COYER Winter 2014 Challenge Sign-up
Yet again, the fantastic Berls of Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle from Because Reading is More Fun are hosting a COYER challenge. COYER stands for Clean Out Your E-Reader, and I always, always need help in that department. I am a notorious one-clicker, and I also have a lot of trouble staying away from Netgalley and Edelweiss. There are so many great-looking books I would like to read, and I seem to think I’ll be able to read them all. As of today, I have over 700 books on my kindle that I haven’t read yet. Some of those are e-ARCs, others are freebies, even more are cheap books, and some are full-price. And they are all so pretty.
In order to participate, you need to sign up either at Berl’s blog, or at Michelle’s blog. And let me tell you the COYER challenge is a lot of fun! I have met some great bloggers thanks to past challenges, and I have also managed to read a lot of the e-books that had been hiding on my kindle for a while. There are mini-challenges, twitter-parties, link-ups and lots of great conversations, too.
Of course, the COYER challenge does have some rules, here are the most important ones – you can find the full list in the official sign-up places with Michelle and Berls – in my mind:
- You have to read e-books only for them to count towards your challenge. Both kindle/nook/kobo/pdf and other e-formats for reads are permitted, as are audiobooks.
- The books have to be either free, or very cheap. The upper limit is $2.99.
Once you have read and reviewed a book, you can link to your review in the official link-ups, you don’t have to have a blog to participate, you can link to Goodreads, Booklikes or Leafmarks as well as a personal blog.
My Winter COYER goals:
- Since the challenge will last from December 20th through March 6th, I know I will have a lot of time off from classes during that time, so I’ll do my best to read a lot of the very cheap or free books I’ve amassed on my kindle. Therefore, I will aim to read 35 books for this COYER challenge.
- I will try to participate in at least one of the Twitter-parties, because those are so much fun.
- Visit many other blogs through the challenge. I hope I’ll find a few new ones I’ll enjoy and follow them in the future.
- Participate in one or two mini-challenges. Possibly host a challenge if I can come up with a good idea.
So that’s it for me. Are you participating in the 2014 Winter COYER Challenge? If you haven’t participated before, I really can recommend it – it’s a great way to make your e-reader a little lighter. And the sense of community among the challenge participants goes on even when there are no current challenges going on.