Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2011"

Dollycas is hosting "Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2011."

She says: As bloggers we are all on timetables to read books, get reviews posted, host giveaways, etc. But we also travel around to other blogs and see books we would just like to read because of the bloggers recommendation or the cover or title catches our interest. The Meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” adds more books to my Wish List and To-Be-Read pile every week.

As followers you get our recommendations, win books from us, pick up books at the library or purchase them from a store.

But our lives are so busy these books sometimes sit in our To-Be-Read piles for months or even years.

This year Dollycas is hosting this challenge to encourage you to read some of those books.

12 books in 12 months.
The Rules:
1. Sign up to participate. Fill out the form below. Sign-ups will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2011.

2. Bloggers, please grab the button and put it on your blog to show your participation and provide a link back so others can join. Also, please add your blog to the Linky List so everyone can see at a glance which blogs are participating and visit you if they wish. 

Followers, you just need to fill out the entry form.

3. Read 1, yes, just 1 book for fun each month. Bloggers if you feel compelled to review the book you can but it is not required. You may want to list what books you have read under the button on your blog.

4. All book formats are allowed, printed, audio, e-book.

5. Before the first day of the next month, return to the Just For Fun page here at Dollycas’s Thoughts

Just click on the picture or on the JUST FOR FUN READING CHALLENGE 2011 page listed in the Pages section near the top of the right sidebar. Fill out the form there for the proper month. You will have until the 3rd day of the following month to enter your information before the form will be closed. (A 3 day grace period.)

6. A form must be filled out for each month.

7. These books can be counted in your total books read for the year challenge but hope you don’t cross them over to any other challenges. They are supposed to be read JUST FOR FUN!

8. Everyone that completes the Challenge, 12 books in 12 months read JUST FOR FUN will be entered in a drawing for a $25 dollar Gift Certificate or $25 at The Book Depository for International Participants.

There will also be one lucky winner that will 
win all 12 of my books read 
(US Participants Only for this prize.)

More prizes may be added depending on the number of participants.

You Must Read One Book For Fun Each Month.

I like this challenge, because I have 14 audio books that have been setting on my book shelf for two years or more. For some reason I just never take the time to listen to them. Therefore, I am hoping to listen to at least one or two this year. Thanks Dolly for the kick I needed to get started. 

1 comment:

  1. i guess this challenge really doesn't apply too much to me. my reading list is so casual. if i get around to reading something than i read it. i suppose i don't have any real deadlines for things, i'm not really a "literary blogger", i'm more of a "fashion/lifestyle blogger" with a little bit of literary sense thrown in.