Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Compass Points Challenge 2009


Welcome to the Compass Points Challenge, 2009. This is a pretty easy challenge but I wanted something do-able for my first attempt at hosting. Between March 1, 2009 and August 31, 2009, you must read one book each with a title echoing the four main compass points: North, South, East, and West. These can be from any genre, fiction or non-fiction but they must have the word north, south, east, or west in the title. Bonus points to anyone reading Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game, which was the inspiration for this challenge. :-)

Be sure to leave a comment and add yourself to Mr. Linky to sign up.

19 comments:

  1. Great idea. I'm in!
    http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/compass-points-challenge-2009.html

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  2. Alright, I wasn't gonna join at first but you mentioning The Westing Game-- one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS OMG-- convinced me to do it. :D

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  3. Like I need more challenges, but here I am! The big challenge for me is going to be getting through East of Eden.

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  4. Hi!
    I found you while hopping around blogs today. I would love to join in on this. I have mine posted, linked back here, and my list of books. Can't wait to get started! Have a great evening!

    Sherrie

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  5. This sounds great! I think I know what my East, West, and North books will be; just got to decide on South. Cheers! Abbie

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  6. I've found books that fit the challenge and will link when I've got a post written. I'd like to join please. My books will probably be:
    West With the Night by Beryl Markham
    North River by Peter Hamill
    East of the Mountains by David Guterson
    Going Down South by Bonnie Glover

    Thank you.

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  7. My post about the challenge is now linked-let the reading commence!

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  8. The AwardWinners-Classics Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AwardWinners-Classics/) has chosen Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South" for its April read. It might be of interest to anyone doing this challenge - with the added advantage that the book can serve for either of two compass points!

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  9. K I'll give this a go. Shouldn't be joining anymore challenges. But just can't resist.

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  10. Hi there, new follower to your blog here!

    I think this is a great challenge idea. It took me about 3 hours to choose my books for it, but now I'm all set and ready to go.

    Happy Reading everybody. ; )

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  11. Hello. Just checking out new blogs and thought yours was really interesting. Hope you'd come check out mine.

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  12. Hi Kristen. Just wanted to link to my wrap up post. Thanks for hosting the challenge. It inspired some great reading.

    http://bookpsmith.blogspot.com/2009/02/compass-points-challenge-2009.html

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  13. Here are mine:

    Compass Points Challenge 2009 DOME

    North Henry, Sue Dead North
    South Brickhill, Joan South Africia... the end of Apartheid?

    East Ellis, Julie Eatst Wind
    West Willard, Nancy East of the Sun & West of the Moon

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  14. Thank you for another great post.
    I look forward to many more entries with high quality info.

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  15. Are you thinking of doing this contest again. Sounds very fun.

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