Last week, Harlequin sent bloggers an email letting us know about the Harlequin reading challenge. If readers read and blog about 100,000 books in 2008, Harlequin will donate 100,000 books to the National Center for Family Literacy, a donation valued at approximately $700,000.00 US.
In the comments, many expressed a desire to participate. Here are the rules:
- You must sign up for an account at Harlequin.
- One half of the books you read/blog about must be Harlequin books.
- The books, both the Harlequin books and books by other publishers, can be of any publication date.
- You can review/blog about a book no matter the format: e-format, audio format, printed format.
I am going to do this and Robin aka Janet has agreed. I am sure that Jayne won’t mind me re-posting her reviews (she does alot of NEXT reviews). We can blog as a team merely by putting the team name in the “tags” area.
I also will open a special page here at Dear Author that will republish all the reviews that are posted under the team name. It will be updated on a weekly basis.
So all we need to do is a) pick a name and b) start reading and blogging. Drop your name suggestion in the comments. We thought it would be fun to pick something that would be a riff on the Harlequin Presents’ title. The poster who suggests the winning title as picked by the DA group will win a $10 Fictionwise gift certificate and we will also give away a $10 Fictionwise GC to a random commenter who pledges to participate in this challenge.