Friday, December 18, 2009

The Essay Reading Challenge 2010

January 1 - November, 30, 2010

Carrie of Books and Movies is hosting the Essay Reading Challenge again in 2010.  Here's what she says:

Last year’s Essay Reading Challenge was a lot of fun – and several people have expressed interest in joining again for the New Year. I’m going to add an element that I think could make it even more interesting.

Here are the basics:

~ Join anytime, but don’t start reading until January 1, 2010.
~ If you read a book of essays, that book can also apply to any other challenges you are working on.
~ Choose a goal of reading 10, 20, or 30 essays, and then write a challenge post, linking back to this post. Feel free to copy and paste the above image into your challenge post.
~ Copy your challenge post’s link into Mr. Linky below.
~ You don’t have to list your essays ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.
~ I will put up a page for the challenge in my left sidebar, and add a Mr. Linky for essay reviews and wrap-up posts as the year goes on.

~ Everyone who completes the challenge and writes at least one review will be eligible for the giveaway prize: A copy of Best American Essays 2010.

~ New for 2010: You can earn extra credit – and an extra entry in the giveaway – by writing an essay of your own and leaving the link at the challenge page.

~ I will put up a wrap-up and giveaway post sometime early in December – that’s why the challenge only runs through November.

I’m planning to post a list of ideas for essay reading sometime soon, and I’d love recommendations of essay collections.

To join, go to Essay Reading Challenge.