Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Crazy Challenge Connection - Read your age

Read Your Age hosted by Goodreads Crazy Challenge Connection.

We recently discovered that the CCC will celebrate it's 3rd birthday on December 20 of this year. Happy birthday to us! Naturally, we wanted to do a reading challenge in honor of the group's birthday, and this is what we came up with :)

I’ve seen variations of this challenge in several other groups online and have been trying to figure out how to make it work for our group. Since we have such a wide range of ages here, the original challenge format would be MUCH more challenging for us oldsters than for the young ‘uns in the group, so we’ve been playing around with different options.
READ YOUR AGE CHALLENGE, begins December 20
DURATION: depends on the option chosen

For all options, be sure to tell us the year each book was originally published!

OPTION 1: The original challenge, as seen elsewhere on GR: Read one book originally published in every year since the year you were born, starting with your birth year. There's no deadline for this, unless it’s a self-imposed deadline.

OPTION 2: Read one book originally published in each decade since you were born.

OPTION 3:Read one book originally published in each decade from the year you were born until the year 2000, then read one book published in every year from 2000 till the current year.

OPTION 4: Read books from whatever other combination of decades/years you can come up with.
Set your own deadline, allowing one month for every 5-6 books.

♦ When you sign up for the challenge, be sure to tell us which option you've chosen. If you choose Option 4, tell us what you've come up with as an alternative. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses.

♦ Books must be at least 150 pages long, and may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not simply skim through it.

♦ Remember that you must read more than 50% of the book after the challenge begins in order to count it for the challenge.

For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that year.
    * If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, see the instructions here: Add a link to the book title

♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read :) If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your formatting, etc. too. If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.

I will take part in this and my goal will be OPTION 1:  Read one book originally published in every year since the year you were born, starting with your birth year. There's no deadline for this, unless it’s a self-imposed deadline. I will add books I have read since 20th of December.

My List on Goodreads.

List of books:

✔ 1968: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
✔ 1972: It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot
✔ 1978: Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy
✔ 1981: Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
✔ 1982: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
✔ 1983: The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
✔ 1984: Legend by David Gemmell
✔ 1985: Alien Stars by C.J. Cherryh, Joe Haldeman, Timothy Zahn
✔ 1986: Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter
✔ 1987: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
✔ 1990: The Diving Pool: Three Novellas by Yoko Ogawa
✔ 1991: A Christmas Charade by Karla Hocker
✔ 1992: From a Whisper to a Scream by Charles de Lint 
✔ 1993: A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber
✔ 1994: Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
✔ 1995: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
✔ 1996: A Croft in the Hills by Katharine Stewart
✔ 1997: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
✔ 1998: Sapphire of the Fairies by Richard S. Tuttle
✔ 1999: All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
✔ 2000: Hell of a Journey: On Foot Through the Scottish Highlands in Winter by Mike Cawthorne
✔ 2001: A little Christmas Magic by Sylvie Kurtz
✔ 2002: The Santa Shop by Tim Greaton
✔ 2003: Dragon's Kin by Anne McCaffrey
✔ 2004: Himmelbegravelsen (Sky Burial) by Xinran
✔ 2005: Saltwater Witch by Chris Howard
✔ 2006: A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
✔ 2007: For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
✔ 2008: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
✔ 2009: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
✔ 2010: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
✔ 2011: Gears of Wonderland by Jason G. Anderson
✔ 2012: An Apple for the Creature edited by Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner
✔ 2013: An Unlikely Witch by Debora Geary
✔ 2014: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs 
2015: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

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