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Bookopoly – Chance Challenge #3

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I hope every one is enjoying the challenge so far and managing to tick off the reading challenges. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still tons of time as Bookopoly takes place ALL YEAR! You can check out what Bookopoly is all about and sign up here.

Time for the 3rd Chance Challenge of the year!

This is something that I have wanted to do myself for a very long time. I’m forever seeing posts from people who have found a little note in a book they have just bought or borrowed and it looks like such a cute thing to do!

Put a sticky note with a heart next to your favourite quote, or an ‘OMG’ next to the big twist moment, or why not just put a little note at the beginning of the book telling the person you hope they enjoy it. It literally could be anything! Just keep it positive, kid-friendly (no swearwords!) and bookish!!!

You have 5 days to complete this challenge! This challenge will end on Saturday 2nd September at 11am (GMT).

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Challenges I’m Hoping to Actually Get Close to Completing in 2017

January 5, 2017 Challenge 2

New Year, New Challenges!

2016 started really well for me, but what with the end of the year taking a massive dive personally I ended up having to take a break from the blog and my reading goals suffered massively. Hopefully this year will be more positive, but even so I have been a bit more careful with the amount of challenges I have chosen for myself this year and also the goals I have set.


I actually only missed out on my goal last year b a couple of books, so I’m keeping the same goal and hoping to read 50 books in total in 2017.

Keep up with my progress here.



After months of planning and prep I finally announced my very own bookish challenge: Bookopoly! Make you way around the board completing both the reading challenges and the bookish activities (which includes a library selfie!)

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Bookopoly 2017

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I don’t know about you but I love taking part in bookish challenges. They have helped me to broaden my reading and try out so many new things and I wanted to find a way to do this for other people who are maybe a bit stuck in a rut with their own reading. So here it is … Bookopoly!

Why Should You Take Part?

This challenge is specifically designed to get you trying out new things when it comes to your reading life. Whether it’s a new genre, author, topic or a bookish activity that you wouldn’t normally do… give it a go!

For people who aren’t big readers it’s a great way to motivate you to read more and maybe try out something different. For those of you who are a bit more experienced then it’s a great way to show off your bookish awesomeness as you make you way round the board!

The board can look a little intimidating at first, but don’t let it worry you… it’s not a competition. It’s about YOU and YOUR OWN reading experience. And you can still enter the giveaway and have the chance to win a great prize at the end of the challenge, even if you haven’t completed the entire board.

How Does It Work?

  • The challenge will take place during the entire year, from 1st January – 31st December 2017.
  • Sign ups will be open all year.
  • There will be numerous giveaways throughout the year that you can enter dependent on what you have completed so far, plus one final EPIC giveaway in December 2017!
  • You don’t have to complete the board in order. If you want to, sure go for it, but it’s not a requirement. If you want to make it more of a challenge then you could even roll a dice to determine which challenge you will complete next!
  • If you read more than one book for a specific challenge then you can earn ‘Shelves’ (kind of like houses in Monopoly). If you collect 3 Shelves for any one challenge then you earn yourself a Bookcase! This will give you more chance to win something in the giveaways throughout the year!

Check out the board below (Download links further down the page)


  1. Sign up and introduce yourself in the comments of this post. If you have done a sign up post on your own blog then make sure to include the link in your comments so other people can check out your Bookopoly progress!
  2. Download your Bookopoly board! (Link below) There is also a  Suggestions Sheet if you are having trouble finding books for any of the tasks and a Progress Sheet for keeping track of what you have read for each task. You could also keep track of what you have read in a Goodreads Shelf.
  4. There are 4 boxes on the board marked with large question marks. These are Chance Challenges and the tasks are a mystery! One Chance will be unveiled in February, May, August and November and you will have just 5 days to complete the task!
  5. There will be a wrap up post on here in December on which you can share your progress for the challenge and enter the giveaway!



Bookopoly Board

Progress Sheet

Suggestions Sheet


Sign up

Ok, you are done, get ready to play!


Bookopoly – Chance Challenge #1

October 31, 2016 Bookopoly 0

I hope every one is enjoying the challenge so far and managing to tick off the reading challenges. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still tons of time as Bookopoly takes place ALL YEAR! You can check out what Bookopoly is all about and sign up here.

Also, if you haven’t already entered my giveaway then you still have 2 days to do so! You can find it here.


“Find your birthday book! Share a picture/the cover of a book published in the same month and year as your birthday.”

Maybe see if you can find a book released on the actual day too! To make this challenge even harder try and find an actual physical copy of the book, at your local library and pose for a selfie! If you haven’t already read it give it a go! You could always use it as you book for ‘Released pre-2000’ (well, if you are over 17!)

You have 5 days to complete this challenge! This challenge will end on Saturday 4th March at 11am (GMT).

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Mid-Year Challenge Check Up

June 16, 2016 Challenge 2

So, it’s mid way through the year and I decided to check out how I was doing on my challenges. Last year I really struggled with my challenges, and realised it was because I picked WAY too many with WAY too optimistic goals.

This year I have tried to be more realistic and haven’t signed up for as many. You can check out all the challenges I am taking part in and see details for each here.

