Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Notable Challenge - Changes for 2009

I have decided to make ONE BIG change to this blog:

Beginning January 1, 2009, this challenge will be a PERPETUAL Challenge. What does this mean? It means that participants may work through the Notable Lists found on this blog at their own pace...reading as many or as little as they wish. My only request is that at the beginning of each new year, participants set goals for the books they would like to read for the year. These goals are not "set in stone" and can be changed at any time, but will serve as a guideline for each individual.

Some things are still the same:

The Notable Books Blog includes notable book lists from a variety of sources. Notable book lists here begin with 2007 lists.

Participants to this blog are encouraged to challenge themselves to read books from the lists and post reviews to this blog. Cross posting to personal blogs is permitted (and encouraged!).

The "rules" are simple.
  1. Sign up by posting a comment to this post with your email address. You will then be invited to join the blog. **Please note, to protect the privacy of your email address I will delete your comment as soon as I send you the invitation to join.
  2. Please only post reviews about notable books listed on the blog
  3. Label your posts this way: using your name and the list name (example: Wendy, 2007 NYT Most Notable). Please do not use the title of the book in your labels. To search for reviews on specific books, please use the Blogger Search feature in the upper left hand corner of the blog.
  4. You create your own reading list; there is no minimum number of books to read. Feel free to substitute out books on your list or change your list to meet your personal reading needs and goals. THIS IS A PERPETUAL CHALLENGE.
  5. Overlaps with other challenges are allowed.

31 comments:

katrina said...

'm joining, going to challenge myself to a minimum of 6 books this year. I'm already a member of the blog

My list to pick from is here.

Wendy said...

Glad to see you will be back, Katrina :)

Jenny said...

I'd like to start with one from each group so 7 books. Thanks.

Grilsgood said...

I am not big on perpetu7al, like to have an ending, but I will be done by 2009 ends. No blog. Lindy

N.Vasillis said...

Wendy, this is the perfect challenge for me. I'll challenge myself to read four books.

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Wendy said...

Lisalit: I sent you an invite this morning :) I deleted your comment so your email address is protected!

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Judith said...

So to clarify: I might challenge myself to read 15 books from any of the lists - 2007, 2008, 2009 - in 2009? Would that make sense? Is that what you mean by "perpetual"? Or is it just that you list the books you want to read and read at whatever pace you want?

Wendy said...

The latter - perpetual means there are no end dates, no rigid lists...you decide which books you'd like to read from the lists and read at your own pace. I suggested that participants might want to set goals for 2009, identifying books they hope to read in 2009...but this is more to help keep YOU on track. Make sense?

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Judith said...

Thanks, Wendy! I like the change. I think I will enjoy each book more if I don't feel the time pressure I put on myself.

Wendy said...

Oh, I'm glad you like the changes, Judith :)

Madeleine said...

I am joining and wll read 7 NYT Notable books in 2009

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Wendy said...

Welcome, Esther - I sent you an invitation to the blog. I deleted your comment to protect your email address from spammers :)

Cheryl said...

I would like to participate in this challenge and will read 6 books from the Notable lists this year.
Cheryl

Steph said...
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Wendy said...

Welcome Stephanie! I sent your invitation this morning...glad to have you on board! I've deleted your comment with your email address so as to prevent it from being "spammed"!

Tina said...

I would like to join this challenge. I plan on reading a minimum of 6 books from the lists. Thanks for the comprehensive lists.

Wendy said...

Tina and all - you do not need to join the blog to join the challenge...BUT if you want to join the blog, make sure you leave me your email address so I can invite you. I always delete comments with email addresses after I've sent the invitation so as not to invite spammers to your email :)

Tina said...
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Wendy said...

No problem, Tina ... I just sent your invitation :)

Ex Libris said...

I'll be doing this again in 2009. I'll be reading 4-5 books. Thanks for making it perpetual!

(No need for an invite - I'm already on the blog.)

Gabby said...

This is a great challenge. I'm opting to focus on NYT selections. I'm really looking forward to participating.

Elfin said...
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3M said...

Elfin, I gave you an invite and deleted your comment with your email so you wouldn't get spam!

porcelaine said...

I would like to sign up for the challenge and will be hosting the reviews on my blog (http://literarylolita.wordpress.com/). I plan to read 6 books in 2010.

Please add literarylolita[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you!

Bibliobabe said...

I posted a page with ALL current reading challenges. Let me know if you want me to add any other information about yours. I hope it brings even more readers to your challenge!
Reading Challenges.

Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

Babette said...

I just found this site and want to participate. I am Barbara at lachatt@gmail.com