How Will It Work?
◦Challenge will run from December 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010
◦Anyone can join, you don’t have to blog to play along
◦Challengers can choose to participate in as many of the categories listed below as they want
◦Challengers may not mix books from across multiple categories
◦Challengers do not need to construct a reading list just decide as you go however the mood strikes you
◦Challengers may participate at any of the levels indicated below
◦All books used as part of the challenge must be from the 2009 reading lists
◦Books read can overlap with other challenges you are participating in
◦Challengers can read in any format (ie: audio, e-book, print)
Levels of Participation
◦Categorically Speaking – choose to read all books in a category
◦Halfway There – choose to read 50% of books in a category
◦Rule of Fours – choose to read 1/4 or 3/4 of books in a category
◦Pick A Number – choose to read a specific number of books in a category
◦Shorties Rule – choose to read books in a specific short list (finalists will be publicized Jan 1, 2010)
As part of the fun there will be author interviews, guest posts, giveaways and a grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card to Borders Books. (please go to Challenge for more info.)
So, as of right now I am joining the Rule of Fours in two categories. Fantasy and Science Fiction for both young adult and middle grade. I am really looking forward to reading these. I wanted to do the Categorically Speaking but I am not sure I will be able to get all the books for a category easily and I can't decide between YA and MG. I think I am going to end up doing 3/4 in one category and 1/4 in the other depending on availability/time to read.
As readers will know, I am not a big fan of fantasy, so completing these two categories WILL be a challenge for me. I am definitely looking forward to the new reading experiences that will come from it!
- Flight of the Phoenix
- The Hotel Under the Sand
- Hush, Hush
- The Demon's Lexicon
- Blue Moon