This challenge is a selfish task, if I'm being honest. I probably get greater pleasure out of it than any of the challenge participants. How did we do for the fourth challenge installment? Take a look...
Book Challenge by Erin 4.0 is complete! For all who participated this challenge:
- The most books ever read for one of our challenges - 497
- The most to finish all 10 books - 28
- The most to finish BOTH rounds (20 books total) - 5
- The most to read BONUS round books - 15
- 22 US states represented & 6 countries (although, this was the most difficult to keep track because I don't know where everyone lives!)
Winners! I give *small* prizes to three participants: the first person to finish BOTH rounds; the first person to finish the first round, and the second person to finish the first round. We had one of our blogger buddies to win a prize - congrats to Christina from Easily Entertained.
Also, I have to brag about a group I'm calling "The 400 Club". These are the folks that completed BOTH the first round & bonus round...reading 20 challenge books in 4 months and accumulating 400+ points. We had a total of 5 of these "elite" readers, and another one of our blogger buddies was in this group - congrats to Ericka from A Quiet Girl's Musings...
Let me brag a little about more of our blogger friends...the following completed the challenge by reading 10 (or more) books:
Ashley at The Wandering Weekenders
Cat at Kitty Kitty La La
Kelli at Kellibeans
Sanch at Living My Imperfect Life
Megan at Can I Decide Another Day? (she also invited 2 folks to the group that did exceptionally well)
Kerry at Till Then, Smile Often
Kristen at Divulge and Indulge
Heather at Heather's Hurrah
Karen at Run Wright
Other blogger buddy participants (some did better than others...ha!):
Kimmi at Chaos & Cocoa
Jana at Jana Says
Kristen at See You in a Porridge
Brita at Bella Brita
Kristin at Stuff, Things, etc.
Alyssa at Alyssa Goes Bang
Gwen at Confessions of a Gila Monster
Jenn at Quirky Pickings
Kaity at (Bee)autiful Blessings
Thinking about joining us for the next challenge?? Join the facebook group. If you have any facebook friends that you think would enjoy the challenge, recommend them to join the group. Some of the most enthusiastic readers in the group are friends of friends...and I love that!
Or don't. Some bloggers don't do facebook, and I'm cool with that too. Of course, I announce stuff here on my blog too.
JUNE 1st - category announcement for Book Challenge by Erin 5.0
JULY 1st - OCT 31st - BOOK CHALLENGE by ERIN 5.0 - tell your friends! Invite them to the group. The more book lovers, the better!
Hooray for books!!!!!!!!!!!