Tuesday, June 02, 2009

June Mini-Challenge - A Dewey Reading Challenge and Once Upon a Time Dual Opportunity

Howdy folks! It is my turn for the Dewey reading challenge. This will be combined with the Once Upon a Time III challenge, I think! Carl said yes, but we didn't work out the details back then and now he is having computer issues. If he changed his mind, I will change this post accordingly when the time comes! (But for now, I am just going to assume he still says yes!)

The object is to list books that are:

a) Are Dewey books that you have not reviewed yet.

b) Are OUaT books that you have not reviewed yet.

c) Any book that you have not had a chance to review.

d) If you are very on-top of things, you can list books that you have read recently (even if you have reviewed them already)

These lists have to be posted by the 20th of June. (Yes, I am aware that the Once Upon a Time Challenge ends on that day, but it is the only way to give enough time!)

When you have made up your lists, leave either a comment on this post or on the Dewey Reading Challenge blog. I think I will probably coordinate with Chris so that all the lists are linked in a post for easy accessibility!

Once the lists are up, the object is for people to read your post and ask questions about the books listed. You do not have to answer all the questions, but you do have to link to everyone that asks you a question. This is for prize options, so please do! It will make it so much easier for me!

You have until the first week of July to post reviews answering the questions. You can do one and answer everything, or you can do several. It is entirely up to you!

You will be entered for a prize for:
1) Posting a list of books to be questioned on
2) Asking a question. Hopefully in reviews people can thank ALL the question-askers, not just the ones that you answer.... This would be very helpful!
3) Posting a review answering the questions

Dewey did these interview posts all the time and I always thought they were a lot of fun! They assure that your reviews address what your readers really want to learn about instead of just what you want to talk about. Plus, Dewey was all about community-building, so that's why it is a combination of the two challenges.

Any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section of this post!

Oh, right! The prize! I have no idea! I think there will probably be a first and second prize and they will be tailored to the winners. I like surprises (well, sometimes) and I thought that this was a fitting time for one.


  1. Sounds like a fun challenge!!

  2. I LOVE this idea Kelly :D I posted it over on the challenge blog!

  3. What a great idea for a mini-challenge!

  4. This is perfect! I have a ton of books I need to review.You're a genius!

  5. Thanks everyone! I hope that lots of people participate!

  6. Hiya,

    I've got my post up now (I have four books for people to choose from):


  7. Jodie: Thanks! I will have to figure out where I am going to post them. I'll do that this weekend. :)

  8. Count me in!! I'll post about it tomorrow. I have so many books i haven't reviewed for his challenge, either.....

  9. Susan: I look forward to your post!

  10. Yay so I've started putting my reviews up but most of them are autoposting while I'm on holiday so I can't give you specific links except to this one: http://bookgazing.blogspot.com/2009/07/do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep.html for 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'. If you keep checking Bookgazing this week the rest should turn up (oh and there's one for 'Bitter Sweets' already up)


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