OK… the third and probably final challenge I’m signing up for next year! I like this one because it just covers a huge bunch of categories, so you get a little bit of everything in there! The Mixing It Up Challenge 2012 is hosted by Ellie at Musings of a Bookshop Girl, so visit there to sign up! Here’s the details…
~ HOW TO PARTICIPATE ~
Read one book from each of the challenge categories, using the guidelines above. Don’t use the same book for more than one category!
The challenge will run until December 31st 2012, so you can sign up any time during the year.
Create a blog post for the challenge, to keep track of what you’ve read. Add review links for each completed book so we can see how you’re getting on.
The URL you leave in the Mr Linky MUST be a direct link to your challenge post, not to your blog homepage - I don’t have time to comb through several months’ worth of posts searching for it as the year wears on!
Leave a comment on this post with your blog name (so I can match you to your Linky entry) and your chosen level of participation.
Bookmark this post so you can come back later! I’ll be adding links to update posts over the year, plus you’ll have the category guidelines handy if you need them!
At the end of the year, everyone who has read along and hit their chosen target will be entered into a bookish giveaway. Prizes to be determined!
So here are the challenge categories, and my VERY TENTATIVE picks for each one. There are 16 categories, and I’m going for All the Trimmings and a Cherry On Top, AKA all 16 categories. Bold, I know.
1. Classics: The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
2. Biography: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (Kelly from The Office!)
3. Cookery, Food, and Wine: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
4. History: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
5. Modern Fiction: The Beach House by Jane Green
6. Graphic Novels and Manga: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1 by Alan Moore
7. Crime and Mystery: Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett
8. Horror: Dracula by Bram Stoker
9. Romance: Some Enchanted Evening by Christina Dodd
10. Sci-Fi and Fantasy: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
11. Travel: Seven Seasons in Siena by Robert Rodi
12. Poetry: a collection of The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
13. Journalism and Humor: This is a Book by Demetri Martin
14. Science and Natural History: Genome by Matt Ridley
15. Childrens and Young Adult: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
16. Social Sciences and Philosophy: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Like I said, it’s VERY TENTATIVE. I own a TON of books that could work for any of these categories, so I’m bound to change my mind about a couple.
So go sign up and join the fun! Do it, do it, do it!