Thursday, December 16, 2010

2011 A To Z Challenge

This should be my last challenge but I'm not making any guarantee's. I do want to join the support your local library challenge if anyone picks it up.... I didn't finish that one this year. Our library here at home was under new construction and moving from the old building to the new one, and it was a mess... so I'd love to try that one again. Let me know if anyone picks it up...

The A to Z Challenge has a dedicated blog. Just click on the name of the challenge for rules and sign-up information. I'm going to read 52 books for this one. 26 Authors A to Z and 26 Titles A to Z. This one should be fun!

January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

How does this reading challenge work? Choose the option that works best for you...

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books

How strict is the 26 or 52? I know it isn't always easy to find those difficult letters. The thought of finding the X's (for example) might scare folks away. It shouldn't! I'm a merciful host! (Ask anyone!)

If you want to give the X's a go... For authors, try to find an X in the first name, middle name, or last name. For titles, it doesn't have to be the starting word. Try to find an X somewhere in a title, and it'd count in my book.

Still can't find a book for the letter you need? I'll take your word for it. I've been there. I know. If your library doesn't see the need to order books just because it starts with an X, then I don't blame you for not wanting to special order a book that you may or may not enjoy. You gave it your best, don't feel bad. You can still make this challenge work for you.