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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chunkster Challenge 2009


Ok - I had been holding out signing up for this challenge, but seeing that I have some "chunksters" coming up in some of my arcs - I didn't feel that I could avoid it any longer! And the sign up is ending March 1!
Here are the rules:
*A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) Don't complain folks, I read all thousands of pages of the Twilight series and they were good, but not a challenge. A chunkster should be a challenge.
*If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more I asked around and the average LT book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
*No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn't seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
* You may start any time after signing up. You must complete your reads before or on Nov 15th.
*Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
*Books may crossover with other challenges (see option 4 for a collaborative effort with TBR challenge)
*Only option 4 requires that you make a set list of books to complete the challenge
Those are the basics. Here are your options:
*The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a large tome or two to read, but really doesn't want to commit to more than that. 2 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
*Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 3-5 Chunksters over the next ten months.
*Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.

And lastly, in an intriguing collaboration with the wildly popular Miz B of the TBR Challenge we have:
*Too Big To Ignore Anymore - this option is for those chunksters on your TBR list. You may select any number of books over 450 pages but you must LIST THEM to complete the challenge and they must be on your TBR list as well (honor code folk, I don't have time to be the challenge police)
I think that I am going to have to go for the Mor-book-ly Obese - Starting with the following books:
  1. Scream for Me - Karen Rose
  2. The Four Corners of the Sky - Michael Malone
  3. Holly's Inbox - Holly Denham
  4. The Kingmaking - Helen Hollick
  5. The Stones - Eleanor Gustafson
  6. Frederica - Georgette Heyer
  7. Miranda's Big Mistake - Jill Mansell

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