Hello, beautiful nerds!
It’s June 1st, and you know what that means! Or maybe you don’t, but I’ll tell you either way. My “Book a Week” challenge is now officially underway! I’m challenging everyone out there to read 4 books in June. Come on, that’s 4 books, 30 days. I know you can do it! If you commit an hour or two a day, every day, then you could read even more than that.
And what an amazing time to start! Summer reading is the best kind of reading, in my opinion. Lay by the pool, out in your yard, or string up a hammock in the woods (just make sure and wear sunscreen). Reading outside kills two birds with one stone: you get to be outside in the summer sun, and if you’re outside, it is way harder to be attached to your screens.
Okay, okay. Here’s what’s in it for you (besides getting smarter and doing something that, for the modern adult in today’s technological world, is super hard).
If I can get 20 people to commit to this challenge for June, I’ll do a prize giveaway. The random winner will get their choice of two prizes:
1st Choice: $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (or applicable relevant bookstore gift card)
2nd Choice: I will send you copies of any 2 books that I mention in my blogs
- To be eligible to win, you have to submit your email. This way you’ll also receive updates whenever I post on my blog, so you’ll be all caught up.
- To win, you have to prove to me that you finished 4 books this month. If you’re the winner, I’ll let you know how you can prove it to me.
- The books have to be, you know, books of a certain length. I’m sorry, reading a picture book to your kids doesn’t count (but obviously, you should still do that). No Junie B. Jones or Magic Treehouse or anything. You are more than welcome to read books “below your age level” (I’m a huge advocate for that anyway, you can check out the first episode of my podcast if you wanna hear more about that). Just don’t try and play me.
- No audio books. You can read a book on a Kindle or a Nook, but you gotta read with your eyes and your mind.
- No graphic novels or manga. I have lots of respect for those types of books, and you should definitely still read them if you like them, but that’s not quite the challenge I’m going for.
- You CAN, however, count “big” books you do for read aloud. Like if you read the first Harry Potter to your kid, for instance, that totally counts. Even for adults, I think, read aloud is a wonderful thing. I had a teacher of mine do read aloud every day during two college classes I was in, and I loved it as much as I did as a kid.
- I’ll ship these prizes anywhere: you don’t just have to be in the US to win.
The winner will be selected randomly from those that commit to the challenge, but I’ll only do it if I can get 20 people committed. You can sign up any time during June, but the earlier you sign up, the more time that you have to complete the challenge.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, or even send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck ❤