Entry: 2011 Show Me the Free Challenge

Sunday, January 09, 2011 - Book Reading
Entry: 2011 Show Me the Free Challenge
2011 Show Me the Free Challenge

2011 Show Me the Free Challenge

From the challenge site:

Here is how it works:
* Should you choose to participate in this challenge, your goal is to read at least twelve (12) legally obtained e-books which you got for FREE for your e-reading device. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit.
* Anyone can join. You don’t have to be a blogger, and you don’t have to live in the United States.
* Any E-Reader will work for this challenge, including: iPad, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, enTourage.
* Please Note: If you don’t have an e-reading device, you can still join in with Amazon’s Free Kindle Reading Apps which you can download for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Blackberry and more.
* The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. You can join at anytime.
* e-books in ANY genre count for this challenge as long as it was FREE at the time that you downloaded it.
* Every month in 2011, I will make a post for the Show Me The Free Reading Challenge so you can link your reviews.
* Those that link their reviews will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a different prize each month, such as an Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a bookmark, or a GelaSkins for your E-Reader. Winners will be announced at the end of each month.

Challenge Guidelines:
* If you blog, create a post announcing your participation in the challenge. Please include a link back to this post.
* Non blogger must publish reviews on some type of public domain such as Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble to enter the monthly giveaway.
* When you post your book review, you MUST say how you obtained the free read. Please make your source clear.
* You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them.
* Crossovers to other reading challenges is acceptable, but galley e-books DO NOT count. Again, this is a Reading Challenge to read as many of the FREE e-books legally offered for your e-reader. To get started, check out the Top 100 Free books on Amazon, or the Free e-books on Barnes & Noble.
* Any linked reviews that do not meet the guidelines will not be entered into the monthly drawing for the prize of the month.

Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Super Saver: 30+ Books

Sign Up:
Visit this post to sign up for the challenge:
2011 Show Me The FREE Challenge Sign Up and Buttons.

I love Project Gutenburg and the fact that I can download books that are in the public domain to read anywhere with my nook… **happy sigh** However, I tend to get caught up with other (newer) books and have simply amassed a small library of public domain books that I’ve yet to read. I’m going for the super saver level. :-)

I’m planning to only use books in the public domain for this challenge so that there is no question about whether or not they fit the guidelines.  :-D

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