Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Year Of Readers - 2009

January 1 - December 31, 2009

Jodie is hosting this year long charity event to help raise money and awareness of reading. Jodie writes:
In 2009 I want to spread my love of reading throughout the world. The Year of Readers aims to bring people who enjoy books together to have fun bringing literature into the lives of others.

You pick a literary charity that you want to support in 2009. You sign up to be part of The Year of Readers, get people to sponsor you and just start reading whatever you like. If you’re going to read next year why not join and help a bookish charity at the same time?
Here are a few rules:
  1. You can sign up at any time but only books read from 1st January to 31st December 2009 can be counted towards your sponsored read-a-thon.
  2. You must sign up via the Mr. Linky at the dedicated blog for this event.
  3. Books of any genre or type count (including graphic novels and poetry anthologies) but magazines and newspapers do not.
  4. If you're taking part in any reading challenges next year all those books can be counted towards your sponsored read-a-thon.
There is a lot more information at The Year of Readers blog...including links to possible charities, as well as how to get sponsors and raise funds, and how to join the community blog. Why not check it out?