Thursday, November 1, 2012

Authors After Dark 2013 Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Authors After Dark 2013 Reading Challenge and Sign up Page.

The goal of this challenge is to let readers, whether you are going to AAD 2013 in Savannah or not, get better acquainted with some of the authors who will be attending this event.

Sometimes I go to conferences that feature authors who I am unfamiliar with. Then, when I read their books later I want to kick myself for not reading their work sooner, so I could have talked to them about their stories, gotten a book signed or just gushed properly.

Stella Price, the organizer of Authors After Dark was kind enough to give me the green light to host the challenge again this year and Robin from RLD Design, the AAD website designer provided the button.  Thank you Stella and Robin!

To find out more about Authors After Dark 2013 visit their website!

To sign up for the Challenge please read the following carefully:

•This Challenge will run from now, November 1, 2012 through August 18, 2013, the last day of the AAD 2013 Conference.

•Furthermore, if you have read any books since the end of AAD 2012 NOLA (August 13, 2012), they will count retroactively and you can add them to the 2013 Challenge.

•You can join at anytime during the year.

•Anyone can participate (not just book bloggers). If you don't have a blog: You can link to Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, etc. Added 12/6/12: The easiest way may be to make a seperate shelf for this Challenge or a post.  Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information.

•If you are using Facebook for this challenge, please write a post (you can just use a few sentences) about the Challenge. Added 12/6/2012: Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information.  When you review a book or short story, please do not write a sentence or two.  Please write a full review, even if it is just a few few paragraphs.  

•Write a post about this challenge on your blog with a link back to this post.

•Include a list of the AAD 2013 books you hope to read in anticipation of the Savannah Conference. You can check out the authors on the AAD 2013 website HERE. Please note that your list is not written in stone! You can change it at anytime.

•Grab the button and add it to your post or sidebar.


•Sign up on Mr. Linky below. Please make sure your sign up link goes to your 2013 AAD Reading Challenge post, or your list on Goodreads, Facebook, etc.  Please do not just link to your blog.  (If you link to your main blog page, unfortunately it will be deleted.) 

My Book Goals for this Challenge:

~Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
~Darkest Edge of Dawn, The by Kelly Gay
~Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
~Hour of Dust and Ashes, The by Kelly Gay
~Shadows Before The Sun by Kelly Gay
~Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
~Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
~Undead And Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson

Sign up for the Challenge below!

To post a review for the Challenge click HERE

Please note that I am simply attending AAD 2013 and am not affiliated with the event, nor am I receiving any compensation for hosting this challenge.


Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I will come back to this later in the week and sign up! I doubt I'll be able to attend(since I'll have to rely on the kindness of fellow bloggers *battingmyeyesatyou* to go to BEA next May) but I love the idea of the challenge. I really wish I'd done more research on the authors at BEA, especially the ones that did the Bloggers Conference.

Karen said...

I'm going to be better with this challenge this time!!

I love the button too!

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

Would you please deleted my 1st link. I linked it wrong. Thanks

On the retro reads since August; do they have to be authors that will be at AAD 2013 or does authors from AAD 2012 NOT attending 2013 work too?

Midnyte Reader said...

@Kate and Karen-Looking forward to you joining this Challenge.

@Jennifer-Your link is fixed. Also, regarding the reads since August, it is for the AAD 2013 Savannah Challenge.

Book Swagger said...

This is actually my first reader’s challenge, I am excited about how proactive this challenge is. I saw on your list you have Mary Janice Davidson. I just love her.

Midnyte Reader said...

@Book Swagger-Thank you so much for joining!

Diana Neal said...

I just signed up! Wish me luck. ;)

Diana @ Tempting Reads

Annie Slasher said...

Just got all signed up! I will have my full post done by tomorrow. Thank you for hosting the reading challenge!

Midnyte Reader said...

@Diana - Good luck!!!

@Annie - Thanks for joining the challenge!

burbanette said...

I don't have a blog but would love to join in on this challenge!

fig138 said...

Hopefully it is better late than never! So glad I was able to meet you at AAD NOLA and looking forward to Savannah. I've been out of the loop for the last few months but am now putting my list together. Looking forward to see you in Savannah!

Midnyte Reader said...

@burbanette-You can join using GR.

@Fig-You can join this challenge anytime!

Midnyte Reader said...

ps - if you click on entry #9 Cat Named Easter, she has a great example of how to join without a blog. She uses Facebook.

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