999 Challenge

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Fancy an extra reading challenge for 2009? Over at the wonderful LibraryThing they are gearing up for the 999 Challenge ~ 9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. There is only one rule and that is you can only have 6 cross over books in your 9 catagories. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09! You pick the categories yourself, just post here and let us know how you’re doing.

I was alerted to this by colleagues who are gearing up for the challenge. They are going to cheat ever so slightly by starting on their reading now.

Robin has chosen her 9 categories : *Books Made Into Movies *Short Listed and Man-Booker Prize Winners *Word of Mouth *Chic Lit *Classic Reading *Australian Authors *Biographies *1001 Must Reads *Crime Fiction.

Scarlett’s lists comprise of : *Embarassing gaps in my reading *Stagnant bookself books *Orange prize winners *Man-Booker prize winners *Books made into movies *1001 must reads *Australian authors *Recommended reads *Crime.

The 999 challenge even has its own blog.

BTW : Have I told you about LibraryThing? It’s a wonderful site where you can record all the reading you do and/or all the books you own. You can give them star ratings and write reviews. You can also see the comments and ratings of other people who have read the same books as you. The link above takes you to my LibraryThing page – get your own account. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page you can see a little widget that shows some of my LibraryThing books. Cool or what?

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