Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 ARC Reading Challenge

This is the original ARC Challenge That I created in 2010,I hope all of you ARC Readers will join me again in 2012 for the ARC Reading Challenge.  I welcome old and new participants.  I don't know about you, but my ARC pile is way too big. The only change this year is with the levels.

Note:  I use the term "ARC" loosely,any book a publisher or author gives you with the expectation that you review it, counts for this challenge.
The Levels

Level Bronze: .a. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARCS must read all of the ARCS we have. Note, that if you have 11 ARC's and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to catagory b.

b. All of us who have or will have 12 or more than 12 ARCS  must read and review at least 12.

Level Silver: Read 24 ARCS

Level Gold: Read 30 ARCS


Level Platinum: Read 35 or more ARCS
Rules:
To sign up, leave a direct link to your blog post about this challengePlease leave a comment as well.
  
  • You Can join this challenge at anytime throughout the year.
  • You don't have to make a list of which ARC's you plan to read, but you can if you want.
  • If you choose a lower level, you can always change it to a higher level if you like.  However, you cannot go from a higher level back down to a lower level.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books and ebooks are allowed as long as they are ARC's.
  • Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. 
  • Please subscribe to my blog, as I will be doing a monthly post with MR LinkyPlease add your reviews for each month in MR Linky in the monthly post.  For your Name, please use this format Name: (Your Name, Book Title and Author's Name) for example: (Teddy, Obsessive Reading by Helen Reader).  Please be sure to use the direct link to your review, not just to your blog.  Then please leave a comment. 
  •  HAVE FUN!




26 comments:

Hopefully I do better in 2012 than this year!
Merry CHRISTmas!

Freda, thanks for joining me again. It's so hard to keep up with all the Arcs. I keep saying I'm going to cut back even further and then another offer pops up that I can't refuse. LOL!

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Mystica, same for you and have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

Hi Teddy Rose -
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
I am lining up challenges and found my way to this one. Just so I understand - is this any review book even if it is not advance release? And if I regularly pick up ARCs to read out of offerings from Sourcebooks or Hachette will they count too?
Same thing with AudioJukebox. I select the audios from a list available - I may or may not get the one I request.
Thanks for clarifying before i make my level choice. :-)

Hi Martha,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!

If a publisher offers it too you or you get it off of Net Galley or Galley Grab, it counts, even if it is a finished hard cover copy. I don't know what audio Jukebox but if you get it free for a review it counts.

I hope you join us for the challenge!

Really hoping this will get me reading and reviewing the ARCs I'm sent in a super timely manner! Great challenge - really excited about taking part!

Beth, thanks for joining.

Well Teddy, you know I'm going to be there. I know what you mean about the ARCS! I was all determined to cut back this year, but my fav. publishers had so many good books coming out that I just can't say no! Looking through a pub.'s new season catalogue is like candy for my brain. Anyway, so far they don't seem to mind if I get behind just as long as I follow through in the end for them they seem to stay happy. :-)

I'm looking forward to this challenge! I have so many ARCs coming to me!

Nicola, I find that too. If I know it's going to be quite awhile before I would be able to get to a book, I tell them when I respond to the offer. They usually still send me the book. I do have a rule that I stick too most of the time, if it's on order at my library, I cannot accept the Arc. One exception is if it is a rather chunky book and they offer me the ebook. I have trouble holding chunky books these days.

Book Loving Mommy, welcome to the challenge!

I'm going to shoot for the Bronze level again! Thanks for hosting this challenge again, and keeping it so flexible.

Jo-Jo, thanks for joining the challenge again for 2012!

Love this challenge! I'm signing up for the Platinum level!

Andrea, I'm so glad your joining us again for the 2012 Challenge!

Hi, I'd like to join this challenge. I'm posting about it right now. http://falln2books.blogspot.com

So far, I have 4 ARCs this year, so I'll sign up for bronze for now. I have a feeling that may be changing soon, though! :)

I joined this last year with the goal to read less than 12. I was able to read 7 (: Stepping it up this year as I've gotten several review requests. Anxious to see how I do! Thanks for hosting!

Christina, I'm glad your joining again this year!

Fall into Books, welcome to the challenge!

I set to go to Silver! Thanks for hosting.

Matha, silver is a great goal. Welcome to the challenge!

I slacked near the end on this one last year, but I'm going to do better this year!

I'm so glad your joining us again this year Julie!

Lovely Challenge! Most of the books I read last year were ARCs, so this Challenge is a must-do for me! Thanks for hosting it !

Welcome to the challenge Amodini!

Well this should be challenging!

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