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Challenge #24: A-Z Authors

A friend of mine, Erica, passed this challenge on to me. She found the challenge at: http://www.brunchma.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=28187. But it also is said to be posted at good reads.

Challenge #24: Read A-Z of Authors this year.

A new book challenge to encourage you to read things you wouldn’t normally consider!

Step 1) Make a list from A-Z. Post it on your blog if you have one!

Step 2) Find an author’s name for each letter. The letter should be the first letter of their last name.

Step 3) Read a book by each author. Keep track of your progress.

Step 4) Keep us updated on your progress by posting in the comments. If you have the list on your blog, post a link!

Here is your challenge? Are you up for it?

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Challenge #12: The Marple Poirot Holmes Challenge

Perhaps it is a little too soon for another book challenge, but I came across this in my Google Reader (thanks to Reading with Tequila)…and well, here we are!

 

Copied from: At Pemberley

The Marple Poirot Holmes Challenge

“Nothing really beats a good old Agatha Christie mystery or an Arthur Conan Doyle masterpiece. I’ve loved Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes all my life and I doubt we’ll find a detective surpassing the unexpected genius of Miss Marple, the exemplary ‘little grey cells’ of the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and of course, the master himself – Sherlock Holmes.”
Rules:
1. This  challenge is from  January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
2. You will have to read a minimum of 6 books in total: two Miss Marple mysteries, two Sherlock Holmes mysteries and two Hercule Poirot mysteries. You can of course, read more than 6 books if you want to.
3. The books you have chosen for this challenge can overlap with other challenges.

 

Step #1) Visit At Pemberley and leave a comment.

Step #2) Start reading!

Step #3) Post comments/links that keep us updated with your progress!

 

Here is your challenge…Up for it?

Challenge #11: The Pulitzer Project

Challenge #11: Participate in The Pulitzer Project

Here is a book challenge with no time limit!Read all the novels that have received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction!

Step #1) Visit the original home of this challenge: The Pulitzer Project

Step #2) Figure out a method for keeping track of the books…paper list, spreadsheet, etc…

Step #3) Obtain a list of all the novels that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Here is a list at wikipedia.

Step #4) Post on the The Pulitzer Project’s site that you are participating, perhaps posting a link to your blog.

Step #5) Get reading!

Step #6) Periodically check back here and update us with your progress! Good luck!

Here is your challenge…are you up for it?

Challenge #2: Participate in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

Challenge #2: Participate in the Dewey’s Read-a-thon next Saturday (Oct. 24th) for any amount of time.

Step #1) Visit: Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

Step #2) Sign-up to participate in the read-a-thon. If you can’t devote the whole day to reading (like me) sign-up to be a cheerleader for an hour or more. All you need to do is read the blogs of the readers and cheer them on!

Step #3) Post a link to your blog in the comments section here.

Step #4) After Saturday, stop by and tell us about your experience!