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Thursday, December 2, 2010

2011 Off the Shelf Reading Challenge - FAILED

Off The Shelf!

This challenge is to read those books you own copies of, but have never got around to reading. If you don't have many that you own, but have a massive TBR shelf you're welcome to read those ones as long as you don't add new ones. You don't need to actually get rid of your books after you've read them, this is just to read them.

How To Participate:

  1. Decide which challenge level you'll be doing (further below) - do not include books that you buy from the start of this challenge.
  2. Grab the code for the badge down below and post it on a side bar or in a signature.
  3. Create your own post to let all your readers know you’re taking part in the challenge and at what level (if you're really proficient you can list your books!). Make sure to link back to this page with either one of the buttons or a text link..
  4. Sign up here to enter into the challenge by sharing your challenge post url and your name (either your name, blog name, or both).Please don't use the comment form to participate, only to comment on the challenge or something else..
  5. Submit your reviews (if you choose to review them, but that is optional) on the review page.
  6. When you’ve completed you’re challenge let us know on the completion post. If you're using a tag or category I recommend sharing the link back to that so everyone can find them

Challenge Levels
  1. Tempted–  Choose 5 books to read
  2. Trying – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
  4. On A Roll – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Flying Off – Choose 75 books to read
For extra hard challenges
  1. Hoarder – Choose 76-125 books to read
  2. Buried – Choose 126-200 books to read

OMG this is the perfect challenge for me! I have over 150 books on my TBR shelf, some of which have been there for over a year. I am going to try the Making a Dint level.

Here is my list of books for this challenge (links go to my review):
  1. One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake
  2. Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James
  3. Compromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke
  4. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
  5. Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
  6. Sugar Creek by Toni Blake
  7. Free Falling by Sandy James
  8. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
  9. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  10. Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
  11. Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery
  12. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  13. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  14. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  15. Crux by Moira Rogers
  16. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  17. A Present for Christmas by Shiloh Walker
  18. Make Mine Midnight by Annmarie McKenna

Oh how I wanted to do so much better. I started off full steam and then I just tanked. I’m making it my mission to tackle my TBR pile in 2012! My TBR pile is now 400+!!

7 People had something to say:

  1. La CoccinelleDec 2, 2010 04:52 PM
    I signed up for this one, too. Sounds like a perfect way to get through the TBR pile!
  2. bookaddict4realDec 3, 2010 06:42 AM
    Wow I see you have some more challenges. I have stopped by to say I have given you the Versatile blogger award and posted a link back here if you need to email me
    go to clsherard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com
  3. maybe this is a stupid question, but what is the time frame of this challenge?
  4. The Book VixenDec 3, 2010 07:33 AM
    Kathie - This one is all year (2011). I'm not hosting it but you can click on the link in my post to get to the sign up page :)
  5. GlendaDec 27, 2010 11:33 AM
    Sounds fun. Count me in as well.
  6. Pammy pamDec 27, 2010 05:53 PM
    i can't wait. i have tons of books that need to be read!
  7. kim in OhioDec 31, 2010 10:46 AM
    yes! this is a great challenge. thanks for doing this
    kim in ohio

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