Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fall Into Reading Wrap Up and Gift Card Winners

Sadly the end is here.  I love doing this challenge each year.  It is the first reading challenge I can get my students involved in each year.  I find the number of books I start with is never the same at the end of the challenge.  Below are the books I read with a link to them if I reviewed them.  I have been sick for about three weeks.  You would think that would give me plenty of time to read but I found out that when your head and neck aches, along with your eyes you just can't read.
 I am still pleased with my accomplishments.  I wrote this and scheduled it ahead of time due to my illness and the fact I am having surgery the day after Christmas.  I have gone back to the original list of people who signed up for this challenge and used to choose two winners.  Please check your emails for your Amazon Gift Cards.
Winners:   $20 Amazon Gift Card was  Mark @ Carstairs Considers
                $10 Amazon Gift Card was Melissa @ Jayne's Books

The Wacky World of Wendy White - Barbara Ann Bonilla
Slow - Digonta Bordoloi
Morai - Ruth Silver
Shadow of Darkness -  Rashad Freeman
Everville: The First Pillar - Roy Huff
Everville: The City of Worms - Roy Huff
Corrinader Jones Saves the World -  Kim English
The School of Ministry: The Windgate - Braxton Cosby
Casi da Conch - Laurel Handfield
Billy the Goat Helps His Father - Dustin Ross
Billy the Goat Meets a Hero - Dustin Ross
Billy the Goat Bakes - Dustin Ross
Ann's Cupcake Stand - Jennifer Ogden
T-Bone the Flying Horse - Janice Virant
Kurt, Gert Jasmine and Bagel - Irene Dolnick
Poppy and the Fat Puppy - Eli Jay
Winter Solstice Winter - E.J. Squires
The After Girls - Leah Konen
Water's Edge - Jane Riddell
The Narrowing Path - David J. Normoyle
The Magician's Doll - M.L. Roble
With Unwashed Hands - Joanie Bolton
Asleep Without Dreaming - Barbara forte Abate
How to Catch a Bogle - Catherine Jinks
Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child - Marie T. Lennon
Ryan and the Dark Sword -R.K. Wayne
Prisoner B-3087 - Alan Gratz
The Concealers - James Kauffman
Second Impact - David Klass & Perri Klass
Eyrie - Emma Michaels
The Trap  - Andrew Fukuda
Gilda Joyce: Bones of the Holy - Jennifer Allison
Flying Lessons - H. Lovely Bettison
Where Snow Leopards Prowl - Naomi C. Rose (review to be posted 12/23)

Well I think I did pretty well.  I had the following books that I started but did not finish from my original book list.  Their reviews should be posted within the next two weeks so I did not count them toward my challenge.

Freak by Howard Shulman
Keeping Score by Marc Brackett
Murder on the Orient Espresso by Sandra Balzo
The Last Buffalo by Ed Kienzle


  1. Sorry to hear you've been ill, Sandra. Praying all goes well with your surgery and recovery. Looks like you did just fine - averaging more than ten books a month. Hope your students did well on the challenge, too.

    I didn't do too bad on my challenge - my results are (a href="")here(/a).

    Congrats to the card winners as well.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. I hope you feel better after your surgery. I got the e-mail the other day, and I was so happy! Thanks you!!!

    Here's my wrap up:

  3. Thank you Mark and Jenny for participating. I am looking forward to the Spring Reading Challenge and what the two of you are reading.