Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Welcome to the 2012 Read 52 Books in 52 Week Challenge


Also the home of the Mind Voyages, 12 in 2012, Well Educated Mind, Jane Austen and A to Z mini challenges

The rules are very simple and the goal is to read one book (at least) a week for 52 weeks.

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. 
  2. Our book weeks will begin on Sunday.  
  3. Participants may join at any time.
  4. All books are acceptable except children books.**
  5. All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
  6. Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2012.
  7. Books may overlap other challenges.
  8. Create an entry post linking to this blog. 
  9. Come back and sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating post" below this post.
  10. You don't have a blog to participate.  Post your weekly book in the comments section of each weekly post.  
  11. Mr. Linky will be added to the bottom of the weekly post for you to link to reviews of your most current reads. 
All the mini challenges are optional. Mix it up anyway you like. The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you. 

**in reference to children books. If it is a child whose reading it and involved in the challenge, then that's okay.  If an adult is doing read aloud with kids, the book should be geared for the 9 - 12 age group and above and over 100 pages. If adult reading for own enjoyment, then a good rule of thumb to go by "is there some complexity to the story or is it too simple?"  If it's too simple, then doesn't count.  

24 comments:

  1. I came across your blog via a pin that I saw on pinterest! This is one of my goals for the coming year, to read 52 books! I am really excited about this fun challenge!

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    1. And now you can do it even on http://www.hitchallenge.com/
      HitChallenge helps you to list, track and complete your challenges of any kind.

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  2. I'm signing up. Sounds like a lot of fun and it will fit in with some other challenges I've joined. Can't wait to discover some good reads.

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  3. I am signing up..Let the reading begin! Lisa D.

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  4. I'm doing this! What a nice challenge.

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  5. I'm signing up. Is there a ticker or some sort of gadget/widget to use on my blog to keep track of books?

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  6. I'm doing this too, just got my list in order.

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  7. This looks so exciting! I just finished my first book this year while some of my acquaintances are still recovering from last night's parties :)

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  8. I'll commit. I saw Susan Tipton post about this at FB, so I headed over to check it out. Now to make my list. Hopefully this will help get my blogging self back in gear. And I'll get to read a lot along the way :)

    Kay

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  9. Sounds like a great challenge - I love the fact that you do it every year.
    I'm thinking I might sign up for the 100 books challenge...

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  10. I got to 51 last year (but I missed almost 2 months because of an international move). I usually only post my books monthly, but I'll be checking in.

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  11. I'm up for the challenge and may try one either the A to Z or 12 in 2012 mini-challenges. I don't have a blog, so will check in here from time to time.

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  12. I'm in! This fits in well with my reading goals for this year.

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  13. How did you get it to say 31 December 2012 on top? :-)

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    1. Let the post post automatically then go back and edit. In post options, fill in date and then it will post with the future date. Make sense?

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  14. ah is that how its done - that is useful to know!

    I'm joining this late - Feb is not the beginning of year - is it okay to include the books I have read already for challenges I'm part of this year

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    1. Certainly. Link away in the current thread.

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  15. I'm loving this challenge. I just finished both my 52nd book and the Mind Voyages challenge yesterday. The Jane Austen and Well Educated Mind challenges are next. :)

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  16. Thanks - I've just joined. I wasn't able to find a clickable blog button to add to my post. Is there one available?

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  17. I hope you read my book. Although it may not be out until the end of 2012.
    http://hillaryhermes.blogspot.com/

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