Tuesday, January 1, 2013

my 1st year long reading challenge!

Yay?? :)

I am excited to start my first year long reading challenge today! As much as I adore my favorite authors, I just love finding a "new to me" author and devouring as many of their books as humanly possible. Thanks to my Kindle (and the endless hours searching Amazon), I was  able to read several authors that were new to me. My "favorite author" list multiplied like a darn bunny this past year. So when I got an invite to join DDS' "First Reads 2013 Challenge," I knew I wanted to join. If you wish to join (or check it out), head on over to DDS' blog and sign up!

I will have the image below located on the side of my blog for the entire challenge, as well as a link above where you can find a complete list of authors/books I've read for the challenge.

Welcome to a 2013 Reading Challenge: First-Reads!

Do you remember the feeling when you read the first book by your favourite author? Yes well, its for that feeling that I have come up with this challenge. Also, there was a time when I would only stick to the books written by authors I had previously read and enjoyed. But soon I realised that I was missing out on a lot other books. So, readers & bloggers, come together to this challenge that will make you pick up books by authors that you haven't read before! You never know, you just might find another author to love and follow.

Points to Know:

1. Read as many books as possible, by authors that YOU haven't read before.
2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate.
3. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.
5. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.
6. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013. Its never too late to Join In!

How To Sign-Up and Join In:

1. Choose a challenge level listed below.
2. Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of Authors/Books is optional).
3. Grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to b00k r3vi3ws.
4. Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Linky List and enter your link.
5. Don't have a Blog? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment.
6. Reviewing is optional! But if you do review it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the Review List.
7. Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up List.

Challenge Level:
Amateur : Choose to read 1 - 10 New Authors
Lover : Choose to read 11 - 20 New Authors
Expert : Choose to read 20 - 25 New Authors <~~~~ My goal!!
Fanatic : Choose to read 25 or above New Authors

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