The Thriller and Suspense Challenge (hosted by Book Chick City) is to read 12 suspense or thriller books between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. I'm not choosing my books in advance but I know there are a couple that I would like to try!
I have put in a couple titles of books I would like to get to but I have not read them until they are linked to a review.
In 2009, I read over 100 books but toward the end of the year I started to feel like I was choosing shorter books in order to reach my goal and pushing aside interesting, yet longer books. I am lowering my 2010 goal back to 50 and am striving for quality over quantity!
I do this challenge through the 50 Book Challenge on Shelfari and you can find all of my book reviews in one thread there or my blog reviews are linked to the books listed below.
For the 1010 Challenge, I will be reading books that fit into 10 different categories; some categories will be traditional genres but some might be a little more creative in order to get the maximum number of books off of my endless TBR pile! For a little extra challenge, I am going to read at least three books per category. I'm sure some of my categories will be complete in a couple of months but some will probably take the entire year!
For the most part, I am not going to decide in advance what books I will read for each category, instead I'll just file them where they fit. But, there are a few books that are physically on my shelf at home that I am determined to finally read! I have put those in the list already but everything is subject to change :) The books listed haven't been read until they link to a review!
The Science Book Challenge urges you to read three science books during the 2010 year. The books can be about science, scientists, how science works, or the relationship of science and culture. They can be biographies, non-fiction, popularizations of science, or anthologies - pretty much anything goes! I am going a step further than the challenge requests, and am going to attempt six science books...an average of one every two months shouldn't be too overwhelming!
As 2010 looms on the horizon, I have decided to take my reading to the next level - I am going to blog! I have zero experience with blogging, my (what I like to think of as) witty humor occasionally comes across as down-right mean in the written form, and this will most likely add another year to the completion of my PhD because I feel this will be the mother of all procrastination techniques - and yet I am determined to move forward with my plan!
I hope to keep track of the books I read, the challenges I am participating in, and maybe throw in some random thoughts on life as a PhD student while I'm at it. I don't promise to be politically correct, my personal views will most likely shine through, and I will attempt to refrain from using the really offensive profanity but the minor stuff is fair game.
If anyone out there happens to stumble upon my site, please feel free to comment away! If no one ever reads this then it won't be a new feeling - I write scientific papers for a living. :)
I am working on completing my PhD in Biology on the East Coast. I greatly enjoy traveling but currently do not have many opportunities to do so. Instead, I have been going on reading adventures and plan on writing about them here!