Thursday, January 7, 2010

First in a Series Challenge

How many series do I have here collecting dust? Countless numbers I'm sure. And if I just delved into them with the first book, I'd probably be hooked enough to whip through at least a few of them (or so I hope given my penchant for collecting the entire series before starting to read it--it's an anal retentiveness thing). So the First In a Series Challenge is perfect for me to dip my toe in and try out everything I have stashed on shelves and in corners and under beds around here.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious– Read 3 novels that are first in a series.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 novels that are first in a series.

-- Addicted – Read 12 novels that are first in a series.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 novels that are first in a series.

3. Any genre counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.

I've listed three books but have a short list of more firsts that would fit as well. And I'll try to add to the supplemental list as I go along so I can easily see which books start series when I am in the mood for a good consecutive reading binge. Here's my list as it stands now:

1. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
2. The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
3. An Assembly Such As This by Pamela Aidan

The Virgin in the Garden by A.S. Byatt, Cooking With Fernet-Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson, The Town House by Norah Lofts, Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland, Barely a Bride by Rebecca Hagan Lee

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