Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More challenges???

Banned Books Challenge YES
9-26-09 to 10-3-09
This is ALA's Banned Books week and I only need to read ONE book. I might as well join, it will overlap two other challenges.

Much Ado About Shakespeare Next year?
9-1-09 to 4-26-10
Read/watch six books/movies by or inspired by Shakespeare

Operation Actually Read the Bible
It's been a while since I went all the through, time to do it again.

National Book Award Project sign up later
there are five levels of participation but... I'm going to read one book (winner or finalist) from each year, from 1950 on.

iPoe Story Reading Challenge still thinking about this one
there are 73 unique works by Poe - read them all

Naming Conventions Challenge sounds great but maybe late 2010?
challenge lasts as many months as letters in your name - starts when you sign up.
1) Write down your first name (or whatever name you usually go by)
2) Do any or all of the following (i.e. do 2a and/or 2b and/or 2c):
2a) For each letter, pick an author whose last name starts with that letter.
2b) For each letter, pick an author whose first name starts with that letter.
2c) For each letter, pick a book that starts with that letter.

Disney Literature YES
"works based on feature length films that are completely or partially animated"
The idea is to read the original story

PB & J Challenge YES
"Is it a traditional challenge? Yes and no. If you want to set a goal for yourself then yes it can be a traditional challenge. 12 picture books and 4 kids books (j fic) in three months or six months or whatever. But if you want to look at it as an ongoing, perpetual "challenge" then you may do that as well!"

I'm going to consider this a perpetual challenge and combine it with another challenge to re-read all the picture books in my house.

Reading in Order
you've got to check this one out - read all the books in your stacks in alphabetical order! Well, that 's one of the choices, check out the link for others.

The Shannara books by Terry Brooks later

Popular Penguins Reading Challenge later
Penguin Books has an imprint of popular books - read them all - there are 99 right now.

Book a Week Yahoo Group YES
open to new member year round. I think I do this, it will be neat finding out it I do.

"A-book-a-week is a personal challenge group where members are encouraged to try to read at least one book a week. We share any thoughts we have on what we are reading and support each other in the goal of reading a book a week."

DogEar Reading Challenge no, do next year
8/1/09 to 12/31/09

1. A book featuring an animal
2. An adult fantasy book
3. A YA or juvenile fiction book
4. A non-fiction book on an obscure topic (or something you don't usually read about)
5. A book about plants, gardening, or food

Sci-Fi Reading Challenge I'll need to do this one next year too
8/28/09 to 8/8/10
Read 3.14 or 8 books (or audio books) of the science-fiction genre

Read It Again
re-read old favorites
Do I want to make this official?

The Nattie Chalenge
keep checking on this one to see what the new challenge is.

Book Awards 3
"Are you up for a third? The challenge for Book Awards 3 will be slightly different. First of all, it will only last for 5 months, from July 1 through December 1, 2009. That is because Book Awards 4 will be from February 1 through December 1, 2010."

watch out for FOUR!

Project Fill-in the Gaps
now to 12-31-14

1.list of 100 books "to fill in some of her reading gaps of classics and great contemporary fiction"
2. read 75 of them

This might fit in with a couple of other challenge and it will give me a solid list and a fixed time frame. Almost 20 books a year? Maybe not.

Arthurian Challenge YES
4-1-09 to 3-31-10
Goal: To read books starring characters found in or inspired by Arthurian legends.
yea! movies okay!

George Elliot
1-1-09 to 6-1-10, yes I'm late but it's only two books and one of them is already on my list of maybe books. Changed mind
* Adam Bede, 1859
* The Mill on the Floss, 1860
* Silas Marner, 1861
* Romola, 1863
* Felix Holt, the Radical, 1866
* Middlemarch, 1871-72
* Daniel Deronda, 1876

watch for the one next year!
A Colorful Reading Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2009

1. Read 9 books with 9 different colors in the title.
2. Six colors are required, while the last 3 can be your choice.
3. Books may be overlapped with other challenges.
4. At least 6 of the books should be new to you (doesn't matter which 6).

The Required Colors are: Blue, Red, White, Black, Silver, Gold

I not willing to do this one this year but hope it comes up again in 2010
Fall '09 Challenge

Found another one, S. Krishna’s Books is having a Clear off your Shelves challenge YES
Oct & Nov only. Check out the site for rules

1 comment:

fredamans said...

Thank you for the link to the Fall Challenge. I will be signing up as soon as I post my book list. Thanks again.


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