Friday, June 1, 2007

SRC 2 and the Book Award Challenge

Oh yeah...I know. Like a hole in the head, you say!! Yes, more challenges for you to behold!! But with the Spring Reading Thing and the Once Upon a Time challenge wrapping up, I thought I might as well add a few more to the list!!

This is the SRC or Summer Reading Challenge - Round 2. It is hosted by Amanda from Amanda's Weekly Zen. She has even set up a separate blog for this challenge. Just click on the above button and it will take you directly there! If you are interested, send Amanda an email and she will add you to the blog. She is accepting new participants till July 7th. So you've got a week!!

Rules are simple: It's your own challenge. Pick your own amount (you can change it at any time). Try to post at the blog at least once a week. Get to know other book bloggers in the process!! Since I'm involved with a bunch of reading groups and challenges, I have plenty to read. (I also have a stack of books to review, so I'm throwing them in as well!) This challenge runs from today, June 1st - August 1st. 2 months! Here are the books that I've selected for this challenge:

  • Marked: A House of Night Novel (Book 1) - P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • The Screaming Room - Thomas O'Callaghan
  • Death Dance: A Novel (Alexandra Cooper Mystery) - Linda Fairstein
  • Monster Island: A Zombie Novel - David Wellington
  • Death Match - Lincoln Child
  • The Coffee Trader - David Liss
  • The Years with Laura Diaz - Carlos Fuentes
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • The Fire Rose - Mercedes Lackey
  • Naked in Death - J. D. Robb

This will be a fun challenge and I have already visited a lot of new blogs in the process.

3M@3AM's Michelle is also offering up a new challenge. Not only is she the host, she is also the moderator of the Yahoo group of the same name! Figured since I was a member, and would be reading a lot of those award winning books, this would be a pretty easy challenge to complete!!

The rules are simple: Read 12 Award Winning books in a year: From July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Prize books include any that's won the Pulitzer, Booker Award, Nebula.....and so on! Books can be cross-challenged. She has also created a separate blog for this. If you click on the button above, it will take you there. There will be prizes too!!

I haven't picked out my books. But there are plenty out there to choose from.

So....if you aren't already up to your eyeballs in challenges, you might want to consider one or both of these!!



Chris said...

Oh no!! You're evil Stephanie...EVIL! I think I'm going to have to join these...Really don't need anymore challenges...but...

Bookfool said...

Oh, now just quit that! I don't need anyone dangling more tempting challenges in my face. :)

BTW, looks like you've picked some terrific titles.

Stephanie said...

Sorry Chris! If you are going to continually tempt me with new books, I'm going to throw in the challenges that might help me read all of them!!! (said with an Evil laugh!)

Bookfool...Sorry!! What can I say?? I have a Death theme in there...not really sure what that's all about! Ah...summer books are the best!!

Dewey said...

Already up to my eyeballs! But ... prizes? Hmmmm....

Kimmie said...

I'm in. I found 5 reasons it suits me.

Matt said...

The award winning challenge really appeals to me, I'll have to check it out. I've only got one challenge going right now so I think I could fit in another.

I really enjoyed Life of Pi, nice pick!