06 December 2010

It's a Challenging World

What can I say? I love a good challenge. I hope to have completed about eighteen challenges in 2010, although I did fail a number of others. As I've written before, I sign up for challenges for the fun, no guilt allowed.

So here are some more I'm taking on in 2011.

Global Challenge, hosted by Dorte H. I have one more book to finish up for this year, but I have hopes of finishing earlier next year. The challenge has a great new category, which will let me use a fictional world for one of the categories. I'm in for easy level. Visit the dedicated blog for information and sign-up.

YA Historical Fiction, hosted by

War through the Generations, hosted by Anna and Serena. I have never signed up for this one, but I cannot resist the Civil War theme. I'm going for the wade level and will likely be watching a movie or two. Visit the dedicated blog for more.

Criminal Plots, hosted by Jen F. This is a brand new challenge and looks like a lot of fun. The challenge is to read six books, each of which fits a particular category (new to you author, book to movie, first in series, and so on). This looks like fun. For all the categories, see the dedicated blog.

Graphic Novels hosted this year by Vasilly. This will be my third year for the GN challenge, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm going for the intermediate level. Visit the dedicated blog for more information.

Nordic Challenge, hosted by Zee. The idea here is to read books written by a Nordic author or set in a Nordic country. Can't wait to get reading and this will be my excuse to finally finish the Millennium Trilogy. I'm signing up at the Freya level. For more, see the sign-up post.

South Asian Challenge, hosted by Swapna. I've already mentioned my intention to take on this challenge, but the official sign-up post is now up. I'm going for the the wanderer level.

Believe it or not, I still haven't signed up for as many 2011 challenges as I finished in 2010. So I figure I still have room for a few more.


Pam 12/6/10, 7:05 AM  

Oh, I'm pumped about the YAHistorical Fiction challenge!

Sandy Nawrot 12/6/10, 7:15 AM  

Most of the challenges I signed up for this year were no-brainers, but there were a few that frustrated me. I am going to be cutting myself off of most of them this year. At least that is my position right now. The one good thing that came from the challenges this year was graphic novels...I'm hooked!

Anonymous,  12/6/10, 7:22 AM  

Good luck with all those challenges! Hope you can combine some of them.

I was only going to do a TBR challenge (read the books I own) and my own Book Bloggers Abroad 2011 Challenge but it's looking like I'll be going for some others as well.

As long as they don't completely overtake my reading life, it's fine.

Serena 12/6/10, 7:23 AM  

Thanks so much for joining the Civil War Reading challenge for 2011! We look forward to your reviews. I've got you posted on the participants page.

Everyone's ahead of me...I haven't even thought to 2011 challenges yet, beyond my own.

Melissa 12/6/10, 8:21 AM  

I'm bringing back the Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge for a second year, so perhaps that might be of interest as well? :) (Official sign up post coming soon....)

bermudaonion 12/6/10, 9:10 AM  

I know I'm going to sign up for 3 challenges, but I'm still contemplating a few others. Good luck with all of yours!

Hannah 12/6/10, 9:31 AM  

Oooh nooo--feel myself being drawn into too many!!!

TheBookGirl 12/6/10, 9:59 AM  

I had a hard time this year with my reading challenges in that I found myself reading for the challenges as opposed to picking what I wanted to read...so this year, I promised myself only one challenge...but we'll see how long that lasts, lol.

Anonymous,  12/6/10, 11:13 AM  

You have some great challenges. I haven't chosen all my challenges yet and these are some good ideas.

kayerj 12/6/10, 12:25 PM  

I've had fun with the challenges too, though this year I think I'll cut back some. Congratulations on 18!

Zee 12/6/10, 12:38 PM  

Yay, I'm so glad you're joining the Nordic Challenge!

Robin M 12/6/10, 12:52 PM  

Good luck with all your challenges. I'm only going for three or four in 2011. Signing up for What's in a Name. Looks like fun.

Dorte H 12/6/10, 2:11 PM  

Wow. I admire your pluck, Beth. And thank you for the mention.

I have signed up for three challenges, and that´s enough for me until I am sure I can finish them.

La Coccinelle 12/6/10, 2:13 PM  

Oh, wow... That's a lot of challenges!

Thanks for signing up for the E-Book Challenge. It's going to be fun!

Helen's Book Blog 12/6/10, 2:34 PM  

I am trying to do different challenges for 2011. I loved the Graphic Novel, South Asian Authors, and Global Reading that I did in 2010. You've got a great list of challenges to participate in

Susan Crutchfield Photography 12/6/10, 3:14 PM  

I am excited to do the What's In a Name challenge. That just looks like so much fun!

Anna 12/6/10, 8:59 PM  

So glad you're joining us for the Civil War Challenge!

Carrie K. 12/6/10, 9:24 PM  

I'm having a hard time figuring out which ones to join - there are so many that grab my attention!

Amused 12/6/10, 11:39 PM  

Good luck - some of these are really intriguing me! I need to do a sign up post soon!

Violet 12/6/10, 11:44 PM  

wow, you did very well with challenges this year. I have joined only Swapna's challenge so far (excluding the one I'm hosting of course), I have room for a couple more I think, I hope to find something interesting. All the best with your challenges.

Michelle 12/7/10, 6:16 AM  

Holy smokes! That's a whole lot of challenges! Glad you're joining Gail and I in the YA HistFic Challenge. Good luck! :)

Vasilly 12/7/10, 10:40 AM  

Yay! Glad to hear you're signing up for the GN challenge! Now I think I see a few challenges I need to sign up for.

Jen - devourer of books 12/7/10, 10:44 AM  

I love the title of your post =)

But I must say, you are seriously testing my resolve to not join more challenges here!

Sab H. 12/7/10, 1:16 PM  

Awesome post! I didnt know about some of these challenges! Thank you for participating in mine :)

Veens 12/7/10, 7:37 PM  

I really need to get around on writing wrap up posts on all the challenges... I am just plain lazy

I haven't joined anything this year, but I think I will join Swapna's because I failed in it Horribly this year lol!

Anonymous,  12/7/10, 7:42 PM  

I'm abstaining from challenges, since I can't get past the feelings of guilt when I forget about them, but the Nordic Challenge is a great idea. And I love the levels.

joanna 12/8/10, 5:38 AM  

There are some great ones being organised for 2011! I thought of abstaining from challenges next year, but now that the intro posts are up I can't resist. I'll be joining several of the same ones as you, I just haven't done anything about signing up yet.

Rebecca Rasmussen 12/8/10, 6:59 PM  

I'm challenged in the challenge department -- but I am thinking of trying to undo that this year! xo

Unknown 12/16/10, 5:29 PM  

Good luck with these too! I keep going back and forth with the YA Historical Challenge. I think it would be fun, but not sure I would find enough for it, but yet I would probably like them, etc. back and forth.

Mystica 12/21/10, 10:28 PM  

My first challenge (South Asia Challenge 2011) and I am very keen to introduce some Sri Lankan authors and also go beyond the popular south asian authors as well.

Mana 12/31/10, 1:13 PM  

I signed up two of these challenges.:)

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