Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the one with the 2010 challenges

I've decided to have only one post where I gather all the challenges I join in this time around. Last time around, I had so many challenge posts, I barely posted anything else in December and January... Maybe I can even figure out how to make in post links, so that I have a list of all the challenges by name only that links to the actual part of the post about said challenge. If you know how this works, let me know!

100+ Reading Challenge 2010
42 Challenge
Alphabet Reading Challenge
Banned or Challenged Books Challenge Perpetual
Book-A-Week Reading Challenge
Book Around The States Challenge Perpetual
Books About TV Challenge
Buy One Book And Read It 2010
Debut Author Challenge
Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge
George Eliot Mini-Challenge
Graphic Novels Challenge 2010
Hogwarts Reading Challenge
Jewish Literature Challenge
Leo Tolstoy Mini-Challenge
Lisa Jackson Challenge 2009/2010
Manga Challenge 2010
Pages Read Challenge Season 2
2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge
Read Your Name
RYOB Challenge 2010
Reading Through The Seasons 2010
Series Challenge Season 4
TBR Lite Reading Challenge 2010
Twenty Minute Book Club Challenge 2010
To Be Continued Challenge Perpetual
Vampire Series Challenge
18th and 19th Century Women Writers Challenge 2010
World Religion Challenge 2010



Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge
read and/or watch 2 works by Elizabeth Gaskell
January 1, 2009 - June 1, 2010


George Eliot Mini-Challenge
read 2 works by George Eliot, one movie may be substituted
January 1, 2009 - June 1, 2010


Leo Tolstoy Mini-Challenge
read 2 works by Leo Tolstoy
January 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010


Jewish Literature Challenge
read 3 books by Jewish authors or about Judaism
February 27, 2010 - September 10, 2010


Series Challenge Season 4
read 4+ books to finish up series
December 1, 2009 - November 30, 2010

1) Kathryn Lilley: A Killer Workout (#2 Fat City)
2) Nick Sagan: Edenborn (#2 Idlewild)
3) Nick Sagan: Everfree (#3 Idlewild)
4) Jill Shalvis: Instant Gratification (#2 Wilder Brothers)
5) Jill Shalvis: Instant Temptation (#3 Wilder Brothers)

Pages Read Challenge Season 2
pick a goal number of pages you want to read
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

25,000

RYOB Challenge 2010
read a certain number of your own books
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

my goal: 80 books

World Religion Challenge 2010
The Universalist Path - read something about the 5 world religions plus more books about any or all of the following religions: Shintoism, Animism, Taoism, Confucianism, Wicca, Mythology, Atheism, Occult, Tribal Religions, Voodoo, Unitarianism, Baha'i, Cults, Scientology, Mysticism, Rastafarianism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zorastrianism, Agnosticism, Gnosticism, Satanism, Manichaeism, Deism, Comparative Religion, Religious Philosophy, Jungiansim, Symbolism, Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, etc., etc. etc. (you may also read about another aspect of one of the 5 Biggies)
possible things to do: read (any form of the written word), movies, music, plays, attend services, perform a ritual etc.)
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


2010 Reading Resolution Challenge
create personal reading resolutions for 2010 and post about your progress every other month starting February 15
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

* I will read a broader variety of books, genre-wise in summer.
* I will limit my book-buying a bit in that I will only buy books that I intend to read within the two months after I bought them.
* I will be more precise with my university reading and not just skim it.

Reading Through the Seasons 2010
read four books, one for each season with the season in the title
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

1) Spring
2) Summer
3) Lisa Kleypas: It Happened One Autumn
4) Winter

42 Challenge
read/watch/listen to 42 sci-fi related items
January 1, 2010 - December 3, 2010


Alphabet Challenge 2010 (Yahoo Group)
read the alphabet either by author or by title
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010



Book-A-Week Reading Challenge 2010 (Yahoo Group)
read a book a week in 2010, meaning 52 books total
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010



100+ Reading Challenge 2010 (Yahoo Group)
read 100+ books in 2010
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010



Twenty Minute Book Club Challenge 2010
read 13 books from the book club (with one substitute from 2009) - reading list here
December 29, 2009 - December 29, 2010



Read Your Name Challenge
read books to match your name
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010



TBR Lite Challenge 2010
Option B: read 6 books off of Mt. TBR - list can be changed throughout the year
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

1) Lisa Kleypas: It Happened One Autumn
2) Kelley Armstrong: Bitten
3) Jim Butcher: Storm Front
4) Tzipi Caton: Miracle Ride
5) Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games
6) MaryJanice Davidson: Undead and Unpopular

18th and 19th Century Women Writers Challenge 2010
read 2 books by women writers who lived in the 18th and 19th century
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

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2)

