In the Kitchen: Challenges for 2012

1. Entering Around the Stack in How Many Ways?

Levels are based on how many different genres you read in 2012. I’ll be entering as a Traveler {10-15 genres}, but maybe, just maybe I’ll hit Palin-esque at over 20 genres. Woo-hoo!

1. Graphic Novel- The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen & Rebecca Guay

2. Crime Fiction- Three the Hard Way by Matthew Iden

3. Chick Lit- Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green

4. Adventure- Memoirs of an Antihero by Drew Blank

5. Nonfiction- The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

6. Fantasy- The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

7. Erotica- Lady Seductress’s Ball by Eliza Knight

8. Humor- The New Death and others by James Hutchings

9. Western- Bloody Chester by J.T. Petty

10. Historical Fiction- In the Flesh by Portia Da Costa

11. Drama- The Inhabitants of Magnolia Park by Tracy James Jones

12. Mystery- The Ely Testament by Philip Gooden

13. Paranormal- Airs and Graces by Roz Southey

14. Magical Realism- The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat

15. Thriller- Ten Kinds of Trouble by Ian Ashe

16. Young Adult- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

17. Self-Help: Sex for One by Betty Dodson

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2. Entering 2012 Short Story Reading Challenge

Levels are based on how many collections of short stories one reads. I’m aiming for Stories Abound {4-6}, and the top level, Anthology Supreme, is hit at 10-12 collections.

1. Three the Hard Way by Matthew Iden

2. Aesop Revisited- Book 1 by Ethan Erway

3. The New Death and others by James Hutchings

4. The Inhabitants of Magnolia Park by Tracy James Jones

5. River Daughter and Other Stories by Annie Bellet

6. Three Ways of the Saw by Matt Mullins

7. Ten Kinds of Trouble by Ian Ashe

8. Five Minute Erotica edited by Carol Queen

9. Athos in America by Jason

10. Spanked edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

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3. Entering 2012 Time Travel Reading Challenge

Levels based on how many pieces of literature read that include time travel. I’m entering at Surprise Trip {1-3 books}, which should be fun and pretty easy. The potential top level is a Mind-Boggling Voyage {10-12 books}.

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4. Entering A-Z Book Challenge

One title per letter, this should be amusing! I’ll be doing this the lazy way, and posting the titles for the letters after I read them, rather than put up a complete list now. Preference given to highest rating for the letter, rather than chronological order.

A. Athos in America by Jason

B. The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat

C. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

D. Dirty Words by Mark Morton

E. The Ely Testament by Philip Gooden

F. Five Minute Erotica edited by Carol Queen

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H. Hostage to Fortune by Maggi Anderson

I. In the Flesh by Portia Da Costa

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K. Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview and Other Conversations edited by Tom McCartan

L. The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen & Rebecca Guay

M. My Memories of a Future Life by Roz Morris

N. The New Death and others by James Hutchings

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R. River Daughter and Other Stories by Annie Bellet

S. Staggerford by Jon Hassler

T. Three the Hard Way by Matthew Iden

U. The Universal Mirror by Gwen Perkins

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W. Why Is Sex Fun? by Jared Diamond

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5. Entering Reading Challenge Addict

Basically finish challenges that are listed. I will cross them out if/when they are completed.

1. Around the Stack in How Many Ways?

2. 2012 Short Story Reading Challenge

3. 2012 Time Travel Reading Challenge

4. A-Z Book Challenge

5. 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

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6. Entering 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

I’m attempting the I’m on fire! level, meaning reading 16 or more books than last year. So I’m aiming for 66+ books, woo!

43/66

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Heard of, entering, or made, any awesome reading challenges? Post below!

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10 responses

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  2. I didn’t even know there were reading contests on WordPress until I read this . . . which proves how much I know. 😀 I would try to enter at least ONE, but I’m focusing on dropping my ways of reading for competition. (I want to get in the habit of doing it for FUN.) I noticed you didn’t have any books up for the Time Traveling competition, and just thought I’d recommend The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It’s all about time traveling.
    Thanks for following my blog, and I can’t wait to read more of yours!
    ~Emma

    • Ah, well I view them more as challenges for myself to broaden my reading rather than being in a competitive mind set. And thanks for the recommendation, I’ll look into that series and let you know if I read it.

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