Saturday, September 26, 2009
No Time Limit
PLEASE NOTE...there is a new host and site for this challenge effective immediately. Wendy at Caribousmom will now be hosting this perpetual challenge here. Please make note of this new address! If you wish to join the challenge, you may contact me at caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com
For those of you addicted to reading from the book award lists, here is another perpetual challenge hosted by Sharon. The Costa Book Award Project encourages participants to read all the Costa Book Award Winners. Sharon has set up a dedicated blog for the challenge where progress and reviews may be posted.
To sign up, go to the post about guidelines...all the rules and "how tos" are there!
December 21, 2009 to March 19, 2010
- Comment on the post about the challenge with a link to your POST about the challenge
- Read at least six books
- Leave comment with links to your reviews (if you review)
- Just relax - read whatever you'd like or use this time to catch up on challenge books.
- Do a wrap-up post at the end of March
September 24, 2009 - December 31, 2010
- Read all of the Pretty Little Liars series.
- You can not count books that you have read prior to the start of this challenge.
- You must have some form of a blog.
- You must create a blog post with links back to the post about the challenge.
- eBooks and Audio Books count towards this challenge.
- You can join anytime. As long as you will have time to finish all of the books.
The True Fairy Tale Award
A Novel Challenge is the place to go for a sprinkling of encouragement to start a new book challenge. Whenever you're feeling a bit blase about reading check out Wendy's latest- she's always coming up with new ones.Thank you, Tina! I also want to thank Teddy for helping me in this never-ending quest to find all the reading challenges out there!!
Heart of the Dragon Award
A Novel Challenge and Win-a-Book are two blogs who help the blogging community, but don't get enough recognition in my opinion.Thank you so much, J. Kaye! And I totally agree with your nomination of Win-A-Book as well!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010
I read everything I could by L.J. Smith, and I loved it all. And then I became an older high schooler and thought I was too old for YA fiction and started reading classics and literature and stuff. (I'm not kidding, I was the biggest book snob!! Well, except for a little bit of Elizabeth George and Anne Rice)And then along came Stephanie Meyers and L. J. Smith's books came back into print...and now there is a television series of The Vampire Diaries on the CW (premier of September 10th). And so Amy's challenge was born. She is planning on phases for this challenge...and this first phase will last one year and involve reading the Vampire Diaries Series. In addition, Amy will be recapping the t.v. show every Friday on her blog...and you are invited to do so as well.
And I traded in my L.J. Smith books. And then HORROR! They went out of print!!!
Here are the details:
What are we reading? L.J. Smith's The Vampire Diaries!
What are we watching? The Vampire Diaries on the CW!
When do we start? September 1st!
When do we have to finish? August 31st, 2010
To get more information on the challenge and sign up, visit the post on the challenge. To post your reviews of the books, visit the review post.
**PLEASE note, there is a similar challenge (The Vampire Diaries Challenge) being offered at Trisha's Book Blog.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
October 1 - November 30, 2009
Swapna explains what books are eligible:
Any non-review books that are on your shelves and/or review copies that have been on your shelves for over six months. This means that recent review copies and library books are not eligible for this challenge! However, that doesn’t mean the book has to have been out for six months in order for the review copy to be eligible.
For example, say a book came out in July, but you received the review copy in January. That review copy would be eligible for the challenge since it’s been on your shelves for over six months.Crossover with other challenges is welcomed, even encouraged!
There are no lists for this challenge - instead readers will be choosing a percentage of the books they'll read:
This means that a certain percentage of the books you read during these two months will have to qualify for this challenge. For example, let’s say you pick 40% and you end up reading 10 books in October and November. 4 of those books would have to qualify for this challenge in order for you to complete it. I am setting a minimum percentage of 20%.
Read more about the challenge on the post about the challenge, or go to the sign up page to sign up using Mr. Linky.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
September 22, 2009 - December 20, 2009
Katrina at Callipidder Days is once again hosting Fall Into Reading. Katrina writes:
Why: Because reading rocks. And we can all enjoy a little community and accountability every now and then.How: Watch for more details next week. But if you want to get a head-start, begin making a list of books you want to read (and/or finish) this fall. And get ready to share that list with all of us.
To sign up and learn more, make sure you visit Katrina's blog next week!
September 9, 2009 - September 10, 2010
Anyone up for a 55 book commitment? I actually wasn’t sure I was going to be able to complete this challenge last year, but if you’re already doing the Pub Challenge, it’s actually not too difficult. Why not join?!The goal of this challenge is to read the number of books first published in a given year that corresponds to the last digit of each year in the 2000s — 10 books from 2010, 9 books from 2009, 8 books from 2008, etc. The total number of books required, therefore, is 55. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and your lists may change at any time.
To sign up visit the sign up page at Michelle's blog.
Friday, September 18, 2009
October 1, 2009-December 31, 2010
Becky of Mini Challenges hosted by Becky is hosting this challenge.
All you need to do is "Read two books (or watch two movies) set during the French Revolution. These can be nonfiction or fiction. "
To find out more or to sign up, go to French Revolution Mini-Challenge
Monday, September 7, 2009
September 26 through October 3, 2009
Bibliobrat is hosting the Banned Books Challenge to read banned and challenged books during Banned Books week (sponsored by the ALA).
The challenge is to read at least ONE book.
To learn more and to sign up, visit the post about the challenge.
September 1 - December 31, 2009
The geeky side of me always gets jealous this time of year as I browse the tables of Barnes & Noble. Why am I jealous? High school reading lists. Unlike 95% of high school students, I waited for our school year reading assignments with anticipation and excitement. And also unlike 95% of my fellow students, I actually read the books. Get graded for something I did in my free-time anyway? Perfect!Here are the guidelines for the challenge:
- Choose! Any four reading-list books [ones you never got around to reading or ones you want to re-read].
- Sign up! (go to the post about the challenge to do this)
- Read! Between September 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009 [only one book a month!].
- Post! Your comments/reviews on your blog or in the comment section of the post about the challenge
- Check back! Read other blogs and discover what others have to say.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
September 1 - November 30, 2009
- Readers can select ANY number of books to read that fit the category.
- It is not required, but if you could post your review on the Reader's Romance blog that would be great.
- Audio books are okay
- Rereads are okay
- You can change your list at anytime
1. Read a Beta Hero
2. Read a debut author OR an author that has LESS than 4 books published
3. Read a book that was read in the Summer Challenge
4. Read a book with an “F” word for Fall
5. Read a book you’ve borrowed from a friend or the library
6. Read a book by Lori Foster
7. Read a book that less than 300 pages
8. Read an author that has a pseudonym (Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor)
9. Read a book to catch up on a series you are reading
10. Reader’s Choice
11. Read a book set in Ireland
12. Read a Romantic Suspense
13. read a book by an author you've "given up" on (call it one more try)
14. Read a book with "Dream" in the title
15. Read a book from the backlist of an author you enjoy!
Interested? Want to learn more or sign up? Visit the post about the challenge.