I host a book challenge that I've invited you all to join in this post. The challenge is mostly organized through a facebook group, but...as we know...there's a lot of bloggers in blogger land that love a good book challenge. I thought I'd give them a shout out, spread a little blogger love, and link you to their posts about their challenge participation. If you like books and/or you like blogs, check 'em out!
BLOG ROLL with Book Challenge by Erin 4.0 posts:
Ashley at The Wandering Weekenders
Cat at Kitty Kitty La La
Sanch at Living My Imperfect Life
Ferne at Ferne Merrylees
Megan at Can I Decide Another Day?
Ericka at A Quiet Girl's Musings of a World that Talks Too Much
Kimmi at Chaos & Cocoa
Jana at Jana Says
Christina at Easily Entertained
Kristen at See You in a Porridge
Kerry at Till Then, Smile Often
Louise at Life as Louise
Heather at I Do What I Want
Kristen at Divulge and Indulge
Lynn at Smoke & Mirrors
Brita at Bella Brita
Kristin at Stuff, Things, etc.
Heather at Heather's Hurrah
Karen at Run Wright
Other bloggers that I'm happy to have join us: Alyssa, Kelli, Jenn, Kaity, Gwen, Karen... I think there might be more, but I don't have a link for them. If that's the case, let me know!
BOOK CHALLENGE BY ERIN 4.0 has officially started!
More fun facts about Book Challenge by Erin 4.0:
- I know of 8 different countries represented (USA, Australia, Scotland, England, Romania, Guam, Canada, China)
- 22 different US states (CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, RI, SC, TX, WA, WV, UT) updated
- If I've forgotten anyone, correct me...because I do think there are a few more that I've left off.
- As of December 22nd, two challenge participants already read one book and reviewed it. The reading of books isn't supposed to start until the 1st of January. I love the enthusiasm! (yes, they have to choose a new book for that category.)
- 1st finisher (excluding bonus round) - small prize
- 2nd finisher (excluding bonus round) - small prize
- 1st finisher of BOTH rounds of books - grand prize!
If the grand prize winner is the 1st or 2nd finisher of the initial round, she'll just win the title of Grand Prize. The other two prizes will go to the next finishers in line.Also, to claim a prize, all book selections MUST be over 200 pages. There are a few selected that are less, and I'm not too fussed about it. But, if you want a prize, I think it's fair to hold to the rules.
Most of all, this challenge is to encourage the love and reading of books through a supportive, encouraging, no-pressure group. But, hey, some fun prizes for those that have a competitive spirit can't hurt, right?
My preliminary book selections have already had a couple of changes (as you do). Here is the updated version:
5pts - Read a book, any book that is at least 200 pages long. - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
10pts - Read a book that begins with the letter "D". - Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol
10pts - Read a book with a four word title. - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
15pts - Read a book with one of the following words in the title: "Mother(s), Father(s), Son(s), Daughter(s), Child(ren). - Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
20pts - Read a book by amazon's top 100 authors from an author that you've never read before - The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad (never even heard of him, but he's #47 as I type this)
20pts - Read a book set in Asia. - The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
25pts - Read a book with a season in the title ("Summer", "Spring", "Winter", "Autumn", I'll even allow "Fall") - The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
30pts - Read a book that will make you laugh from the attached list: - Kill Your Friends by John Niven
30pts - Read a book that is a friend or family member's favorite (or favorite book from another participant of this challenge) - Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall (my college roommate and favorite friend, Katy, lists this as one of her faves)
35pts - Read a book published the year you were born. - Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
Although, a few more may change because 3 of them aren't available at any of the libraries I frequent. I'm hitting my favourite second hand bookstores to see if I can find them.
Whew! That was a long post. If you're still with me, you rock! Now...come rock this challenge with me!