*cough*...*cough*...Erm...Hello...my name is Claire and I have a massive to be read pile. It's more of a mountain really and I'm starting to worry about becoming buried beneath it. So naturally when I saw a post over on The Windy Pages about a TBR challenge being hosted by Evie @ Bookish, I was very happy. Then I saw there were prizes and I HAD to sign up :)
Below are all of the guidelines and level details copied over from Bookish:
- This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
- 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!)
- 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!
- 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.
- When you sign up in the linky,put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR Reading Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Tweet!)
- You can move up levels, but no moving down.
- Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
- 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 month. For 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)
- 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 ;)
- 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
- 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!
Levels: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
Despite my massively overflowing TBR, I'm only going to sign up for A Firm Handshake to start with. I'm trying to keep the pressure off with my challenges for 2013 and with monthly check-ins I can level up whenever I'd like :) I'm also not picking books out in advance as a) I have no idea what I'd like to read yet and b) some TBR books I'm desperate to read may get read before the new year.
If you too are being threatened by the size of your TBR or just think this sounds like fun, click here to sign up.