January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
This reading challenge event is hosted by Indextrious Reader. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.
What is the Challenge?
The key is to read and review books with a postal theme. These can be non-fiction on the subject of letter writing, collections of real letters, or epistolary fiction of any era. Be creative! Review each one and link back to the challenge -- there will be quarterly roundup posts for you to link reviews and posts to as you create them.
The challenge runs from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2014. You can sign up ANY TIME throughout the year.
Any books chosen can overlap with any other challenge, and rereads are allowed. Just remember to review them somewhere online in order for them to count toward the challenge. Lists don't have to be made in advance, though feel free to share your choices and inspire other readers if you wish! I always think that making lists is half the fun :)
How do I join in?
There are a few ways to participate in this challenge.
Postcard Level: Read and review 4 books with a postal theme.
Snail Mail Level: Read and review 8 books with a postal theme.
Parcel Post Level: Read and review 12 books with a postal theme.
Air Mail Express Level: Read and review 12 books with a postal theme AND commit to sending more old fashioned letters this year. At least 12 pieces of mail (or more!), and you can share numbers or even images of your mail art in the quarterly roundups.
Anyone who completes the challenge at any level will have their names thrown into a draw to win some letter-related goodies at the end of the year. In addition, if you complete the Air Mail Express Level, you'll get a chance to win a lifetime membership to (and some goodies from) the Letter Writers Alliance!
Need ideas about what to read? Check out the links at last year's sign-up post, or scroll through some of the epistolary titles that were reviewed in 2013.
To join in, sign up below. If you aren't a blogger, just add a comment. How to add your link:
1. Click on the icon below
2. Add a link to your sign up post or your overall blog/tumblr/Goodreads page, etc., if you are just joining generally for now
Add your links to Sign Up Here for the Postal Reading Challenge. You can sign up anytime throughout 2014. You could also add the level you're hoping to hit, ie: Melwyk@Indextrious Reader (Air Mail Express)