Over Fifty Participants!

I’m so excited guys. 🙂 It seems like people are enjoying the first mini-challenge as well (although, that of course, is optional). Has anyone started their first book? I’ve put China: Fragile Superpower on hold, still waiting for it to arrive at my library branch though! If anyone has started a book, have you learned anything new or interesting or cool?


January Mini-Challenge: Geography!

Because it’s difficult to be world citizen without knowing the physical layout world. 🙂

This month’s mini-challenge is to play some of these world geography games. Then come back and tell me which ones you played and which level you got to. Don’t forget to take screen shots of your best scores and highest levels for bragging rights (on a PC, hit the button on your keyboard that says ‘PrtSc,’ then open Paint and click ‘Edit’ then ‘Paste’)! Each topic you play, and each level you get to, will give you one entry in the giveaway at the end of the month (so doing the first level of six regions gets you the same number of entries as getting to the sixth level of one region). The giveaway will be two books of your choice from my giveaway shelf (link to that coming soon-it’s a ton of books, so I promise there’ll be a big variety) and a cute 12″ blow-up globe.

It’s Always Something…

The suggested reading links should work now! So sorry about that everyone. I’ll send out invites soon. 🙂


worldcitizenbutton1Welcome to the World Citizen Challenge 2009. If you look above the header, you’ll see several pages to help you get acquainted with the reading challenge: About (which explains the philosophy of the challenge), Rules (self-explanatory), and Suggested Reading (contains lists of books that fall into each category). The Mini-Challenge and Review Directory pages will become more relevent as the challenge progresses-for now they’re basically place holders.

I want to list all the participants in the blogroll to the right, so please use the Mister Linky on the sign-up post letting me know you’re joining. You don’t need to worry about having a reading list or anything yet, but if you do happen to have one, you can leave the link to it in a comment on the participants’ reading lists post.

I’m so excited to get started, and I hope that in addition to learning through our reading, we learn through discussions. For that reason, if you’d like to be a member of this blog and able to write your own posts, just send me an e-mail (astripedarmchair AT gmail DOT com) and I’ll add you. This way, you’ll be able to cross-post reviews, maybe just share snippets of the book you’re reading that seem interesting, ask questions. etc. If you don’t want to be a member, please let me know whenever you’ve reviewed a challenge-relevent book on your own blog (you can leave a comment or e-mail me) so that I can add it to the review directory.

In addition to the regular challenge, each month I’ll be providing a different mini-challenge. Participation is entirely optional but will give you a chance to win various prizes. The first mini-challenge will be unveiled on January 1st!

I think that about sums it up: please feel free to ask questions. And thank you for joining me!!

Participation Sign Up

Just use the Mr. Linky to link to your main blog; please leave your name as you’d like it to appear in the sidebar. (It’s the pop-up Mr. Linky because of silly WordPress, lol.)

Participants’ Reading Lists

Leave a comment with a link to your challenge reading list, and I’ll add it as a link here! (This is optional-you don’t need a reading list to be a participant.)

katrina’s list
dark orpheus’ list
Shelley’s List
Lynda’s List
Rebecca’s List
Ali’s List
Eva’s List
Heather’s List
tuesday’s list
Debi’s List
Matt’s List
Sarah’s List