lørdag den 12. juni 2010

The Global Reading Challenge

I have just checked the 2010 Global Reading Challenge blog, and will you believe it, we are 100 participants now!

When I came up with the challenge in December, I would have been happy with ten or twenty participants, especially as I know how busy you all are out there. So it has been such a pleasure to see it growing - and even being ´bullied´ into adding a fourth level.

So far, I have only read eight novels out of fourteen myself, but then I have never planned to finish this challenge early. I want to spread the books out over the year (and if you suspect I am afraid I may forget all about the challenge blog if I finish too early, you are not quite wrong).

Tomorrow: book review.
Monday: guest post on Cozy Mysteries.

14 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - I'm so glad you organized this challenge. I admit, I'm not done my books for the challenge yet, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it and I'm enjoying learning from what others read.

Beth F sagde ...

I too am discovering new books through this challenge. I have my South American book yet to read -- I have it picked out, I just need to make the time. But I have a half year left ....

Kerrie sagde ...

I'm having a bit of a "lull" just now Dorte, but will get "expert" finished in the next month when I read HYPOTHERMIA, then I'll have to get more organised for the "extremist"level.
It was a wonderful idea of yours!

....Petty Witter sagde ...

100 participants, well done for organising this challenge. I look forward to your other reviews.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: it is almost a relief to see that I am ahead of you for once. I am so impressed by your achievements when it comes to blogging and writing fiction!

Beth: I don´t worry either. I have several of the books on my TBR, I just need a holiday to read some of them.

Kerrie: I am not far from finishing Beth´s What´s in a Name challenge and the Cozy Mystery challenge. After those, I will do something about this one.

Tracy: thank you. You will get some cozy mystery first, but as far as I remember, you also like those.

Uriah Robinson sagde ...

Only eight for you! I have reached ten of the twelve I intend to read, just Australasia to go. I have too many books on the TBR pile to bother with Antarctica. ;o)
By the way the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton went to my old school, Dulwich College, along with Raymond Chandler and PG Wodehouse.

Dorte H sagde ...

Norman: I knew I could make my readers feel good when I admitted I had only read eight :O

Did Sir Shackelton (wonderful name for a cozy mystery) write any great crime fiction? Because in that case I´d love to be introduced to him ;)

pattinase (abbott) sagde ...

If I ever get out of Europe, I'll be happy. It's a big continent to let go off. Looking forward to Asia.

Dorte H sagde ...

Patti: the world is large, but I prefer reading my way through the continents to leaving the sofa and do an actual tour :D

Kelly sagde ...

100 participants is quite impressive!

I look forward to the Cozy Mystery guest spot! One of my favorite genres!

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: I am sure you are going to enjoy my guest!

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Congratulations Dorte. That was a wonderful idea and it has help us/me to find very interesting authors all around the world. Great fun.

Care sagde ...

IT's a fabulous challenge hosted by a fabulous blogger. Congrats on building the excitement for this.

Dorte H sagde ...

Oh, thank you, Jose and Care.