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Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Chunkster Challenge

I know. I said no more challenges for me since I failed at all of them last year.

I changed my mind.

I'm going to do the Chunkster Challenge. I know, you're thinking that I couldn't even finish the Newbery Challenge, how am I gonna do THIS? But the thing is, that list I posted yesterday has a few Chunksters on it. And I just got the latest Kim Harrison from Paperbackswap, and while I haven't actually LOOKED, it's GOT to be more than 450 pages. So this should be easy. Right? I will NOT sign up for anything else til I've completed this one, Scout's honor.

Here's the rules:
  • To qualify the book must be 450 pps regular type OR 750 pps large text.
  • You must read FOUR chunksters (one each quarter), you OBVIOUSLY may read more
  • The Challenge will run Jan 7th, 2008 - Dec 20th, 2008. BUT any chunkster started after Jan 1 qualifies.
  • OH THERE WILL BE PRIZES - one a quarter. Prizes to be determined later. Think small and fun, not big and chunky.
  • Sharing reviews mandatory, format still to be determined.
  • There is a sign-up deadline of March 1st, so tell your friends and neighbors but only until then.
  • You don't have to make a set list--or you can and you can change it later--no big deal
  • A large volume of compiled work (such as LOTR in one volume) TOTALLY COUNTS
See? Totally doable. I'm gonna make my list as I go, so no list of books to see here. The first one will be The Time Traveler's Wife though, as I'm halfway done now.


  1. I'm so glad you are joining in! One good thing about not making a list ahead of time is that you can change your mind and it won't matter. :-) Good luck with the challenge!

  2. Glad you are playing. I have a Kim Harrison book on my chunkster list too.

    Good luck!

  3. Can't wait to read your thoughts on Time Traveler's Wife!

  4. How do I start getting involved in challenges? I'm soo up for this one.

  5. For challenges I would start at You can find a list of what's going on there, then go to the individual blogs to sign up.


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