Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2012 T.B.R Pile Reading Challenge

"We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us..
Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up.."

What a perfect way to start 2012, clean up my "TBR" (to be read) pile!!

A group of fabulous book bloggers has put together this reading challenge:

The Hosts:

from Bookish - http://www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com @SeoEvie
from All I Ever Read - http://www.nicoleabouttown.com/ @Nicoleabouttown
from Hands and Home - http://www.handsandhome.ca/ @HandsHomeBlog
from Book Passion For Life - http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/ @BookPforLife
from WatchYA Reading - http://whatchyareading.net @caitlingss
from Mission To Read - http://missiontoread.com/ @missiontoread
from Books, Biscuits & Tea -http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/ @alouetteuette
from Hooked On Books - http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com @ChristasBooks
from Fans Of Fiction - http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/ @fansoffiction
from Mermaids Vision - http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com @mermaidvisions

The Rules/Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
  2. As we would like to see quality reviews linked up to our monthly wrap-ups, only bloggers can enter. Sorry about that!
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2011 and earlier! NO ARCs and 2012 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge (You need to include the info + host list + challenge button. You can also grab the button code and add it to your sidebar!)
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. At the end of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will have it's unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It's open to INTERNATIONALS. For participating in the mini-challenge you will get +1 entry.
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice - we will be checking ;)
  10. December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you'll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway - 12 books, 12 winners, INTERNATIONAL. 
  11. You don't have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in giveaways!
Great isn't it?!  Make sure you go over and sign up!! Click on the banner at the top of the post to sign up!

The Levels:

1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - A Sweet Kiss  - This is the level I'm going to attempt!
31-40 - Love At First Sight
41-50 - Married With Children

Some of the books I plan to read:

  1. Steve Berry - The Amber Room
  2. Steve Berry - The Templar Legacy
  3. Clive Cussler - The Treasure of Khan
  4. Victoria Alexander - The Perfect Mistress
  5. Eloisa James - A Kiss At Midnight
  6. Eloisa James - When Beauty Tamed the Beast
  7. Kristan Higgins - My One and Only
  8. Matthew Reilly - Seven Ancient Wonders
  9. Stieg Larsson - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  10. Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Played With Fire
  11. Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
  12. Andy McDermott - The Sacred Vault
  13. Andy McDermott - Empire of Gold

Wish me luck!!

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