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2008 Themed Reading Challenge

January 1, 2008 – June 30, 2008

SIGN UPS EXTENDED through January 2nd – Due to Mr. Linky being down (due to exceeding their bandwidth) until January 1st, I am extending sign ups for this challenge until midnight (PCT) January 2nd.


**UPDATE August 17, 2007:
When signing up below, please link to your post about this challenge on your blog (not just to your main page). If you have already signed up and have not created a list yet, that is okay. Just come back when you post your list and re-sign up on Mr. Linky, making the link directly to your challenge list (I will delete your link to the main blog at that time). Thanks for all the enthusiasm about this challenge! It is really fun to host a challenge that gets people excited!


If you’re like me, you have a stack of TBR books a mile high and you are just looking for an excuse to read them! I’m hosting a Themed Reading Challenge beginning January 1st and running 6 months. Here are the rules:

1. Choose at least 4 books that share a theme – such as historical romances or books with animals as the central character or books set in a particular part of the country or books about family secrets. It doesn’t matter what the theme is – your choice!

2. Sign up here using Mr. Linky to link to your post of book selections by DECEMBER 31, 2007.

3. Write a review about each book you complete and a final wrap up at the end of the challenge.

4. Feel free to use the banner above on your blog.

5. Come back in January when I will have a Mr. Linky set up for you to link to your reviews of the books you have read.

Sound like fun? Sign ups below:

1. Lisa
2. Dana
3. Vasilly
4. Historia
5. Sally906 (Reading Challenges)
6. Amy
7. Irenic (Michelle)
8. Alicia (Book Haven)
9. Wendy (Caribousmom)
10. Kim (no link)
11. Laura (Musings)
12. Pussreboots
13. Julie (The Book List)
14. Chris (Stuff As Dreams)
15. Jenclair
16. Callista (SMS Book Reviews)
17. Kailana
18. Penny at Disability Studies
19. Tiny Librarian
20. Leann\’s List (Texas)
21. Becky (Becky\’s Book Reviews)
22. Amanda (A Patchwork of Books)
23. Lindy
24. Jill (The Magic Lasso)
25. MizB17 (The Book Zone)
26. Juliette
27. Lori
28. Shannan
29. Rhinoa
30. SueFitz
31. LizzySiddal
32. booklogged
33. Joy (Thoughts of Joy)
34. Susan
35. raidergirl3
36. alisonwonderland
37. SuziQoregon
38. -V-
39. Nymeth
40. ~nsr~
41. Samantha
42. Christina (Babbling Book Reviews)
43. BookGal
44. Kristi (Passion for the Page)
45. Janet
46. Darcie
47. Amanda
48. care020
49. Maria
50. 3M (Michelle)
51. Aileen
52. Leslie (LibrarianMom)
53. Maria (A Book Geek) – Books with animals in their title
54. gautami tripathy
55. Susie
56. Karen
57. Mandy
58. Phoebe
59. Amy
60. Juli

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 3, 2008    

    You’re there, Kailana – #18!! 🙂

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 3, 2008    

    Librarian Mom: I like it!!!

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 5, 2008    

    Mr. Linky was still up, so I signed up even though I’m about 3 days past the deadline. I hope I can still participate! My chosen theme is “celestial titles, but not sci-fi! Should be fun!

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 6, 2008    

    Cool theme, Mandy 🙂
    I’m not so rigid that I turn away late comers 🙂 Glad to have you here!

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 9, 2008    

    Mr. Linky was still up for me and I’m 4 days past due. My theme is Merry Ole England, past and present.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 12, 2008    

    I finally settled on the theme: Our Feathered Friends and I’ve read and reviewed #1, which is this year’s Costa Children’s Novel Award Winner – The Bower Bird by Ann Kelley. Review at:

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 9, 2008    

    I justed clicked on my name in the #9 slot and it did not go to where is should have gone. I just “signed up” again in spot 61 with the correct URL this time. Hope that is OK.

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