November 16, 2010

Outdo Yourself 2011 Challenge

I am so excited, and wanted to share, what I just found...The Perfect 2011 Challenge, at least for me.  I have said in the past, that when I first became involved, I joined everything and anything and really didn't realize what it all entailed.  I will be starting my 2nd year, and have learned a few things along the way, one of them being which type of challenges to enter.  I knew when I signed up for the 100+ for 2010 that I would not complete it but wanted to see how close I might have come.  I just signed up for the ideal challenge and wanted to let you in on all the details......
Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Hosted by The Book Vixen

Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 (books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. You can sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.

The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.

Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).

Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.

You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.

Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.

You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.


Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

Want to join me?  Then head on over to The Book Vixen and sign up.  I am going to try to "get out of breath" in 2011.  Wish me luck!!!


Teacher/Learner said...

Sounds awesome...I'm in!

Unknown said...

I'm in but this is a scary challenge! I guess I'll have to tally what I actually did last year...

bermudaonion said...

Have fun with the challenge!

Lover Of Romance said...

I also am looking forward to this challenge!!! Definitely a big challenge for me, and well worth it!!! Very excited to start it!!! Hope you read double the books from this year!

Bev Hankins said...

I signed up for this one too! We can cheer each other on!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for participating in the reading challenge! I hope you make your goal :)

Martha Eskuchen said...

Hey CMash - This sounds like a good challenge. I have to get my 2010 challenges wrapped up and see how I've done this year compared to last year. I am about two months behind in keeping my own list current. I have to go back to Monday Reading Posts to update my own list. Then in December I'll see about signing up for this challenge. :)