Sunday, February 3, 2013

2012 European Reading Challenge: Wrap-Up & Winners

The European Reading Challenge
January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013
FINISHED



THIS IS THE WRAP-UP POST FOR 2012
TO FIND THE 2012 REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE
TO FIND THE 2012 WRAP UP POSTS, GO TO THIS PAGE

THE 2013 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE IS LIVE NOW -- GO TO THIS PAGE TO SIGN UP OR READ MORE

2012 was the first year for this challenge.  Big thanks to all the participants who joined me for the Grand Tour!

WINNERS

Mary Galliver at Whiskers and Tales was the big winner of the Jet Setter Grand Prize.  Mary posted reviews for 35 books!  Mary won a $25 gift card to Powell's Books (can be used in store or on line).

Lizzy Siddal at Lizzy's Reading Challenges won a $10 Powell's gift card for reviewing the most books in the Culture Vulture category, meaning books that won literary prizes in their countries.

Honorary Mention (but no prizes) go to several participants who read 10 or more books:

Congratulations to all 23+ readers who completed the challenge! Twenty-three people posted wrap-up posts.  For those who finished the challenge but didn't post a wrap-up, feel free to do so now and link it on this page.

JOIN THE 2013 CHALLENGE! SIGN UP HERE.

The gist: The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it's supposed to be a tour.

2 comments :

cmriedel said...

Gilion, it means a great deal that you visited my blog and what a thrill that you've also subscribed! This day got extra good, when you personally let me know I achieved honourable status on a challenge I found tough. :-) I really hauled ass through January and am pleased it paid off.

I'm tempted to re-join if it's okay to highlight all the UK countries; I've travelled to 2 and they really are diverse. I also wonder if 2013 lets us repeat authors (not countries of course). Writers like Lyn Hamilton and Dorothy Gilman go all over the place and holding them to one was painful. ;) ~Warmly, Carolyn~

maphead said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Thanks also for hosting the challenge! I've already signed up for 2013. Can't wait to get started.

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