Monday, March 28, 2011

Books Won Challenge 2011

What the heck, let's sign up for another challenge! After all, I've already completed five so I'm feeling a little light in the challenge department (I only have 15 more or so to do....). Soooooo, here goes I'm diving into the Books Won Challenge sponsored by So Many Precious Books, So Little Time. Here's the Scoop:

She created this challenge last year to challenge herself and others that have won books, to read and review some of them. If you would like to join her, here are the levels:

Honorable Mention: Read 1-3 book you won.
Bronze: Read 4-6 books you won.
Silver: Read 7-9 Books you won.
Gold: Read 10 or more books you won.

The Rules:
1. You must write a review for each book that you read for it to count. If you do not have a blog you can write your reviews on a place like Amazon, Powell's, Chapters, etc.
2.Crossovers with other challenges are okay.
3. Audiobooks and ebooks count, as long as you won them.

4. You can change up levels but cannot go back down a level.
5. You don't have to make a list ahead of time for this challenge but you can if you want to.

To sign up, leave a direct link to your blog post about this challenge, using Mr. Linky on her page.

I plan on going for the Silver Level (7-9 books won) and here are the intended reads and reviews:

The Praise Singer by Mary Renault (12/20/11)
Scorpions: The Battles & Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman (7/1/11)3. The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
The Queen's Pawn by Christy English
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey
Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton (6/28/11)


Unknown said...

terrific idea... now, if i could only win some books...

Audra said...

Oooh, fantastic challenge -- I think I'll sign up for it as it is an extra impetus to read those books!

J F Norris said...

Did you really win all those books. Bev? In one year? Geez. Take me with you if you go to a casino - you've got some luck.

I've won exactly one book and received one as a gift. Does the gift count?

Birdie said...

bwahahahahahaha--Can you hear me laughing all the way across campus? I love that you have only about as much self-control as I do ;)

Bev Hankins said...

@John...Well, um. Almost. The Praise Singer was won about two years ago from my Library. Every winter they have an adult reading contest...for every book you read you get an entry and they draw winners weekly for 2-3 months. The rest have been won since I started blogging last April--all from blog give-aways except for Perfect Reader, I won that one from th Library this winter.

Bev Hankins said...

@Birdie: I don't think that "self-control," "Bev" and "books" really work well together. :-)