Tuesday, January 04, 2011

War & Peace Challenge

There are a few read-a-longs of 'War & Peace' occuring in the book blogging community in 2011.  It turns out that it's a perfect one year challenge:  If you read one chapter a day, apparently, you will be done at the end of the year.  So I thought that during these challenges that I read so much about, why not begin a similar challenge with my non-virtual world book club (jokingly referred to as 'book club in real life')?

I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to keep up with this, and I definitely won't be starting until the end of the month because I have two books on the go in addition to two magazines (TIME, National Geographic) which I'd like to finish.  Work will probably be really busy this month as well, so we'll see when I can get around to it.  Anyways, there will probably be prizes which I think will make it fun.  I'm toying with an idea where everyone brings in a 're-gifted book' and winners get to choose from a pile of books in some sort of order.  I've been thinking of creating some interesting awards like:

"Fastest Procratinator" [for those that leave most of the reading until the last month] or
"Skimmer Extroardinare" [someone who doesn't really 'READ' the book, but just skims through it]

...or whatever.  Would love to hear some suggestions on awards and please leave a comment if you're also planning on reading 'War & Peace' this year, whether part of a challenge or otherwise.


Anonymous said...

I just bought it today. I fear signing up for either of the book blogging community War and Peace challenges this year that I'm aware of, though. If I "fail" I'd hate to have a public record of my "shame"... :-)

Sarah said...

I didn't know that it was a perfect year-long read... that's really interesting. If I think about it, I may try to start that this week. It'd be nice to say that I've read War & Peace, even if it takes a whole year to get through it!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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Wakela said...

Just stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop. Have a great week!

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Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Very cool blog! Hopped by from the Hop!

Lisa said...

It's funny... I've heard about the book, know about the book, yet I have never actually pick it up and read it lol I should try reading that book for once

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Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

I want to read War and Peace this year, but I can't find a copy anywhere. I do find it intimidating, however. :)

Patricia's Particularity said...

Stoping through via the Hop! I love Classics. I'm studying for my ENglish Lit. GRE right now so I'm ready quite a few classics Love your blog. Happy Hopping!