Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Cat Book Challenge


You probably know that I'm a big cat lover and I also wanted to host my first book challenge so what better thing than to combine them! So, I'm hosting the 2010 Cat Book Challenge!

Here are the guidelines:

  1. You can join anytime, but don't start reading your books before January 1, 2010.
  2. This challenge is for 2010 only. The last day to have all your books read is December 31, 2010.
  3. When you sign up with Mr. Linky below, use the direct link to the post where your challenge book list will be listed, not your blog homepage. If you don't have a blog, just leave the URL blank.
  4. The goal is to read 1 cat book per month for a total of 12 for the year. This can be any book with "cat" in the title or about cats (cats as characters, etc.).
  5. These can be audiobooks, children's books, non fiction, mysteries, whatever, as long as it's cat related.
  6. If you have any questions, click here to send me an e-mail.



26 comments:

Teddy Rose said...

Congrats on hosting your first challenge. I posted about it on A Novel Challenge to let people know about it.

Kay said...

Wow, I absolutely love the idea behind this! Unfortunately I cannot participate because I am sort of overswamped in challenges as it is, but I hope this will come back in 2011 when I promise to make it one of my top priority challenges :)

Either way, thanks for thinking of it and hosting it! It's definitely one of my favorites among all the challenges I ever read about :)

Book Dragon said...

LOVE THIS!

Q: what if the cat is a character or is on the cover?

Tea said...

I love cats too. My cat is a Tuxedo. It's not a breed. It's just the way her colors are laid out. I like to think she is a breed. Anyway, are you going to give us a pretty cat button?

I have so many challenges. I couldn't resist this one. It would hurt Boots' feelings.

Cat said...

My firm resolve not to add any more challenges lasted four days but how could I not do this one?
Should be fun! Thank you.

okbolover said...

I have a whole bunch of challenges but why not? I love my furbabies too much to pass this...

Sharon said...

Love it! As much as I love cats I had to join just one more challenge, this one! Thanks!

Sharon said...

I like the challenge button! Thanks for letting me know!

thetruebookaddict said...

I'm already signed up for over 30 challenges this year, but couldn't resist this one. I adore cats!

Abbess said...

Hello, and thanks for the fun challenge! Came to you through True Book Addict, am new to the blogging universe but NOT to cats or books... (grin) I love reading series - especially mysteries - books, usually at the one-a-month speed anyway, and this is prime for me. Just started my own blog but there's not much there as yet, need easy instructions how to add your challenge id thingy to the site, can you help? And where/how do I put my own list. I'll likely choose either the Midnight Louie series by Carol Nelson Douglas or Shirley Rousseau Murphy's glorious Joe Grey series, which I'm pretty much up-to-date with but want to reread, would that "count"?? and am currently sipping at the amazing old book (another love of mine) by Carl van Vechten TIGER IN THE HOUSE, may I count that for January? Have a philosphy book RIDE THE TIGER, in the tbr, can I use that for February... (grin) as you see, lots to choose from... and there's many other mystery&cats series or single books to choose from if anyone wants suggestions.

Mardel said...

I think I'm losing my mind, signing up for so many challenges. :) This makes no. 11. I'm doing it though because the saving grace is that we can use children's books. I work in a library and read books to the younger grades, so I think this will be fun. I don't ususally even mention children's books in my blog, but this will be a good reason to start. Thanks- this looks like a fun challenge and I doing it - insane or not! :)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I read my January book for the challenge! You can read my review here: http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2010/02/mini-review-zodicat-speaks-by-doctor.html

Lovin' my cat reading!

Sharon said...

My Feb. cat book is finished: Cat Playing Cupid.
Review here: http://abookwormsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/cat-playing-cupid-by-shirley-rousseau.html

Tea said...

I tried to cut back on all my challenges. I do miss the Cat Challenge.

Tea said...

I'm coming back. I will have to reread the rules.

Mardel said...

Okay persons. I just finished Truly, Madly a mystery novel that has a cat as a secondary character. This cat has quite a personality. He has his owner (Lucy, the main character of the book) convinced that he has seperation anxiety. So everytime she comes home she has to pay lots of attention to Grendel.

Lucy has an interest that brings over a puppy one day. You would expect fireworks, but Grendel seems to fall in love with this puppy.

Throughout the book, we are treated to scenes with Grendel the cat. They are just as interesting as other parts of the novel.

review is up at http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2010/02/review-truly-madly.html

This is my first Cat Challenge book.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Here is my February review for the challenge: http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2010/02/mini-review-necessary-cat-by-nicola.html

I'm really enjoying this!

Sharon said...

Finished my book for March, but after I finished felt like I was cheating! It was Skeeter: A Cat Tale and was very short. But cute. the review is here:
http://abookwormsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/skeeter-cat-tale-by-anne-watson.html

I liked the sound of Mardel's book.

Bibliobabe said...

I posted a page with ALL current reading challenges. Let me know if you want me to add any other information to your challenge. I hope it brings even more readers to your challenge!

Reading Challenges.

Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Here is my March cat read:

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2010/03/mini-review-poetry-of-cats.html

Cats are awesome...LOL!

Mardel said...

For April, (so Far)

Catwings by Ursula LeGuin. A novella for young children, very cute and "gentle"

Mardel said...

I'm entering Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs. Even though this is mainly about a coyote shapeshifter, and a pack of werewolves, Mercy's cat Medea is mentioned in almost every book in the series. In Silver Borne, Medea plays a small role in calming a werewolf and has small appearances and disappearances throughout the book. She's also mentioned as the only cat anyone has known that put's up with, and seems to love the werewolves.

Mardel said...

Rosemary and Rue (Seanan McGuire) is about fae. One of the secondary character, and another side characters are part of a sidhe called Cait Sidhe. The Cait Sidhe have cat personalities and traits and can shift into various cats, big cats, little cats, etc. I'm hoping there will be more about them in future books in the series.

Jenn said...

I'm a little late in joining but how could I not! All about cats! ;-)

Mardel said...

Hi Beth - I just entered my 5th and 6th book for the Cat Book Challenge. A little behind, but I'm getting better! Only 6 more to go!

CCL said...

I'm starting over with a new and inproved blog and I'd love it if you could come visit and maybe follow my new page! I couldn't possibly resist this challenge once I saw it!

Hugs~
Crazy Cat Lady
http://crzycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/p/reading-challenges.html

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