"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Tuesday, November 23, 2010


As bloggers we are all on timetables to read books, get reviews posted, host giveaways, etc. But we also travel around to other blogs and see books we would just like to read because of the bloggers recommendation or the cover or title catches our interest. The Meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” adds more books to my Wish List and To-Be-Read pile every week.

As followers you get our recommendations, win books from us, pick up books at the library or purchase them from a store.

But our lives are so busy these books sometimes sit in our To-Be-Read piles for months or even years.

This year I am hosting this challenge to encourage you to read some of those books.

12 books in 12 months.
The Rules:
1. Sign up to participate. Fill out the form below. Sign-ups will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2011.

2. Bloggers, please grab the button and put it on your blog to show your participation and provide a link back so others can join. Also, please add your blog to the Linky List so everyone can see at a glance which blogs are participating and visit you if they wish. 

Followers, you just need to fill out the entry form.

3. Read 1, yes, just 1 book for fun each month. Bloggers if you feel compelled to review the book you can but it is not required. You may want to list what books you have read under the button on your blog.

4. All book formats are allowed, printed, audio, e-book.

5. Before the first day of the next month, return to the Jun For Fun page here at Dollycas’s Thoughts

Just click on the picture or on the JUST FOR FUN READING CHALLENGE 2011 page listed in the Pages section near the top of the right sidebar. Fill out the form there for the proper month. You will have until the 3rd day of the following month to enter your information before the form will be closed. (A 3 day grace period.)

6. A form must be filled out for each month.

7. These books can be counted in your total books read for the year challenge but hope you don’t cross them over to any other challenges. They are supposed to be read JUST FOR FUN!

8. Everyone that completes the Challenge, 12 books in 12 months read JUST FOR FUN will be entered in a drawing for a $25 dollar Amazon.com Gift Certificate or $25 at The Book Depository for International Participants.

There will also be one lucky winner that will 
win all 12 of my books read 
(US Participants Only for this prize.)

More prizes may be added depending on the number of participants.

You Must Read One Book For Fun Each Month.

You can only fill out one form per month.
I hope you enjoy this challenge
and hope I help you clear at
least 12 books from the rising stacks.


Marce said...

Great fun, I think I can do 12 but not sure about once a month, I am a mood reader, so the fun is reading them when I want to.

Julie P said...

Oh yea! This is my kind of challenge! Great idea, Lori.....

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love this - nice job Lori :)

Yuko86 said...

I've a question: can we read more than one book for fun each month?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun, signed up.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I hope this really will be fun!!!I am thrilled you are all signing up. Please pass the word, the more the merrier!!!

Yuko86, You can read as many books for fun each month as you was but only one per month can be counted for this challenge. You can use the comment section to tell all of us about the others, as they may pique our interest for future books.

I am really looking forward to 2011 and this challenge. I am also looking for other challenges myself so if you are running a challenge or hear about one please let me know!!!!


Teresa said...

I found this challenge through Sheila. I'm very excited about it.

CMash said...

Sounds like fun!!! Thank you for hosting!! GL everyone!!

L.L. said...

excellent! I was planning on doing this anyway... so I'm glad I can be entered in a drawing for it :)

Anonymous said...

I am so in! I have not made a post yet but I will get to it post haste!

Wakela Runen said...

I can't wait to get started.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

This is the kind of challenge I can meet! Thanks for thinking of it! I'll put up my post sometime this weekend too!

Aleetha said...

It's totally fun. I'm in

Dee (GoodChoiceReading) said...

How do I get the percentage thingy on my sidebar too?

Candace said...

Yay! I actually made it so I'm challenging myself to read one a week off my TBR bookcase. I'm determined to make it through those books this year!

Jennifer said...

I am quite excited!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

just posted a review of my first book for the challenge: http://queenofreading.blogspot.com/2011/01/after-you-by-julie-buxbaum-chick-lit.html

Hott Books - Gina said...

This is terrific! Thank you!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This is just the challenge I need. I was looking over all the books I never got to read last year and this will help me get to them. Thanks for hosting! This is a great idea!

Susie said...

Darn I missed it by one day! Love your blog!

Cathy said...

I just saw this on someone else's blog. Wish I'd known about it. Hope you do it again next year so I can participate. Sounds like a fun one.