Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 "Real" Book Challenge

In the age of technology it is so easy to read a book on some type of device.  But it is always nice to hold an actual book in your hands, feel the weight of it and turn the physical pages. I have decided to even out my NetGalley challenge (which all books will be read on my nook) with a "real" book challenge.

This challenge is hosted by Fic Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast, so head over there to sign up and learn more about it.

Rules and Guidelines:

*This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014. 
*The challenge is open to anyone! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you have a place to post about the challenge. (Your blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, youtube, tumblr, etc.) 
*Any book counts. It can be any genre, any length, and as old or new as you want. If you can hold it in your hand and turn the pages yourself, it belongs here. (This includes Advanced Reader Copies.) 
*Feel free to list your books in your first post or wait until the end of the year and write them in a wrap-up post. Even if you list them, you can always make changes later. 
*Sign-ups will be open until Dec 1, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year. 
*When you sign up in the linky below, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2014 “Real” Book Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it wherever you plan on making all your challenge posts this year!) 
*On the 1st of each month we will post a wrap-up post, on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare. Every wrap-up will have a giveaway and place for you to link up your wrap-up posts for the month. Each book that you read in the month will get you one entry in our giveaway for the month. Prizes will vary, and winners will be announced the following month in our newsletter. 
*If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your books the next month. Don’t try to count a book twice, we’ll be watching! 
*December will be a wrap-up for the whole year. All the books you read January-November + the ones you'll link up in December will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE giveaway.


1-10 - Real Book Newbie
11-20 - Real Book Enthusiast
21-30 - Real Book Snob
31-40 - Real Book Aficionado
41-50 - Real Book Hoarder
50+ - Real Book King/Queen

I plan on reading at least fifty real books this year. My ultimate goal for the year is to read 150 books, so I think it is safe to assume I will read at least fifty "real" books.

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