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Typically British Reading Challenge 2010

It seems obvious that I should be joining this Reading Challenge!

The rules are:

Timeline: 1st Jan 2010~ 31st Dec 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.
Details:
1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. 
2. There are four levels:
 • “Put The Kettle On” – Read 2 Typically British novels.
 • “Gordon Bennett” – Read 4 Typically British novels.
 • “Bob’s Your Uncle” – Read 6 Typically British novels.
 • “Cream Crackered” – Read 8 Typically British novels.
3. Any book format counts. Must be fiction not non-fiction.
4. You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone! 
5. The books you choose can crossover into other challenges.
It is inevitable that I always include two or more typically British novels in my read and will promise to be a bit more selective in what I defined as Typically British. I have Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger to read next. I’ll start with Gordon Bennett and slowly work my way up Cream Crackered, hoping that I’m not knackered by then, because this will be the last reading challenge I’ll sign up for today!
Many thanks Book Chick City for hosting this challenge. I will be the 95th participants!
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About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

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2 thoughts on “Typically British Reading Challenge 2010

  1. And now you are taking up BBC Top 100 list also, isn’t it?

    Posted by anaamica | March 4, 2010, 5:35 am

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1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

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2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

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JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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