Thursday, December 23, 2010

Off The Shelve Challege

Off The Shelf!

In years past I have participated in the TBR challenge and I never read as many of the books on my list as I would like.  I always attempt 24 - all books from the main list and the alternate list.   This year I have decided to participate in the Off The Shelf! challenge instead of the TBR challenge.  Mostly, because while I didn't complete the TBR challenge this year, I did however read a lot of books that I already owned. 

The Off The Shelf! challenge is being hosted by Bookish Ardour.  

Here's the info: 

The challenge begins on the 1st of January and ends on the 31st of December 2011 

Note: This challenge is to read those books you own copies of, but have never got around to reading. If you don't have many that you own, but have a massive TBR shelf you're welcome to read those ones as long as you don't add new ones. You don't need to actually get rid of your books after you've read them, this is just to read them.

How To Participate
  1. Decide which challenge level you'll be doing (further below) - do not include books that you buy from the start of this challenge.
  2. Grab the code for the badge down below and post it on a side bar or in a signature (if you want to participate, but aren't blogging, on a social network or forum - Submission For Non Bloggers).
  3. Create your own post to let all your readers know you’re taking part in the challenge and at what level (if you're really proficient you can list your books!). Make sure to link back to this page with either one of the buttons or a text link..
  4. Use the link form below to enter into the challenge by sharing your challenge post url and your name (either your name, blog name, or both).Please don't use the comment form to participate, only to comment on the challenge or something else..
  5. Submit your reviews (if you choose to review them, but that is optional) on the review page.
  6. When you’ve completed you’re challenge let us know on the completion post. If you're using a tag or category I recommend sharing the link back to that so everyone can find them

Challenge Levels
  1. Tempted–  Choose 5 books to read
  2. Trying – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
  4. On A Roll – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Flying Off – Choose 75 books to read
For extra hard challenges
  1. Hoarder – Choose 76-125 books to read
  2. Buried – Choose 126-200 books to read

I'm going to be signing up for the Making a Dent challenge - with 30 books from my TBR stack.  I'm going to make sure they are books that I own as of December 31st, 2010.  I'm going to refrain from listing any books here..because that would just be silly and very very time consuming since, well, I don't need to mention the huge number of books I own that are unread. 


bermudaonion said...

Good luck!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I hope your Christmas is perfect. Enjoy time with family and friends.