Friday, December 14, 2018

A Year in Anthologies! Sign Up Post! Come Join the Challenge!


Anthologies are so tempting. Most of them are on sale for like 99 cents and you think 22 books for 99 cents! Yes, please! Then you one click it and now have 22 anthologies sitting on your kindle that you have’t read yet. I know how that feel so I had an idea. What if we made reading those anthologies a challenge? Pick one or two maybe 6 anthologies that you want to read this year and get them read! Sometimes those anthologies contain your next favorite author. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2019 Reading Assignment Challenge | Sign Up Now!


This year the Reading Assignment Challenge has really evolved into something different and we're so excited to share it with y'all. It's like you we've grown up and have graduated high school. That's right y'all! We're off to college, which means a lot more choice and freedom!

Register for your spring semester reading assignment classes!

This year you'll be registering for classes that fit your reading goals. And the best part? You're only registering for a semester at a time! The spring semester is January - May 2019. You'll come back in May to register for your summer classes (June-August 2019). And again in August to register for your fall classes (September - December). You can register for the same classes all year if you want, but you can also switch it up, depending on your life and goals.

Meet your professors

Professor AuthorLuv

Professor AuthorLuv used to have her own school, where her students we're required to pick a favorite author and commit to reading all their books over the course of a year (aka The AuthorLuv Challenge). She's decided to make her life a little easier and just host some classes here instead. She still wants you to pick a favorite author and commit to reading a certain number of books by that author each month, but she's letting you set your number based on the level course you sign up for. 
  • AuthorLuv Beginner Class (credits: 1) - In the beginner's course your committing to reading one book a month by your chosen author. You'll get an A if you read 1 book by that author all 5 months, a B if you read 1 book 4 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 3 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 2 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less. 
  • AuthorLuv Intermediate Class (credits: 2) - In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month by your chosen author. You'll get an A if you read 2 books by that author all 5 months, a B if you read 2 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 2 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less. 
  • AuthorLuv Advanced Class (credits: 3) - In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month by your chosen author. You'll get an A if you read 3 books by that author all 5 months, a B if you read 3 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 2 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less. 

Professor Genre

Professor Genre is all about choosing a genre/theme. For his classes you'll commit to reading a certain number of books from one genre each month. Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you'll read each month. (theme can be anything from Christmas to reading books with the letter P in the title) 
  • Genre Beginner Class (credits: 1) - In the beginner's course your committing to reading one book a month in your chosen genre/theme. You'll get an A if you read 1 book in that genre all 5 months, a B if you read 1 book 4 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 3 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 2 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less. 
  • Genre Intermediate Class (credits: 2) - In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month in your chosen genre/theme  You'll get an A if you read 2 books in that genre all 5 months, a B if you read 2 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 2 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less. 
  • Genre Advanced Class (credits: 3) - In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month in your chosen genre/theme  You'll get an A if you read 3 books in that genre all 5 months, a B if you read 3 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 2 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less. 

Professor Mix-It-Up

Professor Mix-It-Up wants you to have the freedom to mix-it-up. For her courses you'll commit to reading a certain number of books from a list that you create in the first month of the course. She's giving you a lot of freedom; The books can be any genre, any author, any format! But you have to have your list completed and posted by January 31, 2019 and you have to stick to it. Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you'll read each month. 
  • Mix-It-Up Beginner Class (credits: 1) - In the beginner's course your committing to reading one book a month from your list. You'll get an A if you read 1 book from the list all 5 months, a B if you read 1 book 4 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 3 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 2 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less. 
  • Mix-It-Up Intermediate Class (credits: 2) - In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month from your list. You'll get an A if you read 2 books from the list all 5 months, a B if you read 2 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 2 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less. 
  • Mix-It-Up Advanced Class (credits: 3) - In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month from your list. You'll get an A if you read 3 books from the list all 5 months, a B if you read 3 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 2 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less. 

What will you register for? 

The fun of this challenge is that you can build the semester of your choosing. If you want to take only one credit - great! Your a part-time student. Feel like taking a full load? Take all the advanced classes! Want to do something in-between, that's great too! You pick any combination of classes. Take one, take two, take three! You'll get a grade in each class you take and the more credits the course, the more points for your grade in the end of semester give away for one of two $5 gift cards to Amazon. 

Points breakdown

  • Advanced A - 6 points
  • Advanced B - 5 points
  • Advanced C - 4 points
  • Advanced D - 3 points
  • Intermediate A - 5 points
  • Intermediate B - 4 points
  • Intermediate C - 3 points
  • Intermediate D - 2 points
  • Beginner A - 4 points
  • Beginner B - 3 points
  • Beginner C - 2 points
  • Beginner D - 1 point

Registration

With a blog post, Facebook post, tweet, Goodreads post, Instagram post, etc. announce your participation and what classes you're taking, including the level. If you're registering for Mix-It-Up make sure you get that list made and shared by January 31st! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2019 #BookishResolutions Sign Up! Gets get those resolutions done together!!!


If you joined Bookish Resolutions this year you would have noticed that it completely disappeared.
No updates. No tweets. Nothing. During the event sometime in the beginning of the year my co-host became a popular author, leaving her little time for blogging. I am super proud of her, but since I also dropped the ball, the challenge just didn’t really make it this year. Thankfully my Co-Blogger and Co-host to all my other challenge decided to join in with this one for 2019. And we have some excited things to add. I do hope you will join us this year!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Get ready to read ~ #COYER Challenge Starts TODAY!


Are you ready to go back to basics? We're so excited to kick off our 2018 Winter COYER today! For all the rules, refer back to our sign-up post. We also have a few dates for you to mark on your calendars. Are you ready?

Monday, November 19, 2018

#COYER Winter 2018 | Going Back to Basics... Again!

Due to technical difficulties, COYER and Because Challenges have a new -- unexpected -- home here on Blogger. Thankfully our domains still work, so you can still find us by going to coyerchallenge.com or becausechallenges.com/! We lost our previous sign up post, so hopefully we haven't missed anything. And if you signed up, we've also lost the linky, so we'll need you to link up again. Sorry! This COYER we're going back to basics... again! COYER Winter 2018 will run from December 1, 2018 to March 2, 2019! Mark your calendars!