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I said I wasn’t going to do this.  I’ve already signed up for over ten challenges during 2010 as it is.  And yet, I keep finding ones that sound so interesting and seem to mesh with my reading habits oh-so-nicely.  So, here I am, with yet another list of reading challenges for which I am committing myself.

Buy 1 Book, Read 1 Book Challenge Button
Amy at My Friend Amy is hosting this one.  The premise is so easy, I couldn’t pass it up!
Buy One Book and Read It was started when I realized over 50% of Americans had not read a single book in a year. This is the most disturbing news possible to a book lover like myself, so I wanted to encourage an easy fun way to make sure people read a book in a year!

Seriously?  Over 50 percent of Americans have not read a book all year?  That is so sad, but I digress.  Like all challenges, this one comes with commitment levels.  I’m going for the big one – Level Three – for which I must buy twelve books and read them in 2010.  That’s it.  Considering I purchased…ahem…more than twelve last year, I think this one is a lock.  See?  That’s why I had to participate in this one!

Rainbow Connection Challenge Button
Isn’t that a beautiful picture?  Sue is hosting this challenge, designed to put a little fun in our reading choices.  The challenge is to read books in which each title starts with a letter of the rainbow (ROYGBIV) or each author’s name starts with each of those letters.  Sounds easy, right?  So, really the books have nothing to do with colors, just the first letter in the title.  I can handle that!
The Gilmore Girls Challenge Button
That’s right.  I succumbed to the pressure.  I didn’t even watch The Gilmore Girls that often, but I am a sucker for a book list.  Lisa from Lit and Life is hosting this challenge, which is in honor of the show for which books played a huge part.  The idea is to read from a (very long) list of books mentioned during the show’s run on television.  I’m going for Lorelei on this one: reading ten books from at least three different categories.  I could probably compete with Rory, but have you seen all my other challenges?  It’s definitely wise that I keep this attainable.

The Chunkster Challenge Button
This one is another no-brainer for me.  Wendy is hosting the Chunkster Challenge this year, which is devoted to long books, defined as anything over 450 pages of adult literature.  I LOVE big books and I cannot lie.  So, I’m going for the big one – The Mor-book-ly Obese – for which I am committing to six or more books over 450 pages or three books over 750 pages.  Piece of cake.
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Hosted by Elizabeth from As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves, the 451 Challenge got its start from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and 451 Fridays. 
451 Fridays is based on an idea from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, a group of people (Bradbury calls them Book People) are trying to keep the ideas found in books alive. Instead of actually saving the books, the Book People each “become” a book – memorizing it, word for word, and passing it down to the next generation.

451 Fridays asks what books you feel passionate about. What book do you think is so important that you would be willing to take on the challenge of “becoming”?

Great book and even better idea – to promote those books which would truly be a crime to lose.  I’m going for it on this one and am signing up for the top level – Blaze – committing to seven or more books from the master list. 

As with my previous lists, I’m choosing the books as the year progresses.  Part of the fun is going to be choosing books that can fit into multiple challenges.

And with this, I am officially done.  I can’t believe I signed up for more than twelve challenges.  It’s going to be fun and interesting to see if I complete even half of them!

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