9 Books for 2009

October 20, 2008 - 81 Responses

This challenge is set up so you can read some books in your TBR (To Be Read) Stacks

(If you need more challenges to keep whittling your TBR stacks, click on  A NOVEL CHALLENGE also.)


  • Open to anyone, whether you have a blog or not!
  • No need to register or to announce what you are going to read.
  • Start in any category that you wish.
  • 3 books from this reading challenge can be used in other reading challenges.
  • Just post in the comment section.
  • The genre of the books can be ANYTHING (fiction or non-fiction), but it must be decent (because you have to write reviews about the books).
  • Other reading materials (graphic novels, poetry, museum catalogs, art books, zines etc.) are OK.
  • The book must already be in your bookcase or storage area.
  • The Challenge starts 12/27/08 to 12/27/09. (I hate to begin anything on January 1st).
  • You can post starting on 12/27/08.
  • Format of work can be paper, audio, or electronic.


These are the NINE categories to celebrate 2009! See the above tabs for details. (I had to abbreviate some of the categories due to WordPress Code restrictions.)

To post, please click one of the tabs for the specific category and place your review JUST in that category, not on any of the 4 pages on the front of this blog.

  1. Long
  2. Free
  3. Dusty
  4. Used
  5. Letter
  6. Strange
  7. Distance
  8. Alive or Not
  9. Cover


I will give out one prize each quarter, one prize for finishing five books (deadline 8/29/2009), and a nice gift for finishing the challenge (deadline: 12/27/2009).

See posts below this one for details.


See next post and download the right size for you.


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5 Down! Almost there.

October 20, 2008 - 14 Responses

Luckily, I didn’t have to evacuate yet!I assigned numbers to all the readers, ran a number generator, and No. 4 won.

Blogger number 4 in this category is Sandra of  Fresh Ink Books!




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Congratulations for finishing this challenge and for reducing your TBR stacks.Tell us what you plan to do with these books in the comment section below.
I will announce a winner on 12/27/2009.
Congratulations to all of you for finishing the challenge. Even it’s 2 days late, here’s the winner of this section of the challenge: Cafe Shree!


  Prizes include: Occupied City by David Peace, a handmade journal (with letters) by BookGirl’s Studio, a rabbit postcard by Teesha, and a Moleskin notebook.