Sunday, January 31, 2010

February's 12 x 12 Reading Challenge

Last Tuesday, I chatted about a new reading challenge called The 12 x 12 Reading Challenge. If you missed that post, please click on the highlighted text to read more.

The idea behind this 12 by 12 Reading Challenge came from two bloggers, Pizza’s Book Discussion in 2009 and FOMA’s National Just Read More Novel’s Month 2010. There will be twelve book bloggers, each hosting their own Just Read More Novel’s Month throughout 2010.

Participants can join in one, two, or all twelve of these separate reading challenges. Each month starts a brand new reading challenge. And the goal? To simply read more novels. Each of us will follow the guidelines set for January’s NaJuReMoNoMo.

The rules are whatever you want to make of them, but here are the guidelines the creator of NaJuReMoNoMo goes by:
  1. Must Be A Novel. Works of fiction only, please. Memoirs, non-fiction, how-to books, and Garfield collections don't count.
  2. Memoirs Aren't Novels. No matter how made up the story, anything ostensibly true isn't a novel. Also known as The James Frey Rule.
  3. Start and Finish in February.
  4. Re-reading Doesn't Count. Try something new. Read something by your favorite author or try an entirely new author or tackle that novel you have always wanted to read.
  5. Have Fun. Nobody is grading you or paying you or judging you. Read what you like and like what you read.
Some of you had questions about the rules/guidelines. The rules are whatever you want to make of them.

If you can't participate in this one, maybe you can in the one or more of the months ahead. Below is a list of book blogs and the month each will be host to.

J. Kaye’s Book Blog is hosting February.
Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings is hosting March.
One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books is hosting April.
Page Turners is hosting May.
Misfit Salon is hosting June.
Good Books & Wine is hosting July.
Bookworming in the 21st Century is hosting August.
Bibliofreak is hosting September.
Book Crazy is hosting October.
Teens Read & Write is hosting November.
My Life in not so many Words is hosting December.


I truly could not help myself on this one, and I hope to sign up for at least one more month along the way too! I participated in last year's NaJuReMoNoMo, but decided that January this year would be devoted to catching up. Now that the month is over with, it is time for me to get back to my reading. I still have a lot of catching up to do, but that is really not the place to discuss it here!! Anyways, I'm not really shooting for a specific amount this month . . . just going to read as much as I possibly can.
  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  2. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo


  1. Welcome to February's 12 x 12. I am off to a late start, but I'll hopefully catch up!

  2. Of all people, I'm the one who is always late to responding!! No worries J. Kaye!! :)


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