Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring 2014 Challenges

LGBT Month is a wonderful challenge/event (I don't know what category it falls under) hosted by the lovely Laura @ LauraPlusBooks and Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer where the participants will celegrate the LGBT + community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender). For more information, check out the original post. I respect your opinions but if you're against LGBT+ people in any way, please click out of this so that no feelings or opinions are harmed. 
All you have to do is read and share LGBT+ books. At least one book or one post! Try to spread the acceptance of LGBT+. You don’t need to have ablog. You can have a YouTube channel, you can review books on Goodreads and/or you can use the hashtag #LGBTApril on Twitter!
Throughout April, the two of them will post are reviews, giveaways, guest posts, discussions, everything! We really hope you can too! There will also be Twitter parties! At the beginning of each week, we’ll post a Linky. There, you can link-up all your different posts. You can read all the things other people are posting too.
Also, there will be a READ-ALONG! It’s not compulsory for you to read it but it’ll be a lot more fun if you do. There are no set rules on how you have to read it, as long as you read it April with us. And… you get to vote on which book you want to read! If it’s too hard for you to vote for 1, you can for for 2 but don’t go crazy and vote for all of them.

Laura Plus Books

The Requirements:

- Link up to your blog/channel/Goodreads/Twitter below.  Your Name @ Blog/Channel or Goodreads/Twitter 
- Then, write a sign up post! Include the description and the banner if you have a blog. If you’re just doing it on Goodreads/Twitter, just spread the message! 
You don’t have to straight away. Feel free to sign up now and talk about it later. :) - Grab the button if you’d like.

I already own three books that fall under the LGBT+ Category (and hope to obtain more from the library) which I will definitely be reading and posting about as well as review Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith for this as well.
-Everyday: David Leviathan
-Keeping You a Secret: Julie Ann Peters
-Will Grayson, Will Grayson: John Green

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014

Kimba @ The Caffeinated Reviewer and Angie @ Angela’s Anxious Life are hosting the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge that lasts from the first to the last of May. For more information, check out the original post.

The Rules:

  • Link-up and add button to your blog
  • Arc must be read between May 1st and May 31st, 2014
  • Challenge starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone
  • All ARCS/finished copies that were provided by publisher/author are eligible. They can be in any format (eBook, physical, audio)
  • Post start up post with goals.(can be posted during event)
  • Tweet using hashtag #CleanSweepARC
  • You do not have to post review on blog during the month of May. Just provide a link to Goodreads showing read May 1 to 31st with a two sentence review.
  • Twitter Party Wednesday May 14th 7pm (EST) #CleanSweepARC
  • Participate in challenges
  • The Participant Giveaway will include entries for each linked book read, posting about challenge, start up/results post (can be combined), having button on your sidebar, participation in Twitter party, entering challenges and for following hosts.
  • Grand Prize- One winner will receive a new release of their choice (can be audible credit, novel or gift card) valued at up to 20.00 US dollars. Open internationally.
  • Challenge Schedule and entry form will post on May 1st and participant giveaway will close on June 3 at 11:59 (CST)

Sequel Spring is a challenge hosted by Words in a Tea Cup that runs from March 20 to June 20.....so pretty much all of Spring if you catch my drift. It is a wonderful opportunity to catch up on all the sequels of the series I have started. I have read so many series starters, and hardly any of the other books so this challenge is perfect for me to help me clear out some books that have been on my TBR for a while. For more information, check out the original post.

The rules
  • This challenge will run from the beginning to the end of spring: March 20th to June 20th 2014.
  • The goal is to read as many sequels as possible.
  • You can join whenever you want and you can read as many (or as few) sequels as you want.
  • A “sequel” is any book that is part of a series, apart from the first one. So prequels and midquels would also count. Anything goes, the only restriction is no standalone novels and no first books in a series.
  • If you start a new series during the challenge period, the second (and third, and fourth…) book in that series will count for Sequel Spring.
  • (NEW) You can read multiple sequels from the same series.For example if you read all 7 Harry Potter books this spring, you can count 6 of them for Sequel Spring (all books minus the first one).
  • (NEW) Books should be at least 50 pages long to count. If you’re reading ebooks, you can check the page count on bookseller sites like Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc. Short stories are okay, as long as they’re not too short!
  • Books read for other challenges also count. Audiobooks also count.
  • (NEW) You don’t have to review all the books you read — you can write no reviews at all if you like, this challenge is all about reading. But if you do write reviews of your Sequel Spring books, there will be a linky to collect all reviews in the progress posts.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate. If you’re not a blogger you can link to your Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Tumblr, Facebook… anything!
  • If you have a blog, it’d be cool if you created a challenge page, or grab a button and link back.

The Sequels: I'm hoping to read at least 10, and the remaining titles are forthcoming
-The Art of Keeping Faith (Uni Files #2): Anna Bloom
-Final Stand (The Transhuman Chronicles #2): Rose Garcia
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