Showing posts with label Challenges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Challenges. Show all posts

Nov 2, 2015

Agi and Suze's Christmas Countdown


Last year Agi and I organized a wonderful Christmas event. It was a big success, so we've decided to repeat it this year, but with a slightly different angle. The feature is for both authors and bloggers. We'll start on November 29th, the official start of the advent and will count down until December 24th. We would love it if every participant could answer a few Christmas related questions and donate a small giveaway. It's a lovely way to make someone happy, but also to find some new readers for your book(s) and/or blog. If you don't have a blog, but would like to participate you'll of course be very welcome.

For me Christmas is about sharing love and happiness. The size of the gift doesn't matter, it's the thought that counts. I love reading about Christmas traditions, special gestures and wonderful food and drinks. The idea behind our event is that it's something fun and heartwarming. I hope you will join us. If you'd like to take part you can send a message to librarianlavender@gmail.com, https://twitter.com/Agi_mybookshelf, https://twitter.com/ScintillatingSZ or you can contact us on Facebook. 

We have a giveaway for those who are taking part as well. One of our participants will receive a lovely, personal surprise gift. I can't wait to celebrate Christmas and hope you will celebrate it with us. 

Love, Suze

Aug 16, 2015

Netgalley Challenge


Since the last Netgalley challenge my library only managed to grow. Fortunately that doesn't mean the books have been sitting there. I read a lot of them, but I also request, so I never read enough. I still want to reach that 80%. This time I'm going to make it, no excuses, I'm going to read as much as I can and get there. I love Netgalley and think I'm very lucky with all the books I managed to get so far. In a year and three months time I left feedback for 111 books and I'm planning on leaving a lot more.

I love reading together with other people. It's fun to chat about books, share our percentages and to compare opinions. I also really like organizing events with Sophie, it's a lot of fun. I hope you will join us in our challenge to improve our Netgalley percentages. It helped me to read many more Netgalley books. I don't feel so guilty any more if I request too many or if I don't read as much as I planned to and strangely enough that makes me read more books instead of less.

Join us and try to improve your percentage or just read with us for fun. Of course there will be giveaways and we always close the event with a Facebook and twitter party. Everyone who joins the challenge can enter the giveaway to win a book of choice. You can sign up if you have a Netgalley account, it doesn't matter if you're a blogger or not.



May 14, 2015

Sign up for the Paperback Summer



You can now sign up for Paperback Summer (thank you Book Addict Shaun for coming up with the name). As usual the challenge will be hosted by Sophie and me. We're going to read as many paperbacks as we can this summer. I'm hoping to read at least 40 paperbacks, but it depends on the review books I receive, so fingers crossed that number will be a lot higher. I can't wait to start and already have a nice selection of paperbacks I'm going to read. It will be great to spend some time outside in the sun reading a good book. 

What I love about challenges is the chance to read books together. It's fun to talk about them and it's a great way to read more. Of course there will also be prizes and mini challenges within the challenge. It will be such a good opportunity to review as much as we can. 

You can sign up for the challenge by adding your name to the link up. We have the hashtag #paperbacksummer on twitter to keep track of our progress. If you are on Facebook we can send you an invite to join the event, so you can chat with us. The challenge is for all readers. If you don't have a blog you can sign up with the link of your Amazon or Goodreads profile.

Mar 24, 2015

You Can Still Join the NetgalleyChallenge!


The Netgalley Challenge was supposed to end yesterday, but because everyone was having so much fun with it Sophie and I have decided to extend it until the end of May. So far I've managed to keep the same percentage, which isn't what I was hoping for, but 80% is still very close (I've read enough books for it already) and I'd like to have a better score eventually. I still have 18 books to read and the oldest is from January, so I've managed to review all books of 2014. I've requested some new ones and have been asked to review a couple as well, so my account has been really active. The best part of the challenge for me is chatting about the books we read. It's so much fun to compare reviews, to make confessions about our percentages and the number of books we still have to read and of course to talk about books in general. It's absolutely wonderful.

The good news is that you can join us if you haven't signed up already. I've opened the linky again for a few days.

We use #NetgalleyChallenge to keep track of our tweets and there is a Facebook group that you can join as well.


Mar 21, 2015

April Paperback Month Sign Ups



Challenges are great, they make me motivated and it's fun to read together with a group of people. I love the book chats and because of the challenges Sophie and I have hosted I've read a lot of extra books already. I love reading and books make me happy, so the more I read the happier I am. As everyone has paperbacks and most of us even have a lot of them our next challenge will be to read as many paperbacks as we can. I'm planning on reading at least fifteen paperbacks in April.
 
Use the hashtag #PaperbackMonth on twitter so we can keep track of our posts.
If you are on Facebook please send us a message, so we can invite you to the group and party.

Join with the link of your blog (or the blog you're writing for) or Goodreads profile, etc. Everyone who joins the challenge can enter this giveaway. Win a paperback of your choice from the Bookdepository.

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Feb 4, 2015

Sophie and Suze's NetGalley Challenge! Sign Ups & Giveaway


I joined Netgalley in May last year and since then I've reviewed 56 books. I've requested quite a few books at the end of November, then I've won a few and after that received some as a gift. Even though my percentage is 78, so not that bad on paper, I have a lot of Netgalley books that are still waiting to be reviewed. I want to write reviews for every Netgalley book on my shelf.  That means I have 15 books to read without my pending requests and promised widgets by authors or publishers. In total that means I might have to read about 20 books.
I loved the Review Challenge I organized with my good friend Sophie from Reviewed the book. We started talking about our percentages and decided to set up a new event. I'm very happy we're hosting another challenge together. This time we're going to review as many Netgalley books as we can and you can join us. It doesn't matter if you have a lot of Netgalley books on your shelf or just a few, the most important thing is to have fun.
You can enter by filling out the linky below. If you have a blog, use that and if you don't you can enter with the link of your Amazon or Goodreads account. You can add #NetgalleyChallenge on Twitter and Facebook, so we can keep track of each other's posts and progress. We'll give away prizes during the event and at the end we'll host a Facebook and Twitter party. One of the participants will receive a book from their wish list just for signing up. Fill out the rafflecopter and enter with the book you'd like to receive. Please only do this if you're joining the challenge. Good luck!



 

Jan 14, 2015

Sophie and Suze's Review Challenge!


Because of the holidays I've got quite a large review backlog. I've read a lot of books, but I haven't been able to write the reviews for them yet. Normally I review a book as soon as I've read it, so it isn't convenient for me to have a backlog. I thought it would be nice to turn this problem into something fun instead of worrying and stressing about it. I talked to my lovely friend Sophie from Reviewed the book who has the exact same problem and together we've set up a review challenge. We're going to try to review as many books as we can in 10 days. I'm going to set my goal at 14 reviews. It doesn't matter how many reviews you're planning to write as long as you set a goal that will be achievable for yourself. It's also perfectly all right if you don't have a backlog, the challenge is about writing reviews together, so if you read and review straight away, that's wonderful too.

 If you're a blogger it would be great if you could write a post about the challenge on your blog. If you don't have a blog you can join as well. You can enter with the link of your Amazon, Goodreads or Netgalley account. Every review counts. 

We're starting with our reviews on January 23rd. The event will end on February 2nd and we'll be celebrating with a Facebook and Twitter party for those who have signed up. Of course there will be prizes...

Join us by filling out the linky below:  



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