Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reading Challenges for 2011

This year I will be participating in Historical Tapestry's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.  I read historical fiction all the time, so it won't be a total challenge for me, but it will definitely be a challenge that I'm going to enjoy!   There are different levels of participation which are:

Severe Bookaholism: 20 books
Undoubtedly Obsessed: 15 books
Struggling the Addiction: 10 books
Daring &Curious: 5 books
Out of My Comfort Zone: 2 books

I think I will go for Severe Bookaholism.  In 2010 I read 30 books, so I think for 2011 I should be able to handle reading 20 historical fiction books.  I have pretty much completed my quest of reading books from all the different genres.  This took me much longer than I anticipated, but it was fun, and I learned quite a bit about genre fiction.  

A second challenge that I am taking on for 2011 is to read from my bookshelf.  I have rows of unread books on my shelf that are begging to be read, so I am taking the advice of Susan Hill, author of Howard's End is on the Landing, who took a journey through the books in her house.  A small article appeared in the November/December 2010 issue of Library Journal about her challenge.  I thought it was a great idea, so I will be reading my way through my own bookshelf this year.    

I am also going to continue my challenge of reading all the Caldecott books.  I don't have too much further to go to complete this challenge.   

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