Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chunkster Challenge 09

I've decided to sign up for the chunkster challenge. I have a few books that need to be read that will fit nicely into this challenge, so I figured I could use a little extra incentive!

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

I'm going for the option of Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?
which requires that I read 3-5 chunksters over the next 10 months.

Head on over to the Feelin' Chunky blog if you want to sign up as well!



LisaMay said...

Oooh good luck! I struggle with chunky books. I think it's just a mental thing, like I know it's going to take me forever to read so I'm wary :S

Julie P. said...

I just signed up for it this morning too!

euphrony said...

I'm about 150 pages into a book of 1024 pages. But I almost would hate to count it, since it is a reworking, connecting three books of a trilogy into one constant story.

I've got another author who's final book may hit late this fall. They're always in the neighborhood of 600-700 pages, and since he is trying to finish the 12-book series with this one (and he's left a lot on the table) it may well go over 1000. But I know it's his last book, as it is being finished posthumously based on what he had already written and extensive notes he left.

Anonymous said...

That's a little too much, too soon, for me. I'm just getting back into a reading pattern and I'm not willing to make that much commitment.

Given the books that I'm reading, It would take the whole series to make a chunkster.

Good luck to you, and have fun.

Unknown said...

I think it's a great challenge. I found it first on your blog Amy. Thank you.

Serena said...

good luck with the challenge...all of you joining this one are brave souls

Darlene said...

Glad you're doing this one too Amy. Good luck. I have quite the pile of books I'm planning on tackling.

Amy said...

Thanks for the good wishes everyone!

Euphrony, I take it you like chunksters?

Literary Feline said...

I chose this option too! Good luck to you!

euphrony said...

Maybe it should more be said that chunksters like me.

But think of my poor back as I lug these books to work in my shoulder bag - with my laptop and other heavy items.

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