Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another Reading Challenge!

Thanks to Frances of Nonsuch Book, I am joining another challenge.  I can't help it - the books involved are going to be such good reads that I know I have to at least attempt to read a few of them.  Frances, on the other hand is going to read all of them - that means she will be reading 42 novellas during the month of August  and blogging about it  (that comes to a book or two a day)! Talk about a voracious reader! So, after Melville House Publishing (they publish these books) found out about the challenge, they created this challenge around Frances' idea of reading all 42 novellas - how cool is that!?!

Anyhow, here are the details:

1. Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate.

2. Read the books in any order you like.

3. Challenge begins August 1 and ends August 31.

4.  Here are the levels:

Curious – Read 1 novella

Fascinated — Read 3 novellas

Captivated – Read 6 novellas

Passionate — Read 9 novellas

Mesmerized – Read 15 novellas

Obsessed – Read 21 novellas

Fanatical – Read 27 novellas

Unstoppable — Read 33 novellas

Bibliomaniac — Read all 42 novellas

5. Prizes! Melville House will be giving away sets of The Duels, The Neversink Library, Melville International Crime, individual novellas, novella sets, Bartleby bags, Bartleby bags stuffed full of books, gift certificates to our website and much much more. The prizes will get better everyday.

6. Have Fun!

I'm not sure yet, how many of these novellas I'll be reading, but I do know that I can't wait to start this challenge and I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts on these books!  Hope you decide to join in on the fun!


Bellezza said...

It looks like we're drawn to exactly the same challenges, Nadia!

Aths said...

This is such a cool challenge! Good luck!

Nadia said...

Bellezza, I know! Great minds think alike :)

Aths, it is! You should join! Thanks, I'll need it ;)

Frances said...

Sooo glad you have decided to read too! I am beyond myself with excitement. And just know that you will be reading mor ethan you originally intended. :)

Nadia said...

Frances, I'm glad you thought of this and that you inspired Melville House to host a challenge. This will definitely be fun!

Shelley said...

I'm on the verge of joining this challenge. I would love to own the whole set, but that's just a dream!

Danielle said...

What a cool challenge! I've read a few of these and enjoyed them- Tales of Belkin especially. Good luck!