Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

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Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 am

Yes, it is that time of the year again! With the upcoming Holidays, what better way to spend your free time than reading all those marvelous books you’ve been dying to read for a while? Find the coziest place in your room, maybe take some hot chocolate and cookies, set your goal, grab your books and get to read! If you do fine, by the end of the Challenge you will find a nice surprise added to your Treasures!

So, how does the 2017/18 Winter Reading Challenge works? At the end of this post you can pledge the amount of books you think you will be able to read between December 10th, 2017 and January 28th, 2018. You can pledge as many books you want, from 1 book to 5 or more, you decide how many books you want to read in this period of time. Set your goal realistically and if you achieve it, you will earn the Winter Reading Challenge Winner award!

Excited? Then, please start pledging now! Just take into consideration the following before you do it:

1. Once you pledge your amount of books, you CAN’T reduce your pledge. That is why we are asking you to please pledge realistically the number of books you think you will be able to read.
2. However, If you are doing fine and realize you can read more books than the ones you pledged, it is OK to raise your pledge to a higher number.
3. On-line fanfiction is not allowed, but you can surely re-read a book, listen to an audio book or read a graphic novel.
4. In order for your book to count towards the Winter Reading Challenge, you’ll need to post something around the Book Club of at least 80 words. This doesn't have to be just a series of reviews: you might present a new author in The Bookshelf or start a conversation about something more general you noticed in several books in Between the Pages. If someone has already started a topic about your book, author or subject, please contribute to that rather than starting a brand new one of your own. Also, make sure the review or discussion is yours and based on your own thoughts while reading: lifting a review from Goodreads or elsewhere on the internet is categorically not allowed. Please read the respective overview posts before posting.
5. If you’d like to re-read one of the Harry Potter books or tackle one of the books we have read as part of our Monthly Book Discussions, then please feel free. However, we would prefer you to read another book as well as that one and post a discussion rather than a review.
6. If you are also completing the Book Bingo challenge, please keep in mind that the same book CAN’T count for both Book Bingo and the Winter Reading Challenge.
7. Finally, once you have made a post about a book, it is important that you please edit your reply down below, so you can point us into the right direction and we can keep better track of your reviews and of the status of your Reading Challenge.

Please remember that if you don’t post about the book on the Book Club, then the book won’t count towards your Reading Challenge. It’s not enough to just pledge without writing about it!

You can keep track of your progress by checking our official spreadsheet. If after a couple of days you see that the spreadsheet hasn’t been updated, please feel free to drop me (Gus) a message informing me about your progress and I will gladly add you to the sheet.

Please follow the guidelines above and start pledging now! Happy reading everyone! :)
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 am

I pledge three (3) books!

Tortall: A Spy's Guide
The Blue Sword
The Paladin Prophecy

**It'd be more but I'm also doing the Book Bingo and I see that I cannot use the same book for both. B)
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Bull J. Johnson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:59 am

I pledge one book. Although I'd love to re-read "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! that I read in October for book bingo.

viewtopic.php?f=391&p=279167#p279167

(All together I wrote 85 words. So done with my one story.)
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Shiloh Adlar » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 am

Right now, I'm going to pledge to read one (1) book seeing as my schedule is ridiculously full over this break.
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Kierson Titus » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:56 am

I pledge to read 3 books
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:29 am

I will pledge one book due to a busy schedule and completing BINGO.

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Here!
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Shadow Gaunt » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:38 pm

I pledge to read 5 books (as I am also doing the book Bingo challenge)
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Bianca Delacroix » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:14 pm

I can pledge three for now, I just started reading The Alice Network yesterday (it was a snowday here, no leaving home and far too much fireside reading time) and its good so far so I've almost got one under my belt!

I may be able to read more!

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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Katelin Ross » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:32 am

I pledge 3 books.

Book 1 House of Furies
Book 2 Matilda
Book 3 Plague
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Vanessa Tilley » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:14 pm

I pledge 3 books

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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Amanda P. X. Sim » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 am

I pledge one book!

Edit 22/1/18: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=30444
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:28 am

I'll join the challenge and pledge 2 books :)

Book 1: Little Women: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=30400
Book 2: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=30402
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Ella Lestrange » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:52 pm

I pledge 2 or 3 books.
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Aurelia West » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:34 pm

I pledge 2 books!

Book 1: Heating and Cooling
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:18 am

Remember that the Winter Reading Challenge ends January 28th, 2018! That is a little less than two weeks away.

Have you read the books but haven't posted about them yet? Do it now!

Good luck in meeting your challenge and earning that lovely Award!
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Emanuel Hines » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:19 am

As I am a little late and also doing Book bingo, I pledge one book.

Edit: I posted in the bookshelf. My book was Fellowship of the Ring and I posted about the author.
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Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Postby Arianna Stonewater » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:52 am

I'm very late to this party but I'm going to pledge 3 books
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