Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A-Z Book Challenge - Yup...another one!

How It Works: 

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2012.
You can join anytime.

If you are blogger, leave the link to your actual post about this challenge.
If you are not a blogger, leave a link to where you will be keeping track of this challenge.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z challenge...

A - Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A - Atonement B- Black Beauty C - The Count of Monte Cristo D - Dances with Dragons etc.


B - The lazy way: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Hope that by the end of the year you have read one book for each letter. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

Each month, I will add another challenge to this main challenge. It might to read a book with both A and Z in the title or to read a book with 3 words that all start with the same letter. I might host a few random giveaways too for good measure. If you've got some idea for the mini-challenges, send them my way!

Since it is really hard to find titles beginning with X, the letter X just needs to be in the title somewhere.

So to join along....

1. Write a blog post about this challenge and whether you are going go with A or B.
2. Add the button to your blog.
3. Attach yourself to the linky.
4. Follow my blog so that you can see when I post the monthly challenge!

Well, I'm beginning to see why so many blogger say these Challenges are addictive!

I had no intention of joining any Challenges, ever. I hate being told what to read! I approach my reading choices by the seat of my proverbial pants and at the whims of my mood, which admittedly changes hourly, which is why I often post an "On Deck" book on my Monday What Are You Reading over the weekend and then return it to the library before the post goes live Monday morning (oh yeh, love those mood swings baby!).

But, as Challenges come up I can see how much of my typical random choices could fit into many Challenges. So I figure what the heck I'll give it a shot.

And here I go again.  I think an A-Z Challenge could be fun and, for the most part at least, easy to fulfill (except for a few letters, perhaps). 

Clearly I am going to go with the suggested " B - lazy way" as prechoosing reading is just never going to work for me!  Keep you eyes peeled to see how this all works out!


MamaMunky said...

Pre-choosing books never works for me either. Thanks for joining my challenge!

Lindsey from

Elizabeth said...

I am joining in on the fun too. First time doing the challenge. :)

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