Monday, February 1, 2010

The Birth Year Reading Challenge

February 1 - December 31, 2010

C.S. and J.G. of Hotchpot Cafe are hosting The Birth Year Reading Challenge. They write:
What books were published the year you were born? This challenge encourages you to find out, and then read some of them. You might even draw some conclusions about what was going on in the literary world that year.

1. Join anytime between now and November 30, 2010. The challenge ends at midnight EST on December 31, 2010.

2. Books may come from your TBR pile or list, but they don’t have to.

3. Overlaps with other challenges are allowed and encouraged.

4. Change your list at any time.

5. Reviews and reactions are encouraged, but you don’t need to have a blog to participate.

6. All genres and formats are eligible. If it’s a book, you can count it.

7. One candle is awarded for each qualifying book you read. There is no limit on how few or how many candles you can earn.


When you meet your reading goal, you can select a book from the Hotchpot Cafe library – most likely a gently used trade paperback – and C.S. and J.G. will mail it to you. But keep reading because . . .


On January 1, 2011, the three readers who’ve earned the most candles will be entered into a drawing to win a collectible first edition/first printing copy of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2008.

Interested? Visit the post about the challenge to learn more and sign up!