Thursday, January 21, 2010

12 X 12 Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

A group of bloggers are hosting the 12 X 12 Reading Challenge.
The idea behind this 12 by 12 Reading Challenge came from two bloggers, Pizza’s Book Discussion in 2009 and FOMA’s National Just Read More Novel’s Month 2010. There will be twelve book bloggers, each hosting their own Just Read More Novel’s Month throughout 2010.

Participants can join in one, two, or all twelve of these separate reading challenges. Each month starts a brand new reading challenge. And the goal? To simply read more novels.
The challenges follow the rules established by NaJuReMoNoMo:
  1. Must Be A Novel. Works of fiction only, please. Memoirs, non-fiction, how-to books, and Garfield collections don't count.
  2. Memoirs Aren't Novels. No matter how made up the story, anything ostensibly true isn't a novel. Also known as The James Frey Rule.
  3. Re-reading Doesn't Count. Try something new. Read something by your favorite author or try an entirely new author or tackle that novel you have always wanted to read.
  4. Have Fun. Nobody is grading you or paying you or judging you. Read what you like and like what you read.
When FOMA’s National Just Read More Novel’s Month 2010 ends on January 31st, a new Just Read More Novel’s Month will begin on February and will end on February 28th. Royal Reviews will then host the next one, starting on March 1st and ending March 31st and so on.
Here are the blogs where the challenges are to be hosted:

J. Kaye’s Book Blog is hosting February.
Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings is hosting March.
One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books is hosting April.
Page Turners is hosting May.
Misfit Salon is hosting June.
Good Books & Wine is hosting July.
Bookworming in the 21st Century is hosting August.
Bibliofreak is hosting September.
Book Crazy is hosting October.
Teens Read & Write is hosting November.
My Life in not so many Words is hosting December.

To learn more and to sign up, go to the host blogger's blog for each month.