Saturday, January 7, 2012

A to Z Reading Challenge 2012

This is the main link for this challenge

So what does this A to Z Reading Challenge entail?The A to Z Reading Challenge, which shall henceforth be known as AZRC, challenges you to read and review one book starting with every letter of the alphabet. There are three possible challenges you can partake in.

1. Author - A to Z by authors last name, 26 books.
2. Title - A to Z by book title, 26 books.
3. Double Whammy - Do both Challenge 1 and 2 for a total 52 books.

Note: There is no option to do some by author and some by title and read only 26 books.

The deadline to register is May 31, 2012

What books count towards this challenge?
Anything you want. Well not anything. It has to be a book. You can count books you are reading for other challenges if you would like and rereads are perfectly fine. The only thing is you have to have read the book between January 1,2012 and December 31, 2012. Part of this challenge is also reviewing the books and if you finished a book on December 31, you probably aren't going to review it that night. So the deadline for reviews is January 31, 2013.
And to reiterate, for books read, it only counts through the December 31.

Why should I partake in this?
Because you love me? Shouldn't that be enough. Just kidding. It should be really fun. The plan is to have fun fun activities every other week. (52 weeks in the year, 52/2 = 26, 26 letters in the alphabet. you get it). I'm going to start planning these really soon. THERE COULD BE MINI CHALLENGES INVOLVED! THERE COULD BE GIVEAWAYS! THERE COULD BE DISCUSSIONS! THERE COULD BE ALL THREE! I'll keep you posted I promise. And the best part for the giveaways that will happen, you are automatically get one entry JUST for participating.

I have an idea! Can I contribute?
YES! ABSOLUTELY YES! 26 events over the year is a lot to wrap my brain around and I definitely can't do it alone. So if you have any ideas at all, for now just email me at strawberryAvalancheReviews(at)gmail(dot)com and we'll talk. Later on, I'll have forms up for more specific things I need from you guys.

Oh and if you an author and have a book coming out in 2012 and you want to represent its first letter or the first letter of your last name, email me!!

How can I join?
There is a linky thing down there, just add your name with a link to your blog and BAM you've joined. Then you go tweet about, blog about, tell all your friends! Well you don't have to do those things. But if you did, it would be so awesome. I will be making buttons later unless someone with awesome artistic abilities wants to make some for me.

So I really hope this will be fun and it won't just be me by myself reading books with different letters of the alphabet.

X is a sucky letter. Try to find a book that starts with or an author that starts with X. But if all else fails, X in the title (or authors name) is fine!
And if you have any recommendations for X books, let me know. I think others would appreciate the suggestions as well :)

If you would like to sign up for the A to Z Reading Challenge, leave a direct link below to your blog or goodreads. Thank you!

My list..
A - Anal Obsession by Aaron Ace
B - Butchered by Bradley Convissar
C -
D - Daddy Of The Bride by Katie Cramer
E -
F -
G -
H -
I - I'll Do Anything For This Job by Holly Love
J -
K -
L - La Lune by Donna Patrick
M - Milk and Heather by Lani Lawton
N -
O -
P - Parkinson's Disease Looking Down the Barrel by Richard Secklin
Q -
R -
S -
T - Top Ten by Ryne Douglas Pearson
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

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