Challenges for 2012-page two

I found a couple of challenges that I really like, except for the fact that I would have to write a review of every book.

One of them is a Sci-Fi Reading challenge. You can find it here if you might be interested.
I will be doing this one, just not officially, since I'm not really a review writing type person. I do one occasionally when a book moves me to, but I have found that I can't force them no matter whether I loved or hated the book.

Another is the A to Z Reading Challenge 2012 (click on the name to check it out). Again, they want a review of all the books. I will keep track and see whether I actually meet the goal or not, but won't push to meet it. Not with all the other challenges I'm trying this year.

I thought about doing this one but since they are month specific goals I am almost out of time to do the January one. I will only join it if I can figure out a book this weekend.

I found this one intriguing. Makes for an interesting twist.

Find the Cover Challenge 2012

What is the challenge about?
For every letter in the word ‘2012’ you should find an item on the cover. You can choose the books from all genres, but only 1 cover for 1 letter. And you can of course also use books you’ve already used for other challenges. Period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2012; Books: 17
The order to read the books is optional.

At first glance this one looks easy because there are only nine required, but it is a bit more challenging with the Color requirement.

Color Coded Challenge

Here are the rules:
*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with "Blue" in the title.
2. A book with "Red" in the title.
3. A book with "Yellow" in the title.
4. A book with "Green" in the title.
5. A book with "Brown" in the title.
6. A book with "Black" in the title.
7. A book with "White" in the title.
8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Turquoise, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

* Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2012 will count.

*Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

*Everyone who completes all nine categories will be entered in a year-end drawing for a book-related prize package.

*Please post about the challenge on your blog. Sign ups accepted until Nov 30, 2012.

*Please use the Review Page to post review links and a final wrap-up post when you finish the challenge.

*No blog? That's okay. Post a comment here to announce your entry into the challenge and when you have completed the challenge just post a comment at the review site with a list of your books.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Challenge Levels

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised--the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, "just because," etc.}. Audiobooks may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level.

Oh, and then there is this one.

Reading Challenge Addict

"Good day, Addicts!!

It's that time of year where we finally admit to our addictions and try to do something about them. Some of us need to admit we have a bit of a problem. Some of us need to admit we have a huge problem. Some of us just really want to enjoy each other's pain and humiliation while completing challenges. (That's why CMash does this with me... so she can spend the year laughing uproariously at my futile attempts to cut back.)

Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read and Gina from Hott Books are two such people. We each can stand proudly and say,
I am a Reading Challenge Addict.

So we are challenging each of you who can also say that you also are a Reading Challenge Addict.

We'll be giving away prizes and recognizing those who are meeting their own expectations by completing the challenges they've entered.

How addicted are you?

Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
In Flight: 11-15 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)

We're not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it's going to be very simple!

This challenge will begin on January 1, 2012 and end on December 31, 2012.
Write a starting post joining the challenge and outlining your challenges.
Track all of your challenge accomplishments - good & bad.
Stop by to join us in the mini-challenges, updates & extra giveaways throughout the year.

Easy, right? Who wants to be in on the fun? What else will we be doing? We'll have giveaways for our participants to enter and unannounced special drawings for commenters on the site so be sure to leave your email address with your comment! Are you ready? Sign up here to enter:

Join us to stamp out our addictiveness to reading challenges -- or just help us find more & enjoy our obsessiveness.

Just enter your handle, the link to your sign-up post, and your email address so that I can contact for any possible issues or prizes."

Considering I've signed up officially for 9 challenges, maybe a tenth(and am hosting one of my own)and am unofficially doing two more, I think I qualify as an addict. Or just plain crazy.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the Color-Coded and Mt TBR Challenges! I'm so glad you're joining in! And it's good to see you joining the ranks of the Challenge Addicts as Cheryl likes to point out, I have a slight problem myself. :-)