Sunday, February 21, 2010

The New York Challenge 2010

February 1 - May 15, 2010

Jill from Fizzy Thoughts is hosting a fun challenge centered around the upcoming BEA in NYC in May. She writes:
Since BEA and the Book Blogger Convention are on a lot of people’s minds right now, I thought New York needed its own reading challenge. Many readers like to read about places they will be visiting, so this will give the BEA attendees a chance to start thinking about NY (like we need an excuse). And if you can’t make it to BEA :-( this will give you a chance to still have some NY fun.
The reading portion of the challenge will be super easy. All you have to do is read one book set in New York City. The rest of the challenge is optional, and devoted to fun New York stuff. Over the next few months I’ll be asking you to write posts about New York…memories, travel tips, lists, trivia…you get the picture. Then, during the week of BEA I’ll feature a few wrap-up posts, highlighting everyone’s posts (and New York!). And yes, there might even be a few prizes along the way…I’ll have to hunt down a few NY-themed goodies.
  1. Between February 1st and May 15th, read 1 (one) book set in New York City and post your review.
  2. The book can be non-fiction or fiction, poetry or prose, graphic novel or audio book…whatever floats your boat. It can even be a guidebook. It just has to have New York City as its primary setting. And no fair using a book you’ve already read.
  3. Jill will create a separate post with a Mr Linky for everyone to post their reviews. Look for that soon.
  4. Each month there will also post a sort of mini-challenge asking people to write a post about New York. You do not have to participate in any of these
Here is the mini challenge for February.

Learn more or sign up by going to the post about the challenge.