NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Official 2009 Challenge Sites

They're popping up everywhere! And I'm trying to decide which ones to do. I did learn this year that I can't plan my whole year of reading in January. I'll never follow it. But I don't want to totally skip the challenges. I think I'll sign up for short challenges and only one or two at a time. But keep a link to this post handy, because I'll keep updating it with the Challenges I'm finding whether I'm signing up or not and you can check them out to see if you want to join in the fun!

(Challenges run from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009 unless otherwise noted.)

1% Well-Read Challenge

1st In A Series Challenge

2nds Challenge

9 For 2009 Challenge

20 In 2009

100 Shots of Short (Perpetual Short Story Challenge)

100+ Reading Challenge

666 Horror Paranormal Challenge

A-Z Reading Challenge

ARC Reading Challenge

American Civil War Reading Challenge

Art History Reading Challenge

Audiobook Challenge

The Baker Street Challenge

Book Buddy Blogger Challenge

Buy A Book And Read It Challenge

Caribbean Reading Challenge

Casual Classics Challenge

Celebrate The Author Challenge

Centuries Reading Challenge

Chick Lit Challenge

Childhood Favourites Challenge (Dec. 21, 2008-June 21, 2008)

Christian Readers Challenge

Chunkster Challenge (Ends Nov. 15, 2009)

Countdown Challenge

Cozy Mysteries Challenge (April 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009)

Decades Challenge

Dewey Decimal System Challenge

Dewey's Books Reading Challenge

The Dream King Challenge

eBook Reading Challenge

Entertainment Weekly's New Classics Challenge (Perpetual)

Erotica Reading Challenge

Essay Reading Challenge

Every Month Is A Holiday Challenge (Perpetual)

The Faerie Queene Challenge

Genre Challenge (Nov. 1, 2008 - Nov. 1, 2009)

German Reading Challenge

Graphic Novels Challenge

Harlequin/Silhouette Romance Reading Challenge

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (Jan. 1, 2009 - March 31, 2009)

In Their Shoes Reading Challenge

It's Good To Be Queen Challenge (Jan. 30, 2009 - June 2, 2009)

Jean Plaidy Challenge

Medical Mystery Madness (Feb. 1, 2009 - Dec. 1, 2009)

Modern Library's 100 Best Novels Challenge (Perpetual)

Numbers Challenge

iPoe Story Reading Challenge (no deadline)

"I Suck At Challenges" Challenge (Jan. 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009)

Jewish Literature Challenge (Dec. 21, 2008 - April 27, 2009)

Latin American Reading Challenge (Jan. 1 - April 30)

Lost Books Challenge (Jan. 21, 2009 - Series Conclusion in 2010)

Lost In Translation Challenge

My Year of Reading Dangerously

New Author Challenge

Notable Books Challenge (Perpetual Challenge)

Orbis Terrarum Challenge (April 1, 2009 - Dec. 20, 2009)

Outlander Challenge

Paranormal Reading Challenge

Political History Challenge

Pub Challenge

Read Your Name Challenge

Read Your Own Books Challenge

The Rescue Challenge

Romance Club Reading Challenge

Romance Reading Challenge

Science Book Challenge

SciFi Experience

Serial Readers Challenge

Series Challenge: Season 3

Shakespeare Challenge

Spiritually Speaking Challenge

Support Your Local Library Challenge

Suspense & Thriller Reading Challenge

TBR Challenge

TBR Lite Challenge

Themed Reading Challenge (Feb. 1, 2009 - July 31, 2009)

U.S. Presidents Reading Project (Perpetual Challenge)

Unshelved Reading Challenge (Feb. 1, 2009 - June 1, 2009)

Victorian Reading Challenge

War Through The Generations Reading Challenge

Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge

What's In A Name Challenge

The Whitcoulls Challenge

World Citizen Reading Challenge

Year of Readers

Young Adult Book Challenge

Happy exploring!


Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to wait a little while on these. I have a ways to go on my current challenges.

Lezlie said...

Bermudaonion ~ Mine are looking fairly hopeless this year, but I can't seem to stop myself from mulling over next year's choices already. It's like literary crack. :-)


joanna said...

Ha! Literary crack! That's EXACTLY what it is!! :-) I can't help myself either, the problem is that I want to join them all as usual! I definitely did not learn my lesson in 2008. :-)

Lezlie said...

