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message 1: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (last edited Nov 25, 2010 02:21AM) (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
Here is the original challenge if you also want to participate in it: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/3...

So what is the Chubby Chunkster Challenge, you'd ask? It's about reading those damn big books that you've been avoiding, because, let's face it, short books work best for all the challenges, don't they? Well not in this case. And here are the rules for the 2010/2011 Chubby Chunkster Challenge:

1. Definition of a Chunkster:

- A chunkster is 450 pages or more of fiction or nonfiction. A chunkster should be a challenge.
- If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more... The average large type book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.

2. The Rules:

- No audio books. AUDIOBOOKS DO COUNT
- Re-reads are fine, as long as you don't skim or skip sections.
- Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
- You can join in anytime, but you have till the end of the year to read it all.
- Once you pick a level, that's it...you're committed to that level!
- When you post your updates, put page count by each chunkster.
- If you completed a level before the end of the year and you want to sign up again, you're more than welcome to do so.

3. You must pick a level of participation:

- The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn't want to commit to much more than that. 3 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
- Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 5 Chunksters over the remainder of the year.
- Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 8 chunksters OR three tomes of 800 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
- Too Big To Ignore Anymore - this option is for those chunksters on your TBR list (honor code folk, I don't have time to be the challenge police). You may select any number of books over 450.


message 2: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (last edited Mar 13, 2011 11:58PM) (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
I'm going to do Mor-book-ly obese.
8/8
Finished.

1. Jane Eyre 545
2. The girl who played with fire 569
3. The last sacrifice. 593
4. City of Glass 541
5. Nigtshade 454
6. Halo 484
7. Succubus Heat 492
8. The knife of never letting go


message 3: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 25 comments Wait, so, below it, do we put the book we read with that many pages?


message 4: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
i have to read lots of books with like 430 pages can that count?


message 5: by Baneen (new)

Baneen Do we have to name the books here?


Queen Susan the Gentle (highqueensusanofcairparavel) I don't know if I could read a book with THAT many pages.


message 7: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
Pretty much what you do is you pick the level your going to do. Then you start to make the list of books that you want to read that has 450 or more pages. Next to the book put down how many pages are in it. After you have read that book you cross it off. You can take books off your list, and swap them around if you start one and you don't like it.


message 8: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 25 comments Can you add books you have already read?


message 9: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
BRONWYN WHY ARENT YOU ASLEEP!!!!!

and no it is only those that you read after december 1st


message 10: by Baneen (new)

Baneen How do you cross them out?


message 11: by ♪Chloe (last edited Nov 25, 2010 05:52AM) (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 25 comments Ohh! Okay!
And Sonam, to cross them out, put s in <> and then around the text.


message 12: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
thanks.


message 13: by Baneen (new)

Baneen thnx chloe :)


message 14: by ♪Chloe (last edited Nov 25, 2010 06:05AM) (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 25 comments Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?

1. The Book Thief
2. Nightshade
3. Before I Fall


message 15: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
Because if I go to sleep then when I wake up, there will be like a billion comments on here.... Plus I want to read :))


message 16: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 25 comments Sonam wrote: "thnx chloe :)"

Welcome :D


message 17: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
what time is it there B2?

i have to find my books and i think im going to do the "do these books make my butt look big?


message 18: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
1:03 A.M Wbu B1?

Hmmm... There are plenty of them around...


message 19: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
3:06 pm

1. Last sacrafice


message 20: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
☮♪Chloe wrote: "Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?

1. The Book Thief
2. Nightshade
3. Before I Fall"


I LOVED Before I fall that was such an amazing book :))


@ Bronwyn. D: Shouldn't you be doing shcool work?


message 21: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
yes but yall wont stop writing. i am homeschooledish it is complicated lol


message 22: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
Well, that because you wont stop writing lol.


message 23: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
ill stop if you stop


message 24: by Bryn ((B2/B.P)) , I <3 Alex Pettyfer (new)

Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~ (Heesica) | 815 comments Mod
Stopping... Now!


message 25: by Bronwyn , Anderson Cooper is Mine!!!! (new)

Bronwyn  (naturallyredandright) | 1386 comments Mod
me too


message 26: by Jeannie, the angels have the phonebox! (last edited Apr 25, 2011 04:35AM) (new)

Jeannie (serenity77) | 600 comments Mod
Ok.. well this sounds like a great challenge. I will do the 'Do these books make my butt look big?'

1. Clockwork Angel 475 pages


message 27: by Jeannie, the angels have the phonebox! (last edited Apr 25, 2011 04:35AM) (new)

Jeannie (serenity77) | 600 comments Mod
2. Soul of Fire
3. The other Bolyen Girl
4. Jane Eyre


message 28: by Sloan (last edited May 21, 2011 10:47AM) (new)

Sloan (ofliliesandremains) I'll do the Mor-book-ly Obese level. 8 books total.


COMPLETED (8/8)
1. Beautiful Creatures (The Caster Chronicles #1), By: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (563 pages)
2. Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6), By: Richelle Mead (594 pages)
3. Beautiful Darkness (The Caster Chronicles #2), By: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (503 pages)
4. Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6), By: J.R. Ward (534 pages)
5. Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7), By: J.R. Ward (642 pages)
6. Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8), By: J.R. Ward (512 pages)
7. Nevermore (Nevermore #1), By: Kelly Creagh (543 pages)
8. Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, vampire Hunter #9), By: Laurell K. Hamilton (596 pages)


message 29: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 25 comments Bronwyn ((B2/B.P)) wrote: "☮♪Chloe wrote: "Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?

1. The Book Thief
2. Nightshade
3. Before I Fall"

I LOVED Before I fall that was such an amazing book :))


@ Bronwyn. D: Shouldn't..."


OOO! Really? I can't wait to read that.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Sloan wrote: "I'll do the Mor-book-ly Obese level. 8 books total.

Large books I've been meaning to read for quite some time:
1. Of Human Bondage, By: William Somerset Maugham (701 pages)
2. Gone With the W..."


The Historian is AMAZING!


message 31: by OliviaJo (last edited Mar 14, 2011 08:09PM) (new)

OliviaJo | 7 comments I think I'll try Mor-Book-ly Obese for 2011. (eep)
1. Ulysses (768)
2. High Performance Training For Track and Field (568)
3. The Poisonwood Bible (546)
4. The Grapes of Wrath (464)
5. The Other Boleyn Girl (664)
6. White Oleander (496)
7. Angels and Demons (736)
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (465)


message 32: by Sloan (last edited Sep 22, 2011 10:54PM) (new)

Sloan (ofliliesandremains) Yay! I finished the Mor-book-ly Obese level once. I think I'll sign up for it again. :)


Large books I've been meaning to read for quite some time:
1. Of Human Bondage, By: William Somerset Maugham (701 pages)
2. East of Eden, By: John Steinbeck (608 pages)
3. The Historian, By: Elizabeth Kostova (720 pages)


Books that I have completed: (2/8)
1. Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #10), By: Laurell K. Hamilton (644 pages)
2. Midnight, By: L.J. Smith (567 pages)
3. Halo, By: Alexandra Adornetto (496 pages)
4. A Rose in Winter, By: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (567 pages)


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