Chris of book-a-rama is hosting this challenge.
I participated in a simular challenge last year hosted by Jan of Jottings from Jan, called The Well Rounded Challenge. Jan has stepped down from hosting the challenge for 2009 however, I have agreed to host it this year. I won’t start it until sometime in the spring and I think that it will work nicely with this challenge.
There are two different categories for the “I Suck at Challenges” Challenge:
1. The Slackers(Aka “I will finish the Canadian Reading Challenge, I swear”)I try not to sign up for too many reading challenges but even when I commit to one or two I can’t seem to complete them. Last year, I failed miserably at the 1st Canadian Reading Challenge. It appears I’m heading down the same path. Are you like me? Then you are a Slacker.Join The Slackers if there are a couple particular challenges you are having trouble completing or you know you’ll have trouble completing due to your track record. (Only count ongoing challenges that have deadlines of more than 3 months away, you are waaaaaay behind and you are particularly lazy. There’s no shame in admitting it.)
2. The 12 Steppers(Aka “I can stop whenever I want.”)There’s a challenge. You see it. Your palms start to sweat. Mr Linky mocks you. You try to stop yourself but it’s too late. You’ve committed yourself to Books That Start With Q Challenge and you know you’ll do it again when the next challenge comes along. The only thing is, how are you ever going to complete them all? Sound like you? Then you are a 12 Stepper. No program is going to help you though; you’re addicted.Join The 12 Steppers if you’ve signed up for more reading challenges than you can handle.
There is no question that I am a 12 stepper! Okay, so I don’t totally suck at challenges. There were only three I didn’t finish last year. However, I promised that I would sign up for fewer challenges in 2009 but I’ve sign up for more!
Chris explains how the challenge works:
At the end of the month, starting in February, I’ll put up a post calling for your progress. Leave a comment telling us if you’ve completed a challenge (link to your completed challenge post), if you’re struggling with any and what ones, or if the challenge deadline came and went and you never finished.At the first of every month I’ll put up a post to record your progress. I’ll encourage everyone to visit each other and cheer you on.
There will be incentives.
Here are the challenges that I signed up for in 2009 and also Challenges that are still in progress that started in 2008, in the order of ending date:
The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 1st Jan 09 to 31st March 09
Book Awards II Reading Challenge August 1, 2008 to June 1, 2009
What An Animal Challenge July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009
The 2nd Canadian Book Challenge July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009
The following challenges all end on December 31, 2009:
The 2009 ARC Reading Challenge
The PUB Challenge – 2009
New Author Challenge 2009
Themed Reading Challenge – 2009
Read Your Own Books Challenge 2009
2009 TBR Lite Challenge
World Citizen Challenge
2009 READ & REVIEW CHALLENGE
The Chunkster Challenge 2009
The following challenges are perpetual, meaning they are on-going. What I need to do with them is to remember to keep them up-to-date:
Book Around the World Challenge
Book Around the States Challenge
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