Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Take Another Chance Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Hosted by Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here

There are three participation levels and you can change at any time. Check out the challenges at the host site.

A Small Gamble: Complete any 3 of the 12 challenges described below.
A Moderate Gamble: Complete any 6 of the 12 challenges described below.
Gambling It All: Complete all 12 of the challenges described below.

Each challenge you complete and link up in the correct Mr. Linky spots (which will be posted on January 1, 2010) will earn you entries into a prize drawing at the end of the challenge. Some of the challenges are harder and will earn you more entries. If you complete all 12 challenges, you will earn 5 extra entries into the drawing.
The prize is a book of the winner's choice from Amazon (worth $25 or less).
Crossover books from other challenges is fine.

This sounds like a real challenge but I'm going to take a chance and Gamble it All. I'll add the challenges and my chosen reading as I go.

Challenge No 1 - Read Your Doppelganger

Challenge Description: Find an author who has either the same initials, the same first name, the same last name, or the exact same name as you. Read a book by this author and write a post about it.

A Pale Horse by Charles Todd

Challenge No 2 - Blogroll Roulette

Challenge Description: Find a blogroll at either your book blog or another that has at least 15 blogs on it. Go to Random org. and enter no 1 for min. and 15 for max. and generate a number. Find the blog that is that number on your blogroll. Go to that blog and pick a book from those they have reviewed.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Challenge No 3 - 100 Best Book Entries

Challenge Description: Choose one of the lists below and go to the link provided. Choose a book to read from the list that you haven't read before. Read the book and write about it.

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Challenge No 4 - Prize Winner Book

Challenge Description -Pick one of the major literary awards from the list below. Click on the link for the award you picked. You will find a brief description of the award and links to past winners. Pick one of the past winners, read the book and write about it.

•Booker Prize•Caldecott Medal•National Book Award•National Book Critics Circle Award•Newbery Medal•Nobel Prize for Literature•PEN/Faulkner Award•Pulitzer Prize•Commonwealth Writers' Prize •EMMA Awards

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Challenge 5 - Title Word Count

Challenge description: Go to and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the numbers 1 for the min. and 5 for the max. and then hit generate. Find a book to read that has that number of words in the title. Read the book and write about it.

Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese

Challenge 6: Genre Switch-Up

Challenge Description: Go to this list of book genres and pick a genre that you have NEVER read before. Find a book from that genre, read it, and write about it.

Showdown at Yellow Butte by Louis L'Amour

Challenge 8: Real and Inspired

Challenge Description: Many authors or books inspire others to pay homage to them by writing another book inspired by the original work. For this challenge, read both an original work and a book inspired by that original work. Write about both books in one post.

Jane Austen :
Sense and Sensibility
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

Challenge 9: Same word, different book.

Challenge Description: Find two books that have the same word in the title. Read both books and write about them. (Worth 2 entries because you have to read two books).

Heart's Blood - Juliet Marillier
Blood Royal - Vanora Bennett

Challenge 10: Become A Character
Challenge Description: For this challenge, you can read any book you want. However, you have to write about the book as one of the characters from the book. The character can comment on his/her treatment by the author, other characters, the “untold story,” what happened next, and so forth.

The Colour by Rose Tremain

Challenge 11: All in the Family

Challenge Description: The writing gene often runs in the family. For this challenge, you need to find two authors from the same family (either by blood or by marriage) and read a book by each of the authors and then write about both books.

The Shadow of Your Smile - Mary Higgins Clark
Cursed - Carol Higgins Clark

Challenge 12: Author Anthology Pick

Challenge Description: Find an anthology of your choice. Read at least 5 entries in the anthology. Of the 5 entries you’ve read, pick your favorite one and then find a book by that writer and read it. (If your first choice doesn’t have a book, then pick your next favorite until you find a writer that has a book.) Write about the anthology, your favorite pick from the anthology, and the book you read by your favorite pick.

Roger Caras' Treasury of Great Cat Stories
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lilian Jackson Braun


  1. I'm glad you decided to join in! I look forward to seeing your posts and what you end up reading! have fun with it!

  2. Thanks Jenners....I know I'm going to have fun. Have already started looking around for my doppelganger.