30 December 2012

The 2013 Big Book Challenge

Edited to add: Link Title means your username :)

Tis the season for Book Challenges! And since it's the season I thought I would...play *grin* So, I hereby bring you: The Big Book Challenge (yes, again). And when I say big I mean really big, because in this challenge, size really does matter. You see, even after reading a number of 'big' books last year, I still panic when I see them... They are so big I'm afraid they will eat my alive! *hides under bed* So, this challenge it to help me tackle those big books that scare me.













The challenge rules are simple:

1) Read a big book, and by a big book I mean a book with more than 400 pages, before the end of 2013.

2) The book can be in any format as long as its length is equivalent to more than 400 pages in print (hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback) format.

3) The big book can be from any fiction genre (e.g. fantasy, romance, science fiction). It can even be non-fiction.

4) A review is not required (although I'm going to attempt a post detailing my thoughts on the book, or the reasons why I didn't finish it *grin*).

5) No penalties if the book isn't read by the end of 2013 (because this is meant to be fun and I'm sure we'll put enough pressure on ourselves without this challenge being the last straw).

6) The book can be changed at any time! (Flexibility is important IMO :)

7) You can join at any time throughout the year!

Please sign-up below and let me know in the comments what big book you have been avoiding! For me, it's a re-read: Sarah Monette's Corambis! (And for those observant among you, yes, this was my 2012 Big Book Challenge book...which I never got too!)

This challenge was inspired by the lovely Heidenkind from Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books and a discussion I had at some point....somewhere ...back in 2009.

25 December 2012

Books 2012: November Update

Total: 90 books (eight books in November: m/m [eight books])

The 2012 M/M Romance Challenge total: 80 books (eight books in November)

The 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge total: seven books

A list of all the books I've read to date (from 01 January 2010) can be found at GoodReads.

Favourite books in November? (November was a good month!)

* Cost of Repairs (AM Arthur)

* Gilliflowers (Gillibran Brown)

* Power Exchange (AJ Rose)

Currently re-reading: Falls Chance Ranch (Rolf & Ranger) [I can't get enough of the ranch, especially ATM]

And the books I'm most looking forward to reading in 2013?

* Bad Attitude (KA Mitchell)

* Dirty Laundry (Heidi Cullinan)

* Laying Ghosts (James Buchanan) [So excited!!!]

* Not So Innocent (Dani Alexander)

* The Boy with the Painful Tattoo (Josh Lanyon)

* And more Sterek fanfic!

Books 2012: October Update

Total: 82 books (five books in October: m/m [five books])

The 2012 M/M Romance Challenge total: 72 books (five books in October)

The 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge total: seven books

A list of all the books I've read to date (from 01 January 2010) can be found at GoodReads.

Favourite book in October? (Yes, I am that far behind in my posts!)

*  Tigerland (Sean Kennedy) [What can one say about Simon & Declan apart from more please?]

Currently re-reading: Falls Chance Ranch (Rolf & Ranger) [I'm on holiday*grin*]

And the books I'm most looking forward to reading in 2013?

More Sterek fanfiction! *blushes* Me = obsessed! But I figured you knew that already :) Also (I'm going to drip-feed them as there are a few and I have a few updates to catch up on *blushes):
* The Boy with the Painful Tattoo (Josh Lanyon)

Books 2012: September Update

Total: 77 books (eight books in September: m/m [seven books]; nonfiction [one book])

The 2012 M/M Romance Challenge total: 67 books (five books in September)

The 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge total: seven books

A list of all the books I've read to date (from 01 January 2010) can be found at GoodReads.

Favourite book in September? (Yes, I am that far behind in my posts!)

* Frat Boy and Toppy (Anne Tenino)

Currently re-reading: Falls Chance Ranch (Rolf & Ranger) [I'm on holiday*grin*]

And the books I'm most looking forward to reading in 2013?

More Sterek fanfiction! *blushes* Me = obsessed! But I figured you knew that already :) Also (I'm going to drip-feed them as there are a few and I have a few updates to catch up on *blushes):
 
* Not So Innocent (Dani Alexander)