Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My 2012 Blog Challenges

Hi Blog Friends,

I decided to start the new year off with a few blog challenges.  My first challenge was one I am unofficially participating in ~ The Fourth Annual Comment Challenge.  I learned about the challenge on the SCBWI blog.  What a great resource!  Sign ups were handled through a great kid lit site, Motherreader. The challenge is to comment on 5 blogs per day for 21 days.  I got started a little bit late, so I decided to tweak the challenge to fit one of my personal goals.  As a new blogger, I want to visit as many of my fellow children's literature blogs as I can in 2012.  I'm working my way through the list at Kidlitosphere Central.  I have been visiting many sites and commenting on at least five a day.  There are some inspiring bloggers out there with lovely, funny, helpful, informational blogs.  I'm in great company!

I have also signed on for the 2012 Read to Me Picture Book Challenge sponsored by There's A Book.  I set a goal of reading 12 picture books to a child in 2012.  I'll then review the book, include my child's impression, and post my review in a monthly challenge wrap-up.  I can't wait to share this challenge with my little girl.  She's six and she loves picture books.

My great love in children's literature is middle grades fiction.  It's what I write and what I most love to read.  I am excited to be participating in 2012 Debut Author Challenge.  The challenge is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  The challenge is to read and review twelve young adult or middle grades debut novels between January 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.  The YA or MG title must be from a debut author and released in 2012.  I've already put six great debut titles in my TBR pile.

Well, I obviously have some reading to do.  I'd better get started.  I'll be posting my challenge reviews here at Literary Lunchbox, so please check back and read about the wonderful picture books and debut author titles I'll be reading in 2012.

Blog you later,

Ali B.


Medea said...

Thanks for introducing me to the Read to Me Picture Book Challenge! I am really excited about it!

mysteryguy said...


Thanks for your comments on my site. That was really nice of you to say:)

If you want to exchange blog roll links, I'd be honored!

Kid Book Ratings

mysteryguy said...

Hey, sorry if I used the wrong term, I just meant the blog list you have on the right sidebar that includes The Castle Library, Literary Rambles, etc.

Once you get me on there, I will do the same on mine. Just lemme know:)

loveskidlit said...

Hi Ali B,
You have established a great blog in just a few months; well done! Glad to hear you enjoyed your first SCBWI meeting in December. They are a wonderful organization! I have added to you my blog's blogroll www.loveskidlit.blogspot.com . Good luck with your challenges!