Saturday, December 18, 2010

2011 Memorable Memoirs Reading Challenge

This will be my second challenge that I will be signing up for in the next year. I have decided to focus on my three favorite genres: Mysteries (my own challenge), Memoirs and Literary Fiction (which I am still pondering which challenge to join).

This challenge is hosted by Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles, one my of my favorites stops in blog land.
If you have not discovered her yet, I would recommend stopping by.

Here are the rules:

About the Challenge: If you enjoy reading memoirs or really haven't explored them as much as you'd like to, then this is the challenge for you. Anything that in your mind qualifies as a memoir will meet the challenge requirements. Letters, diaries, autobiographies, books on writing memoirs ... in my book, they all count as Memorable Memoirs. Books, e-books, audiobooks are all fine.

Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2011. You can sign up anytime from now and throughout 2011, but don't start reading until January 1, 2011.

Requirements: It's up to you! I want this to be a fun and low-key challenge, yet one that will be worthwhile of your valuable reading time. If that means reading one memoir, that's great. If that means reading three dozen, even better. You decide what works for you. Overlaps with other challenges are more than fine ... even encouraged. :)

Write a post (or include your intention to participate in this along with other challenges) on your blog (if you don't have a blog, you can just leave a comment). Tell us how many Memorable Memoirs you're planning on reading. You don't need to list your books in advance, but if you want to, we'd love to see which ones you're thinking about. You can always change them later. (I'll create a list of possibilities based on some of my own memoir reading and that which participants did last year.)

On January 1 (or thereabouts), I'll have a link up for reviews.

The challenge is open to anyone, even if you don't have a blog. You can sign up in the comments, or in the Linky below. (I haven't had good luck with linkies this year ... if it ever goes down, check back later or leave your link in the comments.)

Sign up with your name and url to your blog post about the challenge. Example: Melissa (The Betty and Boo Chronicles)

Most importantly,
have fun with this challenge. Happy Memorable Memoir Reading!

My Goal is to read 10 Memoirs.
I have not decided what they are but I know there will be so many delicious, delightful, inspiring, and powerful stories that will come my way in the next year.
Here are a few I am interested in already:
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
Coming Home to Myself by Wynonna Judd
Blue Blood by Edward Conlon
Parallel Play by Tim Page

I mentioned a few others in a previous post as well.
Cakewalk by Kate Moses and Stuffed by Patricia Volk.

Happy Reading, Happy Holidays and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Melissa said...

So glad you've joined the Memorable Memoir Challenge! Thanks so much, too, for the shout-out ... especially today. :)

Looking forward to seeing which memoirs you choose!

Marce said...

I joined this one also, look forward to your reviews.

Gina said...

Love how the challeges you selected last for the duration of the you plenty of time to participate AND enjoy it along the way. Sounds like you already have a plan for getting this one started...can't wait to see the reviews that will follow. Happy reading!