It's being run this year by Royal Reviews, and here are the rules:
With most of us having IPods or MP3 players these days listening to audio books has become an easy activity. Personally doing housework, driving the kids to school or sitting waiting for soccer training to finish has never been more enjoyable.
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 – Listen to 3 Audio Books.
-- Fascinated – Listen to 6 Audio Books.
-- Addicted – Listen to 12 Audio Books.
-- Obsessed – Listen to 20 Audio Books.
3. Audio books only.
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. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.
6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to the post about the Audio Book Reading Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can find join in and read your reviews and post.
I'm hoping as an added bonus, this challenge will help me with my fitness goals, too, beacuse I can walk and listen, which I do a lot. Want ot join me in the Audiobook Challenge? Click on the link above to go to the Royal Reviews site and sign up!
Now I need to figure out what my first book will be...Watch for updates here!
UPDATE 9/27/10: I am up to 10 audiobooks so far, and I think it will be no problem at all to get to the 12 I wanted to listen to by the end of the year! Yeah :)
The 10 I've listened to so far are
Maisie Dobbs Among the Mad and The Map of Love and Death; Little Bee; Peace Like a River; The 19th Wife, Lucia, Lucia; The Reformed Vampire Support Group; Change Up; Marcelo in the Real World; and Little Brother.
Update 11/17/10 - I made it!!!
#11 and #12: Her Fearful Symmetry,
The last summer of the Death Warriors