Monday, September 21, 2009

The Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge

I'm a little late officially announcing this, but I will be participating in S. Krishna's Books Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge.

Here are all of the details straight from the original post:

It’s time to officially announce the Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge! This is a challenge that is aimed at getting through those books that have been sitting on your shelves for months, even years!

Who?

Anyone who wants to sign up!

What?

Any non-review books that are on your shelves and/or review copies that have been on your shelves for over six months. This means that recent review copies and library books are not eligible for this challenge! However, that doesn’t mean the book has to have been out for six months in order for the review copy to be eligible.

For example, say a book came out in July, but you received the review copy in January. That review copy would be eligible for the challenge since it’s been on your shelves for over six months.

EDIT: I want to clarify, because it seems like I haven't been clear on this - only review copies have the 6 month shelf life requirement. Books you have purchased/traded for/etc. and are NOT review copies can be from anytime - even from during the challenge!

Crossover with other challenges is welcomed, even encouraged!

When?

This challenge will run from October 1, 2009 – November 30, 2009. This means that it does coincide with Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon, and any books that qualify for this challenge that you read during the Read-a-thon are eligible!

Where?

Here – at S. Krishna’s Books! The sign-up post for the challenge will be posting today as well. Come back to post your review links – there will be links to everything you will need in my sidebar!

How?

This challenge will work a little differently than other challenges. Instead of picking a set number of books to read during this time period, you will pick a percentage. This means that a certain percentage of the books you read during these two months will have to qualify for this challenge. For example, let’s say you pick 40% and you end up reading 10 books in October and November. 4 of those books would have to qualify for this challenge in order for you to complete it. I am setting a minimum percentage of 20%.

As a result, there is no need to make a list of books prior to starting the challenge, though please feel free to do so if you want to! Your wrap-up post should have a list of the books you read for the challenge, though, so please do keep track of what you read!

That seems to be it – here is the link to the sign up post, and please spread the word!

I have already agreed to do quite a few reviews in this time period, so I will be signing on for the minimum -- 20%. I hope to accomplish this! I figure it's a great way to read some books that are sitting on my bookshelves. Are you game?

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Good luck! I'm doing the minimum too.

Alysa said...

Cool challenge! And hey, did I miss the announcement of the Catching Fire winners?

Beth Kephart said...

I am sitting here trying to think of how you could possibly do more than you already do. Hmmm.....

And I want to thank you for suggesting my name to, well, you know. I'll be attending the event, happily.

Michelle said...

This is a great challange to join! Good luck for great success and happy reading :)

Beth F said...

I'm in for 25%!