Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Button for September Challenge finally! (And my fall tv schedule plan, and an update on how I'm doing on the challenge)

Okay, I think I've made a button for my September is for Sequels Challenge.  It should be below this little paragraph, so if you'd like to add it to your blog, that would be awesome!!


Lisa Loves Literature


I think it looks okay for a first try, don't you?  It's not exactly what I wanted, but I think it works.

Second, I thought I'd give you all a rundown of how I'm doing on my own challenge so far!  Well, I've got one book down, as you can see from my review I posted of Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick.  My plan was to start with an adult book, One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde, as I got the NEXT book in the series as an ARC, and I'm still behind.  But I had trouble getting into it.  It's been a while since I've read that series, and while it wasn't completely boring, I just need to have time to read it, and not be trying to get through as many books as I can, so I'm thinking over Christmas break maybe.  Then I had an e-galley that expired on September 10th, yesterday, that I wasted a day on, soon figuring that I wasn't going to be able to get through it.  So now I am finishing up my 2nd actual book I'm counting as part of my sequel challenge, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.  While it is the first in his new series, it is kind of a sequel to the Percy Jackson series, so I'm counting it.  However, it is over 500 pages, so taking a long time!  Yikes!  Hope I can still get to my goal of 8 this month!  Plus, I've got another e-galley that expires on Friday, hoping I get done with it quick when I finish my current book.

So, where are you right now if you are participating?  Don't forget to enter links to your reviews, you can do one a day, in the Rafflecopter form for extra entries into the gift card giveaway!!

And finally, every year I make up my TV schedule based on Entertainment Weekly's Fall TV Preview Issue. I finally did it this week, it seems this issue comes out later every year!  It does seem as if I have less shows to watch this year though.  Usually I have some days when I have recording on 2-3 channels straight from 7-10 pm.  And it really looks like I won't be giving too many new shows a chance this year.  Hope that's not a mistake, but we'll see.

Sunday:  
  • 7 pm:  CBS-The Amazing Race, ABC-Once Upon a Time
  • 8 pm:  AMC-The Walking Dead
  • 9 pm:  ABC-666 Park Avenue

Monday:  
  • 7 pm:  CBS-How I Met Your Mother, Fox-Bones
  • 8 pm:  CBS-2 Broke Girls
  • 9 pm:  NBC-Revolution

Tuesday:  
  • 7 pm:  Fox-Raising Hope
  • 8 pm:  Fox-New Girl
  • 8:30 pm:  ABC-Don't Trust the B---- In Apt. 23, and maybe Fox-The Mindy Project

Wednesday:  
  • 7 pm:  CBS-Survivor, ABC-The Middle
  • 8 pm:  The CW-Supernatural, ABC-Modern Family
  • 9 pm:  FX-American Horror Story

Thursday:  
  • 7 pm:  CBS-The Big Bang Theory
  • 8 pm:  Fox-Glee, Maybe NBC-The Office and/or The CW-Beauty and the Beast
  • 9 pm:  CBS-Elementary

Friday:  
  • 8 pm:  NBC-Grimm, Fox-Fringe
  • 9 pm:  Syfy-Haven
Saturday:  
  • 10:30  pm:  NBC-Saturday Night Live - when there is a guest or music that I like

What tv shows are you looking forward to? Are there any new ones I haven't listed that you think I should give a try?  I'd love to hear from you!

9 comments:

  1. I made my own button when I signed up for the challenge from the original pic you had...hope that's okay :)

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    1. I love it! It is so awesome! How did you make it with the bar at the bottom to show your progress? I'd love to do that too!

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    2. Sorry I just now saw your reply! Here's the code:
      [div style="width: 220px; height: 15px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(255, 255, 255); border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);"][div style="width: 0%; height: 15px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;"]

      Just replace the [ and ] with < and >
      The first bold italic # is for how wide you want the bar to be (to fit in your sidebar)
      The second bold italic # is for your progress, you have to do it in percentage (like 4/10 is 40%)

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    3. Thanks so much for the info!! I'll use it next time I make the button.

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  2. Lovely button! I love that books are numbered 1 to 4. ^_^

    I've updated my posts with the button. ^_^

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    1. Thanks! I wanted to show the "sequel" or series thing, so I put the numbers on the books. I think it's not too bad for my first try, and now I'm excited to keep trying it!

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  3. I kept meaning to add the button and never got to it. O_o Next time!

    I didn't get as many sequels read as I'd have liked, but more than I probably would have. It was a great challenge! Here's my wrap-up post: http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/2012/09/september-is-for-sequels-wrap-up.html

    Thanks for hosting this!

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    1. Oh well, that's my fault for being so late with it! Next year I think I'm going to do this again, although September is such a hard month for me, but as the only month that starts with an S, it works best! I also didn't quite get my goal, but almost. Can't wait to go check out your wrap up post! I'll be posting mine tomorrow, along with who the winner is for the contest! I haven't chosen through the Rafflecopter yet, will do that tonight. Thanks so much for the whole idea, and for participating!

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    2. My computer is not letting me comment on your post! I'll have to try back later!

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