Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christy Awards Challenge

November 1, 2009 - December 1, 2010

Deborah from Books, Movies and Chinese Food and Amy from My Friend Amy are hosting the Christy Awards Challenge. They write:

Chances are when you hear the words Christian Fiction, you have a definite impression. Clean. Hopeful. Preachy. Boring. The only thing you read. Wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Well, we love Christian fiction. We've read it our whole lives and we know that it's just a category. And like any category of fiction, it can be absolutely incredible or positively snoozeworthy. But one of the things we hear a lot is that people want to give it a try, but they need recommendations. You may not know but there is actually an award for Christian fiction! It's called the Christy Award and it's been around for quite some time. These are books that have been judged to be among the best Christian fiction has to offer and while we may not always agree with those choices, we're willing to read them and give our own opinion. But we don't like to do anything alone--we're hoping you will join us too!
As part of the challenge Amy and Deborah will be:
  • featuring author interviews with Christy winning authors and nominees
  • hosting giveaways of Christy books
  • hosting some guest posts
  • spotlighting your reviews
There are several levels of participation offered:

Baby Steps

1st Tier - 2009 Favorite Category Read All Nominated Books 3-4 books
2nd Tier - Any ONE Years Favorite Category - 3-4 Books or mix 3-4 winners from any category

It's All in the Winners
3rd Tier- 2009 Winners - 9
4th Tier- Any ONE Year's Winners 7-9 or mix'n'match 7-9 winners

5th Tier - Read 2009/or ANY Year All Books 36-40 Books

6rd Tier - Read all the nominees in your favorite category
7th Tier - Read all of the winners in every category

The Christy Challenge--Perpetual Challenge
Read all of the books nominated and awarded the Christy challenge throughout the course of your lifetime.

To learn more, including how to join the challenge, visit the dedicated blog.