Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blog Contest Announcement - 100 Book Challenge

You didn't think I had forgotten, did you?

The year is almost up, and it is time for all of you to make guesses on where I landed in my personal challenge of reading 100 books in 2008. I am only giving you one hint...

I came within +/-15% of my goal.

Now it is up to you to guess just how many I read. Mind you, I have 28 hours or so still to go here... I might improve on my current target. Some of you may remember what inspired this personal challenge - this MSNBC article that said that 1 in 4 adults read no books last year. It's scary and sad all in one go.

So, I guess you will want a prize if you win, huh? How about this - I'll only be able to open this up to Canadian or American people, but if you win, I will send you a $20 gift certificate to the online bookseller of your choice. If a few people guess the same number I will have to have a drawing.

Please remember to include an email address in your comment so I can get in touch with you if you win. I will not accept any guesses past midnight EST on 12/31/08.

Stay tuned for Friday's post, where I will reveal the winner and dazzle you with all sorts of statistics from my snazzy Excel spreadsheet!

8 comments:

tara said...

Really tough guess. Umm...116.
Next year keep a list. I cant believe a year has gone by since then.

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh that's a toughie. I'm going to go with 92. But wow, even that is a huge number! When I was big into reading I never kept track of how many I read in a year. That'd be an interesting experiment.

Bezzie said...

Hmm...I'm going to guess 78 but only because that's my favorite number. I'll bet you read more than 100!

Disco said...

Oooh, you are quite prolific. Hmmm, thinking, thinking.....I'm going with...... 95.

kemtee said...

Hmm. Plus or minus 15%, eh? Well, that leaves two obvious answers… but never being one to go for the obvious I'm going to say an even…

90.

I know I read a lot more this year, but even so I didn't get anywhere near what you completed.

Teri said...

Hmmm....... Let's see... 84.. no...91... no... 102.... no..... 108.. okay, and my final answer is....

89

Beverly said...

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I am one of the 25% who didn't read a book all year. Okay, that's not entirely true. I didn't FINISH a book. I did read parts of 2 books. And I have an English degree too. Sad. I'm rectifying that situation in 2009 by joining a book club with some coworkers.

I'm going to guess 105.

Anonymous said...

I am going to say 113 because you were born on the 13th what do we win? Love Jaimes