Saturday, July 2, 2011

Europa Challenge

July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Liberty and Marie are hosting The Europa Challenge which is designed to encourage readers to pick up books published by Europa Editions. This challenge actually has many parts - there is a time limited option, a perpetual option, and also a meme.

Here is the information about the main challenge:

Choose a level of participation:
  1. Europa Ami (friend in French): Read 4 Europa titles by the end of 2011
  2. Europa Haver (friend in Hebrew): Read 7 books by the end of 2011 (one per month)
  3. Europa Amante (lover in Italian): Read 14 books by the end of 2011 (2 per month).
At any level, you can qualify as:
  • A Connoisseur, by accepting the Perpetual Challenge
  • Expatriate, by choosing books from a single country or original language
  • A Passport Holder,by choosing books from different countries or original languages.
There are also two specialty challenges:

Love Challenge

  • Sélim Nassib, I Loved You for Your Voice
  • Edna Mazya, Love Burns
  • Elena Ferrante, Troubling Love
  • Massimo Carlotto, Bandit Love
Creature Challenge
  • Benjamin Tammuz, Minotaur
  • Alicia Giménez, Bartlett, Dog Day
  • Wolf Erlbruch, The Miracle of the Bears
  • Edwin M. Yoder Jr., Lions at Lamb House
  • Roma Tearne, Mosquito
  • Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
You can do the specialty challenges towards any of the Ami/Haver/Amante levels.
  • Participants are encouraged to cross-post your reviews and posts to your own blog and link back to the challenge blog.
  • To participate, you must be a contributor to The Europa Challenge blog. To become a contributor, please email the moderator (an email address is required, so comments to this post won't work).
  • You can also be a contributor to The Europa Challenge blog without doing a challenge.
  • You can overlap your selections with other challenges as long as the books are published by Europa Editions.
  • Post to The Europa Challenge blog listing your books and your anticipated level of participation.
  • Post your book list whenever you want, and change your reading list at any time.
  • Read, review, and post your reviews on The Europa Challenge blog.

See the Participant Guidelines for more information.

Check out the Europa Meme on this post.