"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes


"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MORE Challenges!

It looks like this year I might become a challenge fiend! I figure with all that I read (even if I lessen from last year's tally), I could probably manage to complete a few other challenges. Plus, some of them I think will be really good in helping my complete the YA Book Challenge, as well as deplete many on my Currently Reading GoodReads list.

In my browsing after accepting the audio challenge, I noticed that Royal Reviews is hosting a whole bunch of other challenges. So many. I'd love to try them, but I may get completely confoozled. So I'm just going to join these 3. For now.


Finish That Series Challenge

With this challenge you count series completed, not books read. It doesn't matter how many books are in the series or if you've read most of them and only have one or two left to read. The object of this challenge is to finish the series.

There are four levels:

Curious – Finish 2 series
Fascinated – Finish 3 series
Addicted – Finish 5 series
Obsessed – Finish 10 series

Other info:

Any genre counts.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

Challenge runs January 1st thru December, 2010.


This should be fantastic with my YA Challenge, because there are plenty of series that I have begun and want to--or should--finish. There are also a few that I have wanted to start (Among the Hidden and Keys to the Kingdom) and this would give me incentive to start and finish them. So,


I'm going for Obsessed!


The 2nd Reading Challenge

The great thing about this challenge is that it's not just for your second in a series books, but the second time you've read an author as well. This encourages you to give authors another try if you haven't liked the book you've read or simply another excuse to read a book by an author you loved.

There are 4 levels:
Curious – Read 3 novels that are 2nd in a series or second time you've read the author.
Fascinated – Read 6 that are 2nd in a series or second time you've read the author.
Addicted – Read 12 novels that are 2nd in a series or second time you've read the author.
Obsessed – Read 20 novels 2nd in a series or second time you've read the author.

Other info:

Any genre counts.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
Challenge runs January 1st thru December, 2010.


Why not? With trying to finish a bunch of series and filling in books for the YA and SH Challenges, I think I'll be doing a lot of 2nds. However, 20 seems a bit ambitious and I want to go on the safe side. Thus,


I'm going for Addicted!


1st in a Series Challenge

There are four levels:

Curious– Read 3 novels that are first in a series.
Fascinated – Read 6 novels that are first in a series.
Addicted – Read 12 novels that are first in a series.
Obsessed – Read 20 novels that are first in a series.

Other info:

Any genre counts.
You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

Challenge runs January 1st thru December, 2010.


Well, goodness, if I'm going to be doing all those series, why not count a few of the ones I want to start. Of course, in this I know I'm not going to begin too many as I'll be trying to finish a bunch of others. And trust me to start some new ones and then get hooked and have to read all the rest, thus "distracting" me from the other things I was intending to read. (Like last year with the Books of Bayern series, or now with Betsy-Tacy.) Therefore,


I'm going for Fascinated!


Well, Good Luck, Me!

3 comments:

Heidi said...

P.S. I think there have to be at least 3 books before I can call it a series.

Sara Lyn said...

Wow! Those challenges are seriously crazy. I guess you'll be able to really knock up your total of series read by the end of the year. :) Good luck!

ldsjaneite said...

P.S. An update on the host of some of my 2010 challenges:
http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-royal-reviews-announcement.html