tirsdag, juli 28, 2009

Random Reading Challenge

OK, here goes -my first English blog post. I thought about making a separate blog, but experience has shown that having too many blogs means they'll all end up ignored and neglected (by me)...

My reason for writing in English (apart from the fact that I never write anything in English anymore and really should make an efford not to loose my language skills) is that I have started to descover the big world of blogs about books and reading -and I want to take part in all the funny memes and challenges... Starting with:

The Random Reading Challenge August 1st 2009 -July 31th 2010

The challenge is hosted by Caribousmom, I discovered it through At Home With Books.

The rules:

For this challenge, readers will be choosing books randomly from their TBR stacks. You may select one of three levels of participation:

Level I:

You are just a tad compulsive about your reading – you love your lists and schedules. Being spontaneous is not something that comes naturally to you. To complete the challenge, force yourself out of your rut and read just six books.

Level II:

You really want to break away from all those lists, but you do still have a responsibility to your reading groups, other challenges and all those review books. Six books is too little, but twelve is too much. Stretch a little and read nine books for the challenge.

Level III:

Throw away the lists, don’t look at your schedule, bring on the joy that comes with the freedom to chose books randomly. Read twelve books for the challenge.

Rules (come on, you didn’t think I would be THAT random did you?!?!?):

  1. NO lists allowed. Books for the challenge are chosen one at a time when the mood strikes.
  2. Sign up at any time during the challenge period using Mr. Linky below. Please give me a direct link to your blog post about the challenge. If you do not have a blog, no worries. Simply enter your name and leave the URL box on Mr. Linky blank.
  3. Book reviews are not required, but if you want to write a review I will be providing a review Mr. Linky after August 1st.
  4. Books are selected one at a time using the following procedure:
  • Randomly select any number of books from either your physical OR your virtual TBR pile (I don’t care how you do this, but it must be random…no “cherry picking” allowed)
  • Assign a number to each book based on how many books you selected (ie: if you selected 14 books, assign each book a number from 1 through 14; if you selected 28 books, assign each book a number from 1 through 28…you get the idea)
  • Go to THIS SITE and use the TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR located in the upper right hand corner of the page to randomly select the book you will read. NO CHEATING – whatever the random number generator generates is the book you must read!
  • Each time you select a book for the challenge, you will use this procedure. You many select different books each time, choose a different amount of books each time, etc…have fun, mix it up, keep it random.
I will be participating at Level III, and have written down a list of 40 unread books currently gathering dust on my shelfs. New, old, Norwegian, English, classics and obscures. My first Random Reading book is:

D. L. Smith: Miraklene i Santo Figo (The Miracles of Santo Figo)

1 kommentar:

Alyce sa...

Good luck with the challenge!