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The Teen Reading Challenge is back for 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nathan Swartzendruber
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Buy a wall calendar and a giant red marker so you can circle February 1st. That's when you can start reading as many books as you can manage before April 30th.

Hashtag team name, hashtag FTW

As in previous years, the Challenge is a team competition. Form a group of three or more people and give yourselves a name. Log all the books you read, and at the end of April, I'll calculate how many pages per team member y'all read.

That is, a team of 3 people who reads 30,000 pages total has read an average of 10,000 pages per person. The same is true of a team of 30 people who read 300,000 pages. The team with the highest average-pages-read-per-person wins!

What's new: GoodReads

This year, we're making the move from LibraryThing to GoodReads. I've heard from a lot of you that you use GoodReads already, and it should be easier to use and manage.

Your appointed-by-you team captain will create a private GoodReads group. Then either your captain can invite you by email, or you can search for your group on GoodReads and join. Just add books to that group as you read them. I'll join the groups too so that I can crunch the numbers and chart your progress.

Registration now open

Already know that you'll participate? Already have your team name chosen? You can sign up today! To sign up, you'll first need a SWON website account, but that's free for anyone to create and easily done. Create your SWON site account here.

We can't wait to see how high a stack of books you can read. Teams, start your scheming-about-reading!

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