But I can see that with my promotion of all things British and especially authors, this challenge deserves a place on my blog. I hope I do it the justice it deserves!
So what is the British Books Challenge?
The BBC (hee hee) is a reading challenge where bloggers sign up to read books by British writers throughout 2011.
For any wonderful bloggers living overseas who wish to support British writers.
You can choose to between:
The Royal Family - Read 12 books by British authors in 2011
To sign up:
- Insert the button [Either right click and save on the one in this post or you can go to this link]
- Then link your post in the widget below.
- And finally, as you review the books on your blog, update your sign up post with a link to your review.
I am absolutely delighted to tell you I have had a huge amount of support and encouragement in the planning of this challenge from UK publishers. I want to say a huge thank you to the following:
Oxford University Press
Random House Children's Books
Simon and Schuster
These wonderful publishers / authors have agreed to provide British bookish goodies for prize packs which can be won by the challenge entrants. [Credit to The Story Siren for this idea]. There will also be BBC entrant only giveaways on my blog to say thank you for supporting British writers.
The prize pack for January is already here thanks to the wonderful Claire at Chicken House. It is awesome even if I do say so myself. Watch out on 1st January for the review link up post and details of what you could win.
You may have questions. I have never hosted a challenge before so I know I will be learning as I go along. So I have set up a Google form which you can use to submit a question. Go HERE to do that.
Before I go I have one more thank you and that is to Irena. I think I may have driven her a little crazy with all the emails I have sent while trying to get the BBC off the ground. She has been so patient. So thanks Irena!
SIGN UP is now CLOSED. Please email me if you are desperate to take part: thebookette [@] googlemail.com
Good luck everyone and thanks for taking part!