Why I Love Wednesdays…Book Challenges
Mocha Girl Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday. What is a Meme you ask? According to wikipedia…The term “Internet meme” refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging. Basically, a topic from the meme host (Alexis) is posted on participating blogs with blog authors answering it on their site (here).
The topic this Wednesday is…Book Challenges
This time last year I never heard of a book challenge. Now I am signed up for 4 soon to be 5.
There are soo many challenges for people to enter and at so many levels. There are challenges for one book only a year to 100 + a year.
Since it’s the first day of Black History Month here are a few challenges with the Motherland and Black folks as the focus.
Any book (by any author) with a main character that is a person of color qualifies for this reading challenge, as well as any book written by an author of color. The goal is to encourage readers have a more diverse reading experience and to support diversity in the publishing industry by reading and reviewing books by or about persons of color.
I have absolutely no reason for hosting nor urging you to participate in this challenge save for the joy of discovering and reading African literature!
The reading challenge offers you the chance to diversify your reading throughout the year. Novels will be selected by various ethnic authors,genres, topics or subject matters.
Novel Challenges is a great site were you can find a ton of challenges.
What reading challenge(s) are you doing this year? How did you do last year?