Friday, August 08, 2008

Olympic Reading Challenge

Annie from Reading, Writing and Ranting has come up with an awesome idea for a short term challenge:

For the entire period of the Olympic Games (08 August 08 till 24 August 08) I'll be hosting a unique mini-challenge. It's country against country in the battle to prove your reading patriatism. The ultimate prize will be awarded to the individual who earns the most gold medals - a US $20 Gift Voucher. The runner up will receive a $5 Gift Voucher. Both 1st and 2nd place will also receive a special 'winner' badge to place on their blog.
How it Works...

1) You are to read as many books possible written by authors from your own country during the period the Olympics are on. The genre and length of the books will be up to you.
2) Each time you finish a book, post your name, country, blog address, book title and author as a comment on the bottom of this post. That will earn yourself and your country a silver medal. If you do all the above plus post a link to your review of the book you earn yourself and your country a gold medal.
3) A running country medal tally will be kept down the right hand side of this blog as well as the individual currently topping the leader board.
4) To win the Amazon Gift Voucher, you must be a gold medal winner (ie you must have submitted a review).
5) I don't mind if you've read the books before or were half-way through when the challenge started either.

Now at this point of time I only have one book by an Aussie author lined up for the next couple of weeks, but it is just such a good idea that I couldn't resist joining in! Click here for all the details and to sign up.

I just need to practice my skills of reading and watching Olympics coverage at the same time so I can fit everything in.


  1. Yay Marg! Great to have another Aussie on board!! And the link at the bottom of the post...I stumbled across it yesterday and didn't think it was fair to keep it all to myself.

  2. Cool challenge, but wow, I think it's hard. I know of a few Canadian authors, but don't really read them...