Saturday, December 4, 2010

Playing catch up and 2011 Reading Challenges!

   Yo yo my peeps. Crazy week. Crazy people. I'm crazy.

   I could be finished there, but I guess I'll write some more.

    So you know the layout I showed you guys in this post? The one done by the designer Adeyeo that I absolutely fell in love with? She put me on her website!! How cool is that?! Check it out here. Yep, I'm famous. Maybe I'll get rich. Rich and famous. My life's ambition. Yeah, right!

   That's the most exciting thing to happen to me this week. I've had such a busy week and I haven't really gotten to get much done! You all know how Christmas gets so hectic? Well I'm there. I've been running here, and getting this, and going there. Phew! Christmas cards are just not going to happen this year, and I hate that because I've got a REALLY cute kid to show off, but oh well.
 Wait, I think I'll make a digital one up real quick and post it for you. Hold on.

Credits: Summer Driggs

   Whipped that puppy up in about 5 minutes. That's the most creative I've gotten all week...sigh, that's sad! I hope to do a new digiscrap page tonight. I've gotten so many freebies this week, though! Lots of blog trains and Christmas giveaways right now.

   So onto the reading challenges I'm going to take on for 2011. I've never joined an actual reading challenge, but I thought that now that I have this fancy new blog and a whole 13 followers, I have an avenue to really put some of these challenges out there. I'm going for it! So without further ado:

    This was a great challenge for me. I've been slowly trying to read all the fiction Pulitzer winners for the last 20 years, but it's been slow-going. I figure THIS I can do! This one is made especially easy because in 1941 & 1971, no prizes were given to fiction, and I've already read the 1961 winner, To Kill a Mockingbird, so I only have 8 books to read to finish this challenge!

Challenge rules: Super lenient! The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Audiobooks, ebooks, and overlaps with other challenges are accepted. The goal is simply to have all the Pulitzer fiction winner for the years ending in 1 read by the end of the year. So if you've already read a couple of the books before the challenge begins, fret not: you don't have to re-read them (unless you want to, of course). Fiction not your thing? Feel free to read all the general nonfiction, history, or auto/biography winners for the years ending in 1.Wanna join with me? Head over and sign up!

And next:

   I love a big fat book. I love YA (young adult) fiction. These are combined to make this awesome challenge!

The Guidelines:
·      *This challenge does not have to only include YA, but it should be predominantly YA that means at least 75% of the books you read should be young adult fiction.
·     * Each book MUST contain 350 pages or more.
·      *Only physical copies and e-books will count toward the challenge. (Sorry, but audio books don’t have pages!)
Y  YES, e-readers DO count! :) 
·       -You can add each book as you read them. You do NOT have to make a list.
 T      I'm really excited to be participating in these challenges! I may decide to join a few more, too. A lot of them kinda overlap so one book can count for more than one challenge. Multi-tasking! 
Thanks for stopping! I'll see ya'll next time, ya'hear?

P.S. I see those random T's up there and can't figure out how to get rid of them =( It has something to do with my copy/pasting the guidelines for the second Reading Challenge. Oh well.

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