There are lots of books calling to be read in my apartment and participating in challenges seems to be a good way for me to fulfill that request. At least that is what I am telling myself as I continue to sign up for challenges. This particular challenge came to my attention from the blogger at A Life in Books. (Now that woman is a reading and challenge machine!)
The Chunkster Challege is certainly not for the faint of heart. Here are the rules from the coordinator's blog:
- To qualify the book must be 450 pps regular type OR 750 pps large text.
- You must read FOUR chunksters (one each quarter), you OBVIOUSLY may read more
- The Challenge will run Jan 7th, 2008 - Dec 20th, 2008 (the only chunky thing occupying my mind over Christmas is ME! AND I am using my foresight remembering my inbox on Dec 31st/ Jan 1 of THIS year when all the challenges ended). BUT any chunkster started after Jan 1 qualifies.
- OH THERE WILL BE PRIZES - one a quarter. Prizes to be determined later ( so making the rules on the fly here, peeps). Think small and fun, not big and chunky.
- Sharing reviews mandatory, format still to be determined.
- Join by leaving me a WEE comment. I will work on a list of active participants to be shared here. There is a sign-up deadline of March 1st, so tell your friends and neighbors but only until then.
- DID say one book a quarter, but you can actually read them any time at all. I just said that to show how doable the challenge really is.
- You don't have to make a set list--or you can and you can change it later--no big deal
- A large volume of compiled work (such as LOTR in one volume) TOTALLY COUNTS
- Please by all means DO cross-over with other challenges.
- and no, one 1,500 page bok doesn't count as three chunksters (hee hee, Maria!)
- To sign up, leave a comment here.
- Once you have completed the challenge, you can leave your reviews here.
From looking at the reviews, I already feel behind. Good thing I can cross-over books with other challenges. Anyway, here is my list:
1. Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Hooray! I finished my first book for the challenge and my review is here.
2. What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin. I finished my third book for this challenge on November 14th. My review is here.
3. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I am at the halfway point! My review is here.
4. Cities of the Interior by Anais Nin
As I finish, the selection will be bolded and I will post a link to my review.