Friday, December 11, 2009

THIB! Twenty Minute Book Club Challenge

I hesitate to take on another challenge, but I just have to be part of Nicole's (of Linus's Blanket and That’s How I Blog! show fame) new Challenge -- THIB! Twenty Minute Book Challenge!!!!

Here's the scoop straight from the challenge post:

The tweeps have spoken!

One of the things that I love about Twitter is that you get to mingle with other book bloggers and fab book people, and you always have the opportunity to get involved- whether it’s in a discussion on the topic du jour or in on the planning stages of the next book event. The latest on Twitter, it’s a mind reader.

For each That’s How I Blog! show that I do, there is a Twenty Minute Book Club. I love having the opportunity to discuss what I’m reading with other readers- any chance I get- so I am so excited that this part of the show has been such an overwhelming success. The idea for a challenge had scurried across my brain and then scurried right on out. I really wasn’t sure that there would be enough interest, but this past week I logged onto Twitter and found that a challenge had been requested for Twenty Minute Book Club! Fabulous!

Yay! for people wanting to read along with me, since I have bascally committed myself to potentially 52 books next year, guests willing! Of course, you don’t have to participate at the same level. There will be five different levels of participation for this challenge, which will run December 29, 2009 until December 29, 2010.

Why This Challenge?

The purpose of this challenge will be to read the books being discussed for the Twenty Minute Book Club portion of That’s How I Blog! It’s a great opportunity to share a reading list with your fellow readers. In addition to the show there will be a Google Wave for each book we discuss (no cliques here, contact me for wave participation) and twitter discussion with hashtag #20minbc.

Challenge Dates

December 29, 2009 until December 29, 2010. Sign-ups to end on March 29, 2010.

Reading List

Here you will find the most up-to date Reading List for That’s How I Blog!. Check back at the beginning of each month for 4-5 new additions to the list.

Levels of Participation

Once you choose a level of participation you’re locked in- that is unless you want to read more books!- then you can go up a level. :-) (I borrowed that from S.Krishna’s Books, so choose carefully!)

I will post a MckLinky so that you can link to 2009 which you have read and reviewed and want to use as substitutions. Make sure you get your links up before the end of 2009.

Aluminum Level – 4 Books (2010 Only, No Substitutions)

Silver Level – 13 Books (May substitute 1 book from 2009)

Gold Level – 26 Books (May substitute 4 books from 2009)

Diamond Level – 39 Books (May substitute 7 books from 2009)

Platinum Level – 52 Books (May substitute 10 books from 2009)

Other Stuff

You might want to:

  • Crossover with other challenges, that is perfectly fine.
  • Print and unabridged audio books are acceptable.
  • Participate even if you don’t have a blog- just leave a comment to let me know that you are playing along.
  • Post reviews on your blog, or e-mail me your thoughts on the book.
  • Re-read a book that you have read before.
  • Count a book that you have read before as long as you have a review for it.
  • Not feel obligated to read the books in any particular order. You may complete the books at anytime during the year.
  • Call-in and participate in The Twenty Minute Book Club.
  • Watch for mini-challenges and the prizes for each category to be announced at the start of the challenge.
  • E-mail me or leave a comment saying you’d like to be a guest on the show, thereby contributing to the book list.
  • Ask me lots of questions because I am totally winging this challenge thing.

You must:

  • Have fun!

Sign Up, yes?

Link to your post or a post where you mention your intention to join this challenge and your participation level. You may also include books you have already read and will possibly use as substitutions and/or a list of books that you are particularly looking forward to reading so far. Easy peasy!

Now for the hard part, I really don't want to sign up for the Aluminum Level because it reminds me of tin foil. Although Nicole did say that without aluminum, there wouldn't be soda cans, airplanes cars, etc. -- TRUE! Still....couldn't she have called it Bronze? I would have gone with Bronze. So, I think I'm going to stretch and go for the:

Silver Level – 13 Books (May substitute 1 book from 2009)

I have already read 31 HOURS and reviewed it here. That will count as my 1 substitute book from 2009. Twelve more to go!!! Wish me luck!


bermudaonion said...

Good luck! I'm doing this challenge, too, but haven't published my post yet.

Beth F said...

Have fun with this one. I'm not sure I left room for it. But I do plan on reading at least some of the books.

Kim said...

I am just stopping by to say a BIG thank-you for my Holiday Swap package! I absolutely love everything in it and just finished blogging about it. Thank you, Thank you!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

i'm so glad to have you in for this one. I think it's going to be fun. Can't wait to have you on in a few weeks!