I have missed a few of the Weekly Geeks assignments; instead of giving up and dropping out, I am going to jump in where I can and just continue to have fun. The assignment from Dewey for this week is below.
1. If you participate in any challenges, get organized! Update your lists, post about any you haven’t mentioned, add links of reviews to your lists if you do that, go to the challenge blog if there is one and post there, etc.
2. If you don’t participate in any challenges, then join one! There’s a good selection of possibilities over on my right hand sidebar (scroll down) where I list those I participate in. There’s also A Novel Challenge, a blog that keeps track of all sorts of reading challenges.
3. Towards the end of the week, write a wrap-up post about getting your challenges organized OR if you’re joining your first challenge, post about that any time during the week. Once you have your post up, come back and sign Mr Linky with the link to the specific post, not just to your blog.
The first thing I did to get organized was to put "tags" on all the posts I had written about the challenges. This helped me figure out that I am participating in four challenges. Fortunately, I have read something for each one. Organizing the challenges into one post helped me feel more focused and not so behind. I am going to provide updates on the challenges in the same order in which I joined.
- 1. What is in a Name?: In order to complete this challenge, I need to read six books with certain words in the title. While I have made the most progress on this challenge, I have had the most "switches" with my selections. In spite of the switch-a-roo, I have completed four of the categories.
- 2. Chunkster Challenge: In order to complete the challenge, I need to read four chunksters. To qualify the book must be 450 pps regular type OR 750 pps large text. I have actually read two selections for this challenge which means that I am halfway finished.
- 3. The Neustadt Challenge: In order to complete the challenge, I need to read three books from the Neustadt award winner list. The challenge finishes in August which means that I need to hustle my bustle to complete the remaining two books.
- 4. Orbis Teeravm Challenge: In order to complete the challenge, I need to read nine different books written by nine different authors from nine different countries. The challenge finishes in December and I do not even have all of my books selected! On the plus side, I have finished two books for this challenge. I need to crank through the remaining seven books which is going to be extra tough for me once law school begins again in September; however, I remain hopeful.
I have noticed that the challenges I began earlier are the ones for which I have made the most progress; funny how that works :)