Monday, December 31, 2007

The Challenge!

THE CHALLENGE HAS STARTED AND IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS!!


Everyone has chosen their five books that represent them and is now busily reading away on the books they've chosen to read! I'm looking forward to all the discussions about books that have been chosen. I'm also working on a PDF file that you can print out that includes all the books on the sidebar so that you can continue reading after the challenge is over -- I know you want to read more of these books than you can fit in in the next 5 months!

134 comments:

Wendy said...

Woo hoo, very exciting! Count me in:
caribousmom at AOL dot com

Thanks!

Ellen said...

Awesome! I'm in: nelletravieso (at) gmail dotcom.

twiga92 said...

I already know I want to pick one of the books you have listed :-). How fun is that? I'm in - bookaddict4life (at) gmail (dot) com.

kookiejar said...

Okay, I'm crazy, but I'm in..


kookiejar at hotmail dot com

heidijane said...

Yes I am definitely in, and have got some thoughts already...

heidijane at lycos dot co dot uk

Wendy said...

Lisa...the challenge gets underway on August 1st...when does it end?

Lisa said...

Let's say November 31st -- four months. You can choose as many or as few of the books as you like. If we end here, then we won't get into the holiday season too much...

Wendy said...

Sounds Great!

Les said...

I'm in, too! lscher (at) neb(dot)rr(dot)com.

Les

Think Pink Dana said...

oh ME ME ME
oh WHAT will i choose! this sounds like SUCH fun!!!!
thinkpink.Dana(at)gmail(dot)com

raidergirl3 said...

so intriguing, and challenging, just to pick books that define you. How did you think of this??
I want to play too, and get to know other people by their book choices.
raidergirl3 at gmail dot com

now, to find books for me.

a.book.in.the.life said...

This sounds good i'min if thats ok although I will take forever to decide on my books. My email is woah.there.pickle (at) googlemail (dot) com

Lisa said...

You're in luck, Book in the Life! This doesn't start till August so you have plenty of time to choose books!! (It's like therapy too, deciding what exactly "defines" you as a person...) can't wait to see your list!

a.book.in.the.life said...

Excellent- off to choose then!

Lynne said...

I'm in!

lynneslittlecorner(at)yahoo(dot)com

booklogged said...

Lisa, this is such a creative, unusual, wonderful challenge. Count me in. My email is booklogged_reader at yahoo dot com.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Okay, Lisa, I'm in ... emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com. I've already picked my five books, at least tentatively. Are you saying we should NOT say why we chose these books, meaning people who read them will have to figure out which aspect of each book says "something about me"?

Natalie said...

Oh, my! In for a penny...I'm in.
http://nattierosewrites.com/mt/

Lisa said...

Bonnie -- I think you SHOULD say why you picked the books -- basically, after you post your tentative list in the sidebar (you can change it up until August 1st) you can post on the site explaining your choices. This will help people decide which books they'd like to read for the challenge.

I've been meaning to post an explanation of my choices and just haven't gotten around to it yet.

I intended to read one book from every participant, but the list is getting so long, don't know if I'll be able to do it!!!!

Lisa said...

NATTIE: You'll have to give me your actual email address for me to invite you to write on the blog...I do like your blog, though!!

sally906 said...

This is a very unusual challenge - I would love to be in - my reading challenge blog links off my main one.

I have already got the "Something about me" challenge in my challenge blog - just have to pick my books.


sally906 at gmail dot com

Chris said...

Hi there! Can I join too?!

chrisbookarama at gmail.com

3M said...

Sign me up! 3m.michelle (at) gmail (dot) com

a.book.in.the.life said...

My list will be here soon!

alisonwonderland said...

okay, i just can't help myself ...

add me to the list!
alisonwonderlandUT (at) gmail (dot) com.

Stephanie said...

Ok...fine. Twist my arm!! Another challenge??? I MUST be crazy. However, this one is so unique and fun-sounding, I guess I will throw my hat in. It's going to take me some time to come up with a list though.....Hmmm...what to choose, what to choose??

My email is stoland at ameritech dot net.

Pattie said...

Ok!
preitz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Megan said...

Count me in!
http://mqos-lit.livejournal.com/

mopsmomut (at) yahoo (dot) com

Natalie said...

nattieyork(at)gmail(dot)com
My list is up on my blog too.
http://nattierosewrites.com/mt/

Maryanne Moll said...

