 2019 Update for Yearly Challenges

 

I’m going to keep this a bit shorter today since my hand and wrist are bothering me.  I just wanted to update how I’m doing on my challenges since November ended.

 

Goodreads:  11 in November  155/100

2019 New Releases:  4 in November   120/50

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Wrap Up for November’s TBR and Beyond Challenge “Bad Boys, Bad Boys”

 

Somehow, I was able to move books around that I read and finished two ropes for our challenge.  I honestly thought I would maybe fill one, so I’m pleasantly surprised.

The November Challenge was pretty easy.  We had prompts to follow a rope up to a “Bad Boy”.   I had to stretch a couple a bit, but I think they all fit ok.

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TBR and Beyond’s December 2019 Challenge “Dobby’s Holiday Bash”

 

I think this month’s challenge is so freaking cute!  Who doesn’t love Dobby?  You can join the event HERE.  You must be a member of the TBR and Beyond facebook group.  I hope you join us.  The group just hit over 5000 members and it’s always a lot of fun.

 

Rules:

This month our challenge is “Dobby’s Holiday Bash” event. The graphics for the challenge will be in the comments below, as well in the general group. Feel free to print it out and mark it up as you please.

This one is really interactive, so it’s a little different from past challenges. This one you have a little paper doll set up – for each challenge, you get a set of clothing for your Dobby ! Your goal is to get him all ready for the holidays by following the prompts!

Prize this month will be any book from Book Depository (up to $15 US).

Prize Entries –
Each book read is worth one entry.
Finish the game – 5 extra entries.

Second Prize!
Potter Bookmark, Earrings and Necklace from Mireille Chartier‘s beautiful Etsy shop!

Extra Entry Chances:
Color your Dobby doll and his holiday background – five extra entries
Complete all interactive prompts (showing socks and such) – five extra entries.

 

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