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Challenge update: March Madness

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Only two more days to complete your brackets for the challenge! If you do not complete your bracket before Thursday March 15 in the morning, you will be locked out of the challenge. See instructions in earlier posts and on our challenge page.

UPDATE: You may now begin reading as soon as you have completed and submitted your bracket. Once I see your submission on the CBS site, you may start reading.  So if you finish your bracket early, you’ll get a leg up on the competition. Granted we won’t know the final 4 #16 spots until end of day tomorrow.

Good luck everyone! And send me a message if you need any help getting started.

March Madness Reading Challenge

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We need your help! We’ll be hosting a March Madness reading challenge where books get paired with basketball teams and we need your help to rank the books that will go into each of our brackets. If you have 10 minutes, please go to our survey and vote on the books for the challenge. You can also join in on the challenge to earn the chance to win a box of bookish prizes.

The survey takes about 10 minutes and includes rating 68 books on a 5-point Likert scale. Everyone who completes the survey will be offered the opportunity to win a $15 Amazon gift card for helping out. I will warn you that this survey will be bad for your TBR. I added quite a few books to mine!

Click here to take the survey.

You can read more about the challenge on our challenge page here. I will be posting the list of participants on the challenge page in the next few days so if you want to join and don’t see your name on the list, drop a comment on that page saying you want to play and where you will be posting your updates (on the blog, on your own blog, or on List) and I’ll add you.

Reading Road Trip: And we are off!


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!

Chutes and Ladders: Game Board!

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

Hour 9 Mini Challenge: Cast your Book

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. 

Summer Reading Challenge: 4 more days to join!

olympicsThere 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

March Madness Challenge

bkmadness_bracket_lgIn what has been on of the crazier March Madness tournaments in a long time, it’s time to announce our leaderboard and current standings. Keep reading to find out who is in the lead and which books made it through to the final game.  Read more

March Book Madness Challenge: Final Reminder and Prizes!


The list of basketball teams have been released so now we know which books and teams are matched together. It is the perfect time to join our challenge! See the challenge page for more details. Find out what prizes we will be offering and scroll to the bottom to see how teams and books are paired up. Read more

It’s 2016! Time to sign up for our winter reading scavenger hunt!

As many of you know, we are hosting a winter reading challenge. It’s fairly low key with the chance to win prizes. The majority of prizes and all hidden prize items will be awarded at the end of March. However, for those of you who want to take your time, we’ll be awarding a final prize at the end of the year to a randomly selected person who completes all items by end of year. All our items have been posted so it’s the perfect time to sign up and pick which books you want to read. We have close to 30 people participating currently. I’ve only completed 2 items thus far so you are not too late to start. You can read the instructions on our challenge page.

If you do want to participate, make sure you check out Item 25 ASAP because you will need to do something prior to Jan 7! You can read about that here.

I’ve compiled a checklist so those of you who want to keep track of your goals can print it out. You’ll need to read the full instructions for each item (since some won’t make sense unless you read the expanded details) on our challenge page or Wikia page. If you want it in word doc format, send me your email address and I’ll send you the document.

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Book Worm’s Scavenger Hunt Update #1

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This winter we are hosting a scavenger hunt reading challenge. You can read more about the challenge here. There is still plenty of time to join the fun! All you need to do is check out the clues on our winter challenge page, pick a book, and start reading. We will be awarding cool prizes for those of you who accomplish certain goals. Most prizes will be awarded Mid-march but additional prizes will be given to those who complete all items by end of year.

Having seen the other participants running away with their reading I thought it was time for me to get in the game. Luckily I was able to combine some of the clues with my current challenges. So here is my progress so far: Read more