Wednesday, January 6, 2010

O.A.T.E.S. Challenge

Trish of Hey Lady fame is hosting the O.A.T.E.S Reading Challenge in 2010.

O – Joyce Carol Oates
A – Margaret Atwood
T – Leo Tolstoy
EErnest Hemingway
S – John Steinbeck

I’m nothing if not a fan of changing things up, so if there’s a literary author on par with any author already on this list, and their last name begins with A, T, E, or S (come on, this is the O.A.T.E.S. challenge, you can’t substitute anything for Joyce!), then you can substitute that author in.

Here’s the rules/details:

  • The challenge goes from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
  • Anyone can participate! You do not need a blog!
  • Challenge books can overlap with other challenges.
  • You do not need to pick your books in advance.
  • You can change levels mid-challenge!
  • Levels:
    • Instant OATES – 1 book
    • Old Fashioned OATES – 2 books
    • Rolled OATES – 3 books
    • Steel Cut OATES – 4 books
    • Whole OATES – 5+ books
1. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

I *will* be making substitutions. Ernest Hemingway must, must go! So George Eliot may be added to the list in his place. Other substitutions may or may not happen. We'll see.

1 comment:

  1. Becky! I feel so honored that you're signed up for my challenge! Should be lots of fun. :D