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 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!
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!
What a great Santa!
Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm really looking forwad to it!
I'm so glad you will be joining us this year! It's a good idea to pick your books as the year progesses – I have a list, but I have a feeling it might get adjusted as the master list grows. =)
Molly – I have to give some thought to perpetual challenges. I'm too OCD for me to be able to handle something like that hanging out there ad infinitum. Amy's challenge is so enticing, isn't it? Give me permission to by a book (or twelve) and I will gladly rise to the challenge!
Ladystorm – That's why I signed up for that challenge. I figure with my book buying habits, I'll have that one finished by February, maybe March. Granted, I might not have them all read by then, but the purchasing part would be done. LOL!
Diane – I think I'm in a state of denial right now that a) I signed up for all those and b) that I will have no problems finishing them all. Time will tell. Good luck to you too!
Stephanie – I think I might need to add that button for 2010. I'll add it to my list of things I want to do for Bloggiesta!
I watched a few episodes now and then but never got into the series on the whole. Now that we have Netflix, I just may have to give it a shot!
Thanks, Michelle! I have a feeling I'm going to need all the luck I can muster!
You have joined some great challenges! I decided to go with the perpetual Rory Book Project rather than the Gilmore Girls challenge, but it will still be the same list of wonderful books! And…I just don't see how I can possibly pass up Amy's Buy a Book challenge.
Good luck with all your 2010 reading goals.
The buy one book then read it challenge would be to hard for me I don't think I have ever, ever just bought ONE book, it is usually three or four at a time..LOL
Don't feel bad, I too am weak and signed up for 10 challenges…LOL
Good luck and have fun
I know a great Challenge Addict Button that can be added to your blog!!
But you MUST watch The Gilmore Girls. SOOOOO good! I have my fingers crossed that I'm getting the series box-set for Christmas. I had mentioned buying it to my father-in-law. It's so much cheaper than buying all 7 seasons. I was going to get it for the girls (who love the show too), but he was spending a lot of time trying to discouage me. Hoping that means it's going to end up in my household!
HA! I added a few more to my roster yesterday as well. Including the challenge of Amy's you have above. Good luck 🙂