I would loooooove to join. I'm actually excited! :)

Maryanne Moll said...

And just in case this new comment will be more convenient.

maryannemoll@gmail.com

Suey said...

I can't resist this one! Can I still join? I've been gone a week and can see it's been going crazy over here!

Email: jenstusue@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Okay. I want to join. I have to come up with which books say something about me, but I know I can.

heathertruett@gmail.com

Athena said...

Very intriguing read along. So hit me then athenablue (at) gmail.com Cheers.

Maryanne Moll said...

Hi! You left a message in my blog, asking if I have gotten the email invite. I checked, and I did not seem to get it. I hope you can send it again. Quite excited to join! :)

Thanks so much.

maryannemoll@gmail.com

Kristin said...

Is it too late to join? This looks like fun! I need to think up a list.

kjoywilliams (at) gmail (dot) com.

Leslie in SC, USA said...

Yea! Please let me join! I love books and understanding other people through what they like to read... and a good challenge is always fun. Russian Tsarist history, James Herbert, John Connolly, Dan Simmons, travel books, James Rollins, and, yes, even a number of cozy mysteries are piled up throughout my house. Histories, mysteries and more. Please forgive any typos - one, of many, of my cats is sitting on my keyboard. Am I the only one from South Carolina, USA?

Lisa said...

Leslie: You have to give me your actual email in order for me to invite you to be a member of the blog! Love to have you!

Leslie in SC, USA said...

Here's my email!
lsouthard@grandharbor.net

Tiny Little Librarian said...

Me too, please! What a neat idea. Now for some introspection...

tinylibrarian(at)hotmail(dot)com

georgia said...

I would like to join the reading challenge. ecology at localecology dot org

Dewey said...

dewpie at gmail dot com

Nabeel said...

hmm very interesting idea @ posting choices on the side bar .. it will be soo multi-faceted.

EnnaVic said...

What a great idea - Yes please I'll be in for this. I'm going to have to mull over my booklist for a wee while though.

Lisa said...

ennavic: You have to give me your email address in order for me to invite you.... :)

naida said...

hi, I'd love to join!
naidascrochet AT yahoo.com

N.Vasillis said...

I'm doing so many challenges, I have no idea if I signed up for this one yet! But I want to do it.
1330v (dot) blogspot (dot) com

N.Vasillis said...

Okay, I'm in. my email is
piperoliveravram (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kathrin said...

Sounds awesome! Count me in, okay?

kathrin.p [at] gmail.com

MyUtopia said...
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Pearls of Wisdom said...

I would love to do . Angelmamasheart( at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks ,

Angel Mama ():)

Rhinoa said...

Add me to the list please, my email is kgwilt at hotmail dot com.
I need to give my list a lot of thought...

MyUtopia said...

Oops, I gave the wrong address. The correct one is: kmanfredini2 at yahoo dot com

algelic said...

I want to join!! :D

up_all_night123 at hotmail dot com

soleil said...

this challenge sounds like a lot of fun! soleil@momentumdfw.com

Jill said...

May I join? What a cool idea. Thank you! =) Jill (mrstremereads AT yahoo DOT com).

Wendy said...

For some reason when I click on my name in the sidebar it is taking me to the sign up page for blogharbor instead of my blog.

The link should be: http://caribousmom.blogharbor.com/
blog?nc=1

Lisa said...

ok, wendy, fixed. Sorry about that -- :(

Wendy said...

No problem, Lisa :)

EnnaVic said...

oops - I forgot my e-mail address when I posted last week

ennavic(at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks :)

Margo. said...

Hi, I'd love to join in too!
margotreehugger at hotmail dot com

Judith said...

I would love to join this challenge. I'm at judith dot lautner at gmail dot com.

MidwestMaven said...

Count me in! I'll post my list when I've narrowed it down. karenwabeke AT yahoo DOT com.

Dewey said...

Hey guys, just a tiny detail: November only has 30 days! Which gives us one less day of procrastination. ;)

Becky said...

Even though I'm slightly overwhelmed with so many other challenges, I think I cannot resist this one. It sounds like so much fun!

laney_po@yahoo.com

Chasida said...

i'd like to try this. never done a challenge before. shouldn't we say why we pick the books we do? my e-mail is chasidar AT gmail DOT com

working on my list

Lisa said...

