Saturday, May 9, 2009

2009 ARC Reading Challenge

I came across the 2009 ARC Reading Challenge on So Many Precious Books, So Little Time and perhaps a bit ambitiously, have decided to sign up!

Here's how it works:
1. To sign up, you visit 2009 ARC Reading Challenge, leave a comment and a direct link to your blog post about the challenge that includes your list from Rule 2. Please also mention that you'd heard about the challenge here!

2. List all of the ARC's that you have to read right at the moment. Throughout the year, you must continue to update this list as you receive more ARCs. This step is critical. Once you finish a book, return to strike out those titles.

3. a. All of us readers who have or will have more than 12 ARC's must read and review 12.
b. All of us readers who have or will have less than 12 ARC's must read all of the ARC's we do have. If you have 11 ARC's and receive a 12th one, you'll be bumped up to category a.

4. You don't have to make a list of the ARC's you plan to read, but you can if you want.

5. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books are allowed as long as they are ARC's.

6. Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can post your reviews on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Leave a comment on this post with a link to each of your reviews.

7. Also, do subscribe to So Many Precious Books, So Little Time since Teddy Rose will be posting updates to the challenge periodically.

8. Good luck!!

Note: For purposes of this challenge, ARC is defined as anything sent from a publisher or author since the item was sent with the expectation that it will be reviewed.

The challenge ends on December 31, 2009.

Here's my list:
1. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howes
2. The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley
3. Dangerously Innocent by Nesrine Joseph
4. Jesse's Girl by Gary Morgenstein
5. Surviving High Society - Lots of Love Trumps Lots of Money by Elizabeth Marvin Mulholland
6. The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
7. Man Overboard by Sandy Mason
8. Broken Wing by Judith James
9. Good Things by Mia King
10. I HATE PEOPLE! by Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon
11. My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel
12. The Law of Attraction: How to Get Your Man by Sally Huss
13. The Richest Man in Town: the Twelve Commandments of Wealth by W. Randall Jones
14. Shimmer by Eric Barnes
15. One Scream Away by Kate Brady
16. Too Too Many Tutus by Suzanne Davis Marion
17. How To Score by Robin Wells
18. Haluhalo Espesyal by Yvette Ferreol
Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
The Natural Laws of Good Luck: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage
Constellation Chronicles by Vincent Lowry
Two Years, No Rain by Shawn Klomparens
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons

I'm promising myself that I won't be overwhelmed and was encouraged to join by the fact that I've confirmed participation in two Barnes and Noble First Look Clubs (FL) this year and have completed one FL one book down.

I read, loved, and reviewed Katherine Howe's The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, which was the April 2009 Barnes and Noble First Look Selection. The book will be available in June 9, 2009. You can preorder it from Barnes and Noble or

I've mentioned the Barnes & Noble First Look Book Club before, but since it's such a generous and fun program, in case you're new to my site and hadn't heard of it, here's how it works:

1. Barnes and Noble carefully chooses a debut novel for their First Look Selection.
2. They post the selection on their Book Club discussion boards and on their website before they announce when the club will open for membership. People wait and constantly check the boards for updates. The best place to check for updates is the B&N Book Club Announcement Board.
3. Once B&N posts the date that the FL Club opens for membership, people log in at appointed day and time.
4. Everyone in the world who logs in and requests the book while that FL Club is open is accepted and will receive a free copy. B&N ships the books all over the world!!
5. B&N announces the schedule for discussion, including a week of discussion with the publisher and with the author.
6. The FL Book Club starts and each member is expected to participate in the online discussions. If you just request the book and fail to participate, you lose the chance to participate in future FL Book Clubs.

I haven't yet received book #3, but I received an email saying that it will be sent. More details when I actually get the book.

So, the 2009 ARC Reading Challenge starts!

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