Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book Moments: A Few More Challenges...

My motto is:  Since I'm already reading... I may as well Challenge myself;)

So, I've added the ABC Challenge that is hosted by Historical Tapestry. It's a fun one because you get to post about books that you have both, read in the past, or are presently reading, according to the letter assigned. This works for first letter of titles, character names, author. It's do-able!

The next challenge I've joined begins January 2010 and will end in December 2010:  The Historical Reading Challenge, hosted by the ladies at Royal Reviews.
Of course I love this one because it requires I read what I read best- historical fiction!


'There are four levels:

-- Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.

-- Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.'

For now, I'm aiming for the Obsessed level.  I think I can manage 20 HF novels in a year (especially since that's pretty much all I read)...hmmm, let's see!

And another:  The Art History Reading Challenge.

The 4 levels of Participation are:
  • Curious - Read at least 3 books about art, either fiction or non-fiction.
  • Fascinated  - Read at least 6 books about art, either fiction or non-fiction.
  • Enamored- Read at least 9 books about art, either fiction or non-fiction.
  • Utterly enchanted - Read at least 12 books about art, either fiction or non-fiction.
I'll start with Curious...but bet I'll end up with Fascinated!

What are you joining?


Unknown said...

I have joined both of those challenges! They are the first ones I've ever done, too! And I agree - I love the HF one because its really all I read!

Arleigh said...

I'm only joining the Jean Plaidy Challenge ;) With all the paid reviews and Round Table reads, I won't have time for anymore extras!

nomadreader said...

Thanks for joining the Art History Challenge! I'm so glad you did!

Passages to the Past said...

I'm thinking of joining the Art History Challenge. I've already joined the HF Reading Challenge hosted by the Royal Reviewers!

I saw another HF challenge that I'm thinking of joining also which is hosted by lurv a la mode. It's got a cool button!

Marg said...

I have signed up for all of these, plus Year of the Historical which is the one hosted at lurv a la monde.

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Argh! I have to read a lot of research books...especially about autobiography...but I love to read autobiographical based fiction and sometimes that falls into the historical fiction (or non-fiction)area...also art books...but not really technique...I love biography. I haven't joined any challenges. When I finish my writing projects...then I will make a new goal...I love the idea of reading with a group of people...I used to host a reading group, and we would discuss the topics. sigh. I think your project sounds like a lot of fun!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Hey Lucy! I'm thinking about joining Royal Reviews' Historical Reading Challenge and The Art History Challenge. I've already signed up for The Year of the Historical challenge as well.

Also, I sent you an email yesterday. I hope it didn't get marked as spam. Can you check your inbox? It will be from Michelle/Mike Miller (miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net) I had a question for you about historical fiction blogs. Thanks, Michelle =o)

Unknown said...

I am thinking of signing up for the art history one too! Already signed up for the historical one. I just keep signing up and signing up - but most of them aren't a stretch - what I read anyway.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I joined the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, too. Couldn't help myself! I've been reading more and more historical lately so it seemed like such a do-able challenge.