Take A Chance Challenge

Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here is hosting her first challenge. The Take A Chance Challenge is "all about taking chances in your reading." And she has created some really fun ways to introduce us to new books. Each selection below has a task to help you find something new.

The challenge will run from June 1, 2009 through November 30, 2009

If you go to her blog you'll see she is also hosting a give away to go along with the challenge. I'm #56 on Mr Linky!

  1. Random Book Selection. Go to the library. Position yourself in a section such as Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery, Children (whatever section you want). Then write down random directions for yourself (for example, third row, second shelf, fifth book from right). Follow your directions and see what book you find. Check that book out of the library, read it and then write about it. (If you prefer, you can do the same at a bookstore and buy the book!)
    Link Here when stage is complete!

    Gave hubby control over this - BAM, in the doors, middle, 2nd table, left, 1st shelft, 2nd row, 4th column, wow - she's hot. The Iron Hunt Review

  2. Random Word. Go to this random word generator and generate a random word. Find a book with this word in the title. Read the book and write about it.
    My word = Death

    Link Here when stage is complete!

  3. Birth Year Book. Find a book that was published or copyrighted in the year of your birth. Read the book and write about it.
    My year = 1973

    Link Here when stage is complete!

  4. Judge A Book By Its Cover - Pick out a book based SOLELY on the cover. First, write about what you expect the book to be about based on the cover art. Then read the book and write about how the book was different from and/or similar to what the cover art led you to expect.
    Link Here when stage is complete!

    My Choice = Deja Demon - Julie Kenner Review

  5. Phoning An Author. Pick a random last name out of the phone book. Find an author with the same last name and read a book by them. Write about it.
    My Random Choice = Cast

    Link Here when stage is complete!

    My Choice = PC Cast - Goddess of Light Review

  6. Public Spying - Find someone who is reading a book in public. Find out what book they are reading and then read the same book. Write about it.
    Link Here when stage is complete!

    I saw a chick at the Cuppy's Coffee reading "Dark Nights, Dark Dreams" by Savannah Russe, and it looked cool - so I choose it for this level of the challenge. My Review.

  7. Random Bestseller - Go to Random.org and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the number 1950 for the min. and 2008 for the max. and then hit generate. Then go to this site and find the year that Random.org generated for you and click on it. Then find the bestseller list for the week that would contain your birthday for that year. Choose one of the bestsellers from the list that comes up, read it and write about it.
    Link Here when stage is complete!

    My Year = 2003 My Birth Week = August 24 My Book = #1 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Review

  8. Lit Riff (inspired by the book Lit Riffs by Matthew Miele.) Choose a song and then write a brief story that is inspired by or further explains the lyrics of the song.
    Link Here when stage is complete!

  9. Poetic Review. Write a book review in three different forms of verse: haiku, limerick and free verse. (You can pick any book you want to write about.)
    Link Here when stage is complete!

  10. Movie/Book Comparison. Find a book that you haven't read that has a movie based on it that you haven't seen. Read the book and watch the movie within a few days of each other. Write about your reactions to both the book and the movie and compare the two.
    Link Here when stage is complete!

    Once again - gave the DH control & landed Confessions of a Shopaholic. Reviews

1 comment :

  1. Welcome to the challenge! Sounds like you got some good reading lined up already. I'm very excited to check out everything as you finish up! Thanks for playing along!