Category: The Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge

And the Winners of the 2015 Mad Reviewer Reading & Reviewing Challenge are…

Well, I won’t keep you guys in suspense.  The winner of the draw for the 2015 Mad Reviewer Challenge is Sadie of See Sadie Read, who completed the Mad Reviewer level.  Congratulations, Sadie!  I’ll be in contact soon to give you your $50 Amazon gift card as well as a paperback copy of The Carnelian Legacy by Cheryl Koevoet, an ebook of The Carnelian Tyranny by Cheryl Koevoet and an ebook copy of Aranya by Marc Secchia.

And of course thanks to these authors, I can announce three runners up:

  1. Elena of Elena Square Eyes  (Crazy Reviewer)

2.  The Daily Opine  (Sane Reviewer)

3.  Chelsea of To Each Their Own Reviews  (Mad Reviewer)

I’ll be in contact with each of you guys this Monday with details about your prizes!  Here are the prizes:

Runner up #1: Ebooks of Wish for Me and Dream of Me by Diantha Jones, an audiobook and ebook of The Carnelian Legacy by Cheryl Koevoet and an ebook of The Carnelian Tyranny by Cheryl Koevoet.

Runner up #2: An audiobook and ebook of The Carnelian Legacy by Cheryl Koevoet, an ebook of The Carnelian Tyranny by Cheryl Koevoet and an ebook of Dragonfriend by Marc Secchia.

Runner up #3: An audiobook and ebook of The Carnelian Legacy by Cheryl Koevoet and an ebook of The Carnelian Tyranny by Cheryl Koevoet.

Special thanks go to Diantha Jones, Marc Secchia and Cheryl Koevoet for their generous donations!

The Mad Reviewer Reading and Reviewing Challenge 2016 Sign Up

2016MRRCWell, last year’s reading challenge is over (although you can still confirm your reviews until January 15th if you head over here) so now it’s time for the 2016 Mad Reviewer Reading & Reviewing Challenge.  A huge thank you goes to the amazing Diantha Jones for designing the lovely challenge button you see above for the fourth year in a row.  If you’re participating in the challenge, you can grab the button above. Here is the HTML for it:

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Once again, the challenge is the same as last year:

The Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge is to read and review (either on Goodreads, Amazon or your own blog) 104 books in one year starting January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016.

I’m fully aware that not everyone has time to read 104 books which is why I’ve created different levels of the challenge that you can aspire to:

1.  Mad Reviewer: 104 books in one year. (2 books a week all year.)

2.  Crazy Reviewer: 52 books in one year. (1 book a week all year.)

3.  Slightly Sane Reviewer: 26 books in one year. (1 book every fortnight all year.)

4.  Sane Reviewer: 12 books in one year.  (1 book every month all year.)

RULES

1.  Self-published, independently published and traditionally published books are all completely acceptable.  Whether you read print copies or ebook copies makes no difference at all.

2.  No audiobooks.  I’d prefer people to read the books themselves, not have someone reading to them.  Audiobooks can absolutely be a valuable tool for busy readers but they’re not really in the spirit of this challenge.

3.  I don’t have a sign up form but if you intend to do this challenge you must post a comment below so that you’re officially signed up.

4.  You can review your books on any site.  Your own blog, Goodreads, someone else’s blog, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  The point is just to review the books you read!

5.  The last day you can sign up is July 31st of 2016.  I’m not taking any more entries after that, sorry.

6.  The draw for the 2016 prizes will take place in the first few days of January 2017.  This will give everyone time to tell me they’ve finished their chosen level and I’ll have time to actually verify the reviews.  I’m not chasing people around like I did in 2014; especially not now that my challenge includes 50+ people.  So at the end of the year, in December, head on back to my blog and tell me through the Contact Page or my submissions post I’ll have up on December 30th.

If you have a blog it would be great if you could use the button at the top of the post designed by the lovely Diantha Jones for me.  (She also designed the 2015 version and my banner.)

PRIZE SELECTION

Anyone who completes the level they stated as their goal will be entered into a draw.  How many entries you get will be determined by what level you’ve achieved:

Mad Reviewer (104 books): 4 entries

Crazy Reviewer (52 books): 3 entries

Slightly Sane Reviewer (26 books): 2 entries

Sane Reviewer (12 books): 1 entry

I know life gets in the way of reading and reviewing frequently, so what I offer to people who don’t complete their goal is a second chance of a sort.  Say you aimed for Crazy Reviewer and only reviewed 30 books.  Since you reviewed a minimum of 26 books you can still enter the draw as a Slightly Sane Reviewer.  That way you’ve at least achieved a level of the challenge as well as had your name entered in the grand prize draw where I’ll be choosing a winner and three runners up.  (This second chance applies to any level.)

HOW TO SIGN UP

Just post your name, the link to where you’ll be reviewing your books and the level at which you want to participate in the comments below!  I’ll be posting a separate list of all the challenge participants (and their goals) as the comments flow in. If you could also publicize the challenge using Twitter, Facebook, your own blogs, etc. that would be great.  The more the merrier!

