Sunday, December 19, 2010

Support Your Local Library Challenge

That is a challenge I cannot withstand: Support your local library hosted by Jamie at The Book Junkie's Bookshelf. Here are the rules:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Just create a post for the challenge and link to your challenge post in the linky below.

--Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post.

2. There are four levels to this challenge...Pick your poison:

--The Mini – Check out and read 30 library books.

--"Fun" Size – Check out and read 40 library books.

--Jumbo Size – Check out and read 50 library books.

--Mega Size – Check out and read 51+ library books.
(Aim high. As long as you read 30 by the end of 2011, you are a winner.)

3. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – basically any book counts just as long as it is checked out from the library. Books MUST be checked out like with a library card, books purchased at a library DO NOT count.

4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

5. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

6. Challenge begins January 1st 2011 and goes thru December 31 2011.

Edit (August 9th 2011): well, another challenge that seems to be no longer supported. Sigh.

I should easily be able to meet the goal of this challenge and of course anything supporting libraries has my support!
I will add links to the posts about the books I have read here after the break.

1. book: Cato Bontjes van Beek - Ich habe nicht um mein Leben gebettelt by Hermann Vinke
2. book: After Dark by Haruki Murakami
3. book: The Robot's Tales by Stanislaw Lem
4. book: Alma Mahler-Werfel - Witwe im Wahn
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. About Face by Donna Leon
7. The Last Giants
8. The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfeld
9. Duma Key by Stephen King
10. Anatomy of an Enigma, Francis Bacon biography
11. Demenz - Abschied von meinem Vater
12 The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
13. Die Tapetentür by Marlen Haushofer
14. The Brothers Lionheart by Astric Lindgren
15. Sambre
16. For the Win by Cory Doctorow
17. The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
18. Wild Child by T.C. Boyle
19. Inside Hitler's Bunker audiobook by Joachim Fest
20. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
21. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
22. A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe
23. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
24. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
25. Numbers by Rachel Ward
26. Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
27. Sumerki by Dmitri Glokhovsky
28. Talk, Talk by T.C. Boyle
29. Hellboy: Chined Coffin by Mike Mignola
30. Die Freuds by Eva Weissweiler
31. Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
32. Numbers 2 - The Chaos by Rachel Ward
33. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
34. Simpel by Marie-Aude Murail
35. Solar by Ian McEwan
36. Liszt by Oliver Hilmes
37. History of Honour
38. In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
39. Deutschland von unten by Alexander Graf Stenbock-Fermor
40. Queen and Country by Greg Rucka
41. Berlin - City of Stones by Jason Lutes
42. Den Hitler jag ich in die Luft by Hellmut G. Haasis
43. History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
44. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
45. Mao - The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
46. Mao Zedong by Jonathan Spence
47. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
48. Krabat by Otfried Preußler
49. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
50. Dre Baader-Meinhof-Komplex by Stefan Aust
51. Whiteout by Greg Rucka
52 Whiteout: Melt by Greg Rucka