2009 ARC Reading ChallengeDecember 19, 2008 at 10:20 am | Posted in Books, My Life with Books, Reading | 10 Comments
Tags: 2009 Reading Challenge, ARCs Reading Challenge
So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is sponsoring a reading challenge specifically for ARCs. This is right up my ally since I’ve been trying to make my pile more manageable over the past couple of months.
Here are the rules:
1. To sign up, leave a comment (here) and a direct link to your blog post about this challenge that includes your list from rule #2.
2. List all of the ARC’s that you have to read right now. Then throughout the year, you must continue updating that list as you receive more ARC’s. (This is important). You should also strike out the ones that you finish.
3 a. All of us who have or will have more than 12 ARC’s must read and review 12.
3 b. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARC’s must read all of the ARC’s we have. Note, that if you have 11 ARC’s and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to category a.
4. You don’t have to make a list of which ARC’s you plan to read, but you can if you want.
5. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books are allowed as long as they are ARC’s.
6. Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Leave a comment on this post with a link to each of your reviews.
7. Please subscribe to my blog, as I will be posting updates to the challenge periodically.
Note of clarification: The term ARC is used loosely. Anything sent from a publisher or author is an ARC for this challenge because they are sent to us with the expectation that we will review them.
Here are my ARCs:
a. Tomato Girl
b. The Triumph of Deborah
d. Revolutionary Road
e. The Second Elizabeth
f. Broad Street
h. The Sound of Butterflies
i. The Book Borrower
j. Annette Vallon
k. Bedlam South
l. The Sinners Guide to Confession
m. Death and the Devil
n. Soul Cather
0. The Grass Singing
p. The Firemaster’s Mistress
q. A Silent Ocean Away
r. With Violets
s. The Jewel Trader of Pegu
t. Mermaids in the Basement
That’s 20 books, so I’m definitely in the read 12 books category. My plan is to read them in this order through the end of January. After that, I’m going to mix them in with other books from my library. If you have ARCs, I’d love it if you would join us!