Saturday, January 12, 2013

TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Ahh.... so many books, so little time.... (Frank Zappa)

It looks like that my TBR shelf will forever grow, not that I do not read, but because there are so mannnyyyyy good books out there.

So to challenge my self to decrease this shelf (ha, you wish!) -well, at least not to overload this shelf and buried my body, mind and soul in the piles of TBR books- I decide to join this events, hosted by 6 nice bloggers (see link).

Challenge Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.
  2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you've read! (On your blog, Amazon or Goodreads/Shelfari!)
  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 2012 and earlier! NO  2013 ARCs and 2013 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 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Tweet!)
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. On the 20th 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 monthFor 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. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e. the entire month)
  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 - a box of books
  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!
(how many books you're planning to read for this challenge in 2013)
1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - A Sweet Kiss
31-40 - Love At First Sight
41-50 - Married With Children

I've decided to try reading them one book every month, so I'll take The Friendly Hug level.

List of Books to Read:
1. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende.
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3. Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
4. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
5. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
6. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradburry
7. BFG by Roald Dahl
8. ...

So wish me luck.... (and don't seduce me with new booooookksss!!) ~_~

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