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Reading Challenges

I was inspired by all the reading challenges that my friend, Amanda, is doing. I haven't been involved in this before either. So, I searched the web to find some that would fit best with me. I found them, amazingly enough, and I posted them in my side bar as links.

I've decided to join "My Friend Amy's Buy one book and read it!" challenge for 2009! I do love to buy books once in a while because I can't help browsing through the book racks anywhere I go. While I was shopping for some Christmas books to give, I bought Mozart by Peter Gay for myself as a Christmas gift. I've always wanted to learn a bit about Mozart's life so I thought this looked good. I'd like to do that one for the challenge.
I was also interested in the LOST book reading challenge also hosted on Amy's site but it is well-underway, so I'll have to try that another time. Besides, the new LOST season will be starting soon, right?

Another challenge that I joined is called "Read your Name Challenge: 2009" hosted by Victoria (a.k.a. Phantom Inkheart)The basis of this challenge is to read your name in book title first letters an at the end you'll spell out your name. I'm planing on using my first name 'Julie.' Here's the ideas I have for books I'd like to read so far:

J: Jungle, The by Upton Sinclair

U:Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

L: Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

I: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

E:e by Matt Beaumont

If all goes well with my reading than I should reach my goal this year for 25 books with possibly reaching as many as 3o. I'm going to aim for 25 first! Be sure to read all my reviews on 5-squared. Most of all, I'm going to have fun reading!


Amanda January 3, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

That name challenge sounds fun. I considered it, but figured I already have so many going. Love Walked In is such a good and easy book to read, and I'm planning to read Uglies this year too!

For challenges, if you're interested, there's a really great blog started that keeps track of everything from heavy to light. It's called A Novel Challenge and the link is here. They have challenges to fit anyone's life on there.

Julie January 6, 2009 at 11:31 PM  

Thanks so much for the link. It is neat! I chose Love Walked In because of your review and I saw Uglies on your reading YA challenge list so I took it from there. I hope you don't mind! Eventually, I'll work my way up to more challenges.

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