Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TwentyTen Reading Challenge


I'm very, very late, but I'm going to sign up for this anyway. I should be able to read 20 books in the next 6 months.


* Read 2 books from each category, making a requirement of 20 books total.
* The categories are intended to be loose guidelines only, if you decide it fits, then it fits. (Apart from those marked **)
* Categories marked with ** have tighter rules, and these must be followed.
* Each book can only qualify for one category.
* Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
* Books read from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010 are eligible.

So, on with the categories

1. Young Adult
Any book classified as young adult or featuring a teenage protagonist counts for this category.
2. T.B.R. **
Intended to help reduce the old T.B.R. pile. Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/11/09.
3. Shiny & New
Bought a book NEW during 2010 from a bookstore, online, or a supermarket? Then it counts for this category. Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count!
4. Bad Blogger’s ***
Books in this category, should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the recommendation of another blogger count for this category (any reviews you post should also link to the post that convinced you give the book ago).
*** Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.
5. Charity
Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops. Again, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts also count, as long as they were bought from a charity shop.
6. New in 2010
This category is for those books newly published in 2010 (whether it be the first time it is has been released, or you had to wait for it to be published in your country, it counts for this one!)
7. Older Than You
Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!
8. Win! Win!
Have a couple of books you need to read for another challenge? Then this is the category to use, as long that is, you don’t break the rules of the other challenge by doing so! ;)
9. Who Are You Again?
This one isn’t just for authors you’ve never read before, this is for those authors you have never even heard of before!
10. Up to You! (I'm reading books from 1001 Books for Every Mood by Hallie Ephron for this category.)
The requirements for this category are up to you! Want to challenge yourself to read some graphic novels? A genre outside your comfort zone? Something completely wild and wacky? Then this is the category to you. The only requirement is that you state it in your sign-up post.

Everything Austen II Challenge


Everything Austen II Challenge is starting up soon at Stephanie's Written Word. It'll be lots of fun to see what "Austen themed" things people decide to do.

July 1, 2010 - January 1, 2011

1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
2. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters
3. Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange
4. Bride and Prejudice 2005 movie
5. Pride and Prejudice 1940 movie version
6. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Colorful Reading Challenge 2010

I love doing reading challenges; they encourage me to read a much greater variety. Here's a reading challenge by Rebecca at Lost in Books that I think I can finish since I've started so late in the year. Basic idea is to read nine books during 2010 that all have different colors in their titles.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

brand spankin new

Well I have no idea what I'm going to do with this blog, but I have started and I guess I'll just have to see where I go from here.