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A Well Rounded Challenge 2009

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on July 20, 2009
Posted in 2009 CHALLENGES  | 18 Comments

August 1, 2009-December 31, 2009

Last year Jan of Jottings from Jan hosted this challenge. I agreed to host it this year.

The goal of this challenge is to help us finish some of the book challenges that we are participating in.

Here’s how it works:

There are 5 months left for the year, so we will read a total of 5 books, each one for a different challenge. If you are not in 5 different challenges then read at least one book for each challenge that you are in.

*Any combination of challenges works and you can change them at any time.
*You must be signed up with the other challenges.
*You may listen to eAudio, cassette tapes or compact discs.
*You may not read all five books from the same challenge.
*You don’t have to blog or write a review (but you can if you want to). Please use Mr. Linky to link to your reviews.
*Even if a challenge begins after August 1st you may use it for this challenge.
*Even if a challenge ends after 12/31/09 you may use it for this challenge.
*Sign-ups begin now and run through 9/1/2009. Please use Mr. Linky to sign up for this challenge.
*Have Fun!

These are the 5 challenges I plan to read a book each for:

Etta by Gerald Kolpan

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The Chunkster Challenge 2009

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on January 18, 2009
Posted in 2009 CHALLENGES  | 9 Comments

January 14, 2009- November 15th, 2009
Hosted by Dana at Feelin’ Chunky

I know what your all thinking, “has Teddy lost it”? Well yes and no. LOL! I actually three chunksters that I really need to read soon because they are ARC’s.

Here are the rules as outlined by Dana:

A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) Don’t complain folks, I read all thousands of pages of the Twilight series and they were good, but not a challenge. A chunkster should be a challenge.

*If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more I asked around and the average LT book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.

*No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn’t seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.

I’m going with the second option:

Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? – this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 3-5 Chunksters over the next ten months.

These are the three books I plan to read (more could be added later and I am allowed to change the list):

1. Stealing Athena by Karen Essex-464 pages

2. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick- 568 pages

3. Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly

4. The Help By Kathryn Stockett

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The "I Suck at Challenges" Challenge ends July 1, 2009

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on January 3, 2009
Posted in 2009 CHALLENGES  | 4 Comments

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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