Friday, December 4, 2009

The Debutante Ball 2010 Reading Challenge

I have decided to join another challenge. This time it's The Debutante Ball 2010 Reading Challenge hosted by Jen – Devourer of Books and SwapnaS. Krishna’s Books. I am so excited about this challenge, and I just wish I had thought of it. I am a huge fan of The Debutante Ball, and all of the Deb's books that I've so far have been awesome!

Here are the details:

The Current Debs Challenge

Host: Jen – Devourer of Books

Basically, the idea here is to read books by the 2010 Debs. A list of all books by all members of The Debutante Ball can be found on the Debutante Ball books page. We would love for you to read all five books by these five lovely ladies, but as we know that this may not be possible, so you can join at the 1, 3, or 5 book level.

For more information, check out the FAQs. Or, go ahead and sign up!

The Previous Debs Challenge

Host: SwapnaS. Krishna’s Books

I’m sure you can all guess, but the idea here is to read books from the PREVIOUS Debs. Again, ALL books by these ladies can be found on the Debutante Ball books page. You’ll notice on that page that the author’s debut book is followed by (Deb 20xx), indicating which year they were originally part of the Debutante Ball. We would strongly encourage those of you signing up for this portion of the challenge to make at least some of the books you read the author’s actual debut book. You can sign up to read 2, 4, 6, or 8 books.

For more information, check out the FAQs. Or, go ahead and sign up!

For Everyone

Yes you can:

* Overlap with other challenges (although you can’t count books by the 2010 Debs in the Previous Debs Challenge if you are doing both)
* Change your level of commitment – in fact, we hope you’ll love these books so much that you’ll decide you want to read all of them!

This challenge runs from January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010. Anyone who is signed up for either challenge by January 11th will be entered to win one Debutante Ball book. If you’re signed up for both you’ll have two chances of winning! We may also have a prize for one person who completes the challenge.

Since it seems like I'm signing up for a lot of challenges, I am going to start small with this one (well not that small since I am signing up for both parts of the challenge.) I can always bump up and read more books if time permits! For The Current Debs Challenge, I am going to read 3 books; and for The Previous Debs Challenge, I'm going to try to read 4 books!

I've read quite a few of the Deb's books over the past few years and I've never been disappointed. This challenge should be terrific -- come and join me!


Beth F said...

This is absolutely on my list for next year. I need to get organized!

Jen - devourer of books said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you're joining us Julie! I'm seriously chomping at the bit to start reading books by this year's Debs!

bermudaonion said...

This is one of the challenges I'm seriously considering. I've got to get my stuff together and figure things out. Have fun with it!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I already have Sarah Pekkanen's THE OPPOSITE OF ME on my TBR; I'm going to check out the other titles.

I've been reluctant to join challenges, as I'm feeling a bit bogged down this season, but my arm is easily twisted :)

S. Krishna said...

I'm so glad you've joined!