Sunday, November 3, 2013

Announcing Get Read-y for 2014

In 2011 I hosted Get Read-y for the first time and I absolutely loved it. Last year, due to moving and everything that came along with it, I didn't have the time to host Get Read-y again. But guess what? I'm back! And Get Read-y is back with a vengeance.

So what is this Get Read-y thing? Basically, it's a challenge to motivate you to read as many books as possible so you are ready for the awesomeness of 2014. Simple, right?

You pick what books you read -- whether it's a pile of review books you just don't get to because of a lack of time or maybe you want to re-read the first books in a series before the sequel comes out next year. You name it! I'm here to motivate you to keep going, and hopefully at the end of December, we'll have a TBR pile that is a little smaller than it was when the month started.

When & where
The challenge runs from December 1st until December 31st, right up til the minute you celebrate the arrival of 2014. So basically the entire month of December is our playfield. I'm aware that December is a really busy month with all those holidays, but I'm positive we can squeeze in some reading time somewhere, right?

All challenges run here on the blog, Loving Books. You can chat along with us on Twitter using the hashtag #getready2014. You can update on your challenge on your own blog/twitter/facebook or just leave a comment on the weekly check-ins.

The main goal is that you read books you want to have read before the New Year. To help you complete that goal, there will be two weekend-long readathons to hopefully speed things up. You can already mark your calendar:

December 7th - 8th -- 48 hour readathon
December 28th - 29th -- 48 hour readathon

If there's any need for an emergency readathon to get to your goal(s), let me know and I'll see if I can host another (small) one!

Besides that, I'll be doing some mini-challenges during the month as well. I'll be posting weekly check-ins beside those, so I'm really there to support you all the way!

The administration
Signing up for Get Read-y can be done by filling in the linky at the bottom of this post. It asks for a link -- if you don't have a blog, just use your Goodreads, Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter account, whichever you'll use to track your progress. Please use that as well to post your sign-up posts: I'd love to see what your goals are!

Feel free to share this post -- the more, the merrier!

If you have a blog, you can add a button to show you're joining in. Please save this to your computer instead of hotlinking :)

If you have any questions, please ask me! I hope you'll join me in cleaning out the TBR a little -- 2014 looks like it'll bring us a ton of awesome books. I hope to see you in December!

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