Monday, April 9, 2007

The "Something About Me" Reading Challenge

Ok, I'll make this challenge idea I have a August or September challenge, since that is after the Non-fiction Five and some of the others are finished....

I'm working on a button....


Start thinking about some books to nominate that will "represent" who you are as a person outside the blogging world. The characters could do your career, your hobbies, live your life....or the setting could be where you live, etc.

Everyone can nominate up to 5 books that represent them (fiction or non-fiction)....then each reader will choose a list they want to read out of all the books nominated. We won't read them collectively as a group, everyone will make their own list...

Any other suggestions?? Pass the word along, as it might take people awhile to figure out what books they want to nominate for the list...

Also, we can start compiling the lists in the summer -- June or July -- so that people can choose their reading lists and be ready to start by August or Sept...

This will be fun...my mind is spinning with the possibilities for my choices!

19 comments:

Kailana said...

That's a cool idea. I will have to think more about this. :)

Wendy said...

Excellent! I will post this information to my new blog A Novel Challenge (on blogger) where I am posting all the reading challenges...so hopefully that will help to send more people your way :) I think this will be really, really fun! Won't it be interesting to see if the same book(s) are nominated by different people?!??!

booklogged said...

Love this idea. I wonder if I'll be able to come up with 5 books that I feel reflect something about me. It's a good thing you're giving us a bit of time to think about it.

Lisa said...

UP to 5, booklogged! I don't think I can even come up with 5 for myself. But I don't want to restrict people too much if they feel there are a lot of facets about them that they want to put out there....

You could just have one, if that is all you want to nominate!

adrienne said...

I love the button. I might do the whole challenge just for that button!

Les said...

What a fun concept for a challenge. I'm in! I'll post the button today and start thinking about my list.

nessie said...

love the idea. have a list ready in my read. Should we post it on our blogs of as a comment here?

Lynne said...

This sounds like a really interesting challenge. Not only reading new books, but finding out about other bloggers. I'm thinking of a couple of books right now.

Suey said...

This sounds like a very very fun challenge, but my mind is totally blank about what books say something about me. Hmmmmm....

heidijane said...

Very excited! I'm in!

twiga92 said...

This is a very cool idea! I thought of 1 book already that is perfect for this challenge - at least as far as it depicts the life of a missionary kid (which I am). Are we allowed to read the books that we nominate?

Lisa said...

Sure! You can also read the books you nominate...I am nominating one book for me that I haven't read yet, but I know says something about me, so I'll probably read it before - or as part of - the challenge.

Stephanie said...

Neat Idea! Hmmmm....I wonder what books are out there that represent me?? Guess I'll have to think about it!

Lotus Reads said...

What a creative challenge this is, Lisa....my mind,too,is spinning with different possibilities for my choices!!! Let me take a couple of days to think about it and then I will do a post on it. Thank you so much for this fun and unusual challenge!

sally906 said...

Wow - really different - I am going to join in this one and I have enough time to think which books will represent me. I am childlike - so I can see at least one children's book somewhere on the list.

I am happily married and interested in travel - hmm a travel book maybe?

oooh - I am going to have fun with this one.

Marina said...

This challenge looks like a lot of fun--I'll likely do it if nothing weird comes up between now and then.

Lynne said...

I think I'm going to drop out of this challenge. I'm swamped with other book challenges right now. I'm going to remove my book list from the other blog that you have set up. Thanks anyway.

N.Vasillis said...

I have to take part in this challenge. Just when I thought I might be swamped with the other challenges. I'm going to think of five.

Janet said...

What a great idea....I need a new challenge (lol). I will start thinking right now!