Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Read One Book Challenge

May 1 - December 31, 2008

According to a survey by the National Endowment for the Arts, 53% of Americans surveyed did not read one book last year...

That got me to thinking...there are so many challenges in the blogosphere related to books and I'd like to do one for those who are maybe not so bookish.

That's right - only one book. Amy at My Friend Amy is hosting the Read One Book Challenge and here are the rules:
  1. Read one book you have never read before by December 31st, 2008.
  2. This book must not be a children's book that you are reading to your kids. It must be a book for you.
  3. This book may not be part of work related research. This book is for you.
  4. It can be fiction or nonfiction.
  5. Leave a comment on the post about the challenge telling Amy you're joining in and write a post linking back to the post to invite others to join in as well
  6. For bonus points, spend an evening at a Barnes and Noble, Borders, or local independent bookshop browsing through books. (apparently there's a huge percentage of people who don't go to bookstores, either)
  7. When you've completed your book write a post about it and give Amy the link.

One ten dollar Amazon gift card will be awarded through random drawing to a person who signs up and completes the challenge on time.

Interested? Visit Amy's post about the challenge.