The Debutante Ball 2010 Reading Challenge

1 12 2009

The Debutante Ball is a group blog for debut authors, all women.  The blog is currently in its fourth year and has a track record of debuting some really great authors.  Swapna and I are both big fans, so we thought we would create this challenge in order to introduce the Debutante Ball and the fantastic Debs to more people.

There are two basic parts to this challenge, each of which I will describe only briefly (I’ll link you over to the FAQs for each, if you want more information).

The Current Debs Challenge

Host: Jen – Devourer of Books

Basically, the idea here is to read books by the 2010 Debs.  A list of all books by all members of The Debutante Ball can be found on the Debutante Ball books page.  We would love for you to read all five books by these five lovely ladies, but as we know that this may not be possible, so you can join at the 1, 3, or 5 book level.

For more information, check out the FAQs.  Or, go ahead and sign up!

The Previous Debs Challenge

Host: Swapna – S. Krishna’s Books

I’m sure you can all guess, but the idea here is to read books from the PREVIOUS Debs.  Again, ALL books by these ladies can be found on the Debutante Ball books page.  You’ll notice on that page that the author’s debut book is followed by (Deb 20xx), indicating which year they were originally part of the Debutante Ball.  We would strongly encourage those of you signing up for this portion of the challenge to make at least some of the books you read the author’s actual debut book.  You can sign up to read 2, 4, 6, or 8 books.

For more information, check out the FAQs.  Or, go ahead and sign up!

For Everyone

Yes you can:

  • Overlap with other challenges (although you can’t count books by the 2010 Debs in the Previous Debs Challenge if you are doing both)
  • Change your level of commitment – in fact, we hope you’ll love these books so much that you’ll decide you want to read all of them!

This challenge runs from January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010.  Anyone who is signed up for either challenge by January 11th will be entered to win one Debutante Ball book.  If you’re signed up for both you’ll have two chances of winning!  We may also have a prize for one person who completes the challenge.

Please note:

  • If you sign up for both challenges, you can do so with a single post on your blog, but you must include it on both Mr. Linkys.
  • We are also asking that, as part of this challenge, you commit to reading and commenting on the Debutante Ball blog.  Obviously this is on your honor, but we would encourage you to set a goal for commenting as well, either a certain number of comments per week, or a certain number of comments for each Deb between now and August (the 2011 Deb class will begin blogging in September).




Sign Up – PREVIOUS Deb Challenge

1 12 2009

Sign up for the Previous Deb Challenge, hosted by Swapna, on this post!  For more information on the Previous Deb Challenge, please go here.

In your sign-up post, please specify the number of books you’re signing up to read.

In order to sign up, click on the Mr. Linky image. Enter your name and a link to your sign up post, not your main blog page, in Mr. Linky.  If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment on this post with the number of books you’re signing up to read.  Once you leave your comment, hover your mouse over the time and date.  Copy that link (which is the direct link to your comment) and use it as the “link” in Mr. Linky.





Sign Up – CURRENT Deb Challenge

1 12 2009

Sign up for the Current Deb Challenge, hosted by Jen, on this post!  For more information on the Current Deb Challenge, please go here.

In your sign-up post, please specify the number of books you’re signing up to read.

In order to sign up, click on the Mr. Linky image. Enter your name and a link to your sign up post, not your main blog page, in Mr. Linky.  If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment on this post with the number of books you’re signing up to read.  Once you leave your comment, hover your mouse over the time and date.  Copy that link (which is the direct link to your comment) and use it as the “link” in Mr. Linky.