Welcome to the Chunkster Reading Challenge - a challenge which satisfies those readers who like their books fat and chunky!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Challenge - Links to Reviews

Here is where you can give us a link to your reviews of the books you read for the 2012 challenge...but please remember, the challenge starts JANUARY 1st - any books read prior to this date do not count!! If you are still reading for the 2011 Challenge (which does not end until January 31st - visit this post to link to your review).

When you provide the link to your review, please use the following format:

YOUR NAME (Title of Book - page count)

Example: Wendy (Shantaram - 944)

When you provide your link on Mr. Linky, please link DIRECTLY to your review (not the main page of your blog). Links which only lead to the main blog will be deleted.

Finally, if you do not have a blog, please leave a comment telling me which book you read, your thoughts on it, and how many pages it was!

Thanks...and have fun!!!!

55 comments:

  1. Hi I am Tamara and I would like to join as a Chubby Chunkster. Thanks

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  2. Oops..so sorry, I made a mistake in linking. I meant to link for the sign-up. Sorry :(

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  3. Misanthropologist - I deleted this link - just pop over to the sign up list and add your link there :)

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  4. I've published my review for Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope. I look forward to reading all the posts this month.

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  5. I've already committed to reading 100 total books in 2012, now I'm ready for some specific categories. Already reading Middlemarch.

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  6. I posted my review for The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Very disappointing.

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  7. Lovely book this Autobiography of Agatha Christie:) Linkily Link above!

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  8. Cutting for Stone was one of the better contemporary novels I've read in a long, long time.

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  9. Just posted up my review for Divergent. One chunkster down, another five to go! : )

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  10. I posted both my reviews for The Riven Kingdom and Hammer of God.

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  11. Just read (and reviewed) my first book for 2012 - "2666" by Roberto Bolano - 898 pages in 16 days - a personal record!!

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  12. I just posted for The Greater Journey Americans in Paris by David McCullough. It's packed with information so it took me much longer to read than I expected. It was worth it, though. :)

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  13. I just posted a review for the first time here, Rebels & Traitors by: Lindsey Davis, a good read.

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  14. Out of Oz by Gregory McGuire 568 pages
    11/22/62 by Stephen King CHUNCKSTER CHALLENGE 849 Pages

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  15. Thanks for sending me the link to this page. I've entered two chunksters today.

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  16. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harback 512 pages
    Totally enjoyed it

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  17. Doh! I missed the page count in my copy-and-paste selection. I was planning to count The Warmth of Other Suns as 587 pages; it actually had 622 pages, but although I did read the notes, I didn't read the index or the permissions or whatnot. Is that okay?

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  18. The linky is not displaying for me. Not sure why but here is my review for Crown of Vengeance by Stephen Zimmer 570 pages http://frellathon.com/2012/02/22/crown-of-vengeance-by-stephen-zimmer-review/

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  19. Buried in Print - I added your page count (it is fine to count it either way - I put in the 622)

    Jessica - Thanks for the heads up - I guess I needed to renew the membership to Mr. Linky!! It is all updated now - I went ahead and added your link for you.

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  20. I'm sorry I screwed up the first time (Mr. Linky 45 doesn't seem to go to my post but 46 does. Three books from Eric Flint--1632, 1633, and 1634: The Baltic War.

    I'll try to do better next time ;-)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Linda - I deleted the "bad" link for you :)

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  21. 2nd chunkster done - What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng - A Novel

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  22. I tried to link my review of The Guardian but Mr. Linky is not working. The book is 456 pages.

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  23. Oops. Here is the link to the review: http://themysterybookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/03/guardian-book-review.html

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    1. Mr. Linky is working okay now - I went ahead and posted your link for you, Violette.

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  24. Thanks, Wendy: either way, it's the same category, I guess, right?

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  25. I'm not done with my English version of everything, but 6 chunksters are done :)
    http://lumyker.blogspot.com/2012/01/chunkster-2012.html me happy! I will update Mr Linky !

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  26. Sorry, I just put the wrong URL in the link to my last review for A Dance with Dragons - the first one is my blog homepage, the second one is the correct one. Is it possible for you to delete the first one? Sorry about that.

    And I've now finished four of my six chunksters! Now I just need to read my two medium-long books between 550 and 750 pages. I've already started one!

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  27. I keep forgetting to come back and link the reviews, but I've added three more today. That makes 5, one to go, and you'll see that one soon.

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  28. I'm up to my fifth post, only one more to go! I just posted my review of Of Human Bondage. It was just wonderful. Can't decide if I should read Steinbeck or Trollope for my final book -- I'll probably end up reading both.

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    1. Karen, you're doing great! I love Steinbeck. Which book of his are you thinking about reading?

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    2. East of Eden, his longest work and one that's been on the TBR shelves the longest. I loved it, I'm just sorry I waited so long to read it!

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  29. This challenge has worked wonders on my reading style; I'd gotten into the habit of avoiding books of such length when it came to reading them, but still avidly buying them (yikes: they take up so much more room!), and keeping track of them for this has kept them front-of-mind all year. I thought that six was being overly ambitious, but maybe not!

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    1. M, that's good to hear!You can always ante up your challenge level. ;-)

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    2. I might actually try for one more in each of the page-count categories: that might be fun!

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  30. Just linked up with 3 reviews. I had already read them before joining the challenge. :D

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  31. One more book to go and I'll be done with the Plump Primer catergory!

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  32. One more book to go and I'll be done with the Plump Primer catergory!

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  33. I'm finished! I completed six books for the Do These Books Make My Butt Look Big? Challenge. It was great, I'll probably sign up to read even more books for the 2013 TBR Challenge!

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    1. Congratulations, Karen! You finished the challenge four months early! I add more chunksters to my reading list this year for this challenge and a tbr one also. I can't wait to read your review of East of Eden. It's one of my favorite books.

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  34. I didn't get back to find the review page till now...I've finished my commitment. Here's my wrap up link--with links to reviews: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-complete-chunkster-challenge.html

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  35. I've just completed the Plump Primer category :)

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  36. Finally got one over 550 pages!

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  37. Finally got one review done.

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  38. This is my 3rd post and the last one will be The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was suppose to be the 1st but it's been slow reading.

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  39. Finally hit my first book over 750 pages.

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  40. Finished my four books. Looking forward to next year.

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  41. Oops! Posted the wrong link to my review! Please remove link no. 169.

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  42. Woot! 1042 pages ..... whew!

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  43. I'm really late posting my update, but I ended up reading 11 in total, far more than I thought, and I no longer have this hesitation to pick up books of this size; even though I'm not joining in this year (simply too far behind with too many things), I credit the challenge with reinspiring me to pick up chunky books: sincere thanks to the hosts! (Update here.)

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