Monday, December 1, 2008

Sign Up Here!


General reminder of what you're signing up for:

Option A: Read authors A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.

Option B: Read titles A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.

Option C: Read both authors A to Z and titles A to Z (52 books; this is the challenge Joy created)

Option D: Read internationally A to Z (books representing 26 different countries) (The books could be from international authors (writers from that country); however, it's fine if a book is only set in that country. If need be, instead of countries one could use cities, states, regions, etc. The idea is to use proper place names. If you'd like you could even use a few fictional countries.)

Option E: Read 26 Alphabet books. Embrace your inner child and go visit the children's section!

Mention in your comment which option(s) you'll be committing to. Sign ups begin December 1, 2008. (The challenge does NOT start until January 1, 2009, but early sign ups are definitely encouraged!) The challenge closes to new participants on June 30, 2009.

The full rules can be read here.

133 comments:

MizB said...

I'm in for '09! ;)

MizB

Callista said...

I'm in for Option B.

Corinne said...

I think I'm gonna go for D. That just sounds like a really fun idea - probably I'll mix it up with international and national stuff. I'm looking forward to that one :)

Beth F said...

I'm in. I'm going for option C and D. For D, I'm just going to be flexible and use a mix of cities, regions, and countries. I read a fair amount of fantasy, so I'm hoping to get those X and Q places that way!

katrina said...

I'm in for option b and d a double whammy

tuesdayinsilhouette said...

Me too! I'm in for OPTION B =]

tuesdayinsilhouette said...

Oh no! I meant to say Option A, not Option B. Oops

Jenny said...

K I'm in for option C
It didn't specify so no time limit?

michellekae said...

I am going to do Option D. I would love to learn about different places and cultures

Sandra said...

I'd like to do this please. Option C I think.

Diane said...

I love this challenge. I'd like to do Option B. Thanks

Yadlik said...

I am in for this '09 challenge. I choose option C. Yadlik

Christina said...

I think I'll just do Authors this year. So option A it is.

mari said...

I am in for Option B in '09.

Sounds fun!

Veronika said...

Option...C? (Both Author and Title). If this seems to be failing, I'll go with option A, reading by Author name.

Sounds awesome!! Thanks for hosting!

Susan L said...

This is one of my favorite challenges. I'm in for option C.

rimasbookjournal said...

I'm going for option C.

Laza said...

I'm going in for option C!

Shakespearean Rock said...

I am in for option C

Marina said...

I'm in for options A and E. My son is in PPCD this year, so knocking out those alphabet books should be pretty easy. I need some practice reviewing children's books anyway!

kellyhager26 said...

I'm in for option C.

The Holistic Knitter said...

I'm in for A or B - haven't decided yet:0)

art_grrl said...

I plan to do option A.

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gaijinmama said...

Sounds great!
I'm nearly done with my 2008 A to Z and am making my lists for next year.
Fun, fun fun!!

Quenby, Gaijinmama, hikaruthedragon
(what can I say, I'm a woman of many identities...)

gaijinmama said...

I forgot to add, I'll be attempting Option C
(26 titles and 26 authors). That's what I've been working on in 2008 and I'd like to stick with it.

Quenby/gaijinmama
quenbya AT yahoo DOT com

emeraldfire said...

I'm trying for option Titles A to Z.

Lena said...

I have done Option A each year as a personal challenge so I will be joining in officially this time. - Lena

Diane said...

Just signed up. I plan on doing Option B: A-Z - Titles.

Thanks for hosting

Jeska said...

Okay, I'm in for option A.

Veens said...

I am also doing this challenge

Starting now :)

A-z titles

LETS see... if i can I will also jot down authors :))

Title - Giving reading a Chance
Name - Veens
link - http://test-veens.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-challenges.html

:-) Thanks!

Jessalina said...

I've joined for option B.

Ken H said...

I'm in for '09. I think I want to explore new authors, so will try Option A.

Jan in Edmonds said...

Sign me up for Option A -- I need to ease into this! Thanks so much for hosting this!

Lisalit said...

Option B for me! Thanks--should be fun!

kolibri said...

I am in. I have not yet decided on what option. I will make lists and ahve a look wahat suits me better.

Grilsgood said...

Nt sure what i am going to try for, probbly books. This might be my first failure, but I want to try

Kara said...

I'll be doing option C - both titles and authors.

Amanda said...

I'm signing up for option C. My link is here: http://agignac.blogspot.com/2008/11/2009-reading-challenges.html

The Land of Rozz said...
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The Land of Rozz said...

I'm in! I've decided to do Option B for 2009.

The Land of Rozz

Monty said...

