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Saturday, January 18, 2014

2014 Reading Challenge: First-Reads

This challenge is being hosted by Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay at b00kr3vi3ws by D.D.S.

Here are the details copied from DDS's blog:
2014 Reading Challenge: First-Reads

Points to Know:

1. Read & Review as many books as possible, by authors that YOU haven't read before.

2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. However, you have to post a review on some site in order to participate. It can be on Goodreads and/or Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble and/or Smashwords.

3. If you are a blogger link up your permalink to the review posts. If you aren't a blogger, then link up the permalink to your reviews from whichever site you have chosen to post the review on.

4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.

5. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).

6. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.

7. The challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Its never too late to Join In!

How To Sign-Up and Join In:

1. Choose a challenge level listed below.

2. Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of Authors/Books is optional).

3. Grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to b00k r3vi3ws.

4. Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Linky List and enter your link.

5. Once you review a book it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the Review List.

6. When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up List.

Challenge Level:

Amateur : Choose to read 1 - 25 New Authors

Lover : Choose to read 26 - 50 New Authors

Expert : Choose to read 51 - 75 New Authors

Fanatic : Choose to read 76 or above New Authors

When talking about this challenge on Twitter, please use the hastag (#FirstReads). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back!
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for "AMATEUR" (read 1-25 new authors).

I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. The Separation Guide by David R. Greig 
  2. The Farm by Emily McKay (The Farm, Book #1)             
  3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 


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