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Chunkster Reading Challenge-Completed

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 25, 2009
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February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011
This year, Wendy of Caribousmom is hosting this challenge.  It is on a dedicated blog, Chunkster Reading Challenge.

Definition of a Chunkster:

  • A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) … A chunkster should be a challenge.
  • If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more … The average large type book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.

The Rules:

  • No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn’t seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
  • No e-Books allowed – we are reading traditional, fat books for this challenge.
  • Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
  • Books may crossover with other challenges
  • Anyone may join. If you don’t have a blog, just leave me a comment on this post with your progress (and to let me know you are playing)
  • You don’t need to list your books ahead of time.
  • Once you pick a level, that’s it…you’re committed to that level! 

 You must pick a level of participation (thanks again to Dana for the humor in these categories!):

  1. The Chubby Chunkster – this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn’t want to commit to much more than that. 3 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
  2. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? – this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 4 Chunksters over the next twelve months.
  3. Mor-book-ly Obese – This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to…..go on and give in to your cravings.

I’m going with level 2.  I started a list here:


2.The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
3.For the King’s Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick
4.The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

Elusive Dawn by Gabriele Wills

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 25, 2009
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January 1 – December 31, 2010
Royal Reviews are hosting the 2010 Historical Fiction Challenge.
I’m so excited about the changes that they made to this challenge for this year.  This time it will be a year long challenge and there are 4 different levels.  Of course, I have to go with the most challenging level: Obsessed in which I have to read at least 20 books.  I started a list here:
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Books Won Reading Challenge

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 24, 2009
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Books Won Reading Challenge
January 2 – December 31, 2010 
Yours truly is hosting this challenge in hopes of finally reading some of the books I won.  I know that there are a lot of us book bloggers who have won books so, come join the fun at Books Won Reading Challenge.
I am going to start out at the Silver level and then see about perhaps moving up from there.
Here’s my list, which can be changed:
1.Conceit by Mary Novik
2.The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
3.Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
4.The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
5.The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill
6.Being Written by William Conescu
7.Guernica by Dave Boling
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