Get ready… set… go! The RIEDEL challenge trio begins today!
If you’re curious about fitting your reading into any of my themes; sign-up any old time. You have until February 28, 2015 to finish the level of your choice. I hereby launch, with an “FAQ list” of my twist on these festivities!
WHY DO I JOIN & HOST READING CHALLENGES?
The photograph you see is of our home library. Under the short roof to the right is a workshop. Otherwise, this is a lounge… comprised entirely of unread books!!!! About 44 yearly challenges provide fun ways to augment my reading. I don’t see a dent. If your physical or electronic collection is anything close to mine, run to my sign-up button with great speed! There are options for 10 books and fewer, too.
ARE THERE PRIZES?
Yes! Internationally. I have a fun assortment of treats to award winners. Used books, postcards, my line of greeting cards, my portraits, local alternative rock CDs, even plant seeds! Spring gardening is neigh in many places of the world. We’ll have activities all along, as well as a 2015 finalist for each group.
~ MOST CHALLENGES RUN JAN 1-DEC 31 ~
Yes, which is why I’d best not add traffic near Christmas.
I endeavour to keep new year’s eve plans for a change. Q;-)=
~ “EASY” IS THE NAME OF THE GAME ~
Except a few special categories out there, I feel picky rules impede reading. I make one request of non-adult books in “My Kind Of Mystery” and omit one topic in “Ethereal”. Otherwise, absolutely anything goes. I don’t care if you borrow, download, are gifted from authors; if they’re the size of a pamphlet, or you acquired them yesterday. I don’t require blog subscription and you may count eligible reading as of February 1, 2014, no matter when you join my fold.
~ A FRESH SPIN ON REVIEWS ~
Don’t be afraid of reviews. If you write one sentence at the location of your choice; it’s good enough for me to generate an URL and link it up. The same for sign-ups. I prefer a direct post for my challenge but accept any public link. (I.e. I’m not on ‘facebook’ and it doesn’t open without membership). This tracks how many are joining us, at a glance.
I’ve given thought to the way reviews land. Instead of a general melting pot or divvying into months, “My Kind Of Mystery” is semi-alphabetized by author! Even more fun, “Ethereal” is grouped into broad categories, like “Spirits & Ethereal Places”! I hope you like this fresh way to browse, resulting in a database.
~ MY KIND OF MYSTERY Reviews ~
~ ETHEREAL Reviews ~
~ GENTLE SPECTRUMS Reviews ~
~ STAYING IN TOUCH ~
I’m on a rural dial-up connection; surprising but true! Bells & whistles make it hard to load sites. The same difficulty arises if blogs add a ‘capcha’ or approval screen, instead of putting comments straight through. Even if I visit your blog, it’s easiest to reply at mine. You may e-mail too. “Gentle Spectrums” has an accompanying ‘Goodreads’ group, due to photo-based contests. Count on me to answer. I cherish my subscribers and guests. Join me!
Sincerely, Carolyn Of “RIEDEL Fascination”.