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Tis the season for Book Challenges! And since it's the season I thought I
would...play *grin* So, I hereby bring you: The Big Book Challenge (yes, again).
And when I say big I mean really big, because in this challenge, size really
does matter. You see, even after reading a number of 'big' books last year, I
still panic when I see them... They are so big I'm afraid they will eat my
alive! *hides under bed* So, this challenge it to help me tackle those big books
that scare me.
The challenge rules are simple:
1) Read a big book, and by
a big book I mean a book with more than 400 pages, before the end of
2) The book can be in
any format as long as its length is equivalent to more than 400 pages
in print (hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback) format.
The big book can be from any fiction genre (e.g. fantasy, romance, science
fiction). It can even be non-fiction.
4) A review is not required
(although I'm going to attempt a post detailing my thoughts on the book, or the
reasons why I didn't finish it *grin*).
5) No penalties if the book isn't
read by the end of 2013 (because this is meant to be fun and I'm sure we'll put
enough pressure on ourselves without this challenge being the last
6) The book can be changed at any time! (Flexibility is important
7) You can join at any time throughout the year!
sign-up below and let me know in the comments what big book you have been
avoiding! For me, it's a re-read: Sarah Monette's Corambis! (And for those observant among you, yes, this was my 2012 Big Book Challenge book...which I never got too!)
This challenge was inspired by the lovely Heidenkind from
Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books
and a discussion I had at some point....somewhere ...back in 2009.