Most of the challenge's activity occurs on the facebook group. Selfishly, it allows me to interact with book lovers from every era of my life ~ family, high school friends, college friends, co-workers, adult friends, blogger buddies, friends of friends and more! It is an open group. I try to be a stress-free, no-pressure host. I encourage as much (or as little) participation as a reader wants to give.
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 fifth challenge installment? Take a look...
Book Challenge by Erin 5.0 is complete! For all who participated this challenge:
- The most books ever read for one of our challenges - 566! (compared to 497 in the previous challenge)
- The most to finish all 10 books - 30!
- The readers that finished BOTH rounds (20 books total) - 5 (including me!; the first time I ever did this)
- To be honest, I was pretty awful with keeping up with who lives where this time, so I'll just report from last challenge we had 22 US states represented & 6 countries.
Winners! I gave *small* prizes to four participants: the first person to finish BOTH rounds; the first person to finish the first round, the second person to finish the first round, and a "wild card" draw between all the ones who finished the challenge. We had one of our blogger buddies to win a prize - congrats to Megan from can I decide another day? What does a book lover need who bought a new house this year? A classic Christmas book turned into a Christmas ornament! I got her a 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ornament to be put on her very first tree in her new home.
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
Sanch at Living My Imperfect Life
Megan at Can I Decide Another Day?
Heather at Heather's Hurrah
Karen at Run Wright
Kaity at (Bee)autiful Blessings
Emma at Ever Emma
Tanya at A Mindful Migration
Bev at Confuzzledom
Jenn at Optimization, Actually
Ericka at A Quiet Girl's Musings of a World that Talks Too Much
Jamie at Whatever I Think Of!
Honorable mentions...because I know both of these lovely ladies did the best in a book challenge ever after participating in several...and for me, it's not all about finishing; it's about reading books!; and if this little challenge of mine can encourage that, then I'm thrilled.
Well done to: Jenn at Quirky Pickings and Audrey at Life as Louise
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! Again, this challenge is open to more than just bloggers. We have a lot of non-blogger participants. If you know anyone who may want to dabble into the world of book challenges, share this page with them: Book Challenge by Erin.
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.
DECEMBER 1st - category announcement for Book Challenge by Erin 6.0
JANUARY 1st - APRIL 30th - BOOK CHALLENGE by ERIN 6.0 - tell your friends! Invite them to the group. The more book lovers, the better!
Hooray for books!!!!!!!!!!!