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The Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels Challenge

Perpetual Challenge – No Time Limit

Sharon at Ex Libris is hosting The Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels Challenge – a perpetual challenge to read from this interesting list. Sharon writes:

This is a perpetual challenge to read the The Board’s List of 100 best novels from The Modern Library. It can also include The Reader’s List of 100 best novels and, if you are really ambitious, the Radcliffe’s Rival 100 best novels list. (Don’t worry, this really isn’t a total of 300 books. Some titles appear on more than one list.)

Sharon has started a dedicated blog for the challenge. Participants may join the blog to post reviews, or simply post to their own blog and provide links to their reviews.

To sign up or get permission to post to the blog, visit Sharon and let her know!

To view my progress, click here.

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20 in 2009 Book Challenge

One more…they just keep coming:)  Here are the details:

Welcome to the 2009 book challenge?.  The goal for this challenge is to read 20 books in the 2009.

Why did I create this challenge?

Well, I looked about at all of the various book challenges out there and, though creative, none of them interested me.  They were all so specific or small in their goal number that I decided to create my own challenge.

Would you like to take part of the 2009 challenge?

Well, all you have to do is comment below and say that you want to participate.  In your comment, state your name, your email and the URL of the page where you will track your book reading progress.

I would recommend reading the rules, too, in order to understand what this challenge is about.  Since you will also need to create a page/book post that tracks your progress, you can read a little more about posts here.  If I do not get the information that I need, I will not be able to add you to the challenge.

Winners will get a website award declaring that they have successfully completed the 2009 challenge.  When you have read all 20 books in 2009, leave a comment here for your award.

To sign up, click here.

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9 for ’09 Book Challenge

Will I ever quit?  Well, I doubt it, I am challenge crazy.  Here is another one, and the details:

This challenge is set up so you can read some books in your TBR (To Be Read) Stacks

(If you need more challenges to keep whittling your TBR stacks, click on  A NOVEL CHALLENGE also.)

RULES

  • Open to anyone, whether you have a blog or not!
  • No need to register or to announce what you are going to read.
  • Start in any category that you wish.
  • 3 books from this reading challenge can be used in other reading challenges.
  • Just post in the comment section.
  • The genre of the books can be ANYTHING (fiction or non-fiction), but it must be decent (because you have to write reviews about the books).
  • Other reading materials (graphic novels, poetry, museum catalogs, art books, zines etc.) are OK.
  • The book must already be in your bookcase or storage area.
  • The Challenge starts 12/27/08 to 12/27/09. (I hate to begin anything on January 1st).
  • You can post starting on 12/27/08.
  • Format of work can be paper, audio, or electronic.

These are the NINE categories to celebrate 2009! See the above tabs for details. (I had to abbreviate some of the categories due to WordPress Code restrictions.)

To sign up, click here.

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The “I Suck at Challenges” Challenge

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Seriously – how can you not love a challenge like this?  I am continuing to sign up for more challenges, and I think that is why I signed up as a 12 stepper.  Here are the details:

Categories?

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.)

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.

When?

Sign up anytime between now and February 1, 2009. The challenge ends July 1, 2009.

How?

Leave a comment on this post with a link to your challenge post. Tell me if you are a Slacker or a 12 Stepper and list your challenges.

Then what?

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.

Any incentives?

Sure, why not? If you sign up by February 1st, I’ll pick a name in a drawing for a little something, like a cute bookmark or something along that line. On July 1st, I’ll once again draw once again from the sign in post for a “Surprise” package (it’s a surprise to me too since I’ll be collecting things throughout the months) of book related do-dads. No penalties if you don’t complete all your challenges but please at least try!

Okay, so procrastinators unite! Together we will finish challenges we commit to. Join and add the button to your blog. Have fun!

To join, click here.

My challenges so far are:

666 Reading Challenge
Feelin’ Chunky ’09
TBR Reading Challenge (by Avidreader)

This list keeps growing and hopefully I’ll have most of them picked by the end of the weekend.

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