You all know that I am a sucker for book challenges. Also, you know the one that is nearest and dearest to me is the one that I host ~ Book Challenge by Erin (yes, I know, those creative juices were really flowing when I came up with that name.)
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.
I did add a goodreads group this challenge as well. But, the activity was lacking there (something for me to work on in the future).
This group enriches my life. The support, the participation, the interaction, and just sharing the love of books is something that I could have never predicted would bring me so much happiness! Yes, I keep a score, a tally of points, and I give prizes, but those don't matter to me nearly as much as the engagement with each other and the passion for reading that is evident among the group members. Thank you to all who participate! I probably get greater pleasure out of it than any of the challenge participants.
How did we do for the sixth challenge installment? Take a look...
Book Challenge by Erin 6.0 is complete! For all who participated this challenge:
- The most books ever read for one of our challenges - 605! (compared to 566 in the previous challenge) - this total has increased with every challenge
- The most to finish all 10 books - 33!
- The readers that finished BOTH rounds (20 books total) - 6
- Readers from USA (25+ states), Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, Australia participated
Winners! I gave *small* prizes to four participants: the first person to finish BOTH rounds & the first person to finish the first round were the same person, the second person to finish the first round, the person that accumulated the most points, and a "wild card" draw between all the ones who finished the challenge.
Let me brag a little about more of our blogger friends...the following completed the challenge by reading 10 (or more) books:
Megan at Can I Decide Another Day?
Heather at Heather's Hurrah
Karen at Run Wright
Tanya at A Mindful Migration
Bev at Confuzzledom
Ericka at A Quiet Girl's Musings of a World that Talks Too Much
Jamie at Whatever I Think Of!
Mattie at Northwest Native
Jen at It's My Life
Jenn at Quirky Pickings
Olya at The Siberian American
Christina at Easily Entertained
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.
JUNE 1st - category announcement for Book Challenge by Erin 7.0
JULY 1st - OCTOBER 31st - BOOK CHALLENGE by ERIN 7.0 - tell your friends! Invite them to the group. The more book lovers, the better!
I repeatedly say it (because I mean it): I don't care if someone reads one book or 20, as long as my challenge has encouraged reading, that's a win for me.