Goal – Read 70 books in 2015

I am currently at 24, but since I have had 2 major reading slumps already this year I think that’s pretty darn good! I’ve got some time booked off over the next couple of months and there are some great releases on their way so I don;t doubt I will have any problem hitting this one.
You can keep up with this challenge here.

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Real Book Challenge

Goal – Read at least 30 “real” books.

I am currently at 7/30 for this challenge. I think my main problem is that I have seen some pretty great looking books up for request this year and obviously they always come as eBooks. However I do have a pile of physical books on my shelf that I am planning on reading this summer including The 5th Wave and Lady Midnight.

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Goal – To read at least 12 Debut Author Books in 2015

I have read 4/12 debut author books so far this year, which I don’t think is too bad. My main problem at the moment is that a lot of my favourite authors are releasing new books which I really want to read. But this means that I am not reading as many debuts. Will be on the look out for more during the second half of this year.

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Goal – To Re-Read at least 15 books

Erm, so I have reread 1/15 books this year. Oops! Somehow I don’t think I’m going to complete this challenge I just don’t seem to have the time anymore.

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Read at least 12 Non Fiction books

I’ve actually really enjoyed the Non-Fiction books I’ve read this year, and for someone who had never read non-fiction before (unless forced) I think that 5/12 for this point in the year is pretty good! I’ve got some more waiting on my bookshelf so don;t think I will have any problem reaching my goal this year.

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To post at least 12 discussion posts (one for each month!)

Wohoo! 7/12, I seem to be excelling at this category! I do love a good bookish chat and I really enjoy writing these posts, and reading all the comments that I get from them.

So that’s my mid year check up for my 2016 challenges. How are you doing with yours?

Are you taking part in any of the same challenges as I am?


Sunday Funday: Bookish Bingo

August 3, 2014 Challenge, Sunday Funday 0

Sunday Funday

The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

This Week:
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From
Review: Beautiful Oblivion
Page to Screen: Excited For…
Monthly Review: July 2014

So my week from a blogging point of view has totally sucked as our internet has just decided to give up on us. I can just about write a blog post, but including pictures or uploading videos is a big n at the moment which is a massive pain! However I did join the gym this week and started swimming (I totally swam a mile!) so at leas I’m spending the time I would usually be blogging doing something healthy instead!

So, another game this week. However unlike last weeks game this one is a bit more of a challenge and has been made in to a quarterly feature by the girls at Great Imaginations. So what is this totally awesome game?


This game/challenge/feature, whatever you want to call it is s much fun and you don’t need a blog to join in.

The ideas they com up with for each square are really great and I have found that it’s made it’s made me read things that I usually wouldn’t which is always a good thing.

And the best thing abut this? If you fill your card then you get entered into a giveaway to win an awesome prize!

To find out more or grab your bingo card follow this link to the Bookish Bingo page. You can also find the current bingo card below.


Are you taking part in this feature? What books have you been reading/are you going o read?

Enjoy your Sunday!




Challenge: Around the World in 245 books

September 6, 2013 Around the World, Challenge 1

Hi all,

So, it’s time for me to finally introduce my first challenge. It’s a big one, a very very big one! But it’s something that I have wanted to do for so long that I thought now I have Broc’s Bookcase it would be the perfect time to start it. So, as you probably read from the post title my challenge is:
Around the World Challenge

Around the World in 245 books!
I love reading, and I love travelling. So I thought why not combine the two and go on my own Bookish Adventure? To be clear, I will not be travelling to all these places (as much as I would love to), but if I have an actual trip planned somewhere then I will aim to read the books for that place whilst I’m there!
So, why 245? There are a lot of challenges about which are a bit like this, but challenge you to read around the States of America, or the Countries of the world. Mine does both!

193 countries (193 books)
The 194th country is the United States of America, so this turns into the states (50 books)
Then not forgetting the North & South Poles (2 books)
And so we reach our Grand Total: 245 books
So, where am I going first on my bookish adventure?
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I chose today to start this challenge as I am actually travelling to Northern Ireland tonight for a weekend break with some of my friends from uni. I’m so excited as I haven’t seen them since graduation in July, which is only just over a month ago but seems like forever when you have lived with them and seen them nearly everyday for 3 years!

So yes, the first book… (drumroll please)
On the first day of September, 16 year-old Meredith Harper rules over the teen it-crowd of Belfast, Northern Ireland. But beneath the surface, Meredith’s complicated web of manipulative lies and self-serving intrigue are slowly beginning to threaten her social position and she finds herself being challenged by handsome Mark Kingston, the only guy in the school who’s always hated her.
In a world where nothing stays secret for very long, Meredith and her friends will need all their skills to guess who’s in, out, coming out, going up, going down, dating, cheating, lying and trying to cope….
You don’t know how hard it is to find a Young Adult book set in Northern Ireland. Every time I searched online I kept getting loads of books coming up for Ireland, but hardly any for Northern Ireland. But then after a few hours of searching I was finally rewarded with Popular by Gareth Russell. 
The summary of this book reminded me a little of Gossip Girl, which I used to watch and loved, so I am excited to get stuck into this one on my flight tonight!