Challenges, so much fun!! It’s like being a kid again. Or maybe it isn’t and I am just plain addicted!! But it is FUN!!! I know a lot of them I probably wont complete but I will try my darnedest. Some of them are just fun to see my progress throughout the year.
I participated last year, didn’t complete it, but it was fun!!! So I’m doing it again.
It was great to see all the places I visited, without having to pack, or the cost of a flight and hotel room. Want to travel with me? Then here’s all the info:
So how do you decide what state a book is categorized under?
How to get started
Questions?Do you have to have a blog to participate? No. You can do everything on the map above without linking the book to a review.Do I have to have my post up by January 1st, 2012? No, but I would think you would want to get started right away at the beginning of the year. However, you will be able to sign up throughout January as well.How will people see my map? There are a couple of possibilities. On your original challenge post you should have a link to your map. You could also put it on your side bar to draw interest to it (see mine on my left side bar) I will be linking my map to every review I will also set up a monthly link here to post updates if you wish.I dont get it – I cant figure out how to use Google maps but I really want to participate! No worries! You are welcome to create a challenge post that lists the 50 states (as well as bonus out of USA spots) and then fill them in as you read in the areas.Do audio books count? ABSOLUTELY!
And then I was visiting Yvonne’s place Socrates ‘Book Reviews,and saw this new challenge, which looked like fun and has a great looking button, SO, well at least I won’t be out causing trouble, right? lol I’ll be too busy!!! Want to join me?
A-Z Challenge 2012 Hosted by Lindsey http://www.babiesbooksandsigns.com/p/z-challenge-2012.html
So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z challenge.
A – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Atonement B- Black Beauty C – The Count of Monte Cristo D – Dances with Dragons etc.
B – The lazy way (how I do it) : Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Hope that by the end of the year you have read one book for each letter. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.
Each month, I will add another challenge to this main challenge. It might to read a book with both A and Z in the title or to read a book with 3 words that all start with the same letter. I might host a few random giveaways too for good measure.
So to join along….
1. Write a blog post about this challenge and whether you are going go with A or B.
2. Add the button to your blog.
3. Attach yourself to the linky.
4. Follow my blog so that you can see when I post the monthly challenge!