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2 More Challenges: 2009 ARC Reading & 2009 Ebook Reading

December 19, 2008

Yep I’m at it again. 2 more challenges for the new year ~ the 2009 ARC Reading Challenge and the 2009 Ebook Reading Challenge. These should be fairly easy as I have the whole year and can basically read anything I want! I’m thinking of starting up a challenge page so they’re housed in one place for easy tracking and you all can keep me honest.

arcreadingchallengepng Teddy at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is hosting the 2009 ARC Reading Challenge.

The rules:
1. To sign up, leave a comment and a direct link to your blog post about this challenge that includes your list from rule #2.

2. List all of the ARC’s that you have to read right now. Then throughout the year, you must continue updating that list as you receive more ARC’s. (This is important). You should also strike out the ones that you finish.

3. a. All of us who have or will have more than 12 ARC’s must read and review 12.
b. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARC’s must read all of the ARC’s we have. Note, that if you have 11 ARC’s and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to category a.

4. You don’t have to make a list of which ARC’s you plan to read, but you can if you want.

5. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books are allowed as long as they are ARC’s.

6. Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Leave a comment on this post with a link to each of your reviews.

7. Please subscribe to my blog, as I will be posting updates to the challenge periodically.

8. Enjoy!

Note of clarification:  Teddy uses the term ARC loosely. She considers anything sent from a publisher or author as an ARC because they are sent to us with the expectation that we will review them.

I’m now going to shut my eyes otherwise this list will cause this reading blogger to become incapacitated.

The list:

  1. The Scent of Oranges
  2. The Italian Lover
  3. Blonde Roots / Jan ’09
  4. The King’s Daughter
  5. Jack with a Twist
  6. Fifty Is Not a Four-Letter Word / Mar ’09
  7. I Choose to be Happy
  8. The Glister
  9. Silent on the Moor / Mar ’09
  10. The Gates of Trevalyan
  11. The Five Lost Days
  12. The Lost City of Z
  13. Honeymoon in Tehran / Feb ’09
  14. This One Is Mine
  15. Dark Pursuit
  16. Feerman Walker
  17. The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis
  18. Conscience Point
  19. The Mighty Queens of Freeville / Feb ’09
  20. Mr. and Mrs. Prince
  21. Bitter Sweet
  22. Beat the Reaper
  23. From Harvey River
  24. The Legs Are The Last To Go
  25. Sarah’s Key
  26. Now the Drums of War
  27. Mrs. Perfect
  28. Five Things I Can’t Live Without
  29. Love And Other Natural Disasters
  30. The Ride

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ebookreadingchallengejpgJ. Kaye is hosting the 2009 Ebook Reading Challenge. Yay! Finally a chance to show off my Amazon Kindle. I’ve have it since May and love it.

The rules:
1. You can join anytime as long as you don’t start reading to your books prior to 2009.

2. Read 10 eBooks in 2009.

3. Overlaps with other challenges are fine.

4. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your eBooks will be listed. If you list just your blog’s URL, it will be removed.

If you’ll be posting your challenges on your sidebar, then please put the button up and link before signing up.

If you don’t have a blog, leave the URL blank.

5. You do not have to list your books ahead of time. If you decide to, you can change them as you go. Feel free to remove or add titles as needed.

Just a sampling of the what’s loaded on the Kindle and ready to go right now:

  1. Flood
  2. To Dance with Kings
  3. A Dangerous Man
  4. Six Bad Things
  5. Caught Stealing
  6. The Foreign Correspondent
  7. The Whiskey Rebels
  8. Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft
  9. Nineteen Minutes
  10. The Bone Garden
  11. Love the One You’re With
  12. The Eyre Affair
  13. The Pagan Stone
  14. Good Luck
  15. The Smart One and the Pretty One

I could go on and on.

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3 Comments
  1. December 19, 2008 3:40 pm

    Is it bad that the thing that’s currently keeping me from joining the ARC challenge which I am sorely in need of joining is that I’d have to endure the shame of posting the ARC list publicly? I’ll need to just be strong and courageous and just do it one of these days…

  2. callista83 permalink
    December 21, 2008 8:41 am

    Hey we’re tied! I have 30 as well. So don’t feel bad. Also January is ARC Reading Month at my blog, you should come join.

  3. callista83 permalink
    December 21, 2008 8:41 am

    Guess your comments don’t take html. Here’s the link:
    http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2008/12/january-is-arc-reading-month.html

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