It’s that time again! Once again The Reader’s Room will be hosting our own version of a bookish March Madness, slated to begin with the start of the NCAA tournament (March 15th). Reading won’t start until March 15 and full instructions won’t be posted until March 1. However, this challenge requires us to do some preparation so it would be very helpful to us to get people signed up early. We hope you join us for this challenge! Read more
And we are off! Our reading road trip challenge starts today. To join and sign up visit the challenge page. The challenge will run from today until September 30. Cool bookish prizes for the winners.
Participants: You may start reading. Good luck everyone!
We are looking for your help in ranking books for our March Madness challenge. Several participants have nominated books and now we need to rank them so we can include them in our challenge bracket. Please help us out and take 15 minutes to complete our book survey. At the end of the survey we will randomly select one of you to win a $15 Amazon gift card as a thank you.
Our March Madness challenge is a reading challenge where we pair books with basketball teams and participants fill out brackets and read books for points. The person who reads for the most points will win a box of bookish goodies and a gift card to the Book Depository (all together worth ~$200).
You can join our reading challenge which officially starts with the March Madness Tournament. Read more about our game on the challenge page here.
If you are willing to help us out, please click on this link: March Madness Survey.
A few weeks ago we announced our winter reading challenge. Today, we post a final reminder along with our official game board. Keep reading to check it out and read more about the challenge. Read more
It’s time to officially announce our next reading challenge! Keep reading to see what were are planning and to sign up. Read more
Hello fellow readers and welcome to the 9th hour of the Readathon! We are really excited to be hosting our very first mini challenge. For those of you new to our blog, we hope you take the chance to check it out and if you like what you see follow us here, twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!
As book lovers, we know that the book is always better than the movie and we’ve probably all been baffled at some of Hollywood’s choices when it comes to casting our favorite book characters (um, Demi Moore as Hester in the Scarlet letter anyone??). Well now it’s up to you to correct Hollywood’s mistakes. We’re calling all armchair casting directors and asking you to list who you would cast for your book.
The challenge: Tell us (in the comments section of this post) which book you are currently reading and give us your casting choices for the book’s main characters. Tell us who you cast, for what role, and why they fit the role. If you are reading a book that has already been made into a movie, re-cast it with different actors. We will randomly select a winner from among all entries.
Want to step up your game? Post a photo of your casting choice(s) on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #castyourbook.
The prize: Your choice of $15 Amazon or Book Depository gift certificate and a $15 gift card to AMC. Please note that if the winner is an international (outside the US) reader then the prize will be a $30 Amazon gift card since AMC gift cards are only redeemable at movie theaters in the U.S. I’ll contact the winner within a few hours of the close of the mini challenge.
We can’t wait to see what you all come up with for your casting decisions. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading for the rest of the day!
Winner: And the randomly selected winner for this challenge is…Stormi Johnson. Congrats! I will be contacting you over email to arrange your prize.
This summer several of our readers joined us in a reading challenge based on the Summer Olympics. Readers were put into teams of 5 participants and each team worked together to select countries for each Olympic event. Olympic events were paired up with book categories. For example, weightlifting event was paired with “read a book over 600 pages.” There were 24 events and each team had to find books that would match the country they sponsored and the book category. It was a pretty work intensive challenge and Book Worm and I were impressed by how well each team did in terms of selecting their countries and finding books that matched both the country and the sports/book category. Four of the five teams completed all 24 categories and stretched their reading to find some crazy matches — a Kazakhstan philosophy-themed book! Today it’s time to announce the winners of our various prizes. Read more
Those of you who are regular followers of our blog know that we’ve been hosting a summer reading challenge based on the 2016 summer Olympics. With only four more days left in the challenge, we thought we’d post an update. Five teams of 5 people have been competing for a chance to win cool bookish prizes. Here’s how things are going… Read more
There are four more days to join our fun summer reading challenge and earn the chance to win some cool bookish prizes! This summer we will be hosting an Olympics-themed reading game. You will work with teams to pick out Olympic teams to sponsor for various sports categories. All reading and prizes will be awarded for individual reading so teams are more about meeting other readers and brainstorming strategy, although all members of the winning team will win a $5 Amazon gift card.
To read the full rules, check out our challenge page. We expect this to be a fun team activity that will challenge you to expand your reading horizons by pushing you to pick books to match the countries your team sponsors. Participants will be randomly assigned into teams by us. Teams will pick countries together but individual players will get to pick which books they want to read for various sports categories (sports categories will be matched to general book categories). Keep reading to see what kind of prizes you could win. Read more
With just a few days to go until we officially end our March Madness challenge (winners will be announced in early July), we decided that it was time to announce our summer reading challenge! As you might have guessed by the image, we’ll be hosting a reading Olympics challenge. Keep reading to find out more. We hope you join in. Read more