Wednesday, July 7, 2010

STATUS: The Chunkster Challenge

Here is an update regarding The Chunkster Challenge I am participating in. What exactly is a "Chunkster" challenge? Well thanks for asking....... LOL!!!

The rules to the challenge is simple:
  • A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) ...
  • If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more ... The average large type book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
  • No Audio books.
  • No e-Books allowed - we are reading traditional, fat books for this challenge.
  • Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
  • Books may crossover with other challenges

There are 3 Level to choose from: (I chose number 2)

  1. The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn't want to commit to much more than that. 3 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
  2. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 4 Chunksters over the next twelve months.
  3. Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more.

What four books did I choose? Thanks again for asking!!!

  1. Of course there is the book that I am currently reading, Moby Dick (over 600 pages) because of the additional reading challenge I am in.

  2. 48 Laws of Power (452 pages - barely made the list)

  3. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (527 pages)
  4. ?????? Do you guys have any suggestions?

There was a wonderful reason (other than me really wanting to read them) for choosing these particular books for the challenge. The reason is.....wait for it........


They crossover with the other challenges (and also my summer reading list) that I am participating in. (I know...I know)

Are any of you guys participating in the "Chunkster" challenge? If so tell me what books you chose because as you can see, I need one more book to read for this challenge!!!

OH! The challenge ends January 31, 2010 (so I may chose to read the last book during my winter break from school!! - I have the book "Roots" by Alex Haley but I feel that it is too heavy to read during the school year.)


Booksnob said...

I have been wanting to read Roots too. Maybe we should try and tackle that book next summer together.

Book Snob Wannabe said...

Sounds like a plan!!!! Next summer: Roots

Booksnob said...

Oh my I am so excited to read Roots. I have been wanting to read it for years. My students and I watch the middle passage in the film every year but I have never watched the whole film. My copy of the book is 900 pages. We will have to talk in April or so and map out a plan for the summer and entice others to read it with us.

How is Moby Dick coming along?

Book Snob Wannabe said...

Moby Dick is slowly but surely coming along. It is a bit intimidating, but nothing I can't handle. Now that I have settled into my new apartment, I should be finish with it by the end of next week.

Book Snob Wannabe said...

Thanks to, I now have my fourth book!

Midnight by Sister Souljah