2013 Challenges Summary: Reader’s Reviews in 2013 Part II

Hold onto your hats folks! Here’s the rest of the reviews for BA’s 2013 reading challenges (check out part I). I hope you all had a great year and fun with your challenges, whether you reached your initial goal or not. I hope to have you all on board again this year as well as new readers joining in.

Without further ado, here’s everyone’s reviews. Visit blogs, see what they read, make new blogging friends, enjoy! Continue reading

BA Post Challenge: Challenges

BA’s 26 Posts Blogging Challenge

BA's 26 Posts Challenge for Book BloggersWelcome to BA’s 26 Posts Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers! The aim of this challenge is to create one post a week, focusing on books, book blogs, and a scattering of personal topics, for 26 weeks. You can learn more, or be kept up to date with topics here.

Posts will go up every Sunday, but you can post any time during the week (all topics are pre-listed), and share your posts in the comments for others to find. Please refrain from targeting individuals, bullying, or slandering in your posts. Share your opinions, but keep it diplomatic if anything negative comes up so this can be, and stay, a fun challenge.

This Week’s Topic

Challenges: Do you host or take part in reading challenges? If you do, share them, and if not what’s your views on challenges? Continue reading

2012 Challenges Summary: BA’s Get Steampunk’d & Go Indie Reading Challenges

Just Interrupting: It’s my birthday today! I’m 30 now… I’m getting old, oh jeez! So I wanted to wish everyone else with a birthday today a happy one, a happy birthday to all the February babies, and a happy unbirthday to everyone else. Basically, have a great day everyone.

Now, carry on…

To hail to the new year, albeit belatedly, I’m sharing all the links you’ve shared during BA’s 2012 reading challenges.The Get Steampunk’d and Go Indie challenges are on the smaller side compared to the other ones and have less links as a result so I’m combining them.

Today it is all about the Get Steampunk’d reading challenge aimed at surrounding yourself with the imagination of a steam-powered world. The Go Indie challenge aimed at broadening your horizons by not sticking to traditionally published books or books sold via the big publishing houses. Small printing presses, independant presses, and self-pubbed is the go. See who signed up, discover what everyone was reading, and learn about their reading year.

I’ve broken up the links into three sections – Participants, Your Reviews, and Your Experiences – in order to make it more user friendly. Continue reading

BA News: BA Reading Challenges for 2012

It has been a crazy year for challenges or at least I know it has been for BA. See, I’ve been a bit of a challenge junkie over the years, but I kept having this habit of looking for challenges that didn’t exist or weren’t suitable. Granted I could challenge myself and be done with it, but there’s something fun about sharing a goal like that with a community of challenge addicted readers (ok, maybe you’re not all addicted…).

In later 2010 I decided to host my own. I once had Blogger blogs and I know they allow script unlike WP. In order to use link widgets I decided to host several challenges on Blogger instead with BA Reading Challenges.

For someone who was expecting a handful of people to join up, mostly people I knew, these challenges have done exceptionally well (last count was 497 participants). Because they’ve done exceptionally well and seeing as I spend most of my time editing and administrating on this blog, BA is now going to host it’s challenges here!

There’s a few challenges that weren’t very popular so we’re saying goodbye to them and welcoming some new ones, but we’re also going to be having some old ones too.

These thumbnails will take you to the challenge pages so you can learn more about them, with larger badges, and sign up if you want to. Continue reading