Friday, January 6, 2012

The Books That Made Me Love Reading

January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

How to Participate

♥  Write an introductory challenge post, discussing why you love reading and what some of your favorite books of all time are (especially those you loved when you were younger).

♥  Leave a comment below and link to your challenge post or GoodReads list.

♥  Add the challenge badge to your blog and link it back to this post. You can grab the code below.

♥  Re-read one old favorite per month and write a review that discusses why you loved the book back then and why you love it now (or why you don’t love it quite as much now). Remember:  You can read anything from children’s books to classic literature—whatever turned you onto this beloved hobby is A-OK with us.

♥  Whenever you read a new book for the challenge, visit this website and add the links to your reviews on the corresponding month’s post.

♥  I’ll tweet out links to challenge entries as I receive them. I have over 12,000 Twitter followers and would love to help drive traffic to your blogs!


Additional Info

♥  Each month will be co-sponsored by one of my indie author friends. These awesome YA, Middle Great, and Children’s Lit authors will be donating copies of their books for challenge winners. We will also interview them about their favorite books. It’s gonna be super fun!

♥  You do not need a blog to participate. Reviews on GoodReads or other book-loving sites are fine as long as you can link them back here.

♥  Books read for this challenge can be used in other challenges too. We’re not jealous :-P

♥  You can start the challenge as late as December 1. You won’t be eligible for our month-to-month prizes, but if you review at least 12 old favorites by December 31, 2012 and follow the other contest rules, you will be eligible for the year-end grand prize.


The Prizes

The Grand Prize:  At the end of the year, if you’ve entered a post every month for the challenge, you will be eligible for the grand prize—a basket including 13 autographed books (Farsighted plus one from each month’s sponsor) and a $100 Amazon gift card.

The Monthly Prize: Each month, one challenge participant will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, an autographed copy of my YA novel Farsighted, and an additional autographed book from our current month’s sponsor (either YA, Middle Grade, or Children’s Lit).

The Bonus Prize:  We’d love to have you review our sponsor’s books. This is not part of the challenge but rather an extra opportunity. For each sponsor book that you review and link here, you will receive one entry for the bonus prize—there are 13 possible entries in all. This prize basket consists of a $50 Amazon gift card and 13 autographed books (Farsighted plus one from each of our monthly sponsors).

For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.