I would like to invite you to join me in the Borrowed Book Challenge for 2011. Supporting local libraries is essential as closures and amalgamations become ever more frequent and this challenge is designed to encourage you to use their services in the next year. It should be easily combined with any other challenges you might be participating in for 2011 and if you don’t have access to a library you are also permitted to borrow from friends or family.
You are welcome to join the challenge at any time!
How it works:
- The challenge will run from January to December 2011
- Read a book that you have BORROWED each month. Books (including eBooks & Audiobooks) can be borrowed from the library, a friend or family member but must be borrowed, read and returned to the owner within the year. Choose a goal from the four options below:
- Borrower Be: Borrow, read and return 12 books
- Stacked: Borrow, read and return 24 books
- Book Envy: Borrow, read and return 36 books
- Library Lust: Borrow, read and return 48 books
- Create a blog post that you can edit with updates each month – you can nominate your reads in advance or as you go. Use the challenge badge below in your blog post, you are also welcome to add it to your sidebar.
Save this badge to your hard drive and host on your own site
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- Post your name, blog name, goal and the direct link to your challenge in a comment to this blog post.
- If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing or a similar service and link to that.
- Your blog name and link will be added to the Borrowed Book Challenge page for the duration of the challenge.
- All participants that complete the challenge at whatever level will be eligible to win a book of their choice to the value of $15 from bookdepository.com (or paypal funds of US$10) to be drawn via random.org Jan 1st 2012. All participants who complete the Library Lust goal will be eligible to win a bonus gift to be drawn via random.org Jan 1st 2012
Please ask if you have any questions, I hope you will play along!
January: I have borrowed and returned 7 books during Jan.
- Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland
- Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland
- Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost
- The Weight of Silence by Catherine Therese
- Family Law by Benjamin Law
- Watch The World Burn by Leah Garrianto