READING CHALLENGES 2011

Participation in a Reading Challenge is new to me.  I found two that fit with the reading I plan on doing for the blog in 2011.

The first is THE 2011 GLOBAL READING CHALLENGE, the work of Dorte H., a blogger from Denmark.

Dorte divides the challenge in to three levels: The Easy Challenge, The Medium Challenge, and The Expert Challenge.  The challenge is to read books from each of seven continents.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sign In & Challenge Rules


The Easy Challenge

Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2011:

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.

The Medium Challenge
Read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2011:

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent

Try to find novels from fourteen different countries or states.

The Expert Challenge
Read three novels from each of these continents in the course of 2010:

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)
The Seventh Continent

Select novels from twenty-one different countries or states if possible. (For Australasia, selecting a different state for your last book will be acceptable)

The Seventh Continent

The seventh continent is for reviews of books from Antarctica – or the sea, the space, the supernatural, history, the future – or whichever alternative setting you can come up with for this wildcart category. Have fun!

http://2011globalreadingchallenge.blogspot.com/

I am going for the Expert Level and I have chosen history as my seventh continent.

The second challenge is that offered by Books On The Night Stand.  The challenge is “11 in 11”.

How to Participate:

  • Figure out how many books you read in 2010. Estimate if necessary.
  • Add 11 to that number. Read (at least) that many books in 2011. Only books started and finished in 2011 count.
  • Keep us up-to-date on your progress by commenting on this blog post, on our Facebook Page, or at the +11 in ’11 discussion folder on our Goodreads group.
  • Feel free to use the above image on your site, if you’d like!

Simple, huh? As Ann pointed out, 11 additional books works out to one extra book per month, with a month off for good behavior!

Beyond the basic idea of upping your 2010 number by 11, you are free to structure this challenge as you’d like. Maybe you’ll try to read 11 authors you’ve never read before. Or maybe you’ll commit to 11 short story collections, or 11 works of fiction, if you’re mostly a non-fiction reader, or vice-versa. It’s entirely up to you. Me? I think I’m just going to try to get to that magic number of 61.

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One Response to READING CHALLENGES 2011

  1. Dorte H says:

    Thank you for posting about my challenge, and as there is a link to the sign-up post, it is just perfect!

    Good luck with your challenges.

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