Challenge Overload

Monday, December 28, 2009 |
Before I get into this post, I just wanted to remind you that I created a New Year's Survey, and I'd love to get your feedback! There are more details in my previous post. :) Click here to take survey

Okay, it's very possible that I may have gone a little overboard with my challenge participation this year. To be honest, I don't really even know exactly what I have to do for each and when to finish them by. So, this post serves two purposes: to help me be a little less scatterbrained and to give you the opportunity to join some challenges- I'm sure it's not too late for some of them!

First up, The Sarah Dessen Challenge, hosted at Em's Bookshelf. I'll admit, I did start this challenge way late; it began in May, but there was no final challenge date, so I decided to hop on board! I gave myself until the end of the school year (June 9th) to read and review all nine Sarah Dessen Books. So far, here's what I've got!

That Summer
Keeping the Moon
Someone Like You
This Lullaby= Finished!
The Truth About Forever= Read, but no review yet
Just Listen
Lock and Key= Read, but not review yet
Along for the Ride= Finished!

This Challenge is being hosted by Nicole over at WORD For Teens. The books for this challenge must involve water - be it about pirates, mermaids, or the coast of California, fiction or nonfiction. All need to be read (and in my case reviewed) by September 19th, 2010! Unfortunately, I'm VERY behind on this challenge! Here are my ten chosen books:

1.Bloody Jack, by L.A. Meyer.
2.Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie.
3.Piraticia by Tanith Lee
4.Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall
5.Pirates! by Celia Rees
6.Benjamin Manry and the Curse of the Blood Bones
7.The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
8.Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
9.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
10.The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway

Ahh, the Alice Challenge. I don't believe that I have read or reviewed anything for this list whatsoever...yikes! I have until August 21st, 2010.

Tasks (Part I):

*Read and review Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
*Read and review Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
*Read and review Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (publish date December 2009)

*Read and review one other book from the list of "retellings and sequels" or "literature with allusions and influences" from the list here . If you know of a book that will work that is not on the list, you may use it, but please have it approved as part of the challenge first.

Tasks (Part II)

*Watch and review Disney's animated version of Alice in Wonderland
*Watch and review one live action (already released) movie version of Alice in Wonderland.
*Watch and review Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (due for release in 2010)
*Watch and review one other movie listed under "Film" here

And last, but certainly not least, The 100+ Book Challenge, hosted by J. Kaye's Book Blog. Thank goodness books can cross over for all challenges on this one! I don't have a definite list; I think I'm going to just take this year as it comes! I have until the end of December, next year!

What challenges are you participating in this year?
Have a wonderful day!
<3 Cate


Kirthi said...

Wow! Lots of great challenges! I've already read the Dessen books, so I can't enter that :( But I'm glad you're doing to 100+ Challenge, so am I!

Robby said...

I love Sarah Dessen. I've read all of her books, loved all of them. I hope you like them! :]

Sandy said...

This year I joined 3 challenges. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't finish any of them. x3 I also joined the Sarah Dessen Challenge but I dropped out later on since I only had two books left to read.(I love me some Dessen boys... especially Owen! Wes used to be my favorite but I reread Just Listen months ago and somehow Owen just esnared me. Wes got knocked off his pedastool, lol!) I had already read the majority so... *shrugs* what was the point? I also joined the Sookie Stackhouse Challenge and I read the FIRST book (which I really liked!) but I never continued on into the series... (oops.) And then there was that jane austen challenge. Didn't last very long. @__@;

But hey, don't sweat it if you haven't fully completed the challenges-the point of them is so that you get introduced to new books! (hmm, maybe I should listen to my own advice, LOL.)2010 is a new year and we can start fresh! I totally intend on finishing The Story Siren's 2010 Debut Author Challenge. :)

Jenny said...

I haven't started the Alice challenge yet either and I'm hosting it, lol!!

Unknown said...

These sound like some really good challenges. I wish I had gotten in on the HMS challenge. I also really like the concept of the Alice in Wonderland one. Great post!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Lol, wow, good luck! The only one I've signed up for so far is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge over at the Story Siren, though I'm planning on signing up for the 100+ Reading Challenge soon. And, ohh, I love Sarah Dessen and have read all of her books except Along For The Ride. Hope you enjoy! :)

Wings @ said...

Congrats for doing all of these challenges!!!

Im doing 11 hehe...thankfully some can cross over with others...i couldnt say no to any challenges this year hehe

I want to read a re write about alice in wonderland...its called the red queen..there are a few books in the series.

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