Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chunkster Challenge - Feelin' Chunky

I finally made it! I will sign up for Dana's Chunkster Challenge as soon as I posted this. I've been trying to do this for the last two years, IIRC, and always forgot about it. *sigh*

There have been a few changes to the rules so please read closely:

*A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction). Don't complain folks, I read all thousands of pages of the Twilight series and they were good, but not a challenge. A chunkster should be a challenge.
*If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more I asked around and the average LT book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
*No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn't seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
* You may start any time after signing up. You must complete your reads before or on Nov 15th.
*Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
*Books may crossover with other challenges (see option 4 for a collaborative effort with TBR challenge)
*Only option 4 requires that you make a set list of books to complete the challenge

Those are the basics. Here are your options:

*The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a large tome or two to read, but really doesn't want to commit to more than that. 2 books is all you need to finish this challenge.

*Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 3-5 Chunksters over the next ten months.

*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.

And lastly, in an intriguing collaboration with the wildly popular Miz B of the TBR Challenge we have:

*Too Big To Ignore Anymore - this option is for those chunksters on your TBR list. You may select any number of books over 450 pages but you must LIST THEM to complete the challenge and they must be on your TBR list as well (honor code folk, I don't have time to be the challenge police)

I will go with The Chubby Chunkster for now.

I hope to read part one of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables in French, so that itself is already a big challenge. But if I realize I won't make it, I will pick some other books. After all, Mount TBR is high enough and should have a few books that fit the description of a chunkster!

I finished the following two books:
Donna Kauffman: The Cinderella Rules (461 pages)
Martin Millar: Lonely Werewolf Girl (751 pages)
Therefore I finished the challenge.

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