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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Random Reader Challenge: John Irving (May/June)

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Random House Canada, and there is a prize!

Here are the details copied from their website:

Random Reader Challenge: John Irving (May to June)

How to get started:

1. Grab the handy challenge button to display on your blog.

2. Post a comment below with your blog link so we know you’re participating.

Note: Don’t have a blog but still want to play? Use your social media URL such as Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads, and post your review there instead!

3. Buy, borrow, download (but don’t steal!) and read any John Irving book (yes, audiobooks count too!):

John Irving has written a number of classics over the years, check them all out here.

4. Once you’ve completed your challenge, post a link to your review in the comments below.

About the Prize:

If you complete the John Irving Challenge, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of In One Person and the book of your choice from the next Random Reader Challenge.


Retail value of this prize is approximately $55.00

Frequently Anticipated Questions:

Q: I have already read and reviewed one of these books on my blog…can that count as my entry?

A: No, nice try. You must read and review one of the books during the challenge dates, May 1 to June 30th.

Q: I live outside of Canada. Can I participate?

A: Yes! Of course, we welcome readers from around the world. However, for legal reasons, only Canadian residents excluding Quebec are eligible to win the prize.

Q: I don’t like this genre. Can I substitute another book instead?

A: Sorry, rules are rules. Part of this challenge series is to encourage you to break out of your comfort reading zone and try something new.

Q: What’s the next challenge going to be?

A: Sorry, that’s classified information.

Random Reader Challenge: John Irving runs from Tuesday, May 1 to Saturday, June 30 at 11:59pm EST. Open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Winners will be chosen at random from the eligible entries.


If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post. 

I have never read any books yet by John Irving, but the ones that appeal to me the most are A Prayer for Owen Meany and A Son of the Circus.
  1.  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 


  1. I'm so glad you keep me up to date on these challenges. I love them!

    1. I'm glad to hear it, Dana! Have you read any John Irving? What would you recommend?


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