Thursday, September 9, 2010

Celebrate the Author Challenge


UPDATE: FAILED challenge.

This challenge is being hosted by Becky at Becky's Book Reviews.

12 Books, 12 Months
January - December 2010

The Guidelines:

The challenge is designed to “celebrate” author birthdays. Choose one author for each month of the year. Read at least one book a month. 12 authors. 12 birthdays. If you like, you can read MORE than that. Read the books IN ANY ORDER YOU LIKE. As long as you've got one book representing an author birthday from each month of the year by the end, then you're good.

You can choose picture books, poetry books, early readers, chapter books, fiction for middle grades, fiction for teens, adult reads, nonfiction, whatever you want.

The challenge is designed to ‘celebrate’ the special bond–the connection–that occurs between the author AND the reader as well as the connection between readers. It is very easy to “bond” with other readers over certain works, certain authors, etc. 

No lists are necessary. You can make a list if you like. But you *don't* have to make a list and stick to it.

Sign up by leaving a comment over at the challenge post.

Becky has some links to sites that will help you find author birthdays (click on her blog title above to go to challenge post).

If you'd like other participants to keep track of your progress, then I'd suggest having one post on your blog where you keep an as-you-go list.

January birthday

Lewis Carroll--Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

February birthday

James A. Michener--???

March birthday

Christopher Rice--A Density of Souls

April birthday

Dan Simmons--The Terror

May birthday

Peter Carey--The History of the Kelly Gang

June birthday

Joyce Carol Oates--???

July birthday

Iris Murdoch--The Bell

August birthday

Iain Pears--The Instance of the Fingerpost

September birthday

Stephen King--Under the Dome

October birthday

Anne Rice--Angel Time

November birthday

Guy Gavriel Kay--A Song for Arbonne

December birthday

Shirley Jackson--The Haunting of Hill House

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