Thursday, January 1, 2009

National Just Read More Novels Month

January 1 - January 31, 2009

Foma is hosting National Just Read More Novels Month (or NaJuReMoNoMo). Formulated on the famous NaNoWriMo where participants WRITE a novel in a month, NaJuReMoNoMo encourages participants to simply READ a novel in a month. Here are the rules:
  1. Only Novels Count. This means no non-fiction books, memoirs, short stories, essay collections, or books based on internet memes like LOLcats. The judge is out on graphic novels. It's your call.
  2. Memoirs Don’t Count. Even if they are fictional. And especially if they are fake memoirs about the Holocaust.
  3. It Can’t Be A Novel You Have Already Read. Expand your horizons. Try some new authors.
  4. You Must Start At The Beginning. If the book is on your nightstand, you have to start over. We are looking at January 1 to January 31. That is 31 days. We are on a deadline.
  5. Have Fun. This a lark. You wouldn't be reading if you didn't enjoy it.
You get to brag about your literacy ability by posting a "Winner" badge on your site. Any book qualifies for the Blue Winner badge. Now a lot of people read more than one. Three books qualifies for the Green Badge. Five gets the Silver Badge and ten is the Gold level.

To read more and to pick up your badge, visit the post about the challenge.