Tuesday, July 1, 2008

want to read as much as you can in july?

MRS. S over at blue archipelago is hosting this insane book blowout for july!!! Go to her to join up, she has a Mr. Linky poised and ready! Here is what she has to say about it:

Book Blowout:The rules are simple - read as many books as you can between July 1 and 31 - and then by August 7 post a list of all of the books you read on your blog. Reviews are not required to take part.

How do I join in the fun?

  • You can sign up any time between today and July 14 - just because I’m a bit slow to announce this!
  • To join you need to post about the Book Blowout on your blog - and set yourself a target number of books you will try to read - go on challenge yourself! (Please note: If you do not have a blog I am perfectly happy for you to post your target in the comments below - and then the list of books in the wrap-up post in August)
  • Use the Mr Linky below to link to that post so we can all see how many books you’re taking on in the Blowout
  • Post a list of the books you managed to read by the deadline of August 7 to complete the challenge

What rules do I need to know?

  • Only books read between July 1 and July 31 count towards the challenge
  • You can include re-reads - as long as they are read within the month of July
  • Books you abandon will only count as half a book
  • If you read to your children you can include all books which have more than 100 pages
  • You can include up to two graphic novels
  • You can include up to two audio books - (if you have a visual impairment that prevents you from reading then you can use just audio books for the challenge)
  • Books you read for other challenges are eligible - use this as an opportunity to catch up!
  • If you start a book before July 1 and then finish it during the month of July then you can count is as half a book

How many books will I read?

I am going to shoot for 12 books this month, it is a lot for me, but we'll see!!!! :)


Anonymous said...

We're in this one together - except my goal is to read 7. I applaud you in your goal of 12.

bethany said...

literatehousewife- this will be fun!!!

beastmomma said...

That is incredibly impressive. Yo go Bethany!

Nymeth said...

This sounds great, and I'd totally join if it weren't for the fact that I'll be travelling this month. I hope you reach your goal!

Debi said...

Ooooh...a goal of 12 books! Good for you, girl! I'll be happy with half that, I think.

Iliana said...

You can do it! :)
It's a tempting challenge but I'm so behind on my others I'm trying to resist.