Tuesday, December 29, 2009

OK, Now It's Official!

We have a button! And isn't it gorgeous? Oh, I feel so official now. Like I'm a real blogger or something ... or that I actually know what the heck I'm doing by thinking that I can host a Reading Challenge.

I'm so, so grateful to my friend Florinda of The 3R's Blog (you know, the one that's all about Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness) for creating this awesome button for button-challenged me - and for signing up for the Challenge! Thank you, Florinda!

If you missed the details, I had been looking for a memoir-related challenge (because I love memoirs). I knew Vasilly had been hosting In Their Shoes, but wasn't sure if it was continuing into 2010. So, I created this one.

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.

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

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

5. Participants are encouraged to read at least 4 memoirs/diaries/letters/autobiography books in 2010. (Of course, more are fine!) The four was kind of a random number because I was thinking about the seasons of our lives ... hence, four memoirs ... but I want this to be a fun, low-key challenge, especially for those who might be new to memoirs or haven't tried them before.

6. You're not required to make a list, but feel free to do so. You can change your list anytime. I'll do a separate post with some thoughts, and will compile yours too. (Just leave them in the comments.)

7. To join, simply sign up by using MckLinky on this post. If you want to do a special sign-up post on your blog, feel free ... but just the url of your blog is fine.

8. Feel free to grab the button that Florinda made for us!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! Great button...this might actually be a good challenge for me, since I already have several memoirs on my TBR stacks!

And it sounds like it would work for me since you don't have to decide on a list in advance. I kind of like to "go with the flow" in my reading! LOL.

Of course, I have a few other challenges, and I'm beginning to feel a bit guilty...but what's the worst that can happen? I don't finish everything!

Will I be hooted out of the blogging community???


Debby said...

I just found your blog and find it somewhat addicting. (Just what I needed, one more thing to do!) I think you may enjoy mine as well. It's http://raisingamazingdaughters.wordpress.com. I write with my 3 grown kids (yours will get there, too, believe me) in anticipation of a parenting book we're doing together. We're also in the Philly area. If you like our blog, please add it to your list. Good luck with your challenge! Debby

Missy B. said...

I absolutely love memoirs and autobiographies...my favorites! Thank you SO much for hosting this challenge. I wasn't going to participate in ANY challenges in 2010, but this one has changed my mind.