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Friday Fun! (MIA Reading Challenge Update)

Hello my lovely readers!  Since we have just one week left of April, I thought I’d provide an MIA Reading Challenge update!  I’m so pleased with the enthusiasm for the challenge shown by the participants, particularly since this is its first year existing.

By far our most prolific participant so far is Karen.  Her reads have covered everything from OCD to Antisocial Personality Disorder.  So far she has read and reviewed (links to her reviews): Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood, An Unquiet Mind, Cut, The Bell Jar, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Missing, House Rules, and I Don’t Want to Be Crazy.  She’s only one book away from completing the highest level of the challenge.  Go Karen!

Jules is keeping up a nice, steady pace so far, having read two books (links to her reviews): The Bell Jar (Depression) and Alias Grace (Dissociative Identity Disorder).  Keep it up, Jules!

Jessica also has finished two books (links to her reviews): The Silver Linings Play Book (recovery from mental break-down) and The Madonnas of Leningrad (Alzheimer’s).  Excellent pace for the level you signed up for, Jessica!

I’ve also completed two books that fit into the challenge description (links to my reviews): American Psycho (Antisocial Personality Disorder) and Hunger (Anorexia Nervosa).

Thank you everyone for your participation so far this year and for raising awareness on mental illnesses.  We may be a small group so far, but hopefully each year will grow!

If you’ve read books for the challenge and I did not list you, please comment and let us all know!  Unfortunately with the way my blog is, you commenting and telling me is the easiest way for me to keep up with what everyone has read.

It’s not too late to sign up for the challenge if you’re interested!  Check out the MIA Reading Challenge page to find out more.

Happy weekends all!

  1. April 22, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for the update!

    • April 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Heh, I figured it was about time!

  2. Karen
    April 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Wow! just wow… I knew I’d been reading a lot… but seeing it spelled out there… oh my! and I’ve barely scratched the list of books I targeted for this reading challenge.

    Recently, I have been reading The Broken Mirror about BDD, but with it being a “technical reference” kind of book, it’s been a harder slog than the pure fiction, autobiographical, and blend thereof pieces I’ve read to date.

    Oh and there are reviews of more books to read – oh the joy 🙂

    • April 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

      I love your passion for the challenge, Karen! I hope it spreads. 🙂

  3. May 4, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Thanx for the update Amanda, nice to see I’m averaging well compared to everyone else. Have read another book now but haven’t got round to reviewing it yet…watch this space 🙂

    • May 4, 2011 at 7:34 am

      My pleasure, Jessica. Looking forward to your next review!

  1. April 22, 2011 at 4:56 am

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