Yes, Chasida, you should say why you are picking the books you pick. Look at some of the previous posts and you'll see how people are doing it.

Then come August 1st, you pick some books other bloggers have nominated, and you commit to read them from Aug 1 - Nov 30.

Also, ennavic and angelmamasheart -- I've invited you, but the invitation hasn't been accepted. Check your email spam blocker to make sure your computer isn't discarding my emails as trash. :)

a.book.in.the.life said...

Just realised don't have the groovy logo thingy to put on my blog, wgere do I find the code? Am I being daft:)

Lisa said...

I think you can just drag and drop the photo and then link it to this page....that's how I usually do it, but I have a Mac so don't know if it works that way in the PC world...

JMC said...

Hi. I'm jen at cusatis dot net. Thanks!

Sarah Miller said...

Groovy! I want in, too, please:

SarahsBooks at Gmail dot com

Faith said...

This sounds great! faith(dot)stencel(at)gmail(dot)com

Dewdrop said...

Great. My email address is hima315(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in.

Becky said...

I would love to participate!
becky.rech at gmail.com

Ree said...

me too! me too! i want in! rheea (at) reewrites (dot) biz (dot) ph

evalinn said...

I love this idea, I´ll join! It will probably take me some time to figure out what to choose, but I´ll get there!

evalinnscg@yahoo.se

Danica/Dream said...

Fun! I'd love to do this. I'm dreamen1 at hotmail

Library Lady said...

This is awesome; i'd love to join in the fun!

Janet said...

I want to join

jfreemanlrhs@yahoo.com

Beachreader said...

Oh this sounds like fun! beachreader at gmail dot com

lucca said...

Sounds fun. I'm in.

vasnirmal at gmail dot com

Alyson said...

I'm finally giving into this one. It sounds great!

alysondrake (at) yahoo (dot) com

lucca said...

I'm bad at this: how do I put your pic on my blog's sidebar?

Lisa said...

lucca,

Just wrote you an email explaining. :)

Lisa..

valentina said...

I like the idea!!!
I'm in:)
valentina.benivegna at gmail dot com

Camplin said...

Reading, I like that.

Cin said...

Yes please!

aventurista(at)gmail(dot)com.

I'll have to figure out the list over the weekend.

Cin from Nota Bene

valentina said...

ehm, how do I add my list on the sidebar?Do I have to e-mail it?

Lisa said...

Valentina: Sorry - I finally changed the original instructions. Apparently I'm the only one who can enter the books into the sidebar -- so just write a post with your books, and then I'll enter them into the sidebar for you. Let me know if they are fiction, non-fiction, etc. Thanks!

Trish said...

Such a unique idea! I'd love to join.

tstineman AT hotmail DOT com

Missy said...

I will accept your challenge:

hans1247 at gmail

Juli said...

This sounds great!

pandabear102205 at gmail dot com

Juli

gautami tripathy said...

Count me in too! I do have a list of some books which I wish I was or which kind of decribe me.

my id is gautami(dot)tripathy(at)gmail(dot)com

Though I know I have put my hands into too many pies!

valentina said...

Why are Faith's, Janet's and Lucca's lists listed twice (at the top and at the bottom of the list)?

Lisa said...

I have NO IDEA...but I fixed it! :)

Michele's This and That said...

Count me in: irenic_ca @ yahoo.com

Historia said...

I'd like to join. I posted my list of books that reflect something about me.

http://bibliobiography.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-books-i-want-to-read-and-about-me.html

H

Historia said...

Oh you need my email addy?

cesca_nz at yahoo dot com


Cheers

Historia

Karlene said...

I want to join. My address is rakrose59 at hotmail dot com.

This is the link to my post, but I'd love to post everything here as well.

Lisa said...

Welcome! Yes, please post your list here as well after you get the email to invite you to contribute to the blog. I just sent it. :)

BookGal said...

This sounds like fun ... I've posted my five on my blog. http://booksmemesmusings.blogspot.com/

I'm at jpsavoie@earthlink.net

Gracie said...

I'm really intrigued by some of the reading lists and am looking forward to getting to know the folks who've made up those lists. Now it's time to come up with a list that represents me - and that is interesting, too.
I'm in!
akagracie at mac dot com

Gracie said...

