Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Take Another Chance Challenge

Find Your Next Book Here is once again sponsoring a reading challenge! Taking Another Chance Challnege is all about challenging yourself in your reading. The Challenge runs from 1/1/10 through 12/31/10. You can choose to participate in 3, 6, or all 12 of the challenges. I am choosing to particpate in 6 of the challenges. click here to read all the details (including the other six challenges!)

The 6 Challenges

Challenge 1: Read Your Doppelganger (worth 1 entry)

Find an author who has either the same initials, the same first name, the same last name, or the exact same name as you. Read a book by this author and write a post about it. (If you try to keep your identity anonymous on your blog, you don't have to reveal what part of the author's name is the same as your name.)

My choice: Right From Wrong by Cindy Bonner

Challenge 3: 100 Best Book (worth 1 entry)

Choose one of the lists below. Choose a book to read from the list that you haven't read before. Read the book and write about it.

* Radcliffe's Rival 100 Best Novels List
* Top 100 Sci-Fi Books
* 100 Best Romance Novels of the 20th Century
* 100 Best Mystery Novels
* 100 Best Non-Fiction Books (pick from either Board List or Reader List)
* 2009 Best Books for Young Adults

My choice: From the Radcliffe's Rival 100 Best Novels List, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Challenge 4: Prize Winner Book (worth 1 entry)
Pick one of the major literary awards from the list below.

* Booker Prize
* Caldecott Medal
* National Book Award
* National Book Critics Circle Award
* Newbery Medal
* Nobel Prize for Literature
* PEN/Faulkner Award
* Pulitzer Prize
* Commonwealth Writers' Prize
* EMMA Awards

My Choice: A Pulitzer Pirze winner, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Challenge 5: Title Word Count (worth 1 entry)
Go to and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the numbers 1 for the min. and 5 for the max. and then hit generate. Find a book to read that has that number of words in the title. Read the book and write about it.

I got the number one! I'm still looking for a book!

Challenge 9: Same Word, Different Book (worth 2 entries)
Find two books that have the same word in the title. Read both books and write about them. (Worth 2 entries because you have to read two books).

Haven't decided on these books yet.

Challenge 11: All in the Family (worth 2 entries)
The writing gene often runs in the family. For this challenge, you need to find two authors from the same family (either by blood or by marriage) and read a book by each of the authors and then write about both books. Because of the research involved and having to read two books, this challenge is worth two entries.

I've decided on the Bronte sisters but haven't picked out the books yet.

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