Friday, January 8, 2010

451 Challenge


One more challenge so I had to create this blog for keeping up with my now THREE reading challenges for 2010! I am very excited about this one because it will be a sort of break between my other two since they are so similar. You can read more about the 451 Challenge (and see the master list of books) by clicking on the button in the sidebar, but here are the basics:

Here is how it will work: between January 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010, participants are challenged to read books on the 451 master list. There will be several levels of participation:

Spark - read 1-2 books from the master list
Ember - read 3-4 books from the master list
Flame - read 5-6 books from the master list
Blaze - read 7 or more books from the master list

Re-reading is acceptable, as are crossovers with other challenges. Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable. Each month, participants will be encouraged to post their reviews on the challenge blog, and each review posted will be an entry into a grand prize drawing for a $25 gift card to the online bookseller of the winner's choice.

Jane Eyre is on this list, so I already have one book down! I am jumping in on the Blaze level! Bring it on!

Yay for reading!

6 comments:

Josh'sWif said...

I was cracking up, because I read your replies on my book blog in order...so I loved my warning...and then you jumped in! Haha! I'm glad you're doing the blaze too...you'll have to tell me what else you're reading on the list. I'm so excited!!

Josh'sWif said...

Oh, and you'll have to explain to me how you put that book banner at the top of your page? I had wanted to have some sort of book banner or background, but I don't know how to place them at the top of the page! I like yours though!

Carrie said...

Hey! Hope you check this to get the reply...
I create my headers through scrapblog.com. I just create a page (using only the free stuff, some of it costs money) then I publish it, export that particular page to my computer, then crop it to make it the shape I want for the top of my blog, then plug it in on the edit layout page. I hope that makes sense...The first time took a while but after that I became addicted and change my regular blog about every other month now.

Josh'sWif said...

Yay, thanks! I'll have to try it!

heathcliff said...

Some of the books on the 451 list are ones I would enjoy reading more than Bronte books. I may join the challenge, too. Seven books is easy! $25 couldn't hurt, either.

heathcliff said...

I officially joined the 451 challenge.