Sunday, December 27, 2009

Introducing The Memorable Memoir Challenge for 2010!

I know, I know ... you've already joined too many (me too!), you've just signed up for your very last challenge, but I would love for you to join one more. This one.

Allow this post to be your Official Introduction to The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge for 2010!

Here are the details:

1. The Memorable Memoir Challenge will be hosted here on The Betty and Boo Chronicles.

2. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. You're welcome to join anytime.

2. Memoirs, letters, diaries, and autobiographies count as reads for this challenge. (Basically, if you think it is the stuff of memoir, it counts.)

3. Overlaps with other challenges are allowed. Audiobooks and e-books are also allowed.

4. Participants are encouraged to read at least 4 memoirs/diaries/letters/autobiography books in 2010. Of course, more are fine!

5. You're not required to make a list, but if you'd like to do so, I'd love your ideas and suggestions! I'll do a separate post with some thoughts, and will compile yours too. (Just leave them in the comments.)

6. If you'd like to join, simply sign up by using MckLinky below. If you want to do a special sign-up post on your blog, feel free ... but just the url of your blog is fine.

7. Feel free to grab the button (and join me in thanking the lovely and talented Florinda of The 3Rs Blog for making this gorgeous button for this challenge!)

Thanks for participating ... and here's to 2010 being a "memorable" reading year!

36 comments:

Florinda said...

If you haven't already gotten a better offer, I'd be glad to try to make a button for you if you can find a picture you'd like to use for it. I've done a few very basic ones for my own blog; it was turned out better than I expected. Feel free to e-mail me at 3.rsblog AT Gmail DOT com.

I read a lot of memoirs as it is, so this wouldn't be a real "challenge" for me, but I'm pretty sure I'll be joining you in it anyway :-D.

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

I'd be honored if you made a button, Florinda! I'll look for a photo ....

And yes, please join in. (I need some company with this one. :) I made it kind of low-key on purpose. :)

Zee said...

I've signed up and I have a list :)

http://readinginthenorth.blogspot.com/2009/12/memorable-memoir-challenge-intro-post.html

Cid said...

So glad you stopped by my blog and I came over to you, always love getting to know a fellow bookworm and your 2009 list has given me lots of ideas. I'll keep you posted on mine for 2010 starting with a couple I got for Christmas.

silentsgirl said...

I'm in, but since my LJ is not solely devoted to books, it probably isn't appropriate to link. I'll leave a link to specific posts which include memoir reviews in the comments, if that's okay. What a great idea for a challenge!

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

silentsgirl ~ that's completely fine ... but it's also fine that your LJ isn't solely devoted to books. Neither is my blog, or several others. It's all part of the fun of this blogging world, I think. Welcome to the challenge!

To all ~ thanks so much for signing up!

tokemise said...

Hi, what a great idea for a challenge. I linked to my blog post with McLinky and listed some of the books I plan to read.

Tea said...

Oh, I really couldn't resist this one. This is it! No more challenges!! This one is just too wonderful. Thanks.

Cary said...

I'd love to join, but don't have a blog (yet.) Is it still possible to join?

cjraesner@gmail.com

mel u said...

Great idea for a challenge
I hope to read The travel journals of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson about their joint trip to the Hebrides and a memoir of a Bibliophile called The Yellow Book Store-I will figure out another book to read perhaps based on reading the posts of others in the challenge

Christy said...

Couldn't resist this one. I'm in!

Carin said...

I want to join! I love memoirs and read 19 of them in 2009.

http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-reading-challenges.html

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Thanks everyone! If MckLinky is acting up (as it seems to be as I write this), just leave your blog url in the comments. And if you don't have a blog, you're most welcome to be part of the challenge.

So glad there are so many people interested in this!

Book Dragon said...

Links are closed? My Memorable Memoir Challenge Page

Florinda: Very nice button!

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Book Dragon ~ try it again. I think I mistakenly set it up to have it close on January 1, 2010 ... instead of 2011. :)

Sorry for the inconvenience, my friend ... and very glad you're joining us! :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I've signed on! Thanks for hosting, Melissa. And thanks, Florinda, for the lovely button! Nice work.

Happy New Year, too!

Beth Kephart said...

gosh, this is great. I just read four incredible memoirs these past few weeks. But: it wasn't 2010 yet! I am sure that I will do this. I'll have to figure out that linky thing now.

Clare @ Blue Archipelago Reviews said...

Hi - I love the idea of a memoir challenge - I only discovered them in 2009 and already aimed to read more this year. I have 3 on my list so far:
http://www.bluearchipelagoreviews.com/reading-challenges/2010/memorable-memoir-reading-challenge-2010/

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Thank you all SO MUCH for your enthusiasm for this! I'm thrilled that you've all joined in and to find out that there are others who love memoirs as much as I do.

I'll add a MckLinky for reviews soon, since some of you have already finished your first memoir! Whoo hoo - way to go!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

This will be fun, Melissa - thanks for hosting; I really enjoy personal memoir.

Florinda - the button looks great - you two make a great team.

christa said...

just curious, are we supposed to post a link here somewhere for our review? Just finished one (haven't written the review yet...)

Jessica said...

great idea! I've already finished my first and into my second! sweet - finally a challenge i can do!

is there a place to post links to reviews?

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Hi everyone! I've just added a Review Page here:

http://bettyboochronicles.blogspot.com/2010/01/memorable-memoir-reading-challenge.html

Looking forward to reading all your reviews!

christa said...

thanks for setting up the review page - off to post a link :)

Booksnyc said...

Thanks for hosting this - I have some memoirs on my TBR list and this will help push me along! So far, on my bookshelf I have:

Leap of Faith - Queen Noor
America's Queen - Jackie O
Without Reservations - Woman's Travel Jounal


And many more on my wishlist - thanks again!

Bored_D said...

Just signed up -- better late than never!

Cassandra said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge! I started reading memoirs last year and am really enjoying the genre. I'm excited to see what memoirs I'll find and love this year.

Kim said...

I love this genre--how did I miss this challenge? Thanks for hosting and I am officially signed up with mr. linky.
*smiles*
Kim

jlshall said...

Signing up a little late! Don't know how I missed this one. Now I need to go work on my list. Thanks so much for hosting.

Sanchia said...

Was just looking around for some interesting book challenges to join, and I am IN on this one! It deals with quite a bit of my TBR pile. To make it even more difficult for myself, I am going to do not four, but twelve memoirs/autobiographies.

Bibliobabe said...

I posted a page with ALL current reading challenges. Let me know if you want me to add any other information about yours. I hope it brings even more readers to your challenge!
Reading Challenges.

Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

Stephanie Barko said...

If anyone would like to read my IPPY Finalist client's memoir, email me at steffercat at austin dot rr dot com.

avisannschild said...

Too bad your Mr. Linky is on the fritz! Please add me to your list of participants. Here's my join-up post.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm not joining many challenges in 2011, but this one is for me; thanks for hosting. I'll do my post after Christmas.

Thanks so much; loved the button too!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

oh sorry; thought this was for 2011. Is there a new button ?

christa @ mental foodie said...

Seems like Mr Linky is not working, but here are my 2010 memoir reads!

http://mentalfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/01/memorable-memoir-reading-challenge-for.html