Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Three Rs Challenge


So I know I said I would be finished with challenges, but I really like this challenge.  Plus, I am trying to do this anyway with my reviews.  I want to give credit as well as link to other reviews, which can give a reader several perspectives.  So, I think this could be a great way to keep track of that and keep me accountable.

Here's the DL from the blog:

The Three R's is a collaboration of the minds of Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read, Julie from Reading with Restraint, and Gina from Hott Books. The ideas, the creativity, and the technology - respectively. We're each putting forth what we can do to spring this to life.

It all started because Cheryl wanted to remember the bloggers who write the reviews that begin our journey to a new book, new series, or new author. Every day each of us reads the reviews of others shaping our TBR lists. Then we occasionally remember to note them in our post but, more often than not, we completely forget about the reviews that brought us to the wonderful book we've just read.

So this challenge is for them!

We'd like to link our reviews that mention the blogger that suggested the book we've read and are now reviewing.

How thankful are you?

  • 1-6 Books (~1 review every 2 months)
  • 7-12 Books (~1 reviews every month)
  • 13-24 Books (~ 2 reviews every month)
We're not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it's going to be very simple!
  1. This challenge will begin on January 1, 2011 and end on December 31, 2011.
  2. Write a starting post stating how thankful you plan to be in the upcoming year and link it to the linky we'll have on the starting post.
  3. Read a book recommended  to you by another blogger. (This book can be a crossover from another challenge.)
  4. Review the book & Recognize the blogger who recommended it to you.
  5. Recommend the Book in our Recommend linky by linking your review post naming the blogger who recommended the book to you.
Easy, right? Who wants to be in on the fun?

What else will we be doing? We'll have quarterly giveaways for our participants to enter and unannounced special drawings for commenters on the site so be sure to leave your email address with your comment!

Are you ready?
Yes, Yes!  I'm ready!  :)  I am planning on doing the 13-24 books category, which I will try to do 2 reviews a month from a recommendation.  Perhaps this will help slim my TBR list down.  Anyone else get excited about books from other bloggers?  Do you try to give thanks to those who introduce you to those awesome series?  This challenge (I hope) will be another way for me to step-up my blogging and get more involved in the book blog world.


  1. What a sweetie!
    Thanks for joining us!

  2. That is such a good idea! Thanks for bringing that to my attentino.