Clean Out Your E-Reader Challenge Kick Off!

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I am doing the Clean Out Your E-Reader Challenge! It runs from November 1st to the 30th and is being hosted by the wonderful Fantasy is More Fun & Because Reading is better than real life. The focus of this read-a-thon is to read e-books that are free (free means legally free, not pirated) or nearly free ($5 or less). There are lots of prizes for submitted reviews for your free e-books, doing the challenges, and participating in the Twitter party. Of course, this is also a great chance to meet other book bloggers! Check out the Clean Out Your E-Reader Challenge Post for all of the rules and information and to sign up. You need to post a kick off post BY THE END OF NOVEMBER 1ST to participate (this is why I am posting this a bit early, so everyone can get in on the action).

Book Goals

I have seven galley books that I would like to read by the end of the month.

Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
The Flight of the Silvers - Daniel Price
The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers - Angie Fox
The Divorce Papers - Susan Rieger
Foolish Games - Tracy Solheim
Blossom Street Brides - Debbie Macomber
A Study in Ashes - Emma Jane Holloway

If I read all of these books by the end of the read-a-thon, I will have the monkey off my back, so to speak, and be free and clear to read whatever I want (well except for some physical books that I won through GoodReads). I enjoy reading ARCs; however, I want to get back to my TBR list that is sad and lonely.

Non-Book Goals

* Participate in the Twitter Party. (If you have not participated in one of these before, I highly recommend it. It is a lot of fun, even if you are not a big Twitter person. Because everyone is there at once, it is like having a conversation with your best-est book friends.)

* Visit everyone's blog at least once. (I want to encourage you to do this too, because it is a great way to meet new friends. I have a couple of cool blogs and bloggers each read-a-thon that I have participated in.)

15 comments:

Pabkins said...
October 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM

So galley books count!? I would have thought purchased ones were the goal...but this is a book blogger driven challenge so I guess that totally makes sense haha.

Pamela D said...
October 31, 2013 at 5:10 PM

According to the first post, "The book must have been free, (Kindle Deals, Netgalley, Etc.)." The current blog post listing the rules doesn't have these examples, but I am assuming that it is still true. Worse case scenario, I am not eligible for any prizes, but I am okay with that. My main goal is to read these books and meet other bloggers.

Stormi Johnson said...
October 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Good luck with the challenge! :)

Michelle Parsons said...
October 31, 2013 at 9:49 PM

The Challenge is for FREE or Nearly FREE Books. Galley books count as long as they are free and on your e-reader. You can't read real books. If the e-reader books are free or nearly free ($5 or under) even a book given to you from an author counts as long as it's an e-book. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask and Yes Pamela you will qualify for the prizes :)

Great list! Can't wait to read your reviews

Happy Reading

Michelle
Because reading is better than real life

Pamela D said...
October 31, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Thanks! It should be fun. :)

Pamela D said...
October 31, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Thanks for the clarification. :)

kimbacaffeinate said...
October 31, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Glad you joined in as well, this should be fun!!!

Pamela D said...
October 31, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I am very excited about it. In an attempt to really push myself, I requested another ARC. Oh dear. :)

Chene Sterckx said...
November 1, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Good luck Pamela! Bring on the challenge *cheers*

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

kimberlybuggie said...
November 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Good luck with your challenge! I think it's a great idea. So many books, not enough hours to read... :)

Berls said...
November 2, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Yep - that's exactly right Pam! Originally Pabkins we were going to limit to "purchased" freebies, but realized that we had just as many demanding attention from galleys too :-)

Berls said...
November 2, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Good luck Pamela! You've got a great list (which is tempting me to go request more books... but I refuse to until I get that ratio under control!) I have a Study of Ashes on my hopeful list as well, but don't know if I'll actually get to it.

Pamela D said...
November 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

We are going to rock this! :)

Pamela D said...
November 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I think I have more books that I can ever read in a lifetime thanks to e-books. I just can't say no to free books.

Pamela D said...
November 2, 2013 at 6:12 PM

I am trying to be good about not requesting anymore books too. We shall see how it goes!

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