Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge

If you've visited my blog the past few days, you are already aware that Booking Daughter and I are huge Betsy-Tacy fans! So when S. Mehrens left a comment on one of my review posts telling me that she was starting the first ever Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge, I just had to sign up. Of course I've been trying to get lots of women and girls to read these books; and this challenge is the perfect way to jump right in!

Here are all of the details straight from S. Mehren's blog A Library is a Hospital for the Mind:

Welcome to the first ever Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge!

If you are a regular reader of this blog then you already know I am a long time fan of Mrs. Lovelace's writing, particularly the Betsy-Tacy series. I was introduced to the Betsy Ray by my mother, who, had herself, read the books as a teenager. I immediately fell in love with the stories and over the years have reread them several times, but I've never had the chance to share how great these books are to more than a few readers and only then by word of mouth. Until now!

Thanks to Harper CollinsPublishers, who have chosen to republish the last six novels in the Betsy-Tacy series, readers everywhere can now have easy and affordable access to some of Mrs. Lovelace's best stories. And so I ask you, what better time is there to launch a reading challenge then the week the books are released after being out of print for the last decade? There isn't. It is my hope that the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge will not only allow me to share my love of Mrs. Lovelace's books, but give you a chance to discover for yourself how timeless these stories truly are. Now, without further delay, let's begin!

First, to start: Link your blog (main site or permelink to an introductory post for this challenge) on the Mr. Linky below. I am planning to leave the Mr. Linky open until Saturday, October 10, so there is still time to spread the word if you know of someone who might be interested in joining in the fun.

Then throughout the month of October I will post various reviews and tidbits about Mrs. Lovelace and her books.

On Saturday, October 31st I will put a new Mr. Linky which will conclude the reading challenge. At that time feel free to put up one or all of the permelinks to your Lovelace Reading Challenge posts.

Happy reading!

I would love for all of my "bloggy" friends to join this challenge as well as help spread the word! Let me know if you are planning on joining what's sure to be a very fun challenge!


Beth Kephart said...

I so so so wish I had the time. Oh, to be a real reader, like you.

Beth F said...

I'm thinking about this one...

bermudaonion said...

This is the perfect challenge for you and Booking Daughter. Good luck!