UPDATE DECEMBER 28, 2008: There is now a dedicated blog for this challenge. To sign up visit the sign up post.
Eva at A Striped Armchair is hosting the World Citizen Challenge. She writes:
There are a ton of challenges focused on almost every aspect of fiction imaginable, but not very many on non-fiction. So, hopefully all of those with ‘inner bookworms’ (as Bybee calls it) guilt-tripping you for not reading enough non-fiction will be interested. And, of course, all of you who love non-fiction should be perking up too!Eva has set up several participation levels:
I struggled with what to call this challenge, but I finally decided on World Citizen. That’s because, in this day and age, it’s important for all of us to know something about the world around us.
- The Prospie Level - This is for those of you with no time to read another book, but who still want to do something. There will be a different mini-challenge each month of the challenge, and all you have to do to be a prospie is say you want to participate in at least one of them. There will be prizes!
- The Auditor Level - For this level, you just need to declare your interest in the challenge. Anything else you might want to do: the mini-challenges, making a list of potential books, participating in the discussions, etc. is completely up to you. Maybe you want to commit to reading a newspaper or magazine instead of a book-go for it.
- The World Citizenship 101 Level - For this level, you need to commit to one book.
- The Minor Level - For this level, you need to commit to three books, from at least two different categories (listed on the post about the challenge).
- The Major Level - For this level, you need to commit to five books, from at least three different categories.
- The Postgraduate Level - For this level, you need to commit to seven books, including one book from each category.