Saturday, January 9, 2010

The 2010 Big Book Challenge

The 2010 Big Book Challenge is one of the most creative Challenges I've seen out there, and isn't that the coolest looking banner/button? I love it! Our creative host is the lovely Orannia from Walkabout.

This is a great Challenge, especially if you have a door stopper of a book laying around the house and don't know when or how to tackle it. This Challenge might be the one to help you do it. :) I have just such a book in my TBR pile and couldn't resist joining in.

Orannia's rules are quite easy. All you have to do is read ONE book -- a really BIG book with more than 500 pages, before the end of 2010. A review is not required and the book can be from any fiction genre. The book can be changed at any time, and anyone can join this Challenge at any time.

My choice for this Challenge is:

Title: Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: June 24, 2009
# of Pages:
Reading Start Date: August 26, 2010
Reading Finish Date: DNF

Title: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Re-read)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: July 2007
# of Pages: 759
Reading Start Date: July 1, 2010
Reading Finish Date: July 3, 2010
Review: July 25, 2010 - Link to review here.

Title: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: May 4, 2010
# of Pages: 516 
Reading Start DateAugust 17, 2010
Reading Finish DateAugust 21, 2010

Orannia made this a relaxed and fun Challenge -- no pressure. I love it!


  1. I chose Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for this challenge. It has been on my TBR for over two years... about six months of that time on my nightstand for crying out loud. I'd tell you how many pages are in it... but I believe it is currently being used to prop something up downstairs and can't be moved right now. :P

    I'm actually not kidding.

    Good luck with your challenge, Hilcia! :)

  2. I'm so glad you've joined the challenge Hilcia and good luck! It sounds easy, but the size of these big books are a bit off putting, aren't they?

  3. Wow, that's a darn big book! I think the longest book I've ever read was Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught. Lol.

    Good luck!

  4. Christine, thank you! I hope you enjoy that Harry Potter book. I read that one as soon as it released, lol. Good luck to you too!

    Orannia, thanks for hosting this great Challenge. I know it sounds easier than it is... I'm already thinking I should have picked The Historian, another door stopper I have laying around, lol!

    Thanks Tabz! It's a doozy!


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