The Random Reading Challenge is being hosted by Wendy over at Caribousmom and running from August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010. What is this challenge all about? Here’s the info from Caribousmom…
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you always find yourself reading from set lists or feeling committed to reading one book while another book screams at you from your TBR mountain? Has your reading become completely scheduled? If so, the Random Reading Challenge may be just the thing to put the spontaneity back into your reading.
For this challenge, readers will be choosing books randomly from their TBR stacks. You may select one of three levels of participation:
You are just a tad compulsive about your reading – you love your lists and schedules. Being spontaneous is not something that comes naturally to you. To complete the challenge, force yourself out of your rut and read just six books.
You really want to break away from all those lists, but you do still have a responsibility to your reading groups, other challenges and all those review books. Six books is too little, but twelve is too much. Stretch a little and read nine books for the challenge.
Throw away the lists, don’t look at your schedule, bring on the joy that comes with the freedom to chose books randomly. Read twelve books for the challenge.
As you can see there are a lot of different options but I’m going for Level 1. What I did was pick a book from each of my different piles that range from review copies, library books, challenge books all the way to my own books – I picked 10 of them. I went to the random generator and a library book won – Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. Next time around I’ll pick 10 different books again and choose one of those.
Note: I had to redraw because I decided I didn’t want to read this for now. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett won.
I’m also going to keep track of books read on this post:
Head on over to Caribousmom by clicking here and check out the rules and sign up!