13 December 2010

It's a Challenge to Say No

Yes, I admit I'm a challenge addict. Yes, I admit that I sometimes fail challenges. Yes, I'm nuts. Anyway, here are a few more that I'm signing up for.

  • The 2011 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Teresa's Reading Corner. You knew I had to enter this one, didn't you? I'm committing to 12 audiobooks for the challenge, which is the addicted level. Please check out the sign-up post for more information.
  • I'm so excited about the Foodie's Challenge, hosted by Margot from Joyfully Retired. The challenge has a dedicated blog, where you can sign-up and learn more about the challenge. I'm in for the gourmet level. Qualifying books include everything from foodie novels to nonfiction to cookbooks.
  • Amy from My Friend Amy is hosting the third annual, Buy One Book and Read It challenge. As always, I'm committing to 12 books, but you can join this challenge on the one-book level if you want. Check out the sign-up post.
  • I'm happy to see that Carrie from Books and Movies is hosting the Ireland Reading Challenge again. I discovered some great books in this year's challenge and can't wait to see what I find for 2011. I'm going for the Luck o' the Irish Level. Read the sign-up post and join in.
I'm kind of hoping no other challenges catch my eye, but I'll likely find one or two more that I can't resist.

31 comments:

TheBookGirl 12/13/10, 6:51 AM  

Oh you have tempted me to already break my resolution of one challenge for next year, and it isn't even New Year's Day, lol.

That foodie challenge is a hard one for me to resist. I'm off to check it out now.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 12/13/10, 6:53 AM  

I already broke my promise (no challenges in 2011) as I see about 5 I MUST join....LOL (you are not alone).

Sandy Nawrot 12/13/10, 6:57 AM  

It IS a challenge to say no, but I am. When I looked through the challenges I participated in for 2010, most of them were gimmes (audiobooks? library? e-books?) and not really challenges at all. So far the only thing I'm doing is The Dare so maybe I can just focus on what I have...that pile that just keeps getting bigger! Good luck on these. I know you will kick them to the curb!

Kaye 12/13/10, 7:22 AM  

The Foodie challenge looks tailor made for you! Enjoy it and have fun. Thanks for the heads up on the Ireland challenge- didn't even know there was one.

LifetimeReader 12/13/10, 7:35 AM  

Doesn't the Foodie challenge look fabulous? I guess food books are my guilty pleasure--well, not very guilty!

Audra 12/13/10, 9:24 AM  

Oooh, I love challenges but I'm so terrible at them -- I almost never complete them! Of course, I've signed up for a bunch in 2011 and the foodie one you feature here is calling to me...

Esme 12/13/10, 9:57 AM  

Good challenges you have signed up for.

PS-I have a giveaway for a book on Paris.

Carrie K. 12/13/10, 11:57 AM  

I'm so glad you're joining us for the Ireland Challenge!

Teresa 12/13/10, 12:30 PM  

Thank you for joining the Audio Book Challenge! I think its going to be a lot of fun. I'm hoping to get some great stuff lined up through out the year.

Nise' 12/13/10, 1:05 PM  

I know! I am tempted by the Foodie's Challenge. The others I am signed up for.

Dorte H 12/13/10, 1:57 PM  

I am also considering the Irish challenge, but I am quite good at saying no - I think.

marthalama 12/13/10, 2:01 PM  

Great challenges. I've signed up for Margot's Foodie Challenge. I think I have to check out the rest, they all sound good.

Peaceful Reader 12/13/10, 2:51 PM  

I feel downright guilty when I do not finish a challenge and this happens for me but the foodie one intrigues me.

bermudaonion 12/13/10, 3:33 PM  

I think I'm going to have to do the foodie challenge too! Good luck!

carolsnotebook 12/13/10, 4:07 PM  

Good luck on all your challenges!

Gerbera Daisy Mom 12/13/10, 4:26 PM  

Just when I thought I was done with Challenges -- but you've hooked me with the Foodie Challenge -- heading over to Margot's now!

Robin McCormack 12/13/10, 5:03 PM  

This year we're switching roles and you're going challenge crazy. Me, I'm sticking with 5, not including the one I'm hosting. I'm also doing Carrie's Ireland challenge again. Fun. Fun. You'd be proud of me, I'm actually listening to a audio book in the car - chopin's manuscript.

Margot 12/13/10, 10:15 PM  

I'm so glad you are a part of the Foodie challenge. It's going to be a good year. Good luck on all your challenges.

Veens 12/13/10, 11:10 PM  

I told my myself no Challenges this coming year.. and I am joining -
1)SA challenge as usual even though I horribly failed in it this year
2)eBook - iPAD is glorious :)
3) Violet's Asia challenge lol

and some other - like your What's in a Name challenge lol!

Amused 12/13/10, 11:31 PM  

I'm a challenge addict too and I'll definitely be signing up for the first two!

caite 12/14/10, 8:01 AM  

I really don't get the challenge thing, the attraction.
Have never done one..most likely never will..but good luck to you!

Rebecca Rasmussen 12/14/10, 9:12 AM  

Oh wow -- The Foodie Challenge looks AMAZING! I love it! :)

Jen - devourer of books 12/14/10, 11:32 AM  

You give your challenge signup posts the best titles

nat @book, line, and sinker 12/14/10, 8:21 PM  

wow! finally, a challenge that i will be able to join and accomplish hands down! the audio book one is a sure thing for me--i listen to a book a week in my car and can't drive without a book. :) now if i can just motivate myself to shuffle over and join the challenge! :)

Michelle 12/16/10, 1:44 PM  

HA! But you've chosen challenges that you would have likely completed whether you joined them or not so don't look at it like you can't say no, look at it like you were going to be doing it anyway :)

Beth F 12/16/10, 2:02 PM  

Michelle: Ha! YOu know me too well.

Kris 12/16/10, 5:35 PM  

You're as bad as me! I can't stop signing up for reading challenges either. I'll be joining you with the audio book challenge too.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 12/16/10, 8:43 PM  

I haven't yet announced any challenges that I'm joining, but I'll be sure to do "What's in a Name" at the very least :)

Swapna 12/17/10, 10:31 AM  

Oh gosh. You already told me about Foodie, but I didn't know about Audiobook! Must write another challenge post.

Gnoe (@Graasland) 12/27/10, 12:46 PM  

I immediately signed up for the Foodie's challenge too and I *knew* I was going to meet you there ;)

That makes four 2011 challenges for now, so I'm keeping the lid on the challenge bucket from now on! I hope.

Amy 1/2/11, 6:46 PM  

Thanks for joining the Buy One Book and Read It challenge, Candace! You're such a faithful and favorite participant! :)

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