Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 CHUNKSTER CHALLENGE



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.

The Rules:
  • 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!):
The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn't want to commit to much more than that. 3 books is all you need to finish this challenge.

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.

4 Blabs:

Diane said...

2010 will be my 1st year with this challenge (Mor-Book-ly-obese)...LOL have fun and good luck!

Lisa said...

Hey Diane! I look forward to following along as you do the challenge too! (Mor-Book-ly-obese... now THAT'S funny!)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Good luck with this one! I read ATLAS SHRUGGED years ago, and would like to revisit it one day ...

Lisa said...

Dawn, it is so hilarious that you should write to me about Atlas Shrugged? I just read your comment this AM and last night I had it off my shelf and was reading it FOR this challenge? Plus it covers my other two challenges as well! So many people seem to like it, and I've had it for about 5 years! :0)

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