Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Hi! New Year's Eve is almost here, and A Well-Rounded Challenge is just about over. I hope you've all enjoyed your reading, and met or exceeded your goals for this challenge.
From now until New Year's Eve (12/31/08) let's wrap up. So give your URL if you have a blog and if not, just post what you read with a comment to this blog.
I'm plagarizing from a fellow host (thanks Katrina) suggesting what you might want to comment on in your wrap-up post.
*Did you finish reading all the books you originally included? If not, why not?
*Did you change your list as you went along?
*What was your fav book that you read? Least fav? Why?
*Did you discover a new author or genre? Did you love them? Not love them?
*Did you learn something new because of this challenge -- something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?
*What was your favorite thing about A Well-Rounded Challenge?
*Would you to to participate in another challenge next year? And how might it be different?
So with all your other holiday plans, etc. try to finish up this project and write your wrap-up post. It'll be fun comparing notes!

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Well-Rounded Challenge

Beginning July 1, 2008, join me in this eclectic reading game. Read a minimum of 6 (six) books. Read 1 book from 6 different challenges that you've signed up for. The challenges you choose must run during the 6 month period of this challenge (7/1/08 - 12/31/08). For example, I'm signed up for Book Around the World (a perpetual challenge) and I might choose my July book from that challenge; August's from 101 Books in 1001 Days (runs until 8/28/10); September from 1% Well Read (runs until 2/28/09); October from Book a Week (runs until 12/31/08); November from Read It Again (perpetual) and December from Man Booker (runs until 12/31/08).

*Any combination of challenges works.
*You must be signed up with the other challenges.
*You may listen to eAudio, cassette tapes or compact discs.
*You may read all six books from the same challenge.
*To be well-rounded however means stretching yourself to include as many challenges (and books) as you can fit into this six month time frame.
*You don't have to blog or write a review (but you can if you want to).
*Even if a challenge begins after July you may use it for this challenge.
*Even if a challenge ends after 12/31/08 you may use it for this challenge.
*Sign-ups begin 6/1/08 and run through 7/15/08.
*This challenge will run through 12/31/08.

Any questions? email me at Jpruatt@aol.com