Merry Christmas everyone! I am currently having a blast with some time off work, so forgive me for the lack of posts, but I needed to unplug for a while there. I will be putting up a sort of summary for 2013 soon, so stay tuned for that. But for now, please consider joining this wonderful challenge!
I am probably going to be adding one too many challenges for next year with this one, but I just had to add the Chunkster Challenge to my roster as well. I’ve been tempted for several years to join, but I would always scare myself away with doubts. There is no way I will be reading that many huge books to count for the challenge, right? But I surprised myself this year, after keeping some general stats of my reading habits in an excel spreadsheet, that I happened to read fifteen qualifying books in 2013. I would love to break this record in the year to come with 20 books. You can check out the official page here and read the rules below.
Wondering what’s a chunkster? A chunkster is an adult or YA book, non-fiction or fiction, that’s 450 pages or more.
Rules for this challenge:
- Audio books and e-books are now allowed. You want to listen to a chunkster on audio? Be my guest.
- Essay, short story, and poetry collections are allowed but they have to be read in their entirety to count.
- Books may crossover with other challenges.
- Anyone can join.
- You don’t have to list your book ahead of time.
- Graphic novels don’t count. Sorry guys but reading a chunkster graphic novel isn’t the same as reading a non-graphic chunkster.
I’ve been thinking long and hard about the levels of participation that have always been a part of this challenge. This year we’re going to try something new: there won’t be any levels.
Don’t get me wrong. This is still a reading challenge. Challenge yourself without being locked in to a certain number. If you didn’t read any chunksters in 2013 and want to change that in 2014, come up with a number and try to read that amount.
I understand that chunksters can be a bit intimidating. My goal is to encourage as many people as possible to give chunksters a try. We all love short books because we can get through them in a sitting or a few days. It’s different with chunksters. With chunksters, you have to slow down and take your time. The Chunkster Challenge is all about having fun and reading good books.