Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lucky 14 Reading Challenge

Yes, here I go yet again!  But I'm sure I'll have fun.  This one and some others I found have overlapping categories, so I'll be signing up for those ones  too.  When will I stop, I don't know.  But since books can cross over challenges, I will find ones that can fit as many challenges as possible.

First up, the Lucky 14, hosted by Books to Share.  Sign up here.   Details below, copied from the blog:

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Period of the Challenge: January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Yep, we almost welcome 2014, the year of anticipation. There will be the World Cup in Brazil, Presidential Election in Indonesia – and tons of great books to be published (and read) for sure!
This challenge will require you to read 14 books (or more) from 14 categoriesbelow. You can combine the books you read with other challenges, but can not use the same book for different categories in this challenge.
Try to match the categories from your TBR piles :) But if you don’t have any suitable books in your TBR – and want to find an excuse to buy a book for this challenge, that’s totally fine too!
Here are the 14 categories:
1. Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.
2. Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?
3. Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too!
4. Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.
5. (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.
6. First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count :)
7. Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to)
8. Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!
9.  Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.
10. It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now :)
11. Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.
12. Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D
13. Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!
14. Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past :) Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!
1. To complete the challenge, you have to read at least one book for each category, or total of 14 books during the challenge period. You can set your own pace and do not need to follow the categories in particular order. You can also read more than one book for each category. You have to write your reviews in your blog/FB note/Goodreads page/tumblr/etc.
2. Please write a master post about this challenge in your blog/Goodreads/FB notes/etc, and submit your link below for signing up. You can use this master post to sort down the book(s) that you’ll read for each category, and edit them later if necessary. The sign-up linky will be opened from November 12, 2013 throughout the year until December 1, 2014.
3. There are also linkies for each category of the challenge. Please submit your link of review posts for each category in their respective linkies. These linkies will be opened in January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.
4. At the end of the challenge, write down a wrap-up post and submit the link in the linky too. The linky for wrap-up posts will be opened until January 10, 2015 to give you more time for wrapping things up. It’s okay if you don’t finish the challenge but you are not eligible to be selected as the winner.
5. After the wrap up post linky is closed, I will pick two lucky winners who had completed the challenge for winning great bookish prizes (including book vouchers, novels, and other exclusive bookish gimmicks/goodies :) ) The prizes will be revealed soon, so please stay tuned. You must have delivery address in Indonesia to be eligible for the two grand prizes.
6. If you are an international participant who doesn’t have Indonesian mailing address, don’t worry, I’ll also choose two winners, each winner can pick any book from The Book Depository for maximum of $ 10.
7. I’ll try to write a round-up post every month and pick some of the most interesting reviews. And who knows? Probably there will be some surprise gifts and giveaways throughout the year :)
Now, let’s start this wonderful 2014 and get ready to tackle some great books!

My books for this challenge:

Visit the Country:   Just One Day--Gayle Forman (set in Paris)

Cover Lust:  Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
Dream Tide

Blame It On the Bloggers:  Gods in Alabama--Joshilyn Jackson  (The blogger is JoAnn at Litlequeen Rules)

Bargain All the Way:  Fair Play--Dierdre Martin

(Not So) Fresh From the Oven:  Miracles and Grace in an Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson

First Letters Rule:   Jacob Have I Loved--Katherine Paterson

Once Upon a Time:  Their Eyes Were Watching God--Zora Neale Hurston

Chunky Brick:  Insurgent--Veronica Roth

Favorite Author:   Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin

It's Been There Forever: And Then You Die--Iris Johansen

Movies vs. Books:  The Devil Wears Prada--Lauren Weisberger

Freebies Time:   The Professor--Charlotte Bronte

Not My Cup of Tea:  Full Metal Alchemist (Vol 1-3)--Hiromu Arakawa

Walk Down Memory Lane:  A Wrinkle In Time--Madeleine L'Engle


astrid said...

Hi Jamie :) Thanks for joining this challenge, I hope you will have a good time :)

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

I love this challenge too, very creative categories and very tempting! !

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

I love this challenge too, very creative categories and very tempting! !