This is an entirely new challenge for me because a fabulous friend recently sent me my very own Kindle. I have finally figured out how to work everything and have actually read 3 books, one of which was a freebie, meeting the criteria for this challenge. Entering this challenge will have me using my Kindle more and more while still allowing me to still read “the printed word” and share my printed books with you in giveaways.
I will be entering at the Coupon Clipper Level of 12 free e-books and we will see how I do.
Here is how it works:
Should you choose to participate in this challenge, your goal is to read at least twelve (12) legally obtained FREE e-books. 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, 2012 to December 31, 2012. 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 2012, I will make a post for the Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge 2012 so you can link your reviews. Based on participation, monthly link ups may be combined.
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.
If you have a blog, create a post announcing your participation in the challenge. Please include a link back to this post.
Non bloggers: participate by linking up your profile URL from the site you plan to post your reviews on such as Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
When you post your book review, you MUST reveal how you obtained the free & legal download. 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 ARCs/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
Please visit this post to sign up for the challenge: Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge 2012!
Places where you can legally grab some free e-books:
Barnes & Noble
All Romance eBooks: offers random freebie books throughout the year (signing up for the newsletter to get updates)
For More Ideas Check Out this post.
I am excited about this challenge and hope you will join me!!
Comments on “Why Buy The Cow Reading Challenge 2012”
Wow! What a great friend to give you a Kindle! You will soon become super addicted to it. I take mine everywhere I go. 🙂
Thanks for joining us for this challenge. I hope it is fun for you!
My kindle is my best friend (ok not quite, but close lol.) I’d love to do this challenge just because I love the button :))
The free books are addictive. I swear!
Thank you for joining us! I hope you read many good books!
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