Care to join me and Kathleen from Boarding in My Forties? I think you do. After all, this is going to be a fun one.
Recently, I was mulling over how to include more Stephen King into my reading. As you know, I've become a fan of his work recently by reading 'Salem's Lot, The Colorado Kid, and 11/22/63 over the past two months, and I was shocked. Yes, he writes horror, but he also writes speculative fiction, time travel, and basically does one hell of a job creating characters, situations, and successfully communicating to the reader genuine human interactions that people have.
So when I read a post of Kathleen's, it stuck with me. She wanted to eventually read all of King's books and it got me thinking about maybe hosting a challenge. A year long one.
Thus, The Stephen King Project was born! After some tweets and emails, here is the overview!
The Stephen King Project Overview
- This will run from January through December 2012
- Anyone can join. But you should have a blog OR an account with Goodreads, Shelfari, etc., so you can write your reviews and we can visit via the link at The Stephen King Project.
- The Project will be hosted at The Stephen King Project review site. Participants should link their reviews to the Linky there.
- Audiobooks count.
- E-books count.
What Are the Commitment Levels?
- A King Novice: 1 book
- A Lil Bit of King: 3 books
- A King to Balance It All: 6 books
- A King Legend: 9 books
- A King for All Seasons: 12+ books
What About the Movies?
- Hell. YEAH. Same rules from the above apply, except...
- You can mix and match but you should have more books than films in your end-of-year total tally.
What Should You Do Now?
- Write an announcement post on your blog.
- You don't have to put a list of books together in your announcement post. Or you can, whatever works for you.
- Use one of the blog buttons below in your announcement post.
- Enter the link to your announcement post at The Stephen King Project Announcement Post (not the Project Overview post).
- Every time you write a review, enter the link to it for the appropriate month at the review site. (On the 1st of each month, a new entry will be posted at the review site, and you can link up your reviews there).
- At the end of each month, one participant from that month will be selected via random.org and will win a book from either Kathleen or I (or we may both have a book to give you). The book may or may not be King-related.
- At the end of the year, one participant from the year will win a $50 gift card!
So here are the blog buttons to choose from:
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And Leighanne from Leighanne's Lit is hosting The Dark Tower Challenge! Go to her site to read more about this challenge, and you better believe I'm joining that one.