Friday, January 04, 2008

Chunkster Challenge 2008

Dana is hosting the Chunkster Challenge this year.

The Rules:
  • To qualify the book must be 450 pps regular type OR 750 pps large text.
  • You must read FOUR chunksters (one each quarter), you OBVIOUSLY may read more
  • The Challenge will run Jan 7th, 2008 - Dec 20th, 2008 (the only chunky thing occupying my mind over Christmas is ME! AND I am using my foresight remembering my inbox on Dec 31st/ Jan 1 of THIS year when all the challenges ended). BUT any chunkster started after Jan 1 qualifies.
  • OH THERE WILL BE PRIZES - one a quarter. Prizes to be determined later ( so making the rules on the fly here, peeps). Think small and fun, not big and chunky.
  • Sharing reviews mandatory, format still to be determined.

To join the challenge you need to leave a comment at Dana's blog confirming your interest before March 1.

The books:

As I look at my TBR shelf, there are a load of books that I could nominate for this challenge. I am going to start with the following but may end up substituting other books later:

Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden (560 pages)

Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks (618 pages)

A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick (544 pages)

Shadowbrook by Beverly Swerling (512 pages)

I do so love big books!


  1. I love big, fat books, but I just don't have the time to read any right now. Maybe when I'm not working and can spend more time reading than shelving books. :) Good luck!

  2. I love big books too even though sometimes it takes me a little longer to get to them. :-)

  3. I don't recognize any of your titles! I'm not surprised though because if it looks big, I pass it up.

    Would you ladies mind sending some of that excess big-book love my way? :) I need it.

  4. When I was younger, the thicker the book the more likely I was to buy it!

    Sending the love your way Joy!

  5. I've read a few this year that would qualify, I hope I can get in on it in the future. The longer the book the better I like it.

  6. Hello I love big books, too bad I missed the Chunky Book Challenge! Will there be any next year? And is it limited by country (I come from Singapore) or age(Primary School, abt 10+)?

    If not... I can read 2 books or so in 3 months so I would love to take part if there was any next year! Hooray!

    Blog Reader,
    Ms Wadeva

  7. Hi Ms Wadeva

    There were no limits on country or age this year. I haven't heard if it is going to run next year or not, but I am relatively confident that someone will pick up the organisation of the challenge.