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Saturday, December 19, 2009

That's How I Blog 20-Minute Book Club Challenge

Remember when I told you about Nicole's Blog Talk Radio Show "That's How I Blog!"? Well, I left out the fact that there is a reading challenge associated with it!

Details of the challenge can be found at this link but the basic idea is to commit to read a certain number of books that will be featured on the show during 2010. The list of books is here but it only shows the first few months worth of books at this point; as new guests are scheduled, their book choices will be added to the list.

I decided to participate at the Aluminum Level. Here in the USA we pronounce that word "al-OO-min-um" but over in the UK they say "al-oo-MIN-ium" ... which sounds much better, so that's what I'm going to call it. The AluMINium Level is a commitment of 4 books, to read and to call in to discuss during the show.

Here's my list so far:
  1. The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters - for January 12th show
  2. The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan - for my show on Feb. 9 (yes, I'm cheating by counting this book - you all just hush!)
  3. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri - for March 9th show
  4. to be decided when more books are posted
Of course, if there are some really great books posted later on in the year I'll definitely bump myself up to the next commitment level, the Silver Level (13 books).

Participating in this challenge - and the discussion portion of the show - is like being in another book club, and I LOVE it.

Are you joining this challenge? Which books are you planning to read so far?

14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This should be a fun challenge!

Alessandra said...

I've always said al-oo-MIN-ium, too.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

So glad to have you Heather! I promise not to tell anyone that you're cheating!

I say Aluminum the Brit way sometimes just because it is so much fun that way

Heather J. said...

bermudaonion - I think so too!

Alessandra - I think it's a European thing ...

Nicole - The Brit way is DEFINITELY better sounding ;)

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. I'm trying to abstain from joining anymore, but the temptation is great. I'll be joining in and reading Eye of the World though. Have started Dune. Don't remember any of it.

Heather J. said...

Robin - Abstain?! What's that?! ~LOL~ I am glad about Eye of the World though - I look forward to hearing what you think.

Michelle said...

YAY! I'm excited you're going to join in on this one. I'm partaking as well so we can cheer each other on :)

Good luck!

Heather J. said...

Michelle - YAY for cheerleaders!!! Good luck to you too. :)

Justin Narin said...

Sounds like fun. All the best :)

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Henry Lawson Books said...

Sounds challenging and fun, good luck

Jen - devourer of books said...

I'm going for the Diamond level, although Nicole is trying to talk me into Platinum. So far I've read every book except "Labor Day," although I've missed a couple 20 Minute Book Club discussions.

Heather J. said...

Justin & Henry - Thanks!

Jen - You are a MUCH better woman than I am!

Lenore said...

Ooh! Read Liar so you can be a part of mine!

Heather J. said...

Lenore - To be honest, I have no desire to read LIAR ... BUT I would love to be part of your book club discussion, so I'll seriously think about it! :)

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