Sunday, November 28, 2010

Book Challenges 2011!

It has been awhile since I actively participated in any book challenges.  I love them, but the PhD can be kind of brutal to the free time one has.  I decided to give it a try this year.  I have 3 I'm definitely going to do and then an alternate that we will see if I can get off the ground or not . . . I might pick up another if someone has a good suggestion as well.  If you love reading and books your should really try your hand at a challenge.  It is a nice semi interactive way to read and share about books.  I was reminded of this by Irish over at Ticket to Anywhere (Its a great site, I suggest a visit.  I wish I could read so much!)  So without further adieu the challenges!

Challenge 1: One, Two, Theme (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011)

So, For this one you pick at least 3 themes.  For the 1st you read one book, for the 2nd two books, and the thrid, 3 books.  From number two onwards you need at least one fiction and one non-fiction book.  You can have more than 3 themes of course.
My Themes:
  1. Physics
  2. Japanese Pop Culture
  3. Mah-jongg
  4. Bioarchaeology
  5. Late Medieval/Medieval Britain

Challenge 2: Series Challenge (Jan 1 -Dec 31, 2011)

The second challenge should be fairly easy.  I need to read at least 3 books that end or catch a series up to date.  This one is sponsored by Secret dream world of a bookaholic.   This one should be easy to fill up! We will just see how many I get!

Challenge 3: Whats in a Name Challenge (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011)

This one is a bit more directed.  You pick one book with a title that meets the criteria for each topic of the challenge!  Criteria are: A book with a number in the title, a book withe jewelry or gem in the title, book with a size in the title, book with travel or movement in the title, book with evil in the title, and book with a life stage in the title! It should be fun.

So, look for my blog entries about what I'm reading!  They will be linked to the sponsoring sites of course!  I highly recommend starting up a few challenges of your own!


  1. Great to have you on board for One Two Theme.

    I'm especially interested in your Mah-jongg theme. My boyfriend gave me a beautiful set last Xmas because I was addicted to it on the computer. Looking forward to your review on that!

  2. Thanks, I'm very excited about the Mah-jongg theme too!

  3. Wanted to stop by and say I’m so glad you decided to join in the fun of What’s in a Name 4. I like your tentative titles for the categories.

    I also like your themes! I'm thinking of joining that one too. I just have to come up with some idea.

  4. I already have a pile of books ready for my themes so I think you should do it too. Once you pick themes you will be really excited.

  5. wow, wow, wow, what great themes! I'll definitely be looking out for the books you choose...

    I'm joining the other two challenges too, I just need to get my act together and sign up!!

  6. Checking out the books people choose is half the fun. You defiantly should sign up for some challenges. Then you have to do it, right?