Announcing the 2012 Essay Reading Challenge

Welcome to the fourth annual Essay Reading Challenge! If you’re an avid essay reader, or just want to expand your reading horizons a bit, this is the challenge for you. If you’re thinking, “What would I read?” – stay tuned: I’ll have a post up with suggestions later in the week.

~ This challenge runs from January 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012.

~ If you read a book of essays, that book can also apply to any other challenges you are working on.

~ Choose a goal of reading 10, 20, or 30 essays, and then write a challenge post, linking back to this post. Feel free to copy and paste the above image into your challenge post.

~ Copy your challenge post’s link into the Mr. Linky below or on the main challenge page.

~ You don’t have to list your essays ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.

~ I will put up a page for the challenge in my header, and add a Mr. Linky for essay reviews and wrap-up posts as the year goes on.

~ Everyone who completes the challenge and writes at least one review will be eligible for the giveaway prize: A copy of Best American Essays 2012.

~ I will put up a wrap-up and giveaway post sometime early in December – that’s why the challenge only runs through November.

Sign up here:

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18 Responses to Announcing the 2012 Essay Reading Challenge

  1. I want to do this challenge again in 2012! (I regret not doing it in 2011.) I’ll come back once I’ve written my sign-up post.

  2. Suzanne says:

    I like the idea of this challenge as well. Look for my sign-up post soon!

  3. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Count me in again! 😉 Is it okay if I link up to my 2012 challenges page instead of a challenge post?

  4. Kailana says:

    I plan to join in again. I will write up a post very soon!

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  6. Rebecca says:

    All signed up, Carrie!

  7. Ash says:

    I’m participating–and this year I’m going to try and post a wrap-up post!

  8. I am in this year! It will be fun, I think, and I’m hoping some of the essays I read may inspire the writer in me.

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  10. Lorraine Slattery says:

    I thought I signed up a few weeks ago? I only use e-mail-no blogging, twitter,etc. I didn’t see my initials as a member.

  11. Lorraine S. says:

    Besides the great literary novels and storytelling in Irish lit., there’s also art books- The National Gallery of Ireland, and Irish Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. W.B. Yeats’ father and brother were accomplished artists.