Thursday, January 14, 2016

Full House Reading Challenge

Katheryn @ Book Date is hosting a Full House Reading Challenge.   She designed a bingo card that bloggers use to read books and play bingo at the same time.  Here's the playing card:

* Self Challenge means setting a challenge for yourself for this square.  For example, Kathryn said she might read a book by a male author, because she hardly ever does that.

* Setting beginning with B.  This can be a country, a state, a place, a street.  Or it could be a beach or the bush or a bookshop, as long as a good part of the book is set there.  The whole book might be, but it doesn't have to be.
  • The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2016.
  • Books may cross over from other challenges that I'm doing.
  • Write and publish a post stating my intention to participate, and link it back to her post.
  • Add my reviews to the quarterly link ups.  At the end of every quarter, there will be a U.S. $12 prize for a book we choose from the Book Depository or a voucher from U.S. Amazon.  Each review can only be linked up once in the year.  However it doesn't matter when in 2016 we read the book.  Link as we remember or have time.  So if I read it in January and don't get around to linking it until May, that's fine.  Reviews are not mandatory, and we're allowed to keep a list of books read to enter in the final linky or in a comment at the completion of the challenge.
  • Link my summary to the final post for having completed a full house.  The challenge will close on January 2, 2017, and a winner will be chosen using for a U.S. $30 prize which can be used to buy books at the Book Depository or be received as an Amazon voucher.
  • We are allowed "one free exchange."  If there is something on the square we really dislike, we may change it to something we choose.  We can use the free choice only once, and that's it.  Mention the exchange in the final summary post.
  • This is a challenge designed for fun rather than stress.  Read as usual, and see how many just naturally check off a square.
Quarterly Link Ups
January-March ~ I read ___ books that fit
1.  Go Set a Watchman ~ by Harper Lee, 2015, fiction (Alabama), 8/10 ~ published in 2015.
2.  The Time Keeper ~ by Mitch Albom, 2012, fiction, 8/10 ~ thought provoking book.
3.  The Fifth Floor ~ by Julie Oleszek, 2015, fiction (illinois), 8/10 ~ debut novel
4. A Sister's Promise (Sisters Series, Book 1) ~ by Karen Lenfestey, 2010, fiction, 8/10 ~ family relationship in title (also first in series)
5. Say That Again (The Faderville Novels, Book 2) ~ by N. Gemini Sasson, 2015, fiction (Kentucky), 10/10 ~ didn't want to put it down
6. Desire Lines ~ by Christina Baker Kline, 1999, fiction (Bangor, Maine), 8/10 ~ setting begins with a B
7. The Obituary Society ~ by Jessica L. Randall, 2014, fiction, 6/10 ~ new author to me
8. The Dead Wife's Handbook ~ by Hannah Beckerman, 2014, fiction (England), 9/10 ~ author outside my own country
9. Until the Next Time ~ by Kevin Fox, 2012, fiction (Ireland), 6/10  
April-June ~ I read ___ more books that fit
July-September ~ I read ___ more books that fit
October-December ~ I read ___ more books that fit

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