A question for you all…
Early in 2016, I looked for a TBR list challenge that would work for me, and couldn’t find one. They were pretty much all TBR pile challenges; you had to read books you already owned. But I’ve got a ton of books I want to read, but don’t own. So I made up my own for 2016, The Backlist Reader Challenge, or TBR Challenge for short. It was too late for any else to join in, but when I asked at the time, a few of you thought it would be interesting to do something like this in 2017, if you had more of a heads-up.
Now I’m asking again:
- If there were a year-long challenge that lets you read older books from your TBR list (not your pile; you don’t have to own them), would that be something you would want to join?
- I was thinking of saying a book has to be at least 1 year old to qualify, but that might be hard to keep track of as the year goes by – you (and I) would have to constantly check publication dates. So it might be better just to say that it has to be published before 2016. What do you think?
- Which do you like better for review links? A single page, accessible from the top menu? Or a monthly post? I’m leaning toward the single page, but I’m open to input either way.
- If there were one thing that would make a challenge like this more fun for you, what would it be?
And a few more questions for any of you who have run challenges:
- What’s the best free or super-low-cost link manager, and why? I’d like to be able to have thumbnails with the review links, if possible, but cost is a factor.
- Do you have any advice on what to do, how to do it, or what to avoid when setting up and running a challenge?
Thank you all in advance for helping me think about this. I know some of you are already thinking about what challenges you want to do next year. Hopefully I can get this up and running soon!
P.S. This isn’t the final logo, just one I whipped up based on this year’s. I’ll probably make some changes, maybe even start from scratch and put the bookwyrm in it.