Weekly Geeks 12/4

Wow. December of 2010. I know everyone says this but it is amazing how fast this year has gone by. I'll be doing a big, long, end of year post later this month, but today we are already talking about next years challenges!

So, i have one challenge that goes through April 2011, the 1% Challenge. The challenge is for 13 books off the 1001 list, of which i've read 6.

Next, i think the Shakespeare Reading Challenge sounds fun. I'm going to read (or most likely listen to) 6 plays, of which 2 i can see performances of instead of reading. Perhaps after B and I finish A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court we might try a play. We both happen to have the exact same copies of the complete works. We are lit geeks; B was even an English major!

The Vintage Mystery Challenge also looks fun, though i be i am going to be a bit more vintage than expected. I've started loving some oooooollllldddddd mystery novels, so i am sure i can conquer the "Get a Clue" level of 7.

I currently have over 140 books on my TBR list on librarything. wow. And that doesn't count any i may receive for Christmas! Or all of B's lovely books. so i am jumping on the Off The Shelf reading challenge at the "Making a Dent" level of 30 books to read. I can do it!

As a personal challenge, i want to get some of those Russian books off my to-read list. I've not read War and Peace and intend to read that in 2011. So if anyone knows if a Russian challenge is up let me know! I'm sure there will be a couple more challenges anyway, beside the regular ones I sign up for at Stainless Steel Droppings.

I have never hosted a challenge and have no plans to do so this year. I'm a follower, not a leader! :)

Happy reading!

and holy crap, i just realized this is post 800. I can't believe i'm still doing this! Thanks for reading!


  1. Hi Melanie,

    Welcome to the Shakespeare Reading Challenge! Are you and your significant other reading A Connecticut Yankee aloud together or just simultaneously? My husband and I used to divide up all the parts and read Shakespeare together when we were dating--it's fun, if geeky.

  2. We are reading it aloud, taking turns. He's actually read more of it than i have; he's much better out loud than i am. When i was in college i took a Shakespeare class and found that reading the plays out loud to myself made them far easier to understand.

  3. Welcome to the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge! I am really getting excited about hosting my first challenge--I never expected to have so many sign up already (and it doesn't even start for almost a month!). I hope you enjoy doing it.

  4. PS: I can't wait to see which really oooooollllldddddd mysteries you choose!

  5. The 1% challenge sounds interesting. I will go and check this one out.
    Yes, I also am curious to see the old mysteries you are going to read.

  6. These seem like great challenges!

    Here is my Weekly Geeks post!

  7. It is pretty wild that we are already into the last month of the year. It feels like the proverbial ink hasn't even dried on my 'year end' posts from last year and it is already time to start working on them again for this year.

  8. Bev and Rikki- I've been reading Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon and want to continue in the line, as well as some of the older 1790's gothic mysteries.

    Gautami- I hope i'll enjoy them.

    Carl- I know! I've been scrolling through my posts this year to find my "best" list.


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