January 1 - December 31, 2009
Eva at A Striped Armchair is hosting the World Citizen Challenge. She writes:
There are a ton of challenges focused on almost every aspect of fiction imaginable, but not very many on non-fiction. So, hopefully all of those with ‘inner bookworms’ (as Bybee calls it) guilt-tripping you for not reading enough non-fiction will be interested. And, of course, all of you who love non-fiction should be perking up too!
I struggled with what to call this challenge, but I finally decided on World Citizen. That’s because, in this day and age, it’s important for all of us to know something about the world around us.
Eva has set up several participation levels:
The Prospie Level - This is for those of you with no time to read another book, but who still want to do something. There will be a different mini-challenge each month of the challenge, and all you have to do to be a prospie is say you want to participate in at least one of them. There will be prizes!
The Auditor Level - For this level, you just need to declare your interest in the challenge. Anything else you might want to do: the mini-challenges, making a list of potential books, participating in the discussions, etc. is completely up to you. Maybe you want to commit to reading a newspaper or magazine instead of a book-go for it.
The World Citizenship 101 Level - For this level, you need to commit to one book.
The Minor Level - For this level, you need to commit to three books, from at least two different categories (listed on the post about the challenge).
The Major Level - For this level, you need to commit to five books, from at least three different categories.
The Postgraduate Level - For this level, you need to commit to seven books, including one book from each category.
There is a lot more information on the post about the challenge - and Eva is setting up a dedicated blog as well.