Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Come One, Come All: The 2012 TBR Challenge!

Yes folks, it's that time!  I had such fun hosting in 2011, that I've decided y'all will half to pry the 2012 TBR Challenge out of my cold dead hands.

Things are going to run the same way they were in 2011.  The idea is that once a month you will pull some neglected book out of your To-Be-Read pile, read it, and post your commentary for that book on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  This commentary can be as involved as you want to make it, and can happen anywhere online - including Twitter, Facebook, a message board, GoodReads, your blog etc.  We are also, once again, going to have themes for each month.  These themes are totally voluntary, and this year I've gone with boarder suggestions, some of which were provided by 2011 participants (thanks guys!).

If you are interested in signing up, please take a look at the 2012 TBR Challenge Information Page (which you can find on my sidebar), and either e-mail me from there, or simply leave me a comment on this post.  What I need from you is your first name, and a link to where your commentary will appear.  I will then add your home link to the information page so interested people can follow along with the various challengers.

C'mon, you know you want to sign-up!  It's fun, it's low-stress, there's no pressure (hey, Real Life happens!), and it's a great way to delude yourself into thinking you're making progress on your book hording "issues."

Not that I would know anything about that last bit....

16 comments:

Kristie (J) said...

I didn't sign up for the challenge last year, but I think I'll give it a go this time round. Sign me up.

Nikki said...

Yay! I was hoping you would do this again! Sign me up!

@nikkireads on twitter and good reads

Samanthadelayed said...

Sign me up again! I love this challenge

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

and @samanthadelayed on twitter

Magdalen said...

I'm in!

azteclady said...

Gah...

Okay, I'm in--anything in the TBR mountain range goes, right? Even if it's not horribly old?





Right?






[oh man, the book hoarding--I just got *that* comment from my son a couple of weeks ago when he stopped by]

LoriK said...

I did a very bad job on challenges this year. I had unexpected periods when I couldn't read much and October & November were pretty much one big slump and blah, blah, bah. Even when I did read I couldn't seem to get a review done to save my life. Sigh.

And yet, hope springs eternal so I'm going to try again. Count me in for 2012.

Leslie said...

Count me in! Love this challenge and desperately need it. Thanks for hosting it again Wendy!

nath said...

LOL, that icon looks like my room right now ^_^;

Hmmm, I think I'm up for it for 2012. I'm in :)

Tracy said...

I'm in. I shouldn't but it really helps to get those old books of the shelves. :)

Thanks for hosting again, Wendy.

Carrie said...

I added my own criteria to the categories last year: the books I chose had to be on my to-read list before Jan 1, 2011. That made me go back and look at books I'd forgotten I even had waiting in line! this was the most successful challenge I participated in this year. Thank you for doing it again.

Carrie at
http://eclectic-experiment2.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

What the heck, throw my name in - I've been reading, just not blogging. And I keep meaning to put my "reviewing hat" back on for RRT, but keep procrastinating. *sigh*

Rae said...

I think I'll try this this year -- I'll post on Shelfari (http://www.shelfari.com/rasz39) and crosspost to FB

Hilcia said...

I need to the illusion that the pile is diminishing. Count me in for next year.

Rae Lori said...

I didn't make my 2011 goal because life got in the way (bah). But I'd love to make up for it in 2012. My tbr pile will surely thank me for it.

Rae Lori said...

Oh yes! I'll be posting at my blog A Writer's Dream (http://raelori.blogspot.com) and cross posting at my Goodreads page (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1268379-rae).

Amber said...

I missed that sign ups had started! I'm in for next year.

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