Alright, just started our library's blog, DPL Bookends and I decided since I was always telling my readers to read, I should take some of my own advice and promote reading challenges. I'm going with Option D for nations around the world so I can bone up on my international reading list. Good luck to all!

Kucki68 said...

I plan on doing the authors A to Z. Sure have enough choice to make it a read your own books, I would think.

lorriechipps said...

I'm in on Option B.

J.C. said...

I'm in for Option A.

Alabama Book Worm said...

I will be doing Option C.

Susan said...

I'm going to try for Option B. I'm new to this but I'm ready to give it a try! I'll be over at my blog now, trying to line up books. . .

betweenpages said...

I'm in for Option C! Sounds fun!

Veens said...

I am in for this challenge!
26 Titles that is! :)
http://test-veens.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-challenges.html

Thanks a lot for hosting this challenge :)

CoraR said...

I am going to give it a try. I will do options B & E.

caroley said...

I'll go for option A.

Sounds like fun.

Carole said...

I'll go for option A. Sounds like fun!

Madeleine said...

I am in for option A (authors A to Z)

Thank-you for hosting this interesting challenge

Penny said...

I'm going for options C and E (I'm a glutton for punishment). :)

Penny said...

I'm not sure I understand the Mr. Linky thing. I've never used it before. Can someone explain it please?

jessi said...

I'll be trying for option C! :)

Joanne said...

I'm going to go with Option C (A-Z authors and titles)

chan said...

Option B sounds good to me!:) This is my first time doing challenges and I have 3 other's already! We will see how I do!:)

carmen alexis said...

option C =)

Ana O. said...

I'm in for option C. First time I'm participating too! :-)

Chain Reader said...

I'll be doing option D.

carolsnotebook said...

I'm going to give option C a shot.

Maw Books said...

I was five short of finishing in 2008 but I'm going to try again. But I'm making it more difficult by reading middle readers/young adult and I have to already own the majority of the books. Crazy? Yes.

Yooperchick said...

Please delete #45 Penny. I used the wrong blog. Thanks!

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Preoccupied_Precious said...

I'm in for option B!

Aerin said...

I'm signing up with Option A, but I'm gonna be a punk and not join the Yahoo group.

http://www.insearchofgiants.com/2008/12/book-challenge-to-z-2009.html

*claire* said...

I'm doing Option A. Can't wait to start!

TheDodsons said...

I'm in!! I'll start with Option A. Then depending on how that goes, I might upgrade to option C. Great Challenge! Thanks!

Steph said...

I'm lookign forward to this! I'm in for option C!

Lissa said...

I am in for option a. I am looking forward to it... =D

Pam said...

Sounds like fun. I'm in for option B.

Kim said...

I'm in! Yeah for 2009 reading!
*smiles*
Kim

BookPsmith said...

I am going for Option B and really looking forward to this challenge. Thanks for hosting.

Rebekah said...

I'm in for option E with my two preschoolers.

Laurie said...

Yay, I'm signing up! I'm going for option B, titles. Here's a potential list on my post, but I'm probably going to stray quite a bit!

http://inlauriesmind.blogspot.com/2008/12/to-z-challenge.html

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

I am going to try to do C,D and E. With the D option, I am going to try to read a book set in every state, and books from Englad as I belong to a few British book clubs on Yahoo!

Chantal said...

I'm gonna include option B in my to read list for 2009.

Rachael said...

I'm doing option C.

Kristina said...

I chose Option B this year!!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

Im new to this challenge and love reading
Im going to try to do challenges A and E :)

Jen

Lorraine said...

I'm opting for B.

Can't wait!

Tammy said...

Option C. :)

Any X author ideas? :)
I've already read Xinran.

regularrumination said...

This is my first challenge! So excited.

Option C for me. I'm too ambitious for my own good.

Tammy said...

Another first timer! I'm picking option A.

FleurFisher said...

I'm in for Option A!

thebluestockingsociety said...

I'm doing Option B. Thanks for adding in all the options.

Kayla said...

I'm in for C!

Kayla (Midnight Twilight)

Shaun said...

I am excited to use A to Z Alphabet Books Challenge (option E) in my 2nd Grade classroom!!!

I am also going to challenge my students to a modified version of the A to Z challenge.

Thanks for the ideas!

stacybuckeye said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I would love to sign up for option C.

erin sheely said...

I'm going for option C!

Brittanie said...

I am in for option C.

TruBlu93 said...

I'm going to attempt Option A.

=)
TruBlu

Cheryl said...

Count me in for Option A! This is my first year doing reading challenges and I'm excited. Thanks!

http://www.alainnotebook.com/2009/01/reading-challenges.html

Hege said...

I'm in and are going for option A :)

Scrap girl said...

