Getting Ready For 2009

Can you believe how close we are to the New Year? During the past year I have done lots of reading, and my reading has improved so much since I began blogging over the summer. I find it so enjoyable to write about books I’ve read, it broadens the pleasure that books give me, so that even after I’ve read that last page and closed the book I look forward to thinking about the experience and writing my thoughts. Reviewing books really allows a reader to stretch their reading to the limits.

I the past few months I have taken part in some cool challenges, some big ones, but mainly little ones, just dipping a toe to test the waters. In 2009 I hope to take advantage of the numerous challenges found around the reading community. So far I have dedicated myself to the following 4, but who knows what else may pop-up!


countdown challenge

WhatThe Countdown Challenge
Who – Hosted by 3M
Where
1 More Chapter's Countdown Challenge Blog 
When – 8/8/08 through 9/9/09
How – The goal of this challenge is to read the number of books first published in a given year that corresponds to the last digit of each year in the 2000s. The total number of books is 45. 
Why – The fun of reading, of course!

    Click here for all the details.

    Scott westerfeld minichallenge

     

    WhatScott Westerfeld Mini-Challenge
    Who – Hosted by Becky
    Where
    Mini-Challenges Hosted By Becky Challenge Blog
    When – 1/1/09 through 12/31/09
    How – The goal of this one is to read TWO of his books. He currently has eleven young adult titles and six adult novels.
    Why – He is one of
    Becky’s favorite, favorite authors, and she’d LOVE it if you took this opportunity to discover his works.

    Click here for all the details.


    library_challenge-2 What2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge
    Who – Hosted by J. Kaye
    Where
    J. Kaye's Book Blog 2009 Library Challenge Page
    When – 1/1/09 through 12/31/09
    How – Since we are all different, there will be three sizes of challenges. Choose to read either 12, 25 or 50 books from your library during 2009.
    Why – What better way to pay homage than by having a Library reading challenge in 2009?

    Click here for all the details.


    100_Challenge

    What100+ Reading Challenge
    Who
    – Hosted by J. Kaye
    Where
    J. Kaye's Book Blog 100+ Reading Challenge Page
    When – 1/1/09 through 12/31/09
    How – Read 100 or more books during the year of 2009
    Why – The joy of reading, the pleasure of setting and meeting goals and because you can never read enough books!

    Click here for all the details.




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    11 comments:

    Lenore said...

    Those are four I could definitely join too! I'm thinking about it...

    Lightheaded said...

    Gee, I totally adored all four books from Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series. Maybe it's time to read the other books he's written :)

    Lightheaded said...

    Gee, I totally adored all four books from Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series. Maybe it's time to read the other books he's written :)

    Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

    Thanks for making this list - I'm definitely going to look into a few of them!

    Nymeth said...

    A lot of those are very very tempting. I want to keep my options open for now, but I can see myself starting to join challenges for next year soon too.

    raidergirl3 said...

    The library one looks pretty easy as I use my library all the time- both town and school.
    I've read the first two in the Uglies series, so, I must think about this one.

    Don't forget the Countdown in retroactive to 8/8/8. Have you read a bunch already? Probably

    Have fun!

    dawn said...

    Thanks for summarizing all these!

    I've signed up for 3M 2009 pubchallenge, but I have to look to see how I'd do with the 45 books countdown challenge.

    I'm heading over to let J. Kaye know I'll be using my library card at her suggestion.

    Fyrefly said...

    Ooh, have you read any of Westerfeld's books? I *loved* Peeps, and really enjoyed the Uglies series as well. I've got one of his adult sci-fi novels on my TBR stack; I'll have to give that a shot next year.

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