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Read and review a certain number of books within two months period and receive the prizes.
The monthly reading challenge

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As we all know, reading makes us better writers.  But, if you’re anything like me, you may need a target or two to encourage you to get your head down and read, or indeed, write.  This is where The Monthly Reading Challenge comes in! The object of the challenges is to set yourself reading targets for the month ahead and generally feel good when you finally hit your goal!



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This is a bi-monthly challenge where you post your reading goals 1st day of one month and finish them by the 11:59 pm last day of the second month. If you are interested in the prizes you need to read and provide somewhat constructive review for 5 or less books in two months period. Well, you can read more than that if you want to, I won't stop you *Bigsmile*. I thought that 5 books is more than enough, considering everyone's real life/on site schedule. Every new round I will highlight a book by famous author which you can include in your reading goal (if you want to). To see the highlighted book for this round, scroll down the forum page. This is optional for everyone, you can still choose to read whatever books you want, but if you read and review spotlighted book you will receive 2,000 GPs for THAT book review.

So, below are some kind of basic rules of what you need to do if you decide to take a part in reading challenge:

*Books3* On the 1st to 5th day of the month post a message on the board, stating how many books you're planning to read for that month
*Books3* You can read almost anything you like. Please try and be specific - I will not accept "four or five" and the like
*Books3* Let us know what you’re planning to read – if you know, it's okay if you don’t
*Books3* Read
*Books3* Come back to this forum at the end of the NEXT month and post your update
*Books3* In order to keep the forum running smoothly, please post only twice- 1st time with your sign up and 2nd time with your reviews
*Books3* If you want to post reviews one by one make sure to edit your original 'reviews' post instead of making new ones all over again
*Books3* Choose how to show us that you've read your books (evidence). Your choices are:

          *Bullet* Review in forum
          *Bullet* Product review on WDC
          *Bullet* Review in WDC port (please provide link in forum)
          *Bullet* Review elsewhere (please provide link in forum)
          *Bullet* Discussion started in forum
          *Bullet* Photo or video (please provide link in forum)
          *Bullet* Other - some other cool way that I haven't thought of

*Books3* Your reviews should show that you really read those books which means you have to be more detailed about it
*Books3* Manga, comics, magazines DO NOT count as a books because those are rather mediums than actual uhm..books

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*Books3* Each round there will be 1 non-exclusive MB to be won if you reach the target of 5 books
*Books3* If you read less than 5 books per round and provide evidence for each, you'll receive 500 GPs for each book review
*Books3* In order to receive Monthly Reading Challenge exclusive MB you have to make a full participation two rounds in a row within one year
*Books3* This means that you need to post your goal of 5 books, read those 5 books and provide review evidence of each, two rounds in a row
*Books3* This MB will be given only once a year
*Books3* You will also get the chance to win exclusive MB if you take a part in a special reading month that will have specific rules
*Books3* This will probably happen during WdC's birthday month, you will know more details before ahead

MB to be won for the months of September-October 2020
(I'm following the same order they are displayed in shop because it's easier and I don't have to think about repetitive ones)

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*Vine2* Book in the spotlight for September-October 2020 *Vine1*

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

ASIN: 0684803356
Product Type: Book
Amazon's Price: $ 12.99


"For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in October 1940. It was published just after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), whose general lines were well known at the time. It assumes the reader knows that the war was between the Second Spanish Republic government, supported by the Soviet Union, which many foreigners like Robert went to Spain to help, and a successful, Nationalist faction, supported by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. It was commonly viewed as the dress rehearsal for the Second World War. In 1940, the year the book was published, the United States had not yet entered the war, which had begun on Sept. 1, 1939, with Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland. ~Wikipedia

The novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works


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*Gold* All donations (of any amount) will be gratefully received.
*Gold* Any donation of 30k GPs or more will be rewarded with a generic MB of your choice.
*Gold* Any donation of 50k GPs or more will be rewarded with From My Heart To Yours MB


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Sign ups goes from 1st- 5th day of the month. Deadline for finishing the challenge is 11:59PM on the last day of the month.
Sign ups for Goodreads Reading Challenge goes from May 1st -7th 2018.



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