Thursday, September 9, 2010
Celebrate the Author Challenge
ALL 2010 CHALLENGES ARE A FAIL DUE TO PERSONAL REASONS
UPDATE: FAILED challenge.
This challenge is being hosted by Becky at Becky's Book Reviews.
12 Books, 12 Months
January - December 2010
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.
Lewis Carroll--Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
James A. Michener--???
Christopher Rice--A Density of Souls
Dan Simmons--The Terror
Peter Carey--The History of the Kelly Gang
Joyce Carol Oates--???
Iris Murdoch--The Bell
Iain Pears--The Instance of the Fingerpost
Stephen King--Under the Dome
Anne Rice--Angel Time
Guy Gavriel Kay--A Song for Arbonne
Shirley Jackson--The Haunting of Hill House