I would like to join in with this challenge. I would like to go for option c. Just a couple of questions - a lot of my books begin with The, do they have to go under T or can you choose the next word. Also I am presuming with authors we are going by surname. Thanks

bookworm8 said...

I am in :) Yay!

Maria said...

I am in for option C -- I already have the goal of 52 books this year anyway - might as well overlap it.

Nicole said...

I am going to do Option B. :-)

Jenners said...

I just found this and would like to try. I am new to book challenges but this sounds like one I can accomplish. I will be trying the Title version -- Option B as I think I'll have better luck with that. I'm assuming I can read in any order, right?

My book blog is: http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com.

I will putting up my post about this challenge in the next few days.

Thanks!

Red Sox Girl said...

i'll be doing option b

Just Mom said...

I'm in for Option B - Titles. We'll see what I can find for the harder ones like X and Z!

joanna said...

Count me in too - I'll be doing both authors and titles again! My post is here:

http://lostinagoodstory.blogspot.com/2009/01/z-challenge-2009.html

bookinhand said...

Thought about it last year... doing it this year! I'm going to try Option B: Titles. Diane

Mary said...

I choose option "C"

Jo said...

Been thinking about whether I can do this for ages. Decided to try anyway! But don't shout at me if it goes horribly wrong! lol

Beth said...

Looking forward to a challenge! Option A for me!

orchidus said...

Whoops. Forgot to mention that I am doing option C.

Yvonne said...

Looks like fun - I'm in. I'm going for Option B.

McMullin's said...

I'm in for option C and D. I can't wait and already got started on the lists YAY

Mrs. Craddock said...

I'm going for option B.

purplg8r said...

I chose option B. And here's the link to my blog

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/to-z-reading-challenge.html

Tif said...

Okay, I'm in! I will get around to posting something on my blog soon (tiftalksbooks.blogspot.com). And, I think I'm going to go for Option B. Thanks for hosting!

Ladydoor said...

I'm new to challenges (and likely signing up for too many!), but not to reading. Option A for me.
So far I've checked off B,C,E,F,O,and P This should get really fun at the end of the year when I'm scrambling to find an X author!

Tif said...

Here is my link to my initial blog post . . . http://tiftalksbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/to-z-reading-challenge.html

I will keep a running tally on the sidebar of my blog. I've got a few of the titles already listed! Thanks again for hosting!

californiameaghan said...

i'm doing option b - titles a-z.

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

I could not find a spot to post my reads. If this is the wrong spot, please redirect me. Thanks, Judy

Forever Autumn-Title

http://intergalacticbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/03/forever-autumn.html

Kerri said...

I'm going to do Option A.

Jenny said...

oops! i think i signed in on the wrong place. If its not too late Option C please (i can backlog) thankyou :) really looking forward to it (:

uenohama said...

I'm in for Option A.

Anonymous said...

I've chosen the Minor Level.

Anonymous said...

From My Secret:

Sorry I meant to say I'll be reading book titles A-Z. I've posted my list on my blog.

Melissa said...

I'm in, reading authors A-Z.

orchidus said...

I'm afraid I was too ambitious. Instead of option C, I will be doing option B. I hope it isn't too much trouble.

i2w2 said...

Mark another newbie down for this challenge! This is my first one in years and I'm pretty excited about completing it (even though I've got a late start. :P)

I'm going to try for option D.

My progress will be listed here:
http://i2w2.wordpress.com/challenges/a-to-z-reading-challenge/

KSmith said...

ok Ive been doing some reading and thought why not add to this challenge I'd like option c.(I think Author or title)

making my list on my blog today: www.ksspecials.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

I love this challenge, please sign me up! I'll be doing the Titles option. My challenge link is here: http://decklededges.wordpress.com/challenges/.

Thanks!

Sassy Brit said...

I'm in, although a late starter! :) Just got in on time before your closing date. I'm reading OPTION C - although, if this challenge ends Dec, I may not complete it, but I'll give it my best shot!

Thanks,

Sassy
:)

Sassy Brit said...

Forgot to give you my link!

Here's mine.

Sassy
:)

Trisha said...

Count me in for the Title Challenge. Now for my admission - I completely neglected to sign up here even though, in my mind, I've been participating for the last month. I know, ridiculous! I started my list in Word and just left it there!!!

Katie said...

I'm in for doing the alphabetic titles!!!! i wish i had found this sooner!!!

onlymuttix said...

I'll be doing option B.

Jan (in Edmonds) said...

JK -- I've completed Option A of the challenge & did 26 authors (A - Z). Please see my blog for a review of each of the books plus the side bar which summarizes what I read and when I read them.

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge and am looking forward to expanding my options next year if you choose to do this again! And I hope you do!

 

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