Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Challenge That is Right Up My Alley!

I love love love memoirs and autobiographies! Lucky for me, Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles is hosting The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge of 2010! Many thanks to Melissa for hosting this challenge.

Here are the details:

1. The Memorable Memoir Challenge will be hosted at the The Betty and Boo Chronicles.

2. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. You're welcome to join anytime.

3. Memoirs, letters, diaries, and autobiographies count as reads for this challenge. (Basically, if you think it is the stuff of memoir, it counts.)

4. Overlaps with other challenges are allowed. Audiobooks and e-books are also allowed.

5. Participants are encouraged to read at least 4 memoirs/diaries/letters/autobiography books in 2010. (Of course, more are fine!) The four was kind of a random number because I was thinking about the seasons of our lives ... hence, four memoirs ... but I want this to be a fun, low-key challenge, especially for those who might be new to memoirs or haven't tried them before.

6. You're not required to make a list, but feel free to do so. You can change your list anytime. I'll do a separate post with some thoughts, and will compile yours too. (Just leave them in the comments.)

7. To join, simply sign up by using MckLinky on this post. If you want to do a special sign-up post on your blog, feel free ... but just the url of your blog is fine.

8. Feel free to grab the button that Florinda made for us!

Ok, so I really couldn't resist this challenge...I am so excited! Here are some of the books that I am planning to read:

Dreaming In Libro: How a Good Dog Tamed A Bad Woman by Louise Bernikow

Life Al Dente by Gina Cascone

Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Sheeres

Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney

Never Let Me Down: A Memoir by Susan J. Miller

Cowboy and Wills by Monica Holloway

What about you? Will you join this wonderful stress-free challenge?


The Bumbles said...

Oh I do love memoirs - I took a hiatus from them this year - planning to discover more interesting thoughts on lives in 2010!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I signed up for this one, too. I have a few memoirs on my TBR stacks already...and one of them is "Manic," the same one you have on your list.

I also have one on Helen Reddy, one on Pattie there should be no trouble meeting the requirements.

Kristen said...

I haven't even begun to create a reading list for this one but I am totally in. :-)

Melissa said...

Missy, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and joining the Challenge! Your list looks great ... lots of great possibilities there!

Lisa said...

This one really appeals to me but I just cannot sign up for another challenge!

Becky said...

I love memoirs too! I have already gotten a head start :). I just finished reading "bipolar bare" by Carlton Davis... a great memoir describing the life of author, who was diagnosed and is currently living with bipolar disorder. It really is interesting and has really helped me understand my nephew, who has been diagnosed with this disorder. That is what I love so much about memoirs.. they are entertaining, and I always learn something applicable to my life. I plan to read several memoirs in 2010 for sure!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

And a Happy New Year to you, Missy!

I know you're looking forward to Myrtle Beach. We're hitting it in two months. Desperately need a real vacation!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

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Plugs much appreciated!


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Thanks so much for following my blog! I have a challenge you might be interested in. Check out the details here:

Plugs much appreciated!



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