December 22, 2010 21 Comments
The Book Blogger Abroad challenge is about reading some of the books that were recommended by guest bloggers from various countries in the popular Book Bloggers Abroad series. I´m doing 10, click on the picture to see what my plans are.
The Off the Shelf Challenge is organised by Bookish Ardour and is all about reading books that you already own but haven´t read. All unread books that are on your shelves at January 1st, 2011 count. I´m going to go for 30, which is roughly the amount of unread books I own at the moment (click on the picture to see which books they are). I’m reading from the pile already so I may be below 30 when 2011 starts. But then, it’s not been Christmas yet. 🙂
So that’s it for challenges!
Then the posts started to come in with other people’s challenges. And they all looked so good! And some of the people I “know” a little and I feel I should be entering their challenges (I think they’re doing mine too!). So, I relented. But, I also cheated. I can combine most of the challenges with the other two challenges, so some are not really “challenges” as such.
Anyway, it’s a way to link up with (new) people and that is fun too: I can share reviews with them and read theirs, and maybe suggest a book or two. So here comes… the other challenges I’ll be doing:
- The Atrocious Covers Challenge: organised by Pink Sheep Cafe. Yes, this involves books with ugly covers. I intend to read two. Not sure if I own any yet. I usually judge by the cover so I think not. So, for me, that is a real challenge as I usually don’t read books with ugly covers. Eeeewww!
- South Asian Challenge: organised by S. Krishna, this is a chance for me to consciously pick up a book by a South Asian author. I’m sure if I didn’t do the challenge, a year may go by without reading one!
- The Nordic Challenge: organised by Notes From The North. Read books written by authors from a Nordic country or books that are set there.
- 1. Het ultieme recept by Torgny Lindgren (The Ultimate Recipe)
2. Purge by Sofi Oksanen
I’m also still doing the
- Steampunk Challenge. This is organised by The Bookkeeper and runs from October 2010 to October 2011. I’m reading just three books as I find it very hard to get hold of steampunk books here in the Netherlands (many are not in the library as they are not translated to Dutch yet).
Soulless by Gail Carriger2.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve3.
- Japanese Literature Challenge. This is organised by Dolce Belezza and runs until January 31st, 2011. I was aiming for 3 books but have only read one so far. I can still make it!
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami2. Out by Natsuo Kirino
3. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
That’s it! One big challenge to get it all done. But there is a lot of overlap and it should not be impossible.
How many challenges are you signing up for?