So what is the British Books Challenge?
The BBC is a reading challenge where bloggers sign up to read books by British writers throughout 2012 which was first hosted in 2011 by www.thebookette.co.uk
To sign up: Go to the sign up post HERE
Frequently asked Questions:
I post reviews on more than one blog. Can they count towards my challenge total?
I am an international entrant and sometimes I do not have time to write my reviews in English. Can I write them in my native language?
Of course. It would be helpful if there was a little summary in English so that I can comment but as long as you make sure the book's title is translated somewhere on your post then it is fine. I'm delighted that international bloggers are going to help promote British authors.
Do Irish authors count towards my challenge total?
No. Ireland is not part of the UK. The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Authors who live in any of these locations can count towards the challenge.
How about authors who were say born in America (insert any other country here) but are currently living in the UK?
Yes, we are using the following criteria to decide whether an author can count towards the challenge:
- Authors who were born in the UK, live in the UK and are published in the UK
- Authors who were born overseas but are CURRENTLY living in the UK and their books were/are being published in the UK first
- Authors who were born in the UK are currently living overseas but their books are being published in the UK first
I do not have a blog but I would love to take part. Is there a way that I can take part?
I am a publicist promoting a book by a British author (or indeed a British author). Can I promote my book via the British Books Challenge?
Yes. If you would like to donate prizes to the monthly prize packs that would be fantastic. Please contact me to discuss.
Can I count books that I have already counted on other challenges?
I don't see why not. For example you could read a British debut author's book and count it towards the British Books Challenge and The Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge.
I have a question that you haven't answered here. How can I contact you?
Go to my about me page for my email address or contact me on twitter at @overflowingklc
2012 British Books Challenge Participants
(all links go to participants challenge post / page)
A Book Crazy Jane Austen Lovin Gal
A Cup of Hot Pleasure
A Dream of Books
A Reading Daydreamer
A Trillian Books
A + M + D = :)
Always Lost in Stories
Amused by Books
Beauty of Electicism
Big Book Little Book
Book Angel Booktopia
Book an appointment with wisdom books
Books in the city
Cicely Loves Books
Classic Mystery Hunt
Find your Next Good Read
Fridge Fulla Books
Heaven, Hell and Purgatory (Vicki)
I want to read that
It's time to read
Kismet Spills All
Loons and Quinne @ Library Time
London Shaped Heart
Luna's Little Library
Lynne's Book Blog
Mad House Family Reviews
Mel's Random Reviews
Music Minded Book Freak
My unpublished life
Notes of Life
Once upon a Bookcase
Pages and Pomegranates
Read between the Lines
Reading 'n' reviewing
Richard LeComte's Life at the keyboard
Rollerblades and Vintage Grenades
Shakira's Book Blog 'n' Stuff
Stuff according to Georgie
The Book Addicted Girl
The Book Bundle
The Double M life
The Girl in a cafe
The Heart of Wizardary
The joy of the Written Word
The Library Mouse
The Novel Nerd
The Ramblings of a Book Loving Shopaholic
Thoughts from the Hearthfire
Too Many Book, Not enough time
Trecos and Trapos
Two Little Birds
Valli's Book Den
We sat Down
What Orli did
Words: Others and Mine
Writer on Wheels
Writing from the Tub
24 flashes - backstage