Friday, January 4, 2019

S.O.S.--Mayday--Severe Reading Challenge Addiction Alert

HELP! I'm buried in Reading Challenges over at My Reader's Block and I can't get up. Honestly, I've got the worst case of Challenge-Sign-Up-itis that I've had in a long time. Thirty-six challenges and it's only January 4th. And Jamie keeps finding more and posting them on the Sleep Less, Read More challenge collection site on Goodreads and I can't resist. Someone call the challenge assistance emergency team, quick!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Challenges

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It's that time of year when bloggers who love both books and Christmas begin having images of book challenges dancing in their heads and then they put those challenges together to tempt those of us with a weakness for such things. Here are a few of Christmas Reading Challenges that have already appeared:

Christmas 2018 Events
2018 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (Michelle @ True Xmas Spirit)
A Literary Christmas (Tarissa @ In the Bookcase)
The 12 Books of Christmas (Katie @ Just Another Girl & Her Books)

So, go check out your TBR piles and see how many Christmas books you've got and get yourself signed up!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Another Year, Another Year of Challenge Addiction

Greetings, Fellow Challenge Addicts! The 2019 Challenge Gates have opened. Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of, Ginger Mom & The Kindle Quest, and Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews got things started early--posting 2019 challenges as early as September! I have also started putting my sponsored challenges together for the new year. And, as has become custom, I have begun gathering all the challenges I find at the page tabbed above.

So, of course, this means it's time to start signing up for challenges like there won't ever be another one...and to declare your 2019 Challenge Addiction at the sign-up page above. Please don't leave me alone with my challenge madness.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Calling All Challenge Addicts!

Hello Fellow Addicts! It's that time of year again...all those tempting reading challenges start popping up and we begin to sign up for them like there's no tomorrow. So--the new Challenge Addicts sign-up is up there on the tool bar. Come on in for another round of challengaholic madness. The water's fine.

To help you out, I've started gathering the 2018 Reading Challenges again and they're linked up in the tool bar above.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Challenge for Summer: Book Challenge by Erin

General Rules

·         First and foremost, have fun. Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome.

·         The challenge will run from JULY 1, 2017 to OCTOBER 31, 2017.

·         Each book must be at least 200 pages long.   Audio books are fine too.
·         A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book, or change the book you originally chose, no worries. 
·         You can read your books in any order you choose.
·         Rereads can be used only once.  If a book you love fits into a category, go ahead and visit it again.  Read it in its entirety.  But, only do this once for the challenge.
·         There will be a photo album for each category with links to books chosen.  Please comment on the photo for each of your books when you finish reading them.  A comment can include a review, a rating, a recommendation…other readers want to hear what you thought of your choice.  (if you need help with this, let me know…or there is a file attached to our group explaining what to do.)
·         There will be 10 book categories with a possibility of earning 200 points.   That’s 10 books in four months.  For some of you, this will be a BIG challenge; for others it will be easy peasy.  It’s all for fun, remember!
·         Book categories will be posted June 1st to give you time to gather books in preparation. 
·         After the categories are posted, please post a preliminary list with books of your choice according to their categories on the facebook group page by June 15th (if possible).  If you need help with a particular category or want a book suggestion, we as a community of reading enthusiasts can help each other.  (Late entries will still be accepted.)
·         The first three people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the next challenge. The following will get a small prize from me (1st to complete 1st round; 1st to complete both rounds; most points accumulated; and WILD CARD random draw – all who finish the 10 book challenge will qualify as an entry)!  Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will gets all sorts of recognition and support!
·         Lastly, have fun.  Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome.  Wait, I’ve read that somewhere before…Good luck!