Monday, August 24, 2009

Middle Grade Book Challenge

I promised myself that I wasn't going to do any more challenges. Famous last words!

While I find reading challenges to be fun and I do love the sense of community, I tend to drive myself crazy with the added stress. However, when Kathy (aka Bermuda Onion) sent me the link for Bambi Reads Middle Grade Book Challenge, I couldn't resist!

Here are the details:
1. Anyone can join.

2. Read 12 middle grade novels (Challenge 1) or read 25 MG books (Challenge 2). You can read comics too, or listen to audio books. These can be in any language. You don't have to make a reading list now; you may select them as you go and you're free to make changes to your list.

3. The challenge begins September 1st, 2009 through August 31st, 2010.

4. You can join anytime between now and August 31st, 2010.

5. Sign up with MckLinky here.

That's it!

I'm hoping to read 25 MG books and qualify for Challenge 2 -- we'll see! I figure since Booking Daughter and I have been reading a lot of middle grade fiction lately, this is the perfect challenge for us. We read about 10 middle grade books a year for our Mother-Daughter Book Club alone. I don't know exactly what my daughter's role will be in this challenge because she doesn't always want to write reviews with me, but I am committed.

I'd love to have some more of my blogging friends join us -- pleeeeeeaaaaaassse! There are so many wonderful middle grade books out there.


bermudaonion said...

Good luck to you and Booking Daughter!!

Linda Nguyen said...

Hi Julie,

Thank you so much for joining us! I hope it will be fun.

It's ok if you're daughter doesn't like the idea of reviewing books. Just listing the books as you go is perfectly fine. Having fun reading and sharing books is what counts. =)

Another way of getting around the "reviewing" part is by simply saying if she liked it or not.

I hope other readers will join too. You're right that there are so many middle grade books to choose from. Have fun with it. =)

-- Linda

rhapsodyinbooks said...

That's a lot of books, but sounds like fun! Good luck!

Kaye said...

The button sure is perfect!! Good luck on the challenge. Happy reading!

Beth F said...

This sounds like a super challenge. I think I'd better finish some I'm in before starting another. But I may join in January.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to think about joining this one.