Colioquy is hosting their first Reading Challenge this summer and I’d like to personally invite you to participate in this fun reading adventure. If you are not familiar with this publisher, then you clearly don’t read my blog regularly. BUT I’ll forgive you and you can find out more about them and see a list of their titles here: http://www.coliloquy.com/about/coliloquy/
The challenge will run between July 7 - August 31, and you can follow along on the Summer ReadingGoodreads page and on Twitter using the hashtag #SummerReading. The challenge will be a point based system and depending on how you participate (i.e. blogger and/or reader), you will be eligible to receive FREE Coliloquy titles and win lots of cool prizes. The more you do, the more you receive. And you get to have fun reading while doing it!
Also, for the new adult fans, Coliloquy is offering an EXCLUSIVE discounted price ($4.99) for Game. Set. Match. a sporty summer romance that has taken fans by storm! Click on the link below and enter promo code: GSM Summer Reading for this amazing promotional price!https://buy.coliloquy.com/obxtheseries
HOW TO EARN POINTS:
JOIN- Click on the link to the GoodReads page to join. This page will have updated information about the challenge, a list of participating blogs, eligible titles, discussions and fun challenge questions.(10 points)
READ & REVIEW- For each eligible title you read and review on Amazon, you will receive (25 points). Additional points are available (10 each) for cross-posting reviews on Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and a personal blog.
If you review a bundle, the point value will be as follows:
Totlandia- 100 points
Spellspinners- 75 points
Georgetown Academy- 100 points
Getting Dumped (+) Great Panty Caper- 75 points
King Solomon Wives- 75 points
SOCIAL MEDIA- If you are like us and love social media, you can participate on these outlets as well.
TWITTER- You can receive up to (10 points) over the summer for tweeting about the challenge (1 tweet = 1 point). Here are some example tweets to use:
The #SummerReading Challenge @Colilquy is starting now! (add link to your blog post)
I’m reading (name of book) for @Coliloquy’s #SummerReading Challenge.
Have you heard about @Coliloquy’s #SummerReading Challenge yet? (add link to your blog post)
Discover a new read through @Coliloquy’s #SummerReading Challenge! (add link to your blog post)
Read. Review. Win. Join @Coliloquy’s #SummerReading Challenge! (add link to your blog post)
INSTAGRAM- Take a picture of yourself reading a Coliloquy title in your favorite summer reading spot and hashtag it #Summer #Reading #Coliloquy. (10 points)
COMMENT- Comment on challenge posts / reviews from the different participating bloggers (max 10 points per week- 2 points per comment). The list of bloggers can be found on the GR page.
REFER A FRIEND- if you are having fun, invite a friend to join! (25 points) after friend has joined and read/reviewed at least 1 title).
Once you reach 100 points, you can cash in your points or you can wait to redeem your prizes at the end of the challenge. All tracking spreadsheets must be turned in by September 7, 2014.
100 points = 1 free Coliloquy title of your choice:
250 points= a 2nd free Coliloquy title of your choice.
For each additional 50 points after 250 (up to 500 / 5 entries), you will receive 1 entry into main giveaway. Giveaway includes: (1) Coliloquy Beach Swag Bag (includes: beach bag, silly sunglasses, Coliloquy swag & $10.00 Amazon gift card.
2. Click File—>Download as an Excel file and save to your computer.
3. Use the google doc to track your progress. When you are ready to redeem your points, you can send the completed spreadsheet to SummerReading@Coliloquy.com
If you are interested in taking part in the challenge, please clickHERE to join. Once you join, you will be able to review specific details outlining the challenge details, prizes, tracking system and much more! You can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #SummerReading.
“Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn’t change since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.”—John Berger (via eroseca)
“Such a small, pure object a poem could be, made of nothing but air, a string of tiny letters, maybe small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. But it could blow everybody’s head off.”—Mary Karr (via childoflust)
Poetry. Smallest effective sometimes lethal tool in the wordsmith arsenal since forever.
I fell utterly in love by the end of this interview. It’s worth the read if you’re at all interested in any of the following: writing, philosophy, women’s issues, social issues, literature, the Paris art and writing scene
When we assume that boys won’t read books with girls on the cover, and then institutionalize that assumption by leaving the “girlie” books out of award nominations (as well as school wide reads, story times, etc.), we insult them. By suggesting that on the whole our boys have a limited capacity for empathy, an inability to imagine a world beyond their own most obvious understanding, and an unwillingness to stretch.
In the same stroke, we neglect our girls. Not because they can’t read “boy books” (they do and will). But because when they see those awards, they also learn something —to accept a world in which they are rarely the central players. They learn, at a formative age, that the “best” books are the ones about boys.
It’s a problem. And when we play into it, when we accept it as THE TRUTH, we’re reaching for the simplest solution, not the best one. Because the best solution would require us to push against the gender bias in the world, and in ourselves. It’s easier to say, “Boys naturally gravitate to these things, and we want them to read, don’t we?” - Laurel Snyder