So, I thought that 3 challenges for 2010 would be a nice odd number (I may add one more, but I can see how they can become addicting!!!). This one is very cool, with a cute kitchy name, PLUS it goes nicely with the other challenge I'm doing (hosted by Diane of Bibliophile by the sea) "Clearing up your bookshelf". The 2010 Chunkster Challenge ,hosted by Caribousmom,is all about the big 'ol heavy tomes that are just begging to be read. Here are the guidelines for the Chunk:
Definition of a Chunkster:A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) ... A chunkster should be a challenge.
If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more ... The average large type book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
- No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn't seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
- No e-Books allowed - we are reading traditional, fat books for this challenge.
- Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
- Books may crossover with other challenges
- Anyone may join. If you don't have a blog, just leave me a comment on this post with your progress (and to let me know you are playing)
- You don't need to list your books ahead of time.
- Once you pick a level, that's it...you're committed to that level!
- You must pick a level of participation (thanks again to Dana for the humor in these categories!):
Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 4 Chunksters over the next twelve months.
Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
I'm committing to level 2 because I know there are several biggies on my shelves as we speak. In fact, right upstairs is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, which is a pretty beefy book. And I have a few others floating around that should do juuuust fine. And of course there are always more beautiful big books to accumulate!
For more information or to join this challenge along with me, click here.