The COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reads) Challenge runs from Dec. 20, 2014, to March 6, 2015. I’m really glad Berls and Michelle extended this one like they did the summer one, because with my freelance work schedule, I can never be sure ahead of time whether a particular month will be too busy for much blogging, or just fine. Spreading the challenge out gives me a better chance to meet my goals.
The rules: The challenge is to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks (or both.) The kicker is that the e-books have to be $2.99 or under (NetGalley and library ebooks are fine.) Audiobooks have to be under $16.00. (If you’re not in the US, you can see the UK/Canadian/Euro/Australian equivalents by clicking on the COYER image, above.) That shouldn’t be a problem for me. I have a backlog of NetGalley titles (I know, bad me!) and a slew of Kindle bargains that I’ve picked up since last Christmas when I got my new Kindle.
So my goal is 15 ebooks during the challenge period. That’s less than 2 books per week, and there’s a reason for that. Come January, I’m going to focus more on books that I really, really want to read, which means fewer new ARCs and more books from my humongous TBR pile/list. (I’ll be posting more about this toward the end of 2014.) Luckily, some of the books that are already on my TBR list are ebooks I picked up for the proverbial song, so they fit the COYER challenge nicely!
I’ll probably do some of the COYER mini-challenges and readathons, but I’m not pinning myself down to anything. I’m working more these days, so I’m rethinking how to keep the blog from taking over my life and still keep it fun. Thus, I’ll do mini-challenges and readathons only when they look like fun and I have time!