Friday, December 31, 2010

GLBT Challenge 2011

Welcome to the GLBT Challenge 2011!
The Challenge that Dare Not Speak its Name...


The basic idea of this challenge is to read books about GLBT topics and/or by GLBT authors.

The challenge runs year-round as usual, but instead of requiring a certain number of books, this year I'm handling this challenge in a more do-it-yourself sort of fashion. You set your own goal. It doesn't matter if that goal is 1 book, 10 books, a percentage of your books, or to read from various age groups/genres. Your goal is completely up to you. Design this the way you want. Make it work for you. The important thing here is simply to get us reading GLBT lit.

You don't need to choose your books right away, and they can change at any time. Overlaps with other challenges are fine.

In January, I will put up a review linky. Those links help serve as a reference for others. They are also how I will track participants for the end of year prize drawing. For each book you review and link up, the greater your chance will be at winning. At the end of 2011, I will use to select one participant - from the review linky - to win a book of their choice (up to $20) from the Book Depository.

If you're interested in participating in this challenge, sign in to the Linky below. You may sign up at any time of the year!

*****PLEASE NOTE: This linky is to sign up for the challenge only, not to post reviews. Please post your reviews (with direct URL) on the Review Linky. Links to reviews on the sign up page will be deleted.*****

*****SECOND NOTE: The original Linky is now closed and a new one will be added soon. If you would like to sign up in the meantime, please leave your link in comments.******

Feel free to use either of the buttons above!

Background image on the second button thanks to Mind on Fire, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Mini-Challenge

The December mini-challenge here at the Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name is all about poetry. We would like you to read some poetry that is either GLBT-themed or by a GLBT author. This can be anything from a single poem to a book of poetry to an epic poem. We would love to see your links about poetry in the Mr. Linky below.

If anyone would like to volunteer to do a guest post on GLBT-related poetry, please contact us - our emails are in the sidebar!

PS - Sorry to be posting this so late!