The five books about me are:
*Persuasion by Jane Austen (F)
*Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks (NF)
*Beowulf trans. by Seamus Heaney (Epic Poetry)
*Time and Again by Jack Finney (F)
*Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Juv.F)
and one more, just because:
*Without by Donald Hall (Poetry)

What I plan to read:
*Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Heidijane’s list)
*The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle (Dewey’s list)
*Tale of Despereaux by Kate diCamillo (Booklogged’s list)
*Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Beachreader’s list)
*So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson (A Book in the Life’s list and Sally’s list)
*Booked to Die by John Dunning (Bonnie’s list)

Andrea Leigh said...

Hi there! Count me in--I'm quite excited to engage! andrea(at) andraenright(dot)com. Thanks Guatami!

Andrea Leigh said...

Ack, sorry I typoed my email address. Should be: andrea(at)andreaenright(dot)com

Little Willow said...

little (nospace!) willow (at!) slayground (dot!) net

heather said...

Me! heatherbird@gmail.com

Stancie said...

Ooooo! I wanna play. I'm relinquishing (at) gmail (dot) com

La La said...

Love this!

laurenclonts at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

Very fun! Lraneri at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

Michele's This and That said...

I have made my picks, please see my blog for my list.

Julie said...

Wow, this started a long time ago but can I still join? If so here is my e mail julielynn44 at aol dot com. How exciting!

Jill said...

Interesting idea -- If I'm not too late to join, I will participate.

jillmwo (at) gmail dot com

Jill said...

I just left a comment saying I would participate but I don't think after all that I will have time to participate in this wonderful idea for a challenge. I've so much on my current pile to be read, that I really can't participate.

Rebecca said...

this sounds great, count me in!!!! bookworm(dot)44(at)juno(dot)com

what'sinyoursoul said...
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what'sinyoursoul said...

Oops, forgot my addy: holly at cupala dot com.

Tanya said...

Is it too late for me to join in?

tanyajil @ yahoo dot ca

promoteyourblogforfree said...

nice blog

Being Rohit Menon said...

Is there still room? I'd love to be a part of the reading brigade.

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I want the spring here, soon!!!!!
Visit me everybody that want so...
Keep blogging

a.book.in.the.life said...

I have been offline for a little while and can't remember whether I made my list of books chosen from other peoples books, I cannot find it on here but to be honest it took me so long to scan through I could have easily missed it. Is it ok to pick another five books? Obviosuly my original list of books for other people to choose from is still the same! sorry to be a pain:)

Kathrin said...

Umm, Lisa, this might be an unusual request, but I just saw that the link for my list goes to may old blog. I didn't update it for over a year... Is it possible for you to change the link to http://cozymurders.blogspot.com ? Would be great, thanks!

valentina said...

Hi Lisa, hope you will read this. I noticed that many people haven't tagged their reviews with the name of the books they're reviewing, making it very difficult to find them as soon as they become old. I'd suggest to advice people to edit their posts and add the title of the book on their post tags. Could this be done?
thanks

Laura M. said...

Heather how in the world do you have 124 comments on one blog !?!? MISS POPULAR!

Historia said...

Can you please remove me from the blog. You can leave my books list up if you wish, but I no longer want to have this blog on my dashboard anymore. Thanks.

Historia

gautami tripathy said...

We need labels in the side bar.

Lapa said...

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Lapa said...

TOP PORTUGUESE UNIVERSAL WRITER: CRISTOVAO DE AGUIAR

(PASSANGER IN TRANSIT)

BOOKS:

“PASAGEIRO EM TRÂNSITO” ; “RAIZ COMOVIDA”; “RELAÇÃO DE
BORDO”; “MARILHA”; “A TABUADA DO TEMPO”; BRAÇO TATUADO”; “MIGUEL TORGA O LAVRADOR DAS LETRAS”

He has, also, translated into Portuguese the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

He has been awarded several prizes.

Don't forget the name of this great author, you'll be hearing of him soon.

Thank you for spending time in Universal Culture.

Thanks for visiting.

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valentina said...

hello everyone,
can someone tell me when the challenge is officially over? do we still have november to read right?

Crochetoholic Debb said...

I know the challenge is closed but I hope that there will be another one next year??? Please let me know.. Thanks http://dabookladyslife.blogspot.com

Borrego said...

Crap! I'm late, I hope Algelic makes it happen though.

A Life Inspired said...

I hadn't gotten a chance to visit with you in a while; this is the only blog I could find of yours to post a message on. I hope you are doing well!