Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge


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Hi romance junkies! We want you getting all hot and bothered from something other then the sun this summer so Kelly from Secrets of a Book Lover and I are hosting a Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge, and we hope to see some of you joining in!


This challenge will run from July 5, 2011 – September 5, 2011
The goal is to read *10 sexy, sizzling and sultry romances in this time frame. Books read prior to 07/05/11 do not count. You can join at anytime and sign up at Reading Between the Wines or Secrets of a Book Lover. If you want to push yourself further then the 10 book goal then feel free. 

Here's the deets:


  • Books can be read in any format: bound, ebook, audio.
  • Open to any romance or erotica genres and sub-genres.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
  • Post this reading challenge on your blog so that you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for it. Please include a link back to this post so other readers can join in the challenge too. Then make sure to add your link to the Mister Linky below.
  • You do not need to be a book blogger to participate, you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge on GoodReads or LibraryThing if you’d like, just make a Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge shelf to keep track of your reads. 
  • When you’ve completed the challenge fill out the form below, this will be needed at the end because….
  • There will be a giveaway at the end of the challenge for all participants who completed it! Kelly and I will be giving away one $30.00 electronic gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to one lucky participant. A Winner will be selected at random at the end of the challenge.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.


*the book goal number was changed from 20 to 10 to allow more readers to join in the challenge



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30 comments:

Sally Sapphire said...

Mysteriousbooks was kind enough to bestow upon me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award, and I'd love to show my appreciation by passing it on to you.

I know we don't all collect awards, but I`d still like to take the opportunity to say 'thanks' for such a lovely blog, and to wish you a wonderful weekend. :)

Jenn said...

Adding a post now so I can join :)

Beverly said...

Thanks! Can't wait!

meggerfly said...

Sign me up for this! 10 books in 2 months? Easy peasy! I'm making my GR shelf right now so I'll be ready for next month =O) Thanks for the fun challenge!

Temperance said...

Thanks for the invite:)
This is my frist time trying to blog something.I hope i get it right..I think i got it all set up right.. So i think im all singed up now!!

Jenn said...

I had a questions, I know with some challenges there a page to post links to the reviews you write when you write them for the books you used for the challenge. Will this challenge include that feature as well? I know you said you don't have to review the books, but that you can. So I was wondering if you were going to do a review link up like for challenge books like I've seen on some of the other challenges.

Crystal ♥ said...

Jenn- No, since this is only a summer challenge and reviews aren't required we're not doing a linky for them. However, if you are reviewing your books you can link them up on your own challenge page/post on your blog. Hope that answered your question. =) Let me know if you have anymore.

Tammy said...

I would love to do this challenge. I am also learning the blogging world so please bear with me while I figure this out! I know I want a challenge page with all the challenges I am doing plus a list of all the books I read! I will put it all together!

Crystal ♥ said...

Great Tammy, thanks for joining the challenge! If you ever need help or have questions feel free to email me at readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com

meggerfly said...

Signed up through the Blog!

Ren said...

I don't have my own blog (even I have blogger review and post review for some blog) but I already make " Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge" shelf.
Thanks for the invite! :D

Amanda P said...

I'm on it! This is a challenge I can get in line with. I'd do it anyway! LOL!

Amanda P
www.paranormalromancenovel.com

Rhianna said...

Considering how much other reading I have to do 10 specifically romance books will be a challenge but that's the fun of it right? Great challenge idea. *signs up*

Nanny said...

I'm behind as usually but will be signing up.

Krystal said...

I signed up...a little late, but signed up ><

Sherri said...

I know I'm late, but still in the nick of time!!! LOL!!

Mary said...

Any kind of erotic so does that include Harlequin Romance books?
I am going to sign up!
I do think I can do this!

Mary
@sweepingme

Temperance said...

I just got all my book's im reading posted on my blogg!! Happy Reading everyone

Crystal ♥ said...

I hope that everyone is ready for some hot summer reads! Challenge starts today, yay!

Mary said...

Hi, I have read two books already working on my third. Where and how or when do I post what I have read up? Do I give you links? Email? Goodreads? Let me know!

Thanks,
Mary

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Crystal ♥ said...

Just sent you an email Mary, and yes, Harlequin Romances are fine. =)

Creative Life said...

Just finished challenge
http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_vote/806998

Ren said...

I just passed my target to read 10 books for Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge, and add my link at linky list above (I'm number 25). But since the challenge is end September, 5, I'll add more books to read :)

shae said...
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shae said...

Glad I got in on this!

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5475539?shelf=sizzling-summer-reading-challenge

Rhianna said...

Well I didn't get to 10 but it was an enjoyable challenge anyway! :D

I'm curious as to how many of ya actually made it through 10...

Mary said...

I must have missed who won. Who did win? I read 10 while I was reading a ton of other things for review.

=)
I did enjoy this challenge thanks for having me!

Mary
@sweepingme

Temperance said...

I was just wondering who won the challenge?
I had a blast reading all the books i did:) I can't wait to join up on another one!!!
elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

Crystal ♥ said...

For those of you wondering we'll have the results for the challenge up soon. Sorry for the delay, to say it's been a crazy last month for Kelly and I would be a major understatement!
Thanks for participating everyone!

Temperance said...

I filled out the form when i was done but i think the url i put in there was the one that was all messed and i had to change it.
This url works it has all the post and the dates on them if thats what you need:)

http://readinginmyview.blogspot.com/

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