Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge



2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge!

Have you ever logged on to Edelweiss or Netgalley with the intention of "Just Looking" and then logging off  having requested 5 new titles even though your TBR is a mile long? Inspired by Netgalley November the 2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge will (hopefully) give you the incentive to tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!

Challenge Guidelines
  • This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up. 
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it's not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion
  • Throughout the year there will be giveaways for Challenge participants, make sure to check in regularly and follow this blog so you don't miss any!
  • If you have any questions tweet me @FallingForYA or e-mail Emisbookblog@aol.com
Levels
Aluminum – 5 books
Bronze – 10 books
Silver – 25 books
Gold – 50 books
Platinum – 75 books
Diamond– 100 books


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40 comments:

  1. Do the books have to be ones we add in 2014 or are they any that we have on our Netgalley TBR list?

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    1. They just have the be READ in 2014. You could have received them at any time.

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  2. Are we going to be able to add our reviews at any time, or will it be a 'enter them at the end of the month' kind of thing?
    I find I do better with these challenges when i can literally add the book review when I've done it rather than having to come back to do it at a later date :)

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    1. I'm going to post a new link up on the first or second of every month and you can just link your reviews for that month as you post them. (Does that make sense?)

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  3. Great idea :) I definitely need this!

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  4. Hiya, I know I'm a day late:( but I would love to join this challenge, I've got loads of netgalley books to read in 2014! Can I join please? Also if I can will someone be able to explain how to link our reviews as I am useless at technology. I hope one day soon I can have a blog:)

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    1. Of course you can join sign up! Sign up's are open all year! All you have to do to sign up is add your goodreads/homepage to the linky list above (Just click add your link and enter your informaiton). Then stop by every month and add your reviews to the monthly link up (which is going to be the same kind of linky list). I hope that explains it. If you have any more questions you can e-mail me at: Emisbookblog(at)AOL(dot)com

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  5. So I just want to clarify here-we can add each individual review as we post them during the month? Or would it be better to have a monthly wrap up of sorts?

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    1. Yes, you can just post each review as you finish them each month. I am going to post the link for each month at the beginning of the month either the 1st or 2nd.

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  6. Great idea! I can really use this!

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  7. Awesome challenge! I have so many books on my Netgalley and Edelweiss accounts, I can't wait to finally tackle them all! :D Thanks for hosting!

    Evie @Bookish

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  8. Thanks so much for hosting this! I definitely need it.

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  9. Great challenge Emily! I got a lot accomplished in NetGalley November, and this should help me get on track :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  10. I'm not sure I fully grasp everything, but I really, really need to get my list down for both Edelweiss and NetGalley, so I'm going to sign up and figure it out as I go along. I hope that's okay. :)

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    1. That is perfectly fine! If you have any specific questions as we're going along feel free to e-mail or tweet me =)

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  11. Found your challenge through the Bookish blog and am already on Netgalley, so I headed over to Edelweiss and signed up there too! (I have to admit the name Edelweiss got to me as my mother was from Switzerland and the Edelweiss is their national flower.)

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    1. I always end up having the Edelweiss song from The Sound of Music stuck in my head after visiting the site. At least it's a good song!

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  12. I am not a book blogger (my blog is mostly about books but I'm never consistent) so I'm hoping this will force me to be consistent with my blog, and like you mention, get me to that elusive 80% review rate on Net Galley. I've taken to mostly only snagging E-ARCs from Edelweiss where I'm pre-approved for many of my most desirable titles, because I'm ashamed of my 56% review rate on NetGalley. ;-) I've been pretty good about not requesting recently, and have gotten organized with a nice little Exec graph, ha ha. Thanks for hosting, Emily!

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    1. Good luck of reaching the elusive 80%! =D

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    2. Just curious. What does your organizational chart look like? Thanks, Kimberly

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  13. Do you have code for the challenge pic so that I can add it to my sidebar please? Very excited about this challenge!

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    1. I am going to get to making one right now and I will add the grab code to this post.

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  14. I don't see a January link yet, but I had to say I just finished my first book for this challenge, Perfect by Rachel Joyce, and it was amazing. I'll be posting my Goodreads review shortly; is that the link I will post here, or is there some way for y'all to see my feedback on NetGalley?

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    1. The link up list for January is going up tomorrow! Great work on already finishing your first book =D

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  15. Oh, I just realized that my Google screen name is different from my Goodreads screen name. Brandie C = Deborah Craytor, #11 on the sign-up list above.

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  16. Good luck with your goals everybody! :)

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  17. I'm a bit late signing up, but this should help me get to 80% again.

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  18. I'm late in signing up but this is one of my book goals for this year! It's great seeing that I wasn't the only one that went crazy on my ARC requests! Good luck everyone and have fun reading!!

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  19. Great idea! Glad I'm not the only one who has ARC pile :D I'm a newbie in blog land I hope you don't mind when I email and/or tweet you about this challenge to ask you questions.

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  20. Just signed up now. This seemed like a no-brainer to me given how much I do read out of both, especially NetGalley. I do have a few galleys I am behind on, though how some can have a huge pile is puzzling to me given some galleys do have expiration dates (a lot of the graphic novels and comics I get from NG and read do have to be read by a certain date or the e-galley expires). Anyhow, looking forward to see what others are reading.

    Best, and keep on blogging.

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    1. Nope! No certain dates, just read and review whenever you get the chance. I have some galleys from a year ago that never expire that I'm going to try and read for the challenge (hopefully) =P

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  21. Just signed up and boy, oh boy, do I need this! My NetGalley list is way, way too long!! Just finished A Year With No Sugar by Eve Schaub and will link review as soon as I get it figured out where to link. I'm a little slow on technology and linking stuff so I hope I get it sooner than later.

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    1. The link up is in the sidebar right underneath the image button for the reading challenge. I hope it's easy enough to find, if anyone else finds themselves having trouble locating it. Let me know!

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  22. I am totally late with signing up, but just saw the link to the challenge over at Nicole's blog, Feed your Fiction Addiction. It was like the heaven's opened up and a ray of sunshine came down on my computer screen!!! I am notorious for getting myself in Netgalley hot water. I go in there, post my feedback on one book and walk away with another 2 or 3 books added to the list... AARRRGHHHHHH

    Love this! Thank you so much for thinking of it!

    Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven

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  23. Is it just me, or does the button html not work? I'm not that great at it, but it could be me. :) Anyway, I'm jumping in! Hi everyone!

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    1. Totally wasn't you! I checked and I had forgotten to close the image tag in HTML. Thanks for catching that! It should work now =)

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  24. I'm just signing up for this now! This will be my first challenge ever, so I'm really looking forward to this :)

    Patty

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  25. I only just joined Netgalley so I guess I can sign up for this now? :) It sounds like a great idea!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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