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Why I Love Wednesdays…Book Challenges

Reflections of a Bookaholic

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.

The 2012 POC Reading Challenge

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.

2012 Africa Reading Challenge

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!

2012 Versatile Reading Challenge

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?

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  • I did horrible last year! I was supposed to read 100 books. Ended up only reading 38. I did challenge myself to read more fiction, which I can at least say I passed that challenge.

    So no more reading challenges for me. I prefer to read for enjoyment.

  • I’m already signed up for I think 9 challenges. I’m definitely going to jump on board the POC reading challenge. I hate they posted it late though. And after reading Purple Hibiscus, I ‘m going to jump on board the Africa Reading Challenge.

    Really excited about the books I’ll be reading this year!

  • I haven’t heard of any of these except the versatile reader challenge. I’ll have to look into the other a little further. Good luck on the challenges.

  • I didn’t know about the POC Reading challenge. That sounds cool. Which challenge are you about to add?