Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Announcing the 2010 Bibliophilic Books Challenge!

Like many other book bloggers, I enjoy reading books about books and reading. I've been spending my time lately perusing my home library and also browsing Amazon for suitable suggestions to offer my husband as Christmas gifts for me, his favorite bibliophile. What I noticed is that while I've read quite a few books about books, I also own or want quite a few more that I haven't read. And then I thought, that would probably make for a good reading challenge. So here it is, the 2010 Bibliophilic Books Challenge!

The challenge will be to read a set number of books that focus on books or reading. These can be fictional works, such as The Eyre Affair or The Shadow of the Wind; or non-fiction works such as 84, Charing Cross Road or The Polysyllabic Spree. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there that would fit this challenge.

The challenge begins on January 1, 2010 and ends on December 31, 2010. You must sign up for the challenge by January 31st, 2010.

Only books read during the challenge will count. You may reread books as well as cross-reference books with other challenges.

You do not need to make out a list when you sign up and you can change your mind on particular book selections throughout the challenge. I like to have flexibility for my reading whims!

There are three levels for you to choose from:

  • Bookworm: Read three books
  • Litlover: Read six books
  • Bibliomaniac: Read twelve books

  • Beginning in January, I will have separate posts here for you to link to your reviews for the challenge and I will also host periodic prize drawings for bookish items.

    Please sign up using the Simply Linked form below. Please put your blog name and link to your sign-up post, not your general blog address.

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    1. This is a wonderful challenge! I also tweeted it.

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    2. I must do this challenge, this is my favourite sort of book to read. I'll be back to link when I get a post done. Thank you.

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    3. Wow, I was thinking about hosting a challenge just like this one. I'm so happy you're doing it so I don't have to! I love this genre, and I'll definitely be back to sign up.

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    4. Perfect challenge for every bookworm, thanks! :)

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    5. Great challenge idea! I'm going to sign up for the bookworm level, but hopefully I'll end up reading more than that.

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    6. I signed up and linked to my post. I found over 40 books on my TBR list that will work for this challenge!

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    7. I signed up too and linked to my post. I've got loads of TBR books in this category- can't wait!

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    8. I am going to try for 3 books, will see if I end up reading more!

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    9. I'm going for the litlover category. My first book this year serendipitously fits in to this challenge - Loitering With Intent, Muriel Spark. It's a great book.

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    11. Thanks for offering this challenge, Lesley. I'll get my titles together and join you sometime this week. Aloha from Rob

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    12. I am excited about this one! I signed up for the 12-book level. I haven't made a complete list, but I finished The Polysyllabic Spree and am halfway through my second book.

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