Monday, November 14, 2011

TRF: 2012 Harry Potter Reading Challenge!

Yes, that's right, another challenge. What does that make it? Two challenges in only a couple of days. To be fair this one doesn't start until 2012.

I've only read the first two books of Harry Potter. I know, right? How can a book geek like myself not have read Harry Potter? Simple, I just never thought to. Don't get me wrong, I have all the books, they're clearly available for me, I just never picked them up. Thus, I am doing this challenge. I'd like to tell people I've read them ALL!

Whether you have read the series 30 times, just once, or are--like me--hiding your ignorance in the closet, this challenge is for you. Don't let the spirit of Potter die with the last movie. Bring it back by reading the books!

The challenge:

Read all seven books in the Harry Potter series during 2012.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2012, to December 31st, 2012. Books read before or after this time frame do not count. You can join anytime until the challenge ends.
  • Books can be in any format: Print, ebook, audiobook, etc..
  • You do not have to review the books to participate, although you are more than welcome to. If you choose not to review, you can also do the following and still be eligible for prizes:
    • Answer the discussion questions each month
    • Create a post talking about each book after you finish (any topic)
    • Just update your kickoff post after each book
    • Those without blogs can leave a comment with their thoughts/review/review link.
    • Because this is open to those who have already read HP, old reviews will be accepted. Whether you have read the books within the challenge time frame is on the honor system, so please be honest!
  • Be sure to leave the relevant links in each linky to be entered into the drawings for prizes (more on that below).
Once the challenge begins, there will be a new item in the menu bar titled: 2012 HPRC. This will take you to a page that will list all the related posts and linkys where you can post your reviews or discussions.
Extra Credit:
  • Read at least one book per month, starting in January. If you do this you will be done well before September.
  • Each month, I will have a new linky on my blog where you can come to post your reviews/discussions of each book you have read. These will correspond with that month's book (Jan. = Sorcerer's Stone, Feb. = Chamber of Secrets, and so on).
  • In addition, I will post discussion questions about each book that you can answer on your blog, or in the comments of that post.
  • Watch the corresponding movie at the end of each book, and experience them with a fresh new viewpoint.
  • Tweet with me throughout the year! #2012HPRC

Sweet Stuff:

Throughout the year I will be giving away items related to Harry Potter, for those participating in the challenge. Full details on these items will be available later, but I have plans for things like a wand, HP jewelry, books, and other cool stuff.
At the end of the challenge, I'll have a grand prize giveaway with lots of good stuff, and possibly a boxed set of the entire series. Participating in the extra credit activities will earn you more entries for this!

Sign Up: Just click on this link and sign up on The Reading Fever's blog post. Also, any other information regarding this challenge that was posted in this post is directed back to the link above. Thanks!

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