Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The TBR Double Dog Dare

January 1, 2013 – April 1, 2013

The TBR Dare is back again for a third year; except this time it's much more intense.  It's not just a dare, it's a double dog dare.  Dakota and I double dog dare you to join in the fun.

But, remember, especially those of you who do not participate in reading challenges, the TBR Double Dare is not a "reading challenge;"   it's a dare.

We dare you, no we double dog dare you to join in the fun.

The rules are extreme, but you can change them to fit your needs.  The TBR Double Dog Dare is meant to be fun, so rule number one is--have fun.

The goal of the TBR Double Dog Dare is to reduce the size of your TBR stack, to read those books you've had for years and always meant to get around to reading one day.  January 1, 2013 just might be the day.

If you agree to the full Double Dog Dare, then you pledge to read only books in your TBR stack as of January 1, 2013 from the start of the new year until April Fool's Day. Your TBR stack is officially defined as the books you have purchased  or have requested from the library as of January 1, 2013.  This includes books that have not arrived in the mail or at the store yet.  Dakota and I will be making exceptions only for books selected by my book club, and possibly not even those depending on what my book club selects.  If you're a member of a book club, then you know how that works. You can make whatever exceptions you would like to or need to make.

We understand.

If you don't want to sign up for the full four months, you can sign up for whatever period of time you'd like. We think it's more fun if people spell out the details of their personal Double Dog Dare in a post on their blogs, but you may do as you like.

We've posted a button for the TBR Double Dog Dare and hope that you'll use it on your own blog to help us get the word out.  And, if you'd like to post a link to this page or any page at Ready When You Are, C.B. featuring the Double Dog Dare, Dakota will make a special visit to your home to deliver a wonderful thank you gift.  Not really.  But she will let you pet her if you're ever in Vallejo, California and I can make some coffee and maybe some sandwiches.

If you'd like to join the TBR Double Dog Dare for a book, a day, a week, a month, or for the duration, please sign-up using Mr. Linky [at the host’s sign up post].

This reading event is hosted by Ready When You Are, C.B. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.