Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The 2010 Challenge Post

I should preface this post by saying that it's more for personal convenience than anything. I've posted about most of these challenges already, but this is the longer-than-I-expected list of challenges I plan to undertake in the new year. Instead of keeping track of them in detail on my sidebar (a mess!), I'm going to link this post on my sidebar and update my stats here. Muuuuch easier!

Feel free to gawk, comment, or harangue!

Level of Participation: 20 Essays

1. "The Knife," by Richard Selzer
2. "The Giant Water Bug," by Annie Dillard
3. "A Note About Allen Tate," by Kelly Cherry

Totally Failed!

Level of Participation: Expert = 10+

1. French Milk, by Lucy Knisley
2. Bram Stoker's Dracula, adapted by Michael Mucci
3. The Good Neighbors #1: Kin, by Holly Black
4. The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Joann Sfar
5. The Good Neighbors #2: Kith, by Holly Black

Only got halfway there!

Level 1: 4 books, at least 2 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.


Tooootally failed!

1. Young Adult: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
2. T.B.R.:
3. Shiny and New
4. Bad Bloggers: French Milk, by Lucy Knisley
5. Charity
6. New in 2010: Keeping the Feast, by Paula Butturini; The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
7. Older Than You: Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf; Emma, by Jane Austen
8. Win! Win!
9. Who Are You Again? The Season of Second Chances, by Diane Meier; This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johson
10. Up to You!

1. A book with a food in the title: French Milk, by Lucy Knisley
2. A book with a body of water in the title:
3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
4. A book with a plant in the title:
5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
6. A book with a music term in the title:


**I'm shooting for one (Mrs. Dalloway), but I may attempt two.

Jan. 15th: Mrs. Dalloway - Check! My post was on January 22nd.
Jan. 29th: To the Lighthouse
Feb. 12th: Orlando
Feb. 26th: The Waves

Reached my goal of 1/4!

"Addicted" Level: 12 e-books

So far in 2010:

1. Emma, by Jane Austen
2. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
3. The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
5. The Passage, by Justin Cronin
6. The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna

Only got halfway there! Reading slowed down significantly after The Passage.

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