Saturday, February 11, 2012

I'm Joining the 2012 Chunkster Challenge

Last year, around May, I created a Goodreads account and challenged myself to read 40 books before 2011 ends. I barely made it but I did. This year, I'm challenging myself to read 48 books for Goodreads.

But, I wanted to challenge myself a little more. There are a lot of Reading challenges out there. But, the 2012 Chunkster Challenge caught my attention. Plus, I think this would not be an easy challenge. I mean I've been reading 2666 since January 3 and I still have around 200 pages to read. I've been procrastinating. There are days that I only read 10 pages. Eeeek...

Maybe joining the Chunkster Challenge would be motivation enough for me to read faster.

You can click on the image above to read more about this Challenge. Here's how they defined a Chunkster.
A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature, whether non-fiction or fiction. A chunkster should be a challenge.

If you read books in large print, your books will need to be 525 pages or more. The average large type book is 10-15% larger or more so it’s a fair estimate

Challenge Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

My Participation Level:   Mor-book-ly Obese

Participation Level Defined:

  1. The Chubby Chunkster – this option is for the readers who want to dabble in large tomes, but really doesn't want to commit to much more than that. FOUR Chunksters is all you need to finish this challenge.
  2. The Plump Primer - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to SIX Chunksters over the next twelve months. 
  3. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the reader who can't resist bigger and bigger books and wants to commit to SIX Chunksters from the following categories: 2 books which are between 450 - 550 pages in length2 books which are 551 - 750 pages in length2 books which are GREATER than 750 pages in length (for ideas, please refer to the book suggestions pagefor some books which fit into these categories).
  4. Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to EIGHT or more Chunksters of which three tomes MUST be 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
Call me crazy. But most of the books on my TBR pile are around 450 pages and up. So, why not go all out. Right!

Note to self: Good luck! Stock up on coffee and chocolates!


  1. Thanks for joining the challenge! Coffee and chocolate are the two things that keep me going too. :-) Good luck on the challenge. I'll be cheering you on all year long.

    1. Thanks Vasilly! I needed that. I hope you don't mind me following your blog. :) I love the elephant.