Okay! Carolyn over at Book Chick City wondered if I would be interested in hosting the Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge for 2011, and since the majority of my reading nestles firmly in the speculative fiction field I jumped at the chance. I do hope that everyone who took part in 2010 with Carolyn will join me for 2011!
For this first attempt at a reading challenge, I'm not going to be strict! Speculative fiction for me includes anything from the realm of science fiction, fantasy or horror - doesn't matter what subgenre, or whether it is tie-in fiction. I'm aiming to make this as inclusive as possible.
So, let's get down to it - all of the details you need for signing up are below...
- To sign up you must make a post on your blog about participating in the Challenge - you then use the URL of the sign up post to add to Mr Linky below.
- You must add the button to your sidebar - make sure that it links back to this post so others can join the challenge if they wish. Easiest way to do this is just copy and paste the code above!
- Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
- Rules: To read 12 Speculative Fiction novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum - you can read more if you wish!)
- You don't have to choose your books ahead of time, you can add them as you go. If you do list them upfront, you can change them. Books for this challenge can be used to fulfil other challenges.
- You can join anytime between now and the later part of next week - but the sooner you start, the sooner your chances for prizes!
- At the beginning of Jan 2011 (and the beginning of all subsequent months in 2011), you will find a link to add your reviews. I am going to be putting up a monthly prize which will be formed from duplicate books/ARCs that I receive as a reviewer. You must be signed up to the challenge and add the link to your review to be entered into the monthly prize draw!
Hoping to see many of you join me for a year of reading speculative fiction!