Saturday, June 12, 2010

Reading Challenges Portal

ai noes it dunz luk like it but i haz a sistum...ais wurkin on it.


This is a June 2010 Bloggiesta Project and will be under construction for awhile.

A Portal is where I keep track of related posts. This is the fifth portal I've created for Joystory. You can find the others by clicking the label at bottom of this post. Fair warning though, they all need some level of updating and clean up. Sigh. I could use three more Bloggiestas this month!!!

Here is where I will keep track of the Reading Challenges I join and (hopefully) of my current progress with each one. Most and probably all will have their individual posts as well but this will make it easier for me and everyone else to see at a glance which ones I'm involved in and my status and find the links to the challenge host and my commitment post and any related book reviews I post.

The images are linked to the challenge host and the challenge titles are linked to my commitment post. I hope to list the items I finish and then link them to my reviews.

The Challenges I've signed up for:

Women Unbound November 2009-November 2010

I committed to Suffragette: read at least eight books, including at least three nonfiction ones.

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder / Rebecca Wells 552 p LP
The Penelopiad / Margaret Atwood
Shadow tag / Louise Erdrich
Payback / Margaret Atwood NF
Push : a novel / by Sapphire






2010 Support Your Library Reading Challenge

I committed to the highest level: 100

If it looks like I'm falling behind, it could be because of all the slowly advancing bookmarks in NF books that may reach their last pages in December.

Or I may have to check out a dozen Dr Seuss in December. :)
  1. Sharp Objects [text (large print)] / Gillian Flynn.
  2. Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's / John Elder Robison.
  3. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder [text (large print)] : a novel / Rebecca Wells
  4. The conversion / Joseph Olshan
  5. The Penelopiad / Margaret Atwood
  6. Fool on the Hill / Matt Ruff
  7. The cross gardener / Jason F. Wright
  8. Push : a novel / by Sapphire.
  9. Out of the Dark [text (large print)] / Sharon Sala
  10. The Expected One [text (large print)] / Kathleen McGowan
  11. Dead until dark / Charlaine Harris
  12. Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King.
  13. Shadow tag [text (large print)] : [a novel] / Louise Erdrich.
  14. The time traveler's wife [text (large print)] : a novel / by Audrey Niffenegger
  15. The lost symbol : a novel / Dan Brown
  16. The anthologist / Nicholson Baker
  17. Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth / Margaret Atwood
  18. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
  19. Big fat paycheck: A young person's guide to writing for the movies / Colton Lawrence
  20. The girl with glass feet : a novel / Ali Shaw
  21. Emergence: Labled Autistic / Temple Grandin
  22. The Way I See It: a personal look at autism & Asperger's / Temple Grandin
  23. The Girls / Lori Lansens
  24. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ / Philip Pullman
  25. The Mind Tree
  26. The Hour I First Believed
  27. The Book Thief
  28. How to Read and Write About Fiction
  29. The Wife's Tale









12 X 12 Reading Challenge

This has a different host each month each of whom sets the rules. The common denominator is to read more.

I discovered the challenge in May.

Page Turners is hosting May: her challenge is to read more novels:

  1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  2. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
  3. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Misfit Salon is hosting June: her challenge is to read more of anything:

  1. The girl with glass feet / Ali Shaw
  2. Emergence: Labled Autistic / Temple Grandin
  3. The Way I See It: a personal look at autism & Asperger's / Temple Grandin
  4. The Girls / Lori Lansens

Good Books & Wine is hosting July:

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ / Philip Pullman
The Mind Tree
The Hour I First Believed

Bookworming in the 21st Century is hosting August:

The Book Thief
How to Read and Write About Fiction
Green Witch
Green Angel

Bibliofreak is hosting September:

The Wife's Tale
Presumed Innocent

Book Crazy is hosting October:

Teens Read & Write is hosting November:

My Life in not so many Words is hosting December
:












Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge

I chose to aim for the Rory level: read 20 books from 4 different categories. (and if I am reading the rules correctly, watching a movie based on a book or play counts and if so, I may take advantage of it)

Have been reading Swann's Way by Marcel Proust in ebook format on my netbook.








World Religion Challenge 2010

I chose option 4: "The Unshepherded Path (Also Known As: The Don’t Tell Me What to Do Path): Read as many books as you would like about whatever religions you want."

Have begun:

  1. Losing my religion : how I lost my faith reporting on religion in America--and found unexpected peace / William Lobdell.
  2. Resurrecting Eve : women of faith challenge the fundamentalist agenda / Roberta Pughe, Paula Anema Sohl
  3. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ / Philip Pullman



Science Book Challenge 2010

The challenge is to read 3 or (3.14) books featuring science, scientists or nature.

