I hereby commit myself to the following reading challenges in the year 2011:
The Kiwi YA Challenge hosted by Maree at Just Add Books. I will read three books which is the requirement for the lowest level.
The Murakami Challenge hosted by Nat at In Spring It Is the Dawn. The button here will take you directly to the site for the challenge: Maree and I will be reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, no time frame figured out yet but others are invited to read along.
I’m IN for the What’s in a Name 4 Challenge – love this one! I’ve selected Think of a Number by John Verdon for the NUMBER category, Cat in a Diamond Dazzleby Carole Nelson Douglas for GEM, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green for SIZE, Dead Man Walking for MOVEMENT, Killer Angels for EVIL, and my **true** challenge since I’m tried once will be Midnight’s Children for LIFE STAGE. Always fun.
The CARE Personal Challenge (perhaps I should reverse that and call it the Personal Care Challenge? hee hee) where I focus on books that I keep saying I want to read and yet just haven’t. I will commit to reading the book that has been on my in-house tbr shelf the longest: The Exotic Works of D.H. Lawrence. I will finally read something by Rosy Thornton, as well as a novel by Thomas Hardy. And I forget what else at this time, but I know I have more. Yes! Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. (If I have commented such at your blog, pls remind me?) I will create and update my challenge page soon.
I will continue the John Cusack (now) PERPETUAL Challenge and again, invite anyone to join me for any/all of these:
In house and scored off bookmooch.com: Bob Dylan’s Chronicles : Vol One & The Great Thoughts / compiled by Geo Seldes (this isn’t actually a ‘story’, btw. More reference?)
Still need to get:
The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein
Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
Rites of Spring – Modris Eksteins
And, what else? I’m sure I’ll do RIP again in the Fall. I hope to do more readalongs, too. How about you? A big year for challenges or are you saying NO?
Part 2 will list any more challenges I sign up for. I’m sure there are more I can’t think of yet or I have yet to discover.