Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tudor Book Challenge

January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Michelle of Benedictionary, A Bookworm's Blog is hosting her very first challenge, the Tudor Book Challenge.

Here's what she says:

Being new to the book blogger scene, I wanted to post a book challenge of my own and meet some like-minded book bloggers. I was inspired by two of my great loves: Showtime’s Original Series – The Tudors and historic fiction. So,  I present to all you book lovers out there the Tudor Book Challenge. To support Tudorly love, I will be presenting the winners of this challenge with gift cards from Borders.
Here’s how it works…

The Challenge:

The Tudor Book Challenge challenges you to read books about or inspired by the Tudor dynasty.

The Challenge Rules:
  • You may read your books in any format – e-books, audio books, electronic reader books, and printed books are acceptable.
  • Where applicable, you are welcome to use the books you’ve read for the Tudor Book Challenge in other challenges.
  • Books can be fiction or non-fiction, but they must feature a notable figure from the Tudor dynasty. If you do not know much about the Tudor dynasty, that’s okay. That’s part of what this challenge is about. Notable Tudor figures do not have to be of the royal family. If you need some guidelines there, I will post a list of notable Tudor figures and possible book selections later this week.
  • You must read actual published books – fan fiction does not count.
  • You are not required to post a list of the books you intend to read. You may choose them as you go.
  • Bloggers and non-bloggers alike are welcome to participate in the challenge. If you do not have a blog, you will need to review the books you’ve read on some book-related website: i.e. GoodReads, Amazon, Borders, etc. and send in the links (either via comments or e-mail) to be eligible for the prizes. I need to be able to verify that these books were read by you.
The Challenge Levels:

King or Queen – You are the ruler of your dominion. You will read at least 20 Tudor-related books.
Nobleman or Noblewoman - You are honorable, indeed. You have earned your title by agreeing to read at least 15 Tudor-related books.

Courtier – You are a rising star in the royal court. You have decided to read at least 10 Tudor-related books.

Commoner – Your role in the kingdom is small but mighty. You are going to read at least 5 Tudor-related books.

All registrations must be received by midnight on December 31st, 2009 to be eligible for the prizes. If you do not register by the midnight deadline, you may still participate in the challenge but you will not be eligible for the prizes.

To join, go to Tudor Book Challenge.