Joanna ~ Me, too. There are so many good ones being announced already and there are ones from this year that I'm going to want to do/try again. We're hopeless. :-)

Darlene said...

I've seen all these challenges popping up. I may pick one or two but that will be it. I'm having trouble with the two I have. lol.

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ I think I have some from this year that I haven't even started yet. :-)


Darlene said...

OMG Lezlie, now that's funny. Hey, how's Max feeling with the cooler weather coming or here?

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ Thanks for asking! He's good. A little bit stiff if he doesn't get enough exercise, but good overall. He had an agility lesson last night. We went easy on him, but he ran great for the few runs he did. He mostly shows signs when he's real tired at night, poor little guy. But then he's good again in the morning. I'll give him hugs for you! :-)

Darlene said...

That's so good to hear Lezlie. Yes lots of hugs are in order.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

What a great idea! I need to learn not to sign up for so many in the beginning so that I'm not totally governed by challenge reads next year--but sometimes they are so hard to pass up!

Teddy Rose said...

OMG, literary crack! I love it! So many challenges, so Little Time. There's also the Read and Review Challange, which I signed up for. I am also waiting awhile to decide which challenges because I'm certain that more will be announced. The 9 for 2009 sounds interesting.

Lezlie said...

Trish ~ I have a feeling that despite my best intentions, I'll do the same thing I did this year: Sign up for too many. :-) It seems it always leads to some great reading whether you actually finish the challenge or not.

Teddy Rose ~ I have my eye on the 9 for 2009 also. I like the wide range of topics.


Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Oh! This is more exciting than the first stack of Christmas catalogs! I am going to mull these over and decide what to pick!

But I think I should also go and figure out what challenges I did in 2008 or still have going. Time to get organized.

Lezlie said...

RCR ~ I need to organize mine for the rest of the year, too. I know there are at least a couple I can still finish off!


Jodie said...

Thanks so much for posting about my challenge. I think it's perfect for anyone who struggles with regular challenges (like me) as you can read whatever you want.

Lezlie said...

Jodie ~ You're welcome! It's a good one, and I hope you get lots of participants!


Kara said...

Lezlie - Thanks so much for posting this list. I came across a couple that I didn't know about and want to join. I am such an addict - but I love them!!

Lezlie said...

Kara ~ You're welcome! I like to enable other addicts. :-)


Anonymous said...

Here's another one, if you feel like adding it:


Anonymous said...

Thanks for adding my link. :)

Lezlie said...

Carrie ~ I can't believe I missed that one before! I'm thinking about joining, too. I have some Cicero essays here that are in need of reading. . . ;-)


J.C. Montgomery said...

Not that I am counting this year as a total loss, but I know when I'm whupped. LOL

I will continue reading, but with relatives on their way, I know that what I have on my plate now just can't be completed until next year.

What I have learned is that I do like the challenges, I just have to limit myself to only so many and to not get too down on myself for not completing them...kinda what I did this year.

I love your blog and your reviews and look forward to trying to keep up with you and the gang next year!!

Lezlie said...

Hi, J.C.! Definitely don't get down on yourself for not finishing challenges. It's fun to give them a try, and if there are a few that don't get finished, oh, well. It was fun to try!

Have a great Christmas, and rest up for next year's attempt! :-)


Terri B. said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you! for posting this list :o)

I've been a bit out of circulation for the last couple of months and have missed finding out about the many challenges available. This list is a great help.

Lezlie said...

Terri ~ You're welcome! I'm glad people are finding it helpful! I know I'm missing a few, but I think I caught most of them.


wisteria said...

Thanks so much for making this list.What a daunting task. There are challenges everywhere. Thanks for adding mine to your list. I love your dogs. Obviously, we have a common interest. :)

Lezlie said...

Wisteria ~ You're most welcome! Dogs are the best, aren't they? And kitties, too! You do greyhound rescue? Did I read that right? Very cool!


Raven said...

I'm having some problems finding the right one. :/ I'll keep looking, but I'll only do one or two.
thanks for the list, though! :D

Lezlie said...

Raven ~ Which Challenge are you looking for? I haven't kept this list up since about May or so, so if it's a recent one it won't be on here.