Chunkster Challenge 2008


Okay, I am entering another book challenge. The way I look at it is this, I’m going to be reading the books anyway, I might as well get some sort of extra satisfaction by scratching them off of a specific list. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love lists. There are few things more satisfying to me than scratching something off a list. Sometimes even if I’ve all ready completed something, I write it on my list, just so that I can immediately scratch it out. If you look over at the left sidebar, you’ll see the notable books challenge. See the scratched off book? Imagine my glee when I learned out to scratch out words on the computer.

So, anyway this new challenge is the Chunkster Challenge. A chunkster is any book over 450 pages. All you have to do for this challenge is read 4 of them. The beauty of this is that 2 of my notable books will also fit the bill for this challenge. That means when I finish them, I will be able to scratch them off of two lists. Oh, the joy.

My list:

Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Dennis Johnson
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)by William Thackery
Night and Dayby Virginia Woolf

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  1. says

    I saw chunkster and thought you were calling your readers names. I love the actual meaning though! I have just been nose deep in a chunkster on my bus ride from work, it feels good!

  2. Pam says

    Chris – I know! I’ve been reading Bridge of Sighs now for what seems like ages.
    Cakespy – you should enter the challenge!