Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sign up for the 2011 A to Z Challenge


Would you like to sign up for the A to Z Challenge? Simply leave a comment on this post! It's that simple. If you have a blog, please leave your blog url in the comments. If you don't have a blog, that's alright. You're still welcome to join in! You may want to join the ABC Readers Yahoo Group.



January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.



How does this reading challenge work? Choose the option that works best for you...

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books



How strict is the 26 or 52? I know it isn't always easy to find those difficult letters. The thought of finding the X's (for example) might scare folks away. It shouldn't! I'm a merciful host! (Ask anyone!)

If you want to give the X's a go... For authors, try to find an X in the first name, middle name, or last name. For titles, it doesn't have to be the starting word. Try to find an X somewhere in a title, and it'd count in my book.

Still can't find a book for the letter you need? I'll take your word for it. I've been there. I know. If your library doesn't see the need to order books just because it starts with an X, then I don't blame you for not wanting to special order a book that you may or may not enjoy. You gave it your best, don't feel bad. You can still make this challenge work for you.

For ideas on what to read, check out these former challenge sites: year one,year two, year three.

77 comments:

  1. Count me in!

    http://feministtexicanreads.wordpress.com

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  2. I love this challenge! I'm definitely in for titles.

    http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-z-reading-challenge.html

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  3. Do you have to read them in order, or can one week you read C, then the next W, then the next J, etc?

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  4. Yipee, This is a fun challenge. Count me in.

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  5. I'm in for the first time!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-z-challenge-2011.html

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  6. I really would like to try this out. With school it makes it pretty hard to read anything that is not a text book. But I think this will be a good way to try and keep myself reading and writing like I want to be.

    So I'm in-
    http://cass177.blogspot.com/

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  7. I am in again! I love this challenge. :0)

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  8. Can i read books i am reading for other challenges too??

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  9. Hi!
    I did this challenge this year and really enjoyed it. I've posted and linked back to you. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-reading-challenges_34.html

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  10. I'm in.

    http://intheforestbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-challenges-part-ii.html

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  11. I'm in for the 52 Titles & Authors 2011 Challenge. http://dianas-glob.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is fun, I did it before. Found the best Chinese author whose name was x something

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  13. I'm joining the A to Z challenge and hope to read 52 titles for it.

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  14. This sounds like fun! I'd love to join in!

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  15. Ok! I want to sign up! I would like to do by author!
    my blog http://joannsbest.blogspot.com
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  16. I wil buy a few and read them. I dont' have a blog so will post back here when done.

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  17. Sounds like fun and I'm signing up for the Title challenge.
    http://bookjay.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-to-z-challenge.html

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  18. sing me in for the challenge by titles

    is it okey if the book is in another language like french?

    http:/livresetbiscuits.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm in for authors!
    You can find me at christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm in. My post is here: http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-challenge-2011-to-z-challenge.html

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  21. Here's my post!
    http://agirlwalksintoabookstore.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-to-z-challenge.html

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  22. Sign me up! I'll be reading by Book Title. Find me at seeinginsidemyself.blogspot.com. Yay! This will give me something to blog about when I get evil writer's block.

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  23. I finished the challenge in 2010, by title. I loved it! It led me to some books I never would have found. I plan to do it again in 2011, by author.

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  24. P.S. Forgot to send you my blog url. It is
    http://giraffedreams.blogspot.com

    The list of books I read is in the sidebar.

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  25. I'm going to try!
    http://xjessiexbellex.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-z-challenge.html

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  26. I've already got my list picked out:

    http://100books1year-danystormborn.blogspot.com

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  27. this looks good...

    http://cindy-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com

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  28. I'm in! Although I'll do it as A to Ö challenge, since we have some extra letters in the Finnish language.

    http://mostlyhere-readingchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-o-challenge.html

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  29. I'm in! http://pilethemon.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-z-challenge-2011.html

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  30. I'm going to try this again in 2011!

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  31. I'm definitely going to try this challenge again this year. For 2010, I read 14 authors and 21 books. Even though I didn't quite make it to 52, I gave it a grand try! Lots of fun!

    http://lumorgan.blogspot.com

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  32. I'm in for both authors and books - 52 total!:)

    acceptanceenergyhappiness.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm doing it for the 26 books. It will be posted in my scroll bar on my sidebar.

    http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com/

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  34. Sign me up for the 26 Titles again.
    http://eren0317.blogspot.com/

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  35. I always have fun with this challenge, but haven't yet finished it. :) Here's my link:

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-z-challenge-2011.html

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  36. Yes, I'll sign up again! One of these years I will actually read a book for every letter. I love to keep trying.

