Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Buy One Book and Read It 2010

Buy One Book and Read It was started when I realized over 50% of Americans had not read a single book in a year. This is the most disturbing news possible to a book lover like myself, so I wanted to encourage an easy fun way to make sure people read a book in a year!

And it's back! With options!

This year there are three levels of participation:

Level One!
Buy one book and read it before December 31st, 2010.

Level Two!
Buy six books and read them before December 31st, 2010.

Level Three
Buy 12 books and read them before December 31st, 2010.

To add a little twist to this year's challenge you are encouraged to choose one of the following options to add to your level.
Indie Option--Make sure the book or books you buy are purchased at an independent bookstore.
Book Blogger Option--Buy only books you learn about on book blogs.

That's it! If you'd like to join, just add your link to the Mister linky with your level and options in parentheses. On January 1st, I'll put up a linky for reviews.


Pam said...

Level 3 with the Book Blogger Twist. Will write up my post in the AM. Great idea Amy!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Isn't it disturbing how many people don't read? It stuns me when I am doing signings in malls - so many people walk by the bookstore without even turning their heads. (That was always my first destination in a mall!) Or the people who come into the store with a friend and proudly declare they don't read. Wow, like it's a badge of honor or something! Sad.

Anonymous said...

I'm in! Yay for new books :)

Teddy Rose said...

I posted it on A Novel Challenge.

Michelle said...

Obviously (given my penchant for book purchasing) I'm joining in on this one. Heck, it may be the only one I can actually win! ;)

Alessandra said...

Stopping by just to say that the challenge button is totally too cute for words!

Melissa Wiebe said...
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Melissa said...

Will commit to the first level for now.

soleil said...

i'm signing up for level two. :)

Memory said...

I'm so glad you're doing this again this year! I really wanted to participate last year, but I was struggling to reduce my TBR and wasn't sure I could commit to a set number of book purchases. I'm ready and eager to buy at least twelve new books this year, though!

Eden Mabee said...

Definitely planning a level 3. And added the link to both my Facebook and blog page. It's a wonderful idea.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Thank you for this challenge! I will buy at LEAST one book!

SueFitz said...

Sounds easy enough

Keesh said...

I'm in ....Level 2 with the Independent Bookstore option added! Might as well, I just picked up 3 books yesterday.

Jan in Edmonds said...

Amy -- thanks so much for hosting/posting a great challenge. I love it! I'll be buying the Pulitzer Prize Winner for this year from my town's local independent book store.

Melissa said...

I'm in! I have a hard time stopping myself from buying new books so this will be fun! Though I've been doing well recently.

I'm going to do level 2. =)

Krista said...

Hey, with all the books I get I didn't think I'd have time to actually buy one more... but I recently bought 2 just to catch up on a series that I'm reviewing coming up... I'm assuming you did get my email back about the Daughters of Boston series by Julie Lessman! ;)
So, I bought the third one in that series and then the second one in the latest series by Tracie Peterson - Song of Alaska.
So I guess you could say I'm doing Level 1 by the Book Blogger version... although I read a book in a day last week and am halfway through the one I started yesterday! ;)
With my two boys about the only time I really can read is on road trips where they are stuck and the hubs is driving!!!

Grilsgood said...

I never think of me as adding to my TBR pile, now i see that i do

1. Roberts, Nora Devine Evil
2 . Blume, Judy God, it is me Margaret
3. Proulx, Annie Accordian Crimes
4. Carroll, Lewis alice thru the Looking Glass
5. Parker, Robrt B. Widow's Walk
6. Chadwick, Elizabeth First Knight
7. Kephart, Beth A Slant of Sun: One Child's Courage,
8. Clark, Mary Higgins Death on Cape Cod
9. Demille, Nelson Plum Island
10. Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Baail E. Frankweller
11. Carroll, Lewis Alice Through the Looking Glass
12. Smiley, Jane Moo
13. Karakrauer, Jon Into Thin Air
14. Hunt, David The Magician's Tale
15. Cleave, Chris Little Bee
16. Melli, Trisha The Central Park Jogger
17. Steel, Danielle The Gift
18. Steel, Danielle Safe Harbor
19. Cornwell, Patrica Point of Origin
20 Clark, Mary Higgins Daddy's Little Girl

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