Sunday, November 25, 2018
The Winter COYER is coming in the nick of time as my iPad won't take anymore books (it's an old one - new one on Christmas list). So I'm in.....
COYER Winter 2018 will run from December 1, 2018 to March 2, 2019! Mark your calendars!
Read Your E-Reads! Every book you read MUST be in an electronic format – meaning E-Book or Audiobook. It’s okay to start a book before December 1st, you must be less than half way for it to count then review it during COYER.
The books must be FREE or NEARLY FREE! This includes review books, tour books, NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc. What’s nearly free? No more than $2 for eBooks and no more than $5 for Audiobooks (or the equivalent in your currency). This does NOT include library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited books.
Announce your participation! This can be a blog post (or if you don’t have a blog – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Booklikes, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.) If you want to list books you would like to read, that’s great, but not necessary. The point is to let everyone know you’re committed to COYER, maybe share some goals, and help spread the word. Not sure how to do your post? Check out this example from a previous COYER.
Link up! Link that post (not just your blog homepage) to the linky below. (remember if you signed up before our site crashed we need you to sign up again)
Review & Link Reviews! Your review may be on your blog, Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc. Link the review to the Review Linky (which will be available on the kick off post on December 1st).
We are giving away (2) $10 Gift Cards. One is for the review link and the other is for a goody type of giveaway. It will be for readathons, participating, visiting, etc. We will have all the info on the kick off post.
Visit Each Other, Chat & Have Fun!
We will have a few read-a-thons this COYER, where we go to summer rules... as in anything goes. Price and format won't matter during those read-a-thons. We'll have the exact dates for the read-a-thons on the Kick off Post December 1st.
If you haven't yet, be sure to join our Facebook group! As always we'll have daily games and questions to chat about. We'll also have 4 twitter parties this time around, dates will be announced on the Kick Off Post. Be sure to follow #COYER for reading updates and for the party! We'll have our month long Instagram challenge in February, so watch for that photo announcement in January!
Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track! It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left-hand sidebar. Title it Alphabet Soup Author Edition Challenge and you are all set.
Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.
I have set up a group on Facebook for this challenge where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge. Alphabet Soup – Author Edition – Challenge – You can share your accomplishments throughout the year there.
I am asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign Up Here. This way I have your emails in case I need to contact you about any changes to the challenge or about special events.
X- suggestions welcomed
It's that time of year - time to sign up for the new book challenges for the new year. I've had a hard time reading this year, but know that I will be able to do better next year so will be signing up for some challenges.
Thanks to MommyMannegren for sponsoring this one 52 books in 52 weeks