I live, I mean LIVE at my local library. If I'm not at work, and the library is open, I'm there. The librarians all know me by name, When I walk in, they immediatley check the hold shelf for me. :D It's only 20 minutes from home, has a wonderful supply of books, periodicals, databases, etc., has free internet access, friendly helpful librarians, etc. It's an awesome place and I would easily read 50% fewer (maybe even more!) books than I do if I couldn't use the library. I'm lucky and live in a state where the libraries are regionalized. Town and college libraries participate, and each network has hundreds of participating libraries. So, if the book I want isn't available locally, I can request it from another library in the network and there's no fee for the service. Plus, no matter what town I live in, my library card and privileges are good statewide, subject to each library's rules and regulations.
So, when I saw The Book Vixen's post about the challenge I knew I wanted to participate. It's actually being hosted by The Book Junkie. Invite your friends, tell your local library, share it on Twitter, facebook, and other social sites. Most of all, have fun. :)
- Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Click HERE to sign up.
- There are four levels to this challenge...Pick your passion:
►The Mini – Check out and read 30 library books.
►Fun Size – Check out and read 40 library books.
►Jumbo Size – Check out and read 50 library books.
►Mega Size – Check out and read 51+ library books.
- Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – basically any book counts just as long as it is checked out from the library. Books MUST be checked out like with a library card, books purchased at a library DO NOT count.
- No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
- Crossovers from other reading challenges count. YAY!
- Challenge begins January 1st, 2011 and goes thru December 31st, 2011.
1. The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman