I have essentially given up on challenges. I’m not good at them. As soon as I sign up, I lose all interest in the books I’m supposed to read. But I actually finished this challenge last year and I love that Sarah is hosting it again.
Here are the rules (taken from the host, A Library is a Hospital for the Mind):
1. Select which Lovelace book (or books) you wish to read during the coming month.
2. Write a post announcing your plans to participate in the challenge. You can include your reading list or just use the post to spread the word about the reading challenge to your readers. Then sign up here by linking your name and blog to the challenge (see Mr. Linky below).
3. Email me if you would like to post the MHLRC button on your blog or website. (libraryhospital AT gmail DOT com).
4. Return throughout the month to learn more about the opportunities to win either Emily of Deep Valley or Carney’s House Party/Winona’s Pony Cart thanks to the generosity of HarperCollins Publishers who have offered to mail complimentary copies to the winning participants in this challenge. The other give-aways will include Betsy-Tacy themed totes and other Maud Hart Lovelace related gifts. Check back each Sunday during the month of October to see what is being given-away and how to enter for a chance to win.
5. Visit around the blogs of other MHLRC participants. It’s a great opportunity to get to know fellow bibliophiles and find out what books they love.
6. Come back on Sunday, October 31, 2010 and link up your final Maud Hart Lovelace related posts/reviews or reading challenge wrap-up.
I am going to be really easy on myself this time and only sign up to read one book – Betsy in Spite of Herself. But, I will give myself extra credit if I can also read the next two Betsy-Tacy books: Betsy was a Junior and Betsy and Joe.
If you’ve never read any Besty-Tacy, this is a great opportunity to start. I was a newbie during this challenge last year. If you haven’t revisited the books in awhile, why not sign up and read a couple? And if you haven’t read the newly reissued (thanks once more, I believe, to Book Club Girl) companion books, Emily of Deep Valley or Carney’s House Party/Winona’s Pony Cart, this is a perfect opportunity.
I hope you all sign up. Betsy-Tacy fans are kind of awesome and I promise you will have fun.