- Fizzy Thoughts: it's time for a mini-challenge!

it's time for a mini-challenge!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome read-a-thon-ers! You've all been doing a spectacular job...I hope you're having a fabulous time!

For my mini-challenge I’m asking read-a-thon participants (and yes, this includes you too, cheerleaders and organizers) to channel David Letterman and come up with their Top 10 List. The only catch is your list needs to somehow relate to the read-a-thon (you know, as in the top 10 reasons Dewey rocks or the top 10 reasons why sleep deprivation enhances the reading experience or the top 10 snacks for a read-a-thon). Be profound, be silly, be whatever…there will be no prizes for creativity, but there will be a prize. Participants who post their Top 10 List will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks card. Because y'all are probably in need of some caffeine about now.

Please post your top 10 list on your blog and leave me a link here in the comments so that I'm sure to find it. This mini-challenge will run for the next two hours...I'll draw a winner at 9pm Pacific time.

Have fun! And if you can't quite make it to 10, that's okay...give me your top 5 or 6 or 7 list. I'm flexible.


30 comment(s):

Alessandra said...

Here are my 10 Top Reasons Why The Readathon Rocks: http://alessandrasplace.blogspot.com/2008/10/readathon-hour-15.html

bethany said...

haha, i think this is the only mini challenge that I will do :)
Here is the link to my top 10 must haves for a read-a-thon .
http://exlibrisbb.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-thon-must-haves.html

How are you doing?? It is pretty early over here, and where you are too....those poor east coasters are going to be getting sleepy soon.

Rhinoa said...

Here is my list to the top 10 best reading positions:

http://rhinoasramblings.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-thon-end-of-hour-fourteen.html

CCDPiper said...

Here's My Top 10 Things I have yelled at my family today! http://readingdistractions.blogspot.com/2008/10/top-ten-list.html

raych said...

HA! You will love this.

http://booksidoneread.blogspot.com/2008/10/hour-fourteenth.html

Damn! Rhinoa beat me to it. I have to go see if her's are funnier than mine.

Chris said...

Here are the top ten ways to keep your eyes pried open during the readathon: http://stuffasdreamsaremadeon.com/2008/10/18/read-a-thon-update-8/
:p

Ashley said...

haha I had so much fun with this one softdrink! Thanks so much for hosting it! Here's the link:

http://bookandcranny.blogspot.com/2008/10/top-10-list-mini-challenge.html

Ashley said...

oops...forgot to add that mine is "Top 10 ways to know you've had too much coffee during the read-a-thon"

Laurie said...

Here's my list:

Top Ten Things I wish were in my house right now:

http://inlauriesmind.blogspot.com/2008/10/readathon-hour-15.html

thekea said...

Here's mine :)
Thanks for hosting this challenge!

http://thekea.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/top-ten-mini-challenge/

Veens said...

woww!!

i just read that joke on B's blog that u posted... it was so cute and FUNNY! LOL

u r an awesome cheer leader!

3 cheers to u !

Icedream said...

I participated for fun- please don't enter me. Here is the link for The Top 10 Books I Actually Manage To Read in the Read-A-Thon!

http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-thon-hour-15.html

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Thanks for the awesome mini-challenge softdrink, it was so much fun and reading everyone else's lists will be even more fun!

Here is my Top 10

Sunny said...

What a fun idea!

Here's mine on distractions:

http://thatbookaddiction.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-thon-top-ten.html

Maree said...

Woot! My first (and probably only) mini-challenge.
Mine's about cats (shocker!) and can be found here:
http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/readathon-mini-challenge.html

Jules said...

Here`s my Top Ten!!

http://juliebooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-athon-mini-challenge.html

good luck and read on all!

Wendy said...

This was harder than it looks. Here's mine.

learningtoread said...

hey! my enrty is here:
learningtoread.livejournal.com/61974.html

Callista said...

Here's mine: http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-thon-hour-top-ten-list.html

jessi said...

Here's mine: http://casual-dread.blogspot.com/2008/10/24-hour-read-thon-hour-fifteen.html

Ivan Girl said...

oh, this is a great challenge but I don't have much time to think. I need the time to read....

I just posted my last update. I have to go elsewhere and I'm bring my last book and be back before Read-A-Thon ends. :)

maybe I can do this even after Read-A-Thon.

Have fun.

Nise' said...

My Top Ten for the challenge are here.

L^2 said...

This is a great challenge idea!

My top ten list is HERE!

Ruth said...

Oh darn, I took a break too late to get in on this one. I don't think my brain can get that creative in 25 minutes. Great idea for a challenge though, and I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's lists.

Thanks for the visit too!
Ruthie

Kimmy said...

http://kimmy.inkbleedpress.com/?p=1043

sprite said...

These have been such fun to read on everyone's blogs. Thanks for coming up with the idea!

bkclubcare said...

How awesome that you got so man participants...

bethany said...

your jokes are awesome!!! I laugh every time :) thanks for everything girl!

bkclubcare said...

Top Ten Reasons why Softdrink is wonderful: 10. Reads a LOT. 9. Boyfriend is a surfer (very cool.) 8. Writes fun reviews. 7. Is extremely generous. 6. Leaves comments suggesting songs to sing while running errands, 5. Blogs about her reading. 4. Has impressive repertoire of cheers. 3.Is not afraid to use these cheers. 2. Creates interesting mini-challenges, 1. LEAVES LOTS OF COMMENTS! :) Thank you, Care

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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