Sunday 8 January 2012

An Illustrated Year

Generally I try to avoid reading challenges for bloggers. My own TBR, and my 1001 Children's book quest is usually more than enough fodder for my reading fire. Last year I tried two, I was successful with one and did several posts for the Foodies Reading Challenge, but abjectly failed with the other (much to my shame, I mean I love Oscar Wilde).

I was immediately hooked when I saw An Illustrated Year was being hosted by An Abundance of Books. Such a no-brainer for me,  I love reading kids books, and I love reading picture books. Last year I didn't get to read all that many, so hopefully this challenge will help keep me on track. I'll go for Level 3 - 24 picture books. I have at least 6 sitting on my shelf ready to go right now after all.

The Details
  • Timeline: January 1, 2012- December 31, 2012
  • Select your level:
                     Level 1 - Read 12 picture books
                     Level 2 - Read 16 picture books
                     Level 3 - Read 24 picture books

  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go.  If you do list your books in the beginning, you can always change them later on.
  • Crossovers with other challenges count.
  • Digital books count
  • Re-reads count as long as you read them in 2012 and you post a new review for the book.
  • You can join anytime


Satia said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you.

I am absolutely going to do this one. I thought I wouldn't find another challenge to do this year that I would be up to facing but this one I can do. Definitely. And what's more, I want to do it!

Louise said...

That makes all the difference (wanting to do it) doesn't it? Glad you'll be joining in.

Emmsyo said...

There should be a level 100+ for mothers of children under 8! I reckon I'd do 24 in a day! Er, maybe not the review bit though.

Louise said...

You're right Emma. Getting time to do the review would be the killer though. I'm up to my third book already. Well I will be after tomorrow, when I'm home in daylight (YAY) and can take some photos.