And this week’s theme is Challenges.
1. If you participate in any challenges, get organized! Update your lists, post about any you haven’t mentioned, add links of reviews to your lists if you do that, go to the challenge blog if there is one and post there, etc.
2. If you don’t participate in any challenges, then join one! There’s a good selection of possibilities over on my right hand sidebar (scroll down) where I list those I participate in. There’s also A Novel Challenge, a blog that keeps track of all sorts of reading challenges.
3. Towards the end of the week, write a wrap-up post about getting your challenges organized OR if you’re joining your first challenge, post about that any time during the week. Once you have your post up, come back and sign Mr Linky with the link to the specific post, not just to your blog.This week's theme thrills me. I'm a challenge-addict. My first challenge was 2007's Spring Reading Thing. In 2007, I completed 18 challenges. So far, in 2008, I've completed 31. I'm signed up for 48 more. Though some of those aren't over until 2009. And some of those are perpetual challenges. Still, with the year only about half over, I'm sure a few more will slip in. (Like Carl's R.I.P challenge in the fall.)
Here are some of the challenges I'm hosting:
- 42 Sci-Fi Challenge
- Arthurian Challenge
- Cardathon Challenge
- Celebrate the Author Challenge
- Hans Christian Andersen Challenge
- Heart of A Child Challenge
- Initials Challenge
- It's The End of the World Challenge
- Nineteenth Century Women Writers Challenge
- YA Romance Challenge July 2008 - February 2009
- Young Readers Challenge
Austen Mini-Challenge, Inklings Mini-Challenge...
Bronte Sisters Mini-Challenge, Charles Dickens Mini-Challenge, Alexandre Dumas Mini-Challenge, Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge, and the Mark Twain Mini-Challenge.
New! Stephenie Meyer Mini-Challenge.
If you're looking for advice on reading challenges--how to manage them--please read my Tips on Challenges.
Some of you may not be familiar with reading challenges at all. I'll cover that here as well.
A mini-challenge is a small, focused reading challenge. A miniature reading challenge where the minimum number of books is much smaller than that of most full-sized reading challenges. (One, two, or three instead of six, eight, twelve, etc.)