Welcome to the Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge Progress and Link Post!
To sign up for the challenge and to read the rules, see the welcome post. Note that this post is available via the "Sookie" tab below my banner photo.
If you're on Twitter, remember that we'll be discussing Sookie all year using the hashtag #SookieSRC. Whenever you have a comment, want to tell people you have a review up, or want to announce the completion of a book, be sure to tweet! Also, be sure to visit everyone's reviews and comment. The challenge will be more fun if you get to know everyone else who is blogging, tweeting, and reading Sookie over the next year.
Please link your reviews using Mr. Linky. In the top box, type your name and then the book title in parentheses: Beth F (Club Dead). In the bottom box, please put in the link that will lead specifically to your review (not your home page).
Please leave a comment with your name and the title of the book. If you want to add a few sentences about what you thought about the book, please do (see prizes below). When leaving a comment, please use a unique name so you can be entered into the drawings for the prizes (for example: use something like Sue from Nebraska or John795 for each of your comments).
There will be three prizes plus a grand prize given throughout the year. Here's how the prizes will be given (the specific dates will be announced here later).
1. October: The new Sookie anthology that will be published in the fall.
2. February: A surprise and special book related to Sookie.
3. May: A bookish prize related to Sookie.
4. Grand prize in early July: Super-duper, to be announced.
A week before each of the three smaller prizes is to be given, I'll publish a post describing that prize and give the cut-off date. All people who have read at least one book by the cut-off date will be eligible for the giveaway. If you have left a comment saying you completed a book or have added a link to a review, you will be in the drawing. Only one entry per person. This is cumulative, because everyone reads at a different pace. As long as you have one link or one comment up by the time the prize is announced, you're in.
I will assign each person a number based on the date and time of his or her first link or first comment to this post and then use random.org to find the winner and a runner-up. I'll post the name of the winner on my blog and give that person three weeks to respond. If the winner does not contact me, I'll give the prize to the runner-up. Only one of these prizes per person.
For the grand prize, you have to have finished the entire series of nine books, and you have to have "reviewed" all nine. Some of you (like me) are starting this series somewhere in the middle. That's fine, I have a solution.
Bloggers can link up their old reviews to Mr. Linky. If you don't have old reviews or you don't like to review, you can do one of these: (1) Put up a post about the series that includes a sentence or two about each book, post mini-reviews of each book, post a write up about the series as a whole, or discuss the previously read books in your challenge wrap-up post. Come back here and link the post(s) to Mr. Linky. (2) Comment here listing the previously read books and adding a sentence or two about each book or giving your overall impressions.
Non-bloggers can add a comment (or two or three!) listing the previously read books and either add a sentence or two for each book or give your overall impressions of that group of books. When you leave a comment, be sure to sign with your unique name (see earlier) so I can enter you into the drawing.
Note that for the smaller prizes, you just need to have read at least one book, you don't need to have completed the challenge or to have reviewed anything. So entering into the grand prize giveaway is totally up to you. Even if you won a smaller prize, you are eligible for this one.
NOTE: If Mr. Linky has disappeared, just leave a comment with your link, and I'll add your link when he appears again. Sorry. I put in a help request, so I hope our links are back soon.