Winter Reading Challenge
It’s time to officially announce our next reading challenge! Keep reading to see what were are planning and to sign up.
This winter we’ll be hosting a chutes and ladders reading challenge. Readers will compete with each other as they read their way through our chutes and ladders board (we will be posting our own version of a chutes and ladders board). The challenge will run from December 12 to March 17th. Official rules, instructions on how to play, and the official game board will be posted on December 1st.
Generally, the goal of the game is to be the first reader to reach the end of the board (0r the person at the furtherest point when the game ends). Each player will advance through the board by reading books and rolling the dice (technically, we will roll for you). We will roll the dice every monday so players who have completed their book each week may advance to the next book by rolling the dice. If players haven’t finished their book by the monday of the dice roll, they can pass and wait until the following monday to mover forward.
The grand prize will be awarded to the person who makes it to the end first but several other prizes will also be awarded.
Here’s what we need from you:
- Sign up here to play by adding a comment saying you want to join us.
- Submit a list of 25 books from your TBR. Books must be at least 100 pages. We recommend picking books you think you’ll be able to read in one week, however, you do NOT need to read one book a week to be successful at the challenge.
- Submit a second list of 5 book tags or categories (e.g. 18th century book, books by woman writers, middle grade book). You can be as creative and specific or general as possible. We recommend that you pick categories that are general enough for people to find multiple book options but that also aren’t so general that it’s too easy).
- Submit a photo of yourself or an Avatar you want to use as your game token.
You may submit all lists and photo in one email directly to me (Jen) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have submitted those things, you can sit back and wait for the official start of the game. When the game starts, you must check in at least once a week because we will be rolling the die on the same day every week.