Monday, August 16, 2010

New Reading Challenge 4/4/4!

Michelle Sutton over at the Edgy Inspirational Author blog is hosting a reading challenge I can really get behind. All you have to do is read four books in the next four months that are four years old or older. I want to participate in this challenge because I have some great older books sitting on my bookshelf that I haven't read yet. I started a series called Brides of Culdee Creek by Kathleen Morgan a few months ago. I loved the first book, but I never got around to finishing the series. So here's my chance.

Here are the rules:
It's simple. First, you need to post about this challenge on your blog and tweet about it, facebook it, etc. so that people know about the challenge and can join the fun. After you do that, post a comment with a link to your blog so I will know who is participating. Once this is finished, start listing the books you've read that were released (or copyrighted) no later than 2006.

By December you need to have read at least four books that fit this criteria. You can either list the four books you plan to read ahead of time and then cross each title out when you finish them, or you can list four blank numbers and fill the titles in as you read them. I'll do the latter (see below.) Also, make sure to post the copyright date of the book next to the number, title, and author's name.

For example, if I planned to read (or have read after beginning the challenge) Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers I would note whichever edition I've read and post the date. The latest edition was released in 2005. The first edition was in 1991. Either one would fit the criteria. So I'd type it like this...

1. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (1991)

Are you allowed to read more than four? Sure! List them all. But to be fair, you can't list a book you have already read prior to the challenge, and you can't list a book you are re-reading. The books listed can only be first time reads that were published prior to 2006. I would love for all of the books listed to be Christian titles as well (to promote reading back listed or out of print titles) so if at all possible, please review and list Christian fiction. Last, make sure to copy this button (code is in the box) and post it along with the rules on your blog. Most of all, have fun!

And here is the list of books I plan to read. I'll cross each one off the list after I finish it:

1. Woman of Grace (Brides of Culdee Creek #2) by Kathleen Morgan- published in 2000
2. Lady of Light (Brides of Culdee Creek #3) by Kathleen Morgan- published in 2001
3. Child of Promise (Brides of Culdee Creek #4) by Kathleen Morgan- published in 2002
4. The Princess by Lori Wick- published in 1999

Want to join this challenge? Grab a button from Michelle at the Edgy Inspirational Author blog.


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