I have begun:

Proust was a neuroscientist / Jonah Lehrer.











2010 Chunkster Challenge



The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder / Rebecca Wells 552 p LP
The time traveler's wife / Audrey Niffenegger 643 p. LP
The Expected One / Kathleen McGowan 694 p LP
Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King 1074 p
The Hour I First Believed
The Book Thief
Presumed Innocent





Short Story Reading Challenge












Classics Challenge 2010

I chose the maximum level FEAST which requires reading 6 classics.

There is also a bonus challenge if you choose to accept: To read one of the books participants have recommended as being worthy of being a classic someday.











A to Z Challenge

I chose the A-Z titles option

A The anthologist / Nicholson Baker
B Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
C Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder / Rebecca Wells
D Dead until dark / Charlaine Harris
E Emergence: Labled Autistic / Temple Grandin
F Fool on the Hill / Matt Ruff
G The girl with glass feet / Ali Shaw
H
I
J
K
L Look me in the eye / John Elder Robison
M
N
O Out of the Dark / Sharon Sala
P Push : a novel / by Sapphire
Q
R
S Shadow tag / Louise Erdrich
T The time traveler's wife / Audrey Niffenegger
U Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King 1074 p
V
W The Way I See It: a personal look at autism & Asperger's / Temple Grandin
X
Y
Z




2010 100+ Reading Challenge


Plain as the title: Read 100 or more books in 2010

  1. Sharp Objects [text (large print)] / Gillian Flynn.
  2. Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's / John Elder Robison.
  3. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder [text (large print)] : a novel / Rebecca Wells
  4. The conversion / Joseph Olshan
  5. The Penelopiad / Margaret Atwood
  6. Fool on the Hill / Matt Ruff
  7. The cross gardener / Jason F. Wright
  8. Push : a novel / by Sapphire.
  9. Out of the Dark [text (large print)] / Sharon Sala
  10. The Expected One [text (large print)] / Kathleen McGowan
  11. Dead until dark / Charlaine Harris
  12. Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King.
  13. Shadow tag [text (large print)] : [a novel] / Louise Erdrich.
  14. The time traveler's wife [text (large print)] : a novel / by Audrey Niffenegger
  15. The lost symbol : a novel / Dan Brown
  16. The anthologist / Nicholson Baker
  17. Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth / Margaret Atwood
  18. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
  19. Big fat paycheck: A young person's guide to writing for the movies / Colton Lawrence
  20. The girl with glass feet : a novel / Ali Shaw
  21. Emergence: Labled Autistic / Temple Grandin
  22. The Way I See It: a personal look at autism & Asperger's / Temple Grandin
  23. The Girls / Lori Lansens
  24. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ / Philip Pullman
  25. The Mind Tree
  26. The Hour I First Believed
  27. The Book Thief
  28. How to Read and Write About Fiction
  29. Green Witch
  30. Green Angel
  31. The Wife's Tale
  32. Presumed Innocent




Fill in the Gaps 100 Book Project

For this one we are to create our own list of 100 books we've been intending to read for sometime and then attempt to read them all over five years. I'm not officially entered yet because I must submit my list by email to the hostess and wait for an invite. I'm still working on my list.






E-Books Challenge

There are several levels ranging from 1 to 12. I chose Fascinated--6

1. I'm currently reading Swan's Way in ebook format.









The Colorful Reading Challenge

The Challenge: 9 books with 9 different colors in the titles

Green Angel








2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge


Committed to the Mini: 12 YA

  1. Push : a novel / by Sapphire
  2. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
  3. Big fat paycheck: A young person's guide to writing for the movies / Colton Lawrence
  4. The Book Thief
  5. Green Witch
  6. Green Angel








Dystopian Challenge

I'll do Level 1 - Experimental - 5 books

1. Under the dome : a novel
2. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
3.
4.
5.









It's The End of the World III

Quota: 4

1. Under the dome : a novel
2. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
3.
4.



1% Well Read Challenge


Read 13 titles from the combined list (of 1294 titles) from April 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.







The Challenges I'm considering:
I've already collected all the pieces (images, links, rules) necessary for my sign-up posts so they will be like putting together a child's puzzle. So that was a huge Bloggiesta accomplishment this weekend.

Yeah there are a lot of them and the year is half gone. But a few don't end December 31 and I've carefully selected so there will be lots of crossover where one item will get me credit in two or more challenges. Plus I based some of my choices on what I've already read since the challenge began that qualifies even though I only just learned of the challenge.



Take Another Chance Challenge










Well, I've already put over 30 hours into Bloggiesta projects since 8AM yesterday. I'm starting to fade a bit. I think maybe I'll take a break. Watch a DVD. Or read. If i can keep my eyes open.

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