This challenge was inspired by C.S. Lewis' famous words, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
Welcome to the second edition of the TEA & BOOKS Reading Challenge! Once again, you better settle in with a large cup of tea, because in this challenge you will only get to read ... books with more than 650 pages!
Here goes ...
You may pick both fiction and non fiction books!
Contrary to last year short story collections, anthologies or collected works in one volume are now allowed!
Re-reads will now also be ok (though preferably you should read one of those unread tomes that have been collecting dust on your shelves)!
Last year you had to read 700+ pages but I reduced this to 650+ for 2013 (and no, this is not further negotiable)!
And as a little incentive - books with more than 1.200 pages will count for two books (so theoretically you can read four such super-chunksters to reach the Sencha Connoisseur level)!
Last but not least - no large print editions of a book, please!
Are you ready? Go ahead and pick your level!
2 Books - Chamomile Lover
4 Books - Berry Tea Devotee
6 Books - Earl Grey Aficionado
8 or more Books - Sencha Connoisseur
To sign up, please read the general rules below! Then post about the challenge on your blog, including the button above, and don't forget to link back to my blog or directly to this blog post which will be the main sign-up page now (I'd ask to link back to the TEA & BOOKS Reading Challenge page but Blogger is acting up and won't allow me to publish any new pages - apparently a known problem for some time now)!
Non-Bloggers may of course sign up as well for the challenge - no sign-up post needed!
To sign up, all you have to do is fill out the FORM!
To view the list of all participants go HERE.
Updates on the challenge will be posted on a regular basis and you may then comment with your own progress.
The challenge will take place between January 1st and December 31st 2013.
You can join any time between now and early 2013.
You have to pick a level, though you may "upgrade" to the next one at any time. In this case just drop me a line, so I can change your previous level.
You don't need to list your books ahead of time, though I won't object if you do. I'm definitely curious about your book choices for the challenge.
The books you choose may crossover into other challenges.
Both physical and eBooks are allowed, though personally I feel that especially the TEA & BOOKS Reading Challenge is more fun with real books.
Reviews of the books read are not mandatory.
If you have any questions, please comment below!