Sunday, February 28, 2010

2010 Reading challenges February Update

Not doing as badly as I'd thought I might be at this point! These Challenges are helping keep me on task! These first two Challenges have the earliest ending dates which is why they're at the top. On the plus side, I have one Challenge that is completely done! On the down side, I have not made any progress in February with Memoirs, Art History, YA and Aussie. But Feb is a short month. YA and Memoir I still haven't cracked yet, but those are always some of my very favorites, so I'm not worried.

Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick Challenge
November 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
4 of 6 done

Rainbow Connection Reading Challenge
Single Rainbow (reading 7 books) by either Author (first or last name) or Title starting with R, O, Y, G, B, I and V (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet) books. This challenge is from January 1- June 30, 2010.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon DONE O
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin DONE R
Completed: ROYG, 4 of 7

Raved Reads
Create – and read! – a list of books that you’ve always heard others rave about, and thought you should read yourself… but always put off reading “until later”. Your list has to have at least 3 books on it. There are no limitations on genre. And no time limit.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
3 of 3 DONE!

TBR *Lite* 2010
TBR= books that have been on your “To Be Read” list for 6 months or longer, but you haven’t gotten around to.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2 of 6

Chunkster Reading Challenge
A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
2 of 4

Review each book you read in 2010.
Been keeping up this year! So I stay on track with this Challenge.


Carin said...

Are you going to add more books to your Raved About Reads Challenge list?

It's funny because I was talking to some friends about what a "chunkster" book was. I've noticed most people think it's around 450-500 pages. I always thought a "chunkster" was 700+ pages. What do you think a constitutes a "chunkster"?

Carin Siegfried said...

haha, well if I really went off of what I think is a chunkster, I couldn't have counted The Help, but according to the rules for this challenge it does count - by 1 page!! If you click through, you'll see they also have a variant on the challenge that is for 750+ page books. Based on last year, I think I'll finish it with relative ease but this first year doing challenges, I didn't want to be overly ambitious! I know that by the end of the year I'll have a ton more books on my Raved Reads list. For instance, my book club just picked The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for April which I've had at least a dozen people recommend. But it's lovely to have it not having over my head!

Kristen said...

My copy of The Help only has 444 pages you cheater, cheater, lemon eater. ;-) I am doing fairly well on my challenges so far too (and I have no self-restraint, signing up for everything plus the kitchen sink). I only have one Shelf Discovery book and one Rainbow Connection book left so I'm doing fine on them. I have The Beth Kephart reading challenge too and I'm not doing so well on that one. Guess what I'll be focusing on soon?!

Carin Siegfried said...

well I supect I'll actually do more than 3 Chunksters, so maybe I will drop The Help off. It felt a bit like a cheat anyway since it came in at exactly 451.