We live in a culture so saturated with choice that the past time of reading a novel seems to be falling by the wayside. There are many Americans who don't even read a single book in the span of a year. Books, once considered to be recession proof, are facing the same economic troubles as everyone else.
This challenge is designed to encourage you to rediscover the joy of reading, while supporting the authors who bring us books.
There are two levels or choices for this challenge. Because a lot of people who read this blog are voracious readers, I have added a new level this year.
1) The first option is to simply buy one book and read it. The book you buy and read should be a book you have chosen for yourself for pleasure. It should not be work related and books read to your children do not count.
2) The second option is to buy one book a month and read it. I am asking that those of you who will probably already have one book read by January 2 choose this option. Books can be on your other challenge lists, it is only necessary that you buy them and read them!
The challenge will end December 31, 2009. I will post a Mr. Linky for reviews on January 1st. If you plan to join in, please leave a comment and please consider spreading the word about this challenge...especially among your non-bookish friends. At the conclusion of the chalenge, I will draw a winner from each pool of participants to win a 10 dollar Amazon gift card.
Happy Book Buying and Reading!
(I don't have a button yet...if someone has time and is willing to make one, I'd love that so much!) ETA: See above! Thanks Rae Ann!
In answer to the question about if you can read TBR books....I think the books should be bought in 2009, since part of the goal of this challenge is to promote the book industry, however, I'll make a concession that three of the books you read can be books bought prior to 2009. Thanks everyone! Visit this post to add your review links.