ABANDON 8/20/11 I have to let this one go.
The Take a Chance Challenge hosted by Jenners is back and I'm joining again. I always enjoy this challenge.
- The concept of the challenge is to take chances with your reading by finding books to read in unusual or random ways. I’ve listed 10 different ways to find books below. Feel free to complete at many as you want. However, anyone completing all 10 challenges by December 31, 2011 will be entered in a prize drawing to win a book of their choice from Amazon.
- The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2011.
- Crossover books from other challenges is fine. You can read books in any format.
The 2011 Challenges
1: Staff Member’s Choice: Go to a bookstore or library that has a “Staff Picks” section. Read one of the picks from that section.
2: Loved One’s Choice: Ask a loved one to pick a book for you to read. (If you can convince them to buy it for you, that is even better!) Recommended by my mother Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
3: Blogger’s Choice: Find a “Best Books Read” post from a favorite blogger. Read a book from their list.
The Book Cellar
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
4: Critic’s Choice: Find a “Best of the Year” list from a magazine, newspaper or professional critic. Read a book from their Top 10 list. From EW's Best Books of 2010: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
5: Blurb Book: Find a book that has a blurb on it from another author. Read a book by the author that wrote the blurb.
Blurb on Not a Girl Detective by Susan Kandel by Mary Kay Andrews
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
6: Book Seer Pick: Go to The Book Seer and follow the instructions there. Read a book from the list it generates for you. Matched by Ally Condie
7: What Should I Read Next Pick : Go to What Should I Read Next and follow the instructions there. Read a book from the list it generates for you. Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 1) by Heather Brewer
8: Which Book Pick: Go to Which Book and use the software to generate a list of books. Read a book from that list. The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
9: LibraryThing Pick: Go to LibraryThing’s Zeitgeist page. Look at the lists for 25 Most Reviewed Books or Top Books and pick a book you’ve never read. Read the book. (Yes … you can click on MORE if you have to.) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
10: Pick A Method: Pick a method for finding a book from the choices listed below (used in previous versions of the challenge).
- Random Book Selection. Go to the library. Position yourself in a section such as Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery, Children (whatever section you want). Then write down random directions for yourself (for example, third row, second shelf, fifth book from right). Follow your directions and see what book you find. Check that book out of the library, read it and then write about it. (If you prefer, you can do the same at a bookstore and buy the book!)
Directions: Go to the second bay of books from the right, fourth shelf, 8th book from the left.
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival by Dene Low