Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gaming Gabby: A-Z Reading Challenge

Hi there from me, Gaming Gabby! It's my turn to take over The Lit Express again and I am thrilled to be able to post on here!

I can't believe it's already been a month since my first post. Can you believe it? Because SO MUCH has happened! The Dreaming of Books Giveaway (which was a HUGE success for everyone, I think!), a bunch of awesome books were released, not to mention Christmas, the New Year, and The Golden Globes (which, yes, is sort of like a holiday for me).

But, do you feel like something's been missing? Something like, I don't know, adrenaline rushes? The boosts of energy you get from competition? Anyone? Just me?

Well, I certainly have felt a lack of competitive energy. My current three challenges are progressing quite smoothly, so my decision:


That's right! I want to feel the burn. I want sweat to drop off my forehead from reading so much. Okay, not really because, well, gross. But I do think that at the rate I'm going, the three challenges are going to be finished by July. That is NOT acceptable. I'd like all of these challenges to last throughout the year. So, this month, I've decided to take on the A-Z Reading Challenge hosted by Steph at The Thoughts of a Book Junky.

So, here are the rules:

Read 26 books this year, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Here's how to enter:

Make a post with your list of 26 books and fill out the entry form.
If you don't have a blog don't worry, you can post your list on Facebook, Goodreads or wherever you can find -- just add your link to wherever you posted your list!!

When Steph has your link you will automatically be entered to win 2 books of your choice under $25 each.

The deadline is Feb. 12th everyone! So if you want to enter, HURRY!

Go here to sign up, if you haven't already. I would love to have some friends to do this challenge with me! Let me know if you're participating so I can follow you and keep myself updated on your progress -- and get some ideas for the blank spots on my list. ;)

Below is my tentative list-- books may (probably will) change as the year progresses:

A - The Atomic Weight of Secrets of Eden Unger Bowditch (Finished!)
B - Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
C - Le Concile de Pierre by Jean-Christophe Grange
D - Deene by Judy Blume
E - ?
F - ?
G - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
H - How to be Popular by Meg Cabot
I - It's Not the End of the World By Judy Blume
J - ?
K - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
L - ?
M - Middlemarch by George Eliot
N - Nightwood by Patricia Windsor
O - On Writing by Stephen King
P - The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (My Review)
Q - ?
R - Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
S - Stronghold by Melanie Rawn
T - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
U - ?
V - ?
W - The Weirdo by Theodore Taylor
X - ?
Y - Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby by Jane O'Connor
Z - ?

Happy gaming!