Have you finished The Mad Reviewer Reading & Reviewing Challenge for 2015? Let me know!

The Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge 2015

I’m getting at this a little later than I usually do because of unforeseen family circumstances, but that certainly doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep up with my 2015 reading challenge.  If you have finished the challenge, let me know either here on this post in the comments, via my contact page or even on Twitter.  When I’ve confirmed your entry, I’ll add you to a list of people who completed the challenge.  I am not chasing anyone down this year so it’s all your job to contact me with your links to confirm the challenge.

Because I’m getting at this late this year, everyone has until 11:59 pm CST on January 15, 2016 to submit their links.  The winners of the draw will be announced on that Sunday at 11:59 pm.  There will be one winner and three runners up.  I haven’t decided exactly what the prizes will be this year but I’ve got a pretty good idea and I’ll be announcing it next week.

As a reminder, here are the levels:

1.  Mad Reviewer: 104 books in one year. (2 books a week all year.)

2.  Crazy Reviewer: 52 books in one year. (1 book a week all year.)

3.  Slightly Sane Reviewer: 26 books in one year. (1 book every fortnight all year.)

4.  Sane Reviewer: 12 books in one year.  (1 book every month all year.)


 

Here are the people that have already confirmed their entries (including myself):

  1. Chelsea of To Each Their Own Reviews: Mad Reviewer
  2. Sadie of See Sadie Read: Mad Reviewer
  3. Carrie of The Mad Reviewer: Crazy Reviewer
  4. Elena of Elena Square Eyes: Crazy Reviewer
  5.  Lorn of pakwanstripes: Slightly Sane Reviewer
  6. Diantha of DJ’s Book Corner: Slightly Sane Reviewer
  7. Kristelle of Amiabooklover: Slightly Sane Reviewer
  8. The Daily Opine: Sane Reviewer

Reading Challenge Update

Despite my frequent absences here on the blog, the Mad Reviewer Reading & Reviewing Challenge 2015 is still a go!  If you’ve finished you goal, please let me know.  I’m just about finished mine now that I’ve had time to read and review more books and update my challenge widget.  I’ll be compiling my list of people to put into the draw as soon as I get submissions.  You can either email me, use my contact page or comment here or on the original challenge post to submit your reviews.  All you have to do is tell me your blog (or your Amazon name if you’re an Amazon-only reviewer) and link to where I can find your reviews for the challenge.  I’ll verify that you achieved the goal you said and enter your name for the prize.

As a note, I still haven’t officially decided on the 3 prizes but I suspect they’ll be Amazon gift cards along with some choice books by authors who are friends of mine.  Details to come closer to the end of December!

Meet the 2015 Reading Challenge Participants!

The Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge 2015Well, The Mad Reviewer Reading & Reviewing Challenge for 2015 has officially started off (although any reviews from January 1st onward of course count).  Here are the awesome people who signed up to participate in the challenge as well as their goals.  If you haven’t signed up, see this post here for the rules and comment on it with the required information.

That’s enough preamble, though.  Let’s meet the participants this year!

1.  Myself of The Mad Reviewer; Mad Reviewer

2.  Sadie Forsythe; Mad Reviewer

3.  Author Unpublished; Mad Reviewer

4.  Naila of Reading Authors; Mad Reviewer

5.  Jazmen of This Girl Reads a lot!; Mad Reviewer

6.  Chelsea of To Each Their Own Reviews; Mad Reviewer

7.  Spectacles of Spectacle Aglow; Crazy Reviewer

8.  Diantha of DJ’s Book Corner; Crazy Reviewer

9.  Elena of Elena Square Eyes; Crazy Reviewer

10.  Jemima Pett; Crazy Reviewer

11.  Margie of Margie’s Must Reads; Crazy Reviewer

12.  Danielle of Stories Unfolded; Slightly Sane Reviewer

13.  Lorn of pakwanstripes; Slightly Sane Reviewer

14.  The Daily Opine; Sane Reviewer

15.  Megan of Life’s Unfiltered Ramblings; Sane Reviewer

16.  Kristelle of Amiabooklover; Sane Reviewer

Announcing the 2014 Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge Winners

Well, I officially created the draw for the 2014 Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge winners.  I won’t keep you guys in suspense, so here are the names of the winners as well as the challenge levels they completed:

Grand Prize: Camille of Girl Meets Books; Mad Reviewer

1st Runner Up: Naila of Reading Authors; Crazy Reviewer

2nd Runner Up: Jemima Pett; Crazy Reviewer

The only person who won for the second year running is Jemima Pett, so congratulations to her!  And a huge congratulations goes to our winner, Camille, for both completing the Mad Reviewer level and for winning the draw.  Those extra entries you get for the higher levels certainly do count.  As well, congratulations are in order for Naila, who completed the Crazy Reviewer level of 52 books.

You guys all worked so hard and even if you didn’t win, you can look back on the fact that the challenge gave you extra motivation to write more reviews for your blogs.

Congratulations again to the winners!  For your prizes, contact me via email (if you have my address) or through my Contact page.  Then we can organize prize distribution.