Monday, December 6, 2010

Annoucing The 2011 TBR Challenge!

The TBR Challenge is a long-standing Romance Bloglandia tradition. One that I didn't fully participate in until this year. I had such a great time on this challenge that when I asked Keishon on Twitter if she was going to organize it again for 2011 she replied, "You wanna host?" To which I said, "Heck yeah!"

In the spirit of getting everyone's attention before the holiday craziness hits overdrive (uh, too late?) - I'm going to begin sign-up for 2011 right now. I have created a page devoted to the challenge with all the pertinent details. You can find this page on my sidebar by clicking on the graphic (feel free to steal this by the way!) or under my About The Bat Cave section.

I'm pretty much going to run the challenge the exact same way Keishon and Angela James have done so in the past. The only real difference? Instead of the word "review," I've adopted the word "commentary." The word "review" seems to put off some readers - whereas commentary sounds more like "Hey, I just read this book, let me tell you about it." Also, this commentary can happen anywhere online - your blog, Twitter, Facebook, a message board, GoodReads etc. Just provide me a link when you sign-up, that way people who want to follow the challengers know how to find you.

TBR Challenge Day will once again be on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and I'm also keeping with tradition by providing reading themes (which are totally voluntary, but there for those of you who like a little guidance).

Interested in signing up? Leave a comment on this blog post, or you can find my e-mail address at the bottom of the TBR Challenge 2011 information page. And again, be sure to include a link.

C'mon, you know you want to. It'll be fun! If anything, it might help kick-start the cleaning out of your own TBR Mountain Range.....

22 comments:

~ Mad ~ said...

I'm in! :)

LoriK said...

It's so cool that you're hosting next year. This year was crazy for me and I had to blow off the challenge, but I'm in for next year. I'm going to resuscitate my review blog for the occasion and everything.

Megan Frampton said...

I think I'd like to try it.

(meganframpton.com, if it doesn't show up and all).

Leslie said...

Count me in! My tbr pile is out of control. I'll post commentaries at my blog.

http://lesliespsyche.blogspot.com/

Caro said...

I'm in -- if nothing else, it'll convince me to make a dent in the TBR pile (hopefully both the paper one and the growing electronic one).

http://www.messinprogress.com

Heather said...

Just the kick in the ass I need! Sign me up. I'll post on Goodreads.

Heather

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2377094

Wendy said...

Sweet! I've got everyone added to the page (so far).

LoriK: Do you have a URL for the resuscitating review blog...or not yet? Just let me know when you do, and I'll get a link added.

Kwana said...

I'm going in! My pile is nuts anyway. Thinking I need this.

wwww.kwana.com

Kristie (J) said...

OK - I'll give it a go. I haven't participated for a couple of years since I failed miserably, but I can at least start trying *g*

Wendy said...

Coolio! Kwana and KristieJ - I've got ya both added to the page. Yippeee!

sybil said...

Mads doing it and KristieJ with u hosting... guess I am in.

Wendy said...

Sybil: Think of all the HHs you could read :) You're on the list!

Amy said...

I'm in! Although I've totally blown off the challenge the past few months. I've just not done that much reading.

Wendy said...

Amy: It might have been the whole planning a wedding and getting married thing ;) I'll sign you up for 2011!

novelnelle said...

I'm in too - I need to kick my butt back into blogging mode. I've been AWOL since August!

http://thelonelybookworm.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Novelnelle: I've got you added to the list!

LoriK said...

OK, I dug up the old blog, so you can add me to the list at Lori's Endless TBR http://endlesstbrlist.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

LoriK: Sweet! I've got you added!

Stephanie said...

I'd like to give this challenge a try. My TBR pile is beyond out of control!

http://www.stephaniesbookcorner.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Hi Stephanie!
I'm getting you added to the page. Thanks!

Samanthadelayed said...

Ok. I am in

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1359371

Wendy said...

Samantha: I've got you added to the list now! Thanks!