November 21, 2010

Slapdash Sunday Topic: 2011 Challenges and An Announcement


Hosted by Kayla at The Eclectic Element
Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!
Today's Topic:  2011 Challenges
I was so excited the other day when I saw, in my google reader, the perfect challenge for me.  I was lucky that I even caught it!!!!!  For a few days before that, I had been trying to catch up with all my blog/computer to-dos after our little road trip to see our son, that I didn't even have the time to check out my google reader.  So, the low wattage bulb  (lol)  went on and thought that this would be a good topic for today!!  A day to share!!! .........

.........Have I missed some?  Has someone posted that a certain challenge will be in place for 2011 but linky list is not up yet and I missed that too?  Are you in the same position as me, that you are preparing and/or trying to prepare for your 2011 Challenges?    Have you joined any challenges for 2011?  Which ones?  If you did, could you also provide the blog's site link?  Do you know or have you seen any others that you would like to share?  
So instead of a discussion, I thought we could have a Slapdash Share !!!!

So far, I signed up for the following:
Hosted by Yvonne from Socrates Book Reviews
September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011

Off The Shelf!
October 30, 2010 to November 30, 2011

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Hosted by The Book Vixen
Jan 1, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011

And I just found two more, one I have already signed up for and the other sign up will be posted for sign up on Dec. 1st:

Hosted by Jamie at Nitty Gritty
January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011

EBook Challenge
Sign up 12/01
OK...your turn......Are you participating in any of these?  Are there others you have signed up for or know about? 


I have something else to share with all of you.......and I give my full permission for you to laugh at me........
I have mentioned that things have been a bit chaotic here with some real life issues.  And that I have been trying to catch up with blog to-dos, from not taking my laptop out of the trunk when the hubby and I took our road trip to PA, like drafting and posting a lot of giveaways and Guest Author posts.  Plus the fact that I suffer from 2 conditions known as:

However my realization could not have come at a more perfect time, especially with the Follower-Gratitude Giveaway.  I thought my blogaversary was in December, WRONG, it was the beginning of November!!!  I can't believe it has been one year since stumbling upon a book blog!!  I have made so many special friends and each and every one of you have taught me so much.  I never imagined that a year ago, when I created a "page" to keep track of the books I read, that it would turn out to be the blog that it is today.  And it's because of you!!!!! I have loved every minute and look forward to another year.  A huge THANK YOU to each and every follower.  OK..time to blow out the candle, grab a coffee/tea, cut the cake and enjoy a slice.  BTW...I baked one with 0 calories lol.
Again, a BIG THANK YOU...I look forward to continuing old friendships and making new.  This blog is because of you, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!


bermudaonion said...

Happy blogiversary!!

I haven't started thinking about challenges for next year - that's one area I always procrastinate in.

CMash said...

Thank you Kathy!!! I keep telling myself that I will not sign up for a lot of challenges in 2011, but I get excited when I see one that looks like fun.

Marce said...

Cheryl, I thought your blogoversary was in Oct and missed it, lol, I am all for 0 calorie cake, thats my favourite, congrats hon.

I have been waiting for the ebook challenge announcement, thanks for adding that.

I announced a new one yesterday, come over to check it out.

Bev Hankins said...

Cheryl: Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad you're blogging and that we've found each other on the blogosphere.

I'm also participating in the Outdo Yourself & Off the Shelf challenges as well as one that you don't have listed above:

The Gothic Reading Challenge found at

Here are a few more that I've found and I'm still contemplating (I don't want to over-commit myself and these things are so hard to resist...). I'm more likely to go for the first two.

The Century Challenge:

The Hometown Challenge:

The Fifty States Challenge:

Men in Uniform Challenge:

CMash said...

Marce: Thank you!! Wish you had reminded me just dawned on me to check. Going to your place now to check out your challenge.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I will be announcing the details to my JUST FOR FUN READING CHALLENGE 2011 on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. Just working out one last detail. I hope you will join that one too!!

CMash said...

Bev: Thank you!! I so enjoy your postings and being amazed at how many classics you read. I am like you too..I tell myself not to enter as many as I did this year, but it is just so hard to resist. Going to check out the ones you spoke about. Thanks for the list....I think lol.

Lori: You have piqued my curiousity regarding your challenge. Will definitely be on the look out for the announcement.

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

If you are interested, I am hosting a Back To the Classics Challenge 2011 on my site:

The post w/info and sign ups has now moved down the page, but I added a nifty button w/clickable link to get you there fast!

I am also participating the the 50 States Challenge next year, which someone else listed in an earlier comment.


Nise' said...

LOL... I can empathize with you Cheryl with those Senior Moments! Happy Blogversary.

Jennifer said...

I love a good challenge. Check out the 2011 Debut Author Challenge at The Story Siren

She has a great list of debut authors already.

Jennifer @ Book Noise

CMash said...

Sarah: I have promised myself that once, if ever, I get caught up with reviews, I am going to leave my comfort zone and read a classic. I think that the reason I don't enjoy that genre is because of it being mandatory in school many, many years ago and back then did not appreciate them. However, GL and I will be a cheerleader for your challange. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Nise: Thank you. Only problem is that those moments are turning into minutes and hours lol.

Jennifer: Thank you for stopping by and sharing. Going to go check that one out.

Gigi Ann said...

I think the 'Just For Fun Reading Challenge' sounds like one I would like, I will have to check it out this week. I am on the downhill side of my 'Fall Into Reading Challenge" now, it will be over December 21, 2010, and I think I need to read 4 more books I listed until then.

Now I have to go check out 'tea with marce's' challenge.

Bev Hankins said...

Forgot to mention that I am contemplating a Challenge of my own...I have a few details to iron out. It's going to revolve around vintage mysteries. We'll see if I can get it up and running in time for the New Year.

Unknown said...

The challenges you signed up for each look do-able & fun! Great choices!!
Congrats - only a year? You seem like you've been doing it forever!

justpeachy36 said...

There are so many good challenges out there. I can't resist either. I'll probably join a ton. Here's what I have so far and a few I will probably join a little later:

The Read-A-Myth Challenge (has it's own website)

The SteamPunk Challenge at The Bookeeper

2011 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge at Nitty Gritty

2011 Paranormal Romance Challenge at Bitten by Paranmormal Romance

50 States Challenge hosted by Book Obsession

2011 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge at The Book Vixen

2011 YA Romance Reading Challenge at For the Love of YA

2011 Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge at The Book Junkie's Book Shelf

Gothic Reading Challenge (has it's own website)

The Off The Shelf Challenge at BA Reading Challenges

2011 Historical Romance Challenge by Romance Book Junkies

2011 Debut Author Challenge at The Story Siren

LOL and I'll probably join several more along the way!

CMash said...

Justpeahy: Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Looks like I missed quite a few. Am going to go visiting later on and see which ones look like fun. Thank you so much for sharing

Gina: Thank you!!!! Hope you sign up for some so we can cheer each other on!!!!

Bev: GL!! Can't wait to see what you have in store.

Aisle B said...

Happy Blog anniversary! Keep it up and 500 congrats!