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Sunday, November 28, 2010

More challenges than is deemed healthy


I always promise myself I'm not going to do it. And this year I did pretty well. In that I only signed up for a few challenges and ... failed them all, I think. Although I may have accidentally finished http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/'s RIP challenge without realising it. It's possible.

However, in the past few days, I've found myself lurking here: http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/ which is never a good idea, because my brain immediately goes OH MY GOD SHINY GIVE IT TO ME I WANT ITTTTTTTT about pretty much every challenge ... ever.

Which, of course, leads to sign-ups. Somehow, that's inevitable.

I was going to limit myself to five, but then I remembered Once Upon a Time and RIP. And http://www.inspringitisthedawn.com/ is doing a Murakami challenge at some point. If I stuck to five, that's three slots gone already, and that's just not fair to the challenges! (Yes. This is how my mind works.)

So, without further ado, I have signed up for these:



http://onetwotheme.blogspot.com/ - I still need to pick  my themes, but it appeals to the part of me that wants to learn about everything ever.







http://whatsinaname4.blogspot.com/ - It's like a treasure hunt!!! :D







http://feministclassics.wordpress.com/ - Technically speaking, not a challenge, but a kind of reading group. But I had to Sign Things, so therefore it's a challenge.









http://glbt-reading.blogspot.com/2010/11/glbt-challenge-2011.html - I failed this so hardcore ... last year? Sigh. However, that hasn't stopped me from signing up again...



Off The Shelf! http://bareadingchallenges.blogspot.com/p/off-shelf-challenge.html - I was thinking of doing something along the lines of this anyway. I counted yesterday, and I have 120 books on my TBR bookcase by my bed. I've decided to do level three - "making a dint", which is 30 books, but I'm hoping to read at least 50 (ambitious, for a woman who hasn't even cracked 40 books this year) from those shelves.


Also, March 2011 is NZ Book Month: http://nzbookmonth.co.nz/ and I'll be hosting a mini-challenge again, like I did last October: http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/business-time.html So ... clear your calendars, brush up on your slang, and look up some Kiwis ;)

11 comments:

leeswammes said...

Oh, thanks! But no thanks! Even more challenges. I was also going to stick to 5 but Off the Shelf is something I'm working on anyway, and gee, I forgot about the Feminist challenge a little.

Time to sign up. Hopefully I can combine a few challenges - especially in connection with the One, Two, Theme challenge. Do I really want any challenges? Or do I just want to read nice books?

Why are we doing all these challenges, please tell me? :-)

Maree said...

I think I want both ... I shall sleep on it :D

Beth F said...

I always sign up for more challenges than is deemed healthy! Oh well. THey are fun and there are no challenge police.

Anyway, I'm so glad you decided to join in the fun of What's in a Name 4. Hope you like the categories.

reviewsbylola said...

I will definitely be joining the GLBT challenge and I am also going to have to look into the feminist classics group!

Amused said...

I can't resist signing up for a bunch of challenges either - they are fun! I haven't decided which ones to go for yet this year but I've definitely taken notice of a few that I want to. Good luck with yours!

Maree said...

Beth: It's so much like a treasure hunt! I love it :D
Lola: Yay! I'm looking forward to both.
Amused: Thank you! You too! :D

Memory said...

Argh! I was already, like, 98% committed to the One Two Theme challenge, but now I think I need to join What's In A Name too. And I certainly need to read more books by NZ authors...

Challenges will be the death of me. Especially since I can never seem to remember to add my reviews to the Mr. Linky, which makes it look like I'm totally slacking off even if I'm not.

Maree said...

Memory \o/! You totally have to join the NZ one - it's like a mini-challenge, and will only run for March. Plus it'll be super-easy. Lol, I still need to choose my themes ...

Dutchie said...

Thanks for joining in with Off The Shelf; I wanted to pay you a visit to welcome you to the challenge. I hope you have fun with it and I look forward to seeing what you end up reading.

Good luck!

Jodie said...

Ahhh the theme challenge is following me everywhere! I am going to stick to no more than 5 this year (excluding RIP and Once Upon a Time obvs, they are a given every year) so I could fit it in, but it seems like it will be very intensive....Needs convincing

Care said...

Shiny pretty challenges...