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My Challenges (perpetual)

100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

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New Yorker: 0/36
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Challenges for 2009

Like many of you, I've started thinking about my challenges for next year. I had planned not to commit myself to any more, but come on, who are we kidding? There's just too many great ones to resist. I don't believe for a minute that I'll actually complete all of these, but I'm pretty sure the book gods will not smite me for failing to complete my self-imposed commitments.

Here's what I'm currently thinking of joining for 2009, with a short description of each. You can check out the challenges in depth by clicking on the links. I've got a lot of my books picked out already, but I could still use some suggestions for various things. I've got the needed info listed following the descriptions -- if you can help me out I'd be forever grateful!

1. What's in a Name 2009, dedicated blog: read 1 book from each of 6 categories (book with profession in title, book with time of day in title, book with relative in title, book with body part in title, book with building in title, book with medical condition in title). Need medical condition book.

2. A to Z Challenge, dedicated blog: read authors A-Z. Need authors whose last names start with O, P, U, X, and Y.

3. Celebrate the Author Challenge, dedicated blog: pick an author's birthday for each month of the year and read 1 book by each author.

4. 18th and 19th Century Women Writers Challenge, information blog: read between 4 and 12 books written by women who lived and wrote from 1700 to 1900.

5. Decades '09 Challenge, dedicated blog: read at least 9 books from 9 consecutive decades (1 per decade; none in 21st century).

6. 999 Challenge, dedicated blog: read 9 books in each of 9 self-made categories, overlaps between categories okay for 9 books only.

7. Dewey's Books Challenge, dedicated blog: read 6 books that Dewey read and/or reviewed.

8. World Citizen Challenge, information blog: read 1 book from each of 7 categories (politics, economics, history, culture or anthropology/sociology, worldwide issues, memoirs/autobiographies, repeat one category). Need economics (have already read Freakonomics) and worldwide issues.

9. TBR Lite Challenge, dedicated blog: read 6 books from TBR mountain.

10. Dewey Decimal System Challenge, information blog: read 1 book from each of the Dewey Decimal Classification Codes. Need codes 400 - Language and 600 - Technology.

11. Orbis Terrarum 2009, information blog: read 1 book each by 9 different authors from 9 different countries.

12. My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge, dedicated blog: read 12 books that you consider "dangerous" in some way.

Oh, and lest we forget that I've still got the Banned Books Challenge, the 1% Well-Read Challenge, the Lit Flicks Challenge, and the Book Awards II Challenge to finish in 2009. Yeah, nothing like biting off more than you can chew.

6 comments:

Kristi said...

I am afraid to even share how many challenges that I have joined already - I figure that it will give me a chance to use some brain cells to see how many books I can fit into multiple challenges!

Tammy said...

I can relate -- trying to cross-reference my choices across challenges is part of what's making it hard to choose, but at least it gives me a chance to make another spreadsheet, lol!

Narineh said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're joining my Dewey Decimal Challenge!

Good luck with all your challenges. It looks like you'll be reading a ton of interesting books.

Kristy said...

Thanks for the links Tammy. I'm thinking of a few challenges this year, but I'm trying to overdo it. Good luck with yours.

Kristy said...

I can't type tonight. I meant to say

I'm thinking of joining a few challenges this year, but I'm trying not to overdo it.

Narineh said...

Hi!

You don't need to have your book pre-selected. You can play it by ear all year long. You don't have to follow the Dewey order exactly, the point is to just read 1 book from each section at some point during the year.