    Thanks for hosting these challenges!

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  37. I'm in, but this year I'm going back to titles. I did terrible last year with authors!

    http://lisalit.blogspot.com/2011/01/z-challenge-2011.html

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  38. I'm in! I was so close to finishing last year. Probably would have if I hadn't gotten sick in the end. I'm doing both titles and authors (I even have two books on my book shelf that have the author's last name starting with "X"!

    http://bkwrmjchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/z-reading-challenge.html

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  39. I'm in for both!

    http://whitetigerreads.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm going to try to do both authors and titles!

    http://iubookgirl.blogspot.com/

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  41. I'm going to try the author challenge for sure and may just do the title if it works out. Very excited about my reading list this year!

    http://tfrances.wordpress.com

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  42. I'm in!
    I'm hoping this challenge will help give me a little focus when trying to tackle my "to read" list in 2011. Thanks!

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  43. Are you going to have review links for just 2011?

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  45. I am going in for authors this time ... My post is here
    http://readingbetweenpages.wordpress.com/challenges-for-2011/#AtoZReadingChallenge2011

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  46. I'm in for the 26 books for the first time :)

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  47. I just found out about this challenge yesterday! Count me in!!
    came up with a book list on my reading challenges page:

    http://thepinksleeves.blogspot.com/p/you-are-what-you-read.html

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  48. I'm in again! Maybe I'll even remember to link my reviews to this site this year :-P How do we do that in 2011?

    www.givingherallshesgot.wordpress.com

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  49. I'm joining in again because last year I failed to complete it. Going for all 54! Good luck everyone.

    www.mandasmovements.blogspot.com

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  50. Very fun! Sign me up -- I've posted at my blog!

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  51. Looking forward to trying it again! :)

    http://couplereads.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-z-challenge.html

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  52. http://othermothersblog.blogspot.com/

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  53. I just had an idea to do this and googled it to see if anyone else has had the idea. So happy you did and there's lots of people to join in doing it!

    I'm going for 26 Authors. Good luck everyone!

    http://newtowritinggirl.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/still-thinking/

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  54. I'm in for the Titles challenge.. Hope I will finish it this year.

    http://desertrosechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-to-z-challenge.html

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  55. oooh - I LOVE this!! I don't have to do them in order, do I? I'm going to go for the titles.
    http://zimmerzoo.com
    (I'll post about the challenge soon...promise!)

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  56. I've joined this challenge, it's been pretty enjoyable so far!

    http://fanarchist.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/a-to-z-reading-challenge-masterlist-2011/

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  57. I'm in, but only with authors :)
    Here's my challenge post: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-z-challenge-2011.html

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  59. I'm in. I think I will do 26 authors.
    http://deborahannwarner.blogspot.com/

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  60. Both Titles and Authors for me, please! http://mamadrama-timestwo.blogspot.com/

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  61. Hi, I'm signing up late, but I've already got 12 great books I've read and reviewed that I can link to. sign me up for 52 please. :)

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  62. If it's not too late, I'd like to join.

    http://onlyorangery.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  63. I would love to be a part of it

    http://umaspoembook.blogspot.com/

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  64. Are we supposed to post links for every book we read, or just one qualifying link for each letter?

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  65. Is anyone moderating this challenge? Answering questions? Posting updates? Anything?

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  66. Count me in also.
    http://anovelideabookreview.blogspot.com/

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  67. Hi, there! Do audio books count for the challenge, or is this strictly printed books?

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  68. OK, I am in.

    http://eygamknihomoli.blogspot.com/

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  69. I am doing it with authors.

    http://myreadingchallenge1.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-challenges.html

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  70. Are you doing one of these for 2012?

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  71. No blog, but have done this one a few years, There are no more X books at my library...lol

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  72. I finally finished

    http://www.mytwoblessings.com/2011/12/to-z-challenge-by-title-and-author.html

    Plan to do it again in 2012. Thank you Becky for a hosting. I had a great time discovering some interesting new authors and titles.

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  73. Many thanks for the exciting blog posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are a brilliant writer. I actually added your blog to my favorites and will look forward for more updates. Great Job, Keep it up.. :)public liability insurance cost

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  74. I loved this idea so I am going to join in! Better late than never right!?

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