Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shelf-A-Thon Challenge

This challenge is from the M/M Romance from on Goodreads. The main link for the challenge could be found here.


Shelf-A-Thon Challenge - 6/1/2011 - 5/31/20112


This challenge is to read one book from each of the bookshelves in our group bookshelf. You will have from June 1st 2011 to May 31st 2012 to read a book from each shelf. If a book is on multiple shelves, you may count that book for each shelf. Below is the official list of shelves. I have removed non-fiction, audio books and the publisher shelves. That leaves 98 which is potentially 8 books a month.

Post your list here in this folder. You may either post the book as you read it or post them in advance and strike through as you read them.

book-anthology
book-free-read
book-long-story-over-250-pages
book-novella
book-series
book-short-story-under-15k-words
book-work-in-progress
book-yaoi-manga
genre-action-suspense
genre-contemporary
genre-erotic-horror
genre-family-drama
genre-fantasy
genre-historical
genre-mystery
genre-other-world
genre-paranormal
genre-scifi-futuristic-postapoc
genre-steampunk
genre-urban-fantasy
genre-young-adult
members-book-of-the-month
members-mm-group-author
members-recs-for-new-to-mm-genre
profession-actors
profession-athlete
profession-blue-collar
profession-businessmen-lawyers
profession-celebrities
profession-college
profession-cowboys
profession-firemen
profession-high-school
profession-law-enforcement
profession-mafia-criminal
profession-medical-personnel
profession-medieval-knights
profession-military-men
profession-political
profession-rent-boys
profession-rockstars
profession-royalty
profession-sailors-pirates-sea
profession-spies-secret-agents
profession-the-arts
sexcontent-barely-legal
sexcontent-bdsm
sexcontent-bears
sexcontent-bottoms
sexcontent-cross-dressing
sexcontent-dubious-consent
sexcontent-fetish-toys
sexcontent-first-time
sexcontent-fisting
sexcontent-fur-fetish
sexcontent-incest
sexcontent-masturbation
sexcontent-m-preg
sexcontent-non-consent
sexcontent-non-explicit
sexcontent-poly-mmf
sexcontent-poly-mmm
sexcontent-sweet-no-sex
sexcontent-trans
species-angels-demons-gods
species-anthropomorphic
species-mythical-creatures
species-shifters
species-shifters-non-wolf-cat
species-spacemen-aliens
species-vampires
theme-abduction-kidnapping
theme-age-gap
theme-coming-of-age
theme-dark
theme-disabilities
theme-established-couples
theme-fairytales-folklore
theme-friends-to-lovers
theme-gay-for-you
theme-geeks-nerds
theme-holiday
theme-humorous
theme-hurt-comfort
theme-interracial
theme-interspecies
theme-in-the-closet
theme-men-with-children
theme-over-age-40
theme-reunited
theme-slave
theme-sports
theme-tear-jerker
theme-weddings
theme-young-adult-characters
warning-extreme-taboo
warning-graphic-rape
warning-graphic-violence 



I will add my choices and what I have read asap :)

Quarterly Gang Bang Challenge Q3 2011

This is a challenge from the M/M Romance groups in Goodreads, here is the link for the challenge

A combination of the "Pick It For Me" challenge and the "What Do I Read Next" thread, this challenge is a reading gang bang!

How it works:

Step 1. Post in this thread that you want to participate and which shelf you want your books selected from. You will have until Wednesday 6/15 to sign up.

Step 2. Once everyone is signed up, each participant will select at least one book for everyone else who signed up. You must pick books from the shelf the participant specified they want their books chosen from

Step 3. Send each participant a private message with the name of the book(s) you have chosen for them. Do not post your selections here.

Step 4. Create a challengers list in this thread (see this thread as an example). Please include the shelf you want your books selected from.

Step 5. As you read each book on the list, indicate the book has been read by either striking through it, putting the date read, # of stars awarded, or a combination of all three, next to the title.

Rules:

1. You may read as many or as few books as you want but try to at least read 30 over the course of the 3 month challenge.
2. Each book should be in the M/M genre but I'll allow you to slide now and then.
3. Please include a "read" indicator at the top of your post, 0/10 Read.
4. When you update, please edit your original post and do not create a new post each time.
5. You will have July 1st to September 30th to read each of the books. You may not start any of your books until July 1st.
6. If you profile is private, you will need to "friend" each one of the participants so they can see your bookshelves.
7. Update your list in the Participants thread and your "Gang Bang" shelf (see Tips below) as soon as you receive a recommendation to help avoid getting duplicates selected for you.
8. PLEASE do not begin selecting books for the participants until June16th.

Tips:

✓ Create a special shelf (not your To-Read shelf) that contains just the books you'd like the participants to select from. Make sure this shelf is up to date and contains enough books for all the participants to chose from.

✓ Create a "Gang Bang" shelf and shelve each of the books picked for you on this shelf. That will let everyone know not to select that book again since it has already been picked.

✓ If you pick a book that is part of a series, make sure they have already either read the previous books or those books have already been chosen for them.

✓ "Friend" everyone before the challenge begins to make sending them a message faster and easier.

✓ Select 2 or 3 books for each participant in case someone else has already recommended your first pick.

✓ When you recommend a book, include a link to it in the message you send so it's easier for the recipient to add the book to their challenge shelf.

✓ You may use the same books for multiple challenges. 



I  will post the books chosen for me here when they do get chosen !!