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Monday, December 6, 2010

2011 Show Me the Free Reading Challenge - FAILED

Show Me the Free Reading Challenge

Here is how it works:

  • Should you choose to participate in this challenge, your goal is to read at least twelve (12) legally obtained e-books which you got for FREE for your e-reading device. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit.
  • Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States. 
  • If you don't have an e-reading device, you can still join in with Amazon's Free Kindle Reading Apps which you can download for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Blackberry and more.
  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. You can join at anytime.
  • e-books in ANY genre count for this challenge as long as it was FREE at the time that you downloaded it.
  • Every month in 2011, I will make a post for the Show Me The Free Reading Challenge so you can link your reviews. 
  • Those that link their reviews will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a different prize each month, such as an Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a bookmark, or a GelaSkins for your E-Reader. Winners will be announced at the end of each month.

Challenge Guidelines:
  • If you blog, create a post announcing your participating in the challenge. Please include a link back to this post.
  • Non blogger must publish reviews on some type of public domain such as Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble to enter the monthly giveaway.
  • When you post your book review, you MUST say how you obtained the free read. Please make your source clear.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them.
  • Crossovers to other reading challenges is acceptable, but galley e-books DO NOT count. Again, this is a Reading Challenge to read as many of the FREE e-books legally offered for your e-reader. To get started, check out the Top 100 Free books on Amazon, or the Free e-books on Barnes & Noble
  • Any linked reviews that do not meet the guidelines will not be entered into the monthly drawing for the prize of the month.

Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Super Saver: 30+ Books

Sign Up:
this post to sign up for the challenge.

This is the perfect challenge for me! I have lots of free Kindle reads on my Kindle and I have yet to read a single one. (I know, I know!)

I'm going to start out with the Coupon Clipper level. Here is my list of books for this challenge (links go to my review):

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  2. All I Want for Christmas by Liliana Hart
  3. A Present for Christmas by Shiloh Walker
  4. Four Kisses by Bonnie Dee
  5. Make Mine Midnight by Annmarie McKenna
  6. Baby, I’m Yours by Stephanie Bond
  7. Only Us by Susan Mallery

I failed. I only got a little more than half way through the challenge. I’m hoping to read more of the free Kindle reads I’ve picked up.

6 People had something to say:

  1. Felicia the Geeky BloggerDec 6, 2010 02:57 PM
    I have such a big list I have no idea which ones I am going to use LOL

    We will cheer each other on!
  2. MissieDec 6, 2010 03:07 PM
    Yay! I'm so happy to have YOU on board with this challenge! Thanks for signing up!

    Happy Reading!
  3. Casey (The Bookish Type)Dec 6, 2010 11:13 PM
    Woah! How did you get all these awesome reads for free? Niiice! =)
  4. Natalie WDec 7, 2010 07:56 AM
    Another great challenge. I'm in!
    I'll post this on my site too
    Natalie :0)
  5. lfcoombsbooksJan 15, 2011 06:18 AM
    Sounds like my cup of tea...and worthwhile enough to do while sipping a cup of tea (beverage of choice for the new year, as I am trying to cut back on the coffee)!!
    :) Lisa
  6. lfcoombsbooksJan 15, 2011 06:20 AM
    Sweet...my cup of tea! I even am starting a new blog of my own, so this is an awesome challenge. :) Lisa

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