Can't resist a good challenge.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chunkster Challenge 2009

**Challenge completed. See my wrap-up post here.**

Dates
: Ends November 15, 2009
Host: Dana, of So Many Books, So Little Time
Guidelines:
  • A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction).
  • If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more. I asked around and the average LT book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
  • No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn't seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
  • You may start any time after signing up. You must complete your reads before or on Nov 15th.
  • Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
  • Books may crossover with other challenges (see option 4 for a collaborative effort with TBR challenge).
  • Only option 4 requires that you make a set list of books to complete the challenge.
There are several reading level options to choose from:
  1. The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a large tome or two to read, but really doesn't want to commit to more than that. 2 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
  2. Do These Books Make My Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 3-5 Chunksters over the next ten months.
  3. Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
  4. And lastly, in an intriguing collaboration with the wildly popular Miz B of the TBR Challenge we have:
    Too Big To Ignore Anymore - this option is for those chunksters on your TBR list. You may select any number of books over 450 pages but you must LIST THEM to complete the challenge and they must be on your TBR list as well
I'm going to be doing the first level (the "Chubby Chunkster").
See my original post about the challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the official challenge blog here.

READING LIST (completed books)
  1. Angels & Demons. Dan Brown (572 pages) [see review]
  2. Brimstone. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (500 pages)
  3. Dance of Death. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (451 pages)
  4. Rabbit Is Rich. John Updike (467 pages) [see review]
  5. The Angel's Game. Carlos Ruiz Zafon (470 pages)
  6. The Fire. Katherine Neville (451 pages) [see review]

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