Vampire Series Challenge
Level 3: Vampire Enthusiast - read 6 books from any series featuring vampires
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


Graphic Novels Challenge 2010
Intermediate Level: read 3-10 graphic novels
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


Buy One Book And Read It 2010
Level 3, Book Blogger Option: buy 12 books I learned about on book blogs and read them before Dec 31
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


Manga Challenge 2010
read 6+ mangas and 3+ anime or anime series episodes
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


Debut Author Challenge
read 10 YA or MG novels from debut authors of 2010
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


Lisa Jackson Challenge 2009/2010
read as many Lisa Jackson books as you want
July 18, 2009 - December 31, 2010

1) Twice Kissed
2) Fatal Burn

Books About TV Challenge
read 2+ books about or based on a TV show
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


Hogwarts Reading Challenge
read books that fit the Hogwarts subjects
March 8, 2010 - December 13, 2010

For the record: I play for Gryffindor!

I was Sorted!



Get Sorted By The Hogwarts Sorting Hat!


Banned or Challenged Books Challenge"
read 50 banned or challenged books, keeping track here
PERPETUAL


Book Around The States Challenge
read 51 books set in the 50 states plus DC, keeping track here
PERPETUAL


To Be Continued Challenge
read series books
PERPETUAL



19 comments:

  1. Welcome to the World Religion Challenge! Smart idea posting so many together. I'm posting mine in clusters.

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  2. I'm so excited that you are joining in on the THIB! Challenge! It's going to be great fun.

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  3. I tried to post the html info for you..but it didn't post the code it posted the outcome. grrr.. so I deleted that one and trying again.

    Go to this link:
    http://www.goldcoastwebdesigns.com/8.shtml

    scroll down till you find the section for "how to use hyperlinks within a document"
    that should help you post links like you want (or at least I think that's what you want)

    good luck on all the challenges!

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  4. J.T., thanks for the welcome, I'm already excited :-) And with last year's huge post number on challenges alone I figured it might be good to cut it short this year. It seems all of last December was about challenges and nothing else.

    Nicole, I'm already sooo excited! Thanks a lot for hosting the challenge!

    Kris, thanks a lot for the link and the help! I'm going to sit down and read up about the hyperlinks within a document right away! :-) (((hugs)))

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  5. Hi Kathrin and welcome to my Resolutions Challenge! You have a wide variety of challenges here. Good luck and I look forward to your posts in 2010 :)

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  6. Glad you signed up again for the Manga Challenge, it will be great seeing what you read and if you get around to watching any anime.

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  7. Jenny, thanks for the nice welcome :-) I like a wide variety because usually my reading can change at a whim, so it sure helps me finish some of them ;-)

    Rhinoa, how could I possibly resist your great Manga Challenge? And I will definitely be watching some anime, I have a few Meitantei Conan here and might just watch some other anime as well.

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  8. YAY!! Thanks so much for joining the debut author challenge! it's going to be a lot of fun! Good Luck!

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  9. Kristi, how could I resist??? :-D

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  10. Thanks for joining the Books About TV challenge. I am hoping to find some book ideas with this challenge!

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  11. Callista, my pleasure! I have a few books on my shelves already, so I can't wait to read them.

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  12. Welcome to the Hogwarts Reading Challenge. Just make sure that when you are reading books for this challenge that you note for what class you are reading it for. Or type them in a comment over at the challenge post. Thanks, have fun, and Happy Reading!

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  13. Thanks, Bunnitaz, I'll do my best to remember it :-)

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  14. I'm doing the Hogwarts challenge also! We're in Gryfinndor together!

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  15. Great, Manderiffic! Glad to meet a class mate :-)

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  16. Hi Kathrin. I'm lost on your blog. Do you have any Hogwarts Challenge books for April?

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  17. Hi Kathrin. I still haven't found any books on your blog for the Hogwarts Challenge
    . I just wanted to let you know that the challenge is almost over and you need to have read at least 5 books to be entered into the drawing.

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  18. Hi Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011 is now up and running until June 30th. This is the last Hogwarts Challenge for me as such it will be more involved and hopefully more fun. Click Mini Challenges for dates and info. I am not announcing any prizes other than the $15 gift card to a random winner for participating in the main challenge with the 5 book minimum met. However, there will be a drawing for a prize for all those who are able to accumulate 450 plus points and well as participate in all the mini challenges as well as read 7 books from one series (in honor of the 7 HP books). This final challenge is called the Triwizard Tournament. All prizes will be given out any time after the mini challenge or right the main challenge but if you win you will get your prize.
    *A series is when the main character is the same in all subsequent books. Ex: Eve Dallas in the Death in…, James Patterson Alex Cross books. When in doubt, ask me. Have fun and Happy Reading

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