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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2009: The Year of the Challenges





I can't remember if I said I'd never do another book challenge, after failing so badly on the ones I joined this year.
But I never listen to myself. Also, a couple of the challenges dovetail with my own reading goals for 2009, one has a deeper meaning, for a lot of us, I think and one is just ... because.
First up is the just-because challenge.






The Art History Challenge; hosted here:
http://www.arthistoryreadingchallenge.blogspot.com/
I do love Art History. I nearly majored in it at university. *Sigh*
The challenge itself is simple; to read six art history books _ either fiction or non-fiction _ during the course of 2009. I don't have a list yet, but I do know that I'll have The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone on that list. I started it many years ago but never finished it.
So ... one down, five to go.

The ones that dovetail with my own goals are these:

The Read Your Own Books Challenge hosted here:
http://readingwise.wordpress.com/ryob-2009/
I have oh, so many of my own books to read. So I'm aiming to read 30 of my own books in 2009. I have way more than that, but 30 feels like a nice, round number.




Then there's the Support Your Local Library Challenge; hosted here:
I love the library and a lot of my reading comes from there. So I'll be joining Challenge No 2: Read 25 books from your local library.









Next up is this one:
The 100+ Reading Challenge, hosted here:
http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/11/2009-100-reading-challenge.html
My goal is to actually try and read two books a week for the year; plus one. I don't know; for some reason 105 sounds more rounded than 104.



Then I'm also going to be doing my own personal challenge of reading one Classic novel a month _ the handy thing being that that challenge can merge with the Read Your Own Books and the Support Your Local Library challenges.

The final one is the Dewey Books Reading Challenge, hosted here:

http://deweysbooks.wordpress.com/
I've decided to go with the six books, one from each year that Dewey blogged, that I trawled through Dewey's archive (and damn near started crying) to find. So I have that list done, but not the others yet.
This is already pretty long, so I'll put my lists on a separate post, when they're done.

Whew!

3 comments:

Joanne said...

I was not prepared for the onslaught of cool challenges - and as a result I've signed up for sooo many. But I enjoy them and it's not like I won't be reading anyways :D

Nymeth said...

Good luck with all of them! I need to write a post like this myself soon.

Sarah G said...

Thanks for joining the art history challenge! I too started The Agony and the Ecstasy years ago, and have been meaning to finish it. Maybe this is the year!