What is Simply...Challenging?

In brief, Simply...Challenging is my challenge blog. Here, I'm only listing the reading (and 1 writing) challenges I am/have taken part in, as well as book lists for each. My reviews are posted at Goodreads. Yes, it seems weird, but right now, it works for me. ;)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tea and Books Reading Challenge


1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012

Birgit from The Book Garden is hosting the Tea and Books Reading Challenge.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
- C. S. Lewis

Birgit's challenge is inspired by the above quote and she is challenging participants to read books with more than 700 pages.  Novels only, no large print, short story collections/anthologies, audio books, or re-reads.

There are 4 levels to choose from:
Chamomile Lover - read 2 700+ page books
Berry Tea Devotee - read 4 700+ page books
Earl Grey Aficionado - read 6 700+ page books
Sencha Connoisseur - read 8 or more 700+ page books

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I'm going to attempt Chamomile Lover (2 books), since I don't usually read hefty books (but maybe here's my chance to do so! ;)

As titles are read, they will be dated, a link to a review posted, and (finally, since I love to do it!) crossed out.
1.  The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (1174 pages)
2.  An Irish History of Civilization (volume 1) by Donald Harman Akenson (828 pages)

3 comments:

  1. Welcome to the challenge! Very impressive book choice :-) !

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  2. Thanks for hosting it! I'm looking forward to reading this one for quite awhile. ;)

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  3. As you've signed up for the *Tea & Books Reading Challenge* on my blog, here's just a little reminder that you've still got three more weeks to finish the challenge!
    Latest Update Post (plus Giveaway, yay) can be found here:
    http://the-book-garden.blogspot.com/2012/12/tea-books-reading-challenge-giveaway.html

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