Saturday, December 19, 2009

Challenges 2010

Okay, this post can totally be skipped over and it won't hurt my feelings whatsoever. I'm joining a bunch (and I mean a BUNCH) of challenges and rather than doing a bunch of individual of posts for each one...I just don't have the time or I'm going to do one really long post. Really long... and I'm going to admit right now that I'm joining way too many challenges. But there are so many good ones out there this year that I just cannot resist. Oh boy!

First of all, I'm joining the 100+ Reading challenge as it looks like I am just going to fall short this year. So maybe next year I'll make it to 100 :) I'm also going to join the Christy Awards challenge which has already begun and is totally outside of anything that I ever usually read. I'm going in as a Total Fiction Newbie but would like to read more if possible. 2010 will be a year of pushing my reading boundaries a bit and this challenge will help with that.

I'm also joining in on the Graphic Novels Challenge. I'm going with the intermediate level (3-10) as I read 2 graphic novels this past year. So I think that I'm going to up the bar for next year.

I'm also joining the Series Challenge Season 4. I participated in (and actually finished) this challenge last year and since I'm a series kind of girl...perfect challenge for me.

Another challenge that is already ongoing but that I am now joining is the Women Unbound challenge. How can I resist this one? I'm going with the Bluestocking level which requires 5 books with 2 of them being nonfiction.

Two other challenges that I am participating in again that I joined last year are the 1st in a series challenge and 2nds challenge. I'm going with Addicted on both challenges which requires 12 books for each. Figured if I could do it this year (which I did :P) then I could do it next year.

I'm also joining in on the Chunkster challenge which I didn't quite finish this year. I'll be participating at the chubby chunkster level (love the names btw) which is only 3 books. Definitely doable!

I reread...I know there are those out there who don't but I definitely like to go back to books that I really enjoyed. So the Flashback Challenge was a challenge that I had join in on. I'm going with the Bookworm level that only requires 3 books but who knows if I'll reread more. Especially if I continue rereading the Harry Potter series. And I'll admit that I am craving some Harry Potter right now.
Last year, I searched and searched for a good historical reading challenge. Now this year there are a bunch. So of course I'm joining in with the Historical Fiction reading challenge at the fascinated level which is 6 books.

And the lovely Jackie is again hosting the New Author challenge. I'm so close to reading 50 new authors this year and would love to do it again next year. But I'm going to start off with saying 25...playing it safe since I'm joining so many challenges.
Next, I'm joining in on the Social Justice Challenge. The amount I participate in this one is on a month to month basis which leaves it really open for me. A good thing for sure!

Another challenge that I completed this year and am joining again for next year is the Support Your Library challenge. This is such an easy challenge for me and I just can't resist. I'm going with the Just My Size level which is 50 books.

And I'm joining the Young Adult challenge which I also completed this year...or I'm going to after I finish the book I'm reading :) I'm going with the Mini YA reading level as I don't read a ton of books that are YA. I would like to read more though...

Okay, we're almost there. I'm also joining in on the Twenty Minute Book Club Challenge at the Aluminum level. This only requires 4 books but I may read more if I can.

The Fantasy Reading challenge is another easy challenge for me that I'm joining in on. Going with the Addicted level which is another 12 books...I better hit 100 books at the rate of challenges that I'm joining. LOL!

So that's it for me...I'll probably end up joining a few more but this is it for now. Call me crazy but I am SO excited about 2010. It should be a great year of reading! And I apologize to all of the challenge hosts for not taking the time to make seperate challenge posts. But I did try to link up to you :) Now if I could just clean up my sidebar... and if the spacing would go the way I want to...


  1. That is a lot of challenges, Sam. But you'll have so much fun, I just know it. Good luck to you!

  2. We are in sooo many challenges together!! I am excited about 2010 too. Can't wait to get started.

    Good luck!!

  3. I'm new to book blogging and to challenges but I'm excited to try them out. I'm in the Social Justice Challenge, What's in a Name Challenge, and South Asian Challenge, but after reading your list there may be a few more ....
    Happy reading!

  4. You're out of control Sam!!! Just like all of us!! Have fun with them and good luck.

  5. You look like me with the challenges. I still haven't finished posting mine. Thanks for joining the THIB! challenge. It'll be fun. Like one big book club.

  6. Literary Feline- I will have fun which more me is the point...even if I don't finish :P

    Kara- We are in a lot of the same challenges...and checking out your challenge page made me want to join in on a few more. LOL!

    Suzanne- I hope you enjoy participating in all of the challenges that are out there. Main thing is to not stress :)

    Staci- LOL! I am out of control when it comes to joining challenges.

    Nicole- I love the idea of one big book club which is one of the reasons why I'm joining in on this challenge. Can't wait to get started!

  7. Good luck with all those challenges! Thank you particularly for doing the Flashback and Women Unbound challenges :-)

  8. Welcome to the Support Your Local Library, 100+, and Young Adult Reading Challenges. I am so glad you have decided to join us in the fun. 2010 is going to be a great year in reading. I can just feel it!

  9. Your intro to your post is exactly like mine, lol. We don't actually have a ton of overlaps, but I hope you enjoy all your challenges! I'd be excited too-I don't think you're crazy! But I'm a total challenge addict myself. ;)

  10. I joined a few but I think you entered more!

    Hope you had an exceptionally happy holiday this year :)

  11. Looking forward to reading how you progress with each challenge. We're in a couple together.

  12. Good luck with your challenges Sam. I joined a whole pile of them as well. lol.

  13. That is a lot of challenges but I am guessing that there will be overlap. I joined the Social Justice challenge and may try the library challenge too. Enjoy

  14. Happy New Year and Happy reading :O) Those are some great challenges!

  15. I'm a nut when it comes to joining challenges...LOL! Thanks for all of the encouragement from everyone :)

  16. I've always been intrigued by graphic novels but I've never successfully read one (from start to finish). I need to get into the habit.

  17. Afrika- I've read the first two graphic novels in the Fables series and I enjoyed both of them. They were darker than I expected but I loved reading about all of the fairytale characters.


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