Saturday, December 18, 2010

Change In The Rory Goal

Round about November I began to think that setting the Rory goal at 20 books was just plan crazy.  Maybe, I thought, that's just me because I'm having such a hard time reaching it.  But when I asked for any of you who had reached 20 books to let me know, I only heard crickets chirping.  Hooray, I'm not alone!

So my Christmas present to you is that the Rory level goal is now only 15 books.  If you were shooting for the Rory level and you've gotten that far, give yourself a pat on the back! 

Next year, we're starting off with more realistic goals!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Anyone Going To Reach The Rory Level?

The more I think about it, the more I realize I was crazy to expect anyone to read 20 books for one challenge.  So I'm wondering if any of you have actually done that?  If any of you have, then we'll stick with it for this year.  If not, then I'm going to make a change for this year which will maybe make it possible for more of us to reach that level.

If you've reached 20 books for the challenge for this year, will you please shoot me an email at litandlifeATgmailDOTcom?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The End Is Near - Of This Year Anyway!

The girls are all dolled up - for the holidays, I'm sure!  As we reach what seems to be the busiest time of the year, I've had to admit that I'm not going to read nearly all of the books that I had hoped to read for this challenge.  I'm going to have to load up on easy reads to reach my goal of 20 books.  Luckily, there are a lot of fairy tales on the list which fits right in with my new passion for them.  But...I still want to read all of those other books I had hoped to read when I started the challenge.

So I've decided to host the challenge for another year.  There will be a couple of changes regarding the number of books you need to read to reach each level. 

Emily: Read a total of four books from at least two different categories.

Lorelei: Read a total of six books from at least three different categories.

Rory: Read a total of ten books from at least three different categories.

For the list of books, click here.

Here's another twist for this year: for the Emily level, you can substitute one movie adaptation of any book.  For the Lorelei level, you can substitute two movies and for the Rory level you can substitute four movies.  

Hope you'll all decide to continue with the challenge again next year!