Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge

I get a ton of freebies for my Kindle and for my Nook. How many do I end up reading? None, absolutely none and I'm determined to make that change which is why I'm joining this challenge. I want to finally read my freebies! Here are the details...

Things you need to know: This challenge is for free LEGAL downloads of books. These can be books offered through bigger sites, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or smaller sites, such as Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks. Ebooks offered through author or publisher websites are acceptable as well, provided they are available free to everyone at the time of download. ARCs, library books, books free through Amazon Prime, books won or gifted, and galley ebooks DO NOT count toward this challenge.

Here's how it works:

Should you choose to participate in this challenge, your goal is to read at least twelve (12) legally obtained FREE e-books. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit.
Anyone can join. You don’t have to be a blogger, and you don’t have to live in the United States.
Any E-Reader will work for this challenge, including: iPad, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, enTourage.
Please Note: If you don’t have an e-reading device, you can still join in with Amazon’s Free Kindle Reading Apps which you can download for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Blackberry and more.
The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. You can join at any time.
e-books in ANY genre count for this challenge as long as it was FREE at the time that you downloaded it.
Every month in 2013, I will make a post for the 2013 Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge so you can link your reviews. Based on participation, monthly link ups may be combined.

Challenge Guidelines:

If you have a blog, create a post announcing your participation in the challenge. Please include a link back to this post.
Non bloggers: participate by linking up your profile URL from the site you plan to post your reviews on such as Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
When you post your book review, you MUST reveal how you obtained the free & legal download. Please make your source clear. We do not condone piracy of any sort.
You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them.
Crossovers to other reading challenges is acceptable, but ARCs/galley e-books DO NOT count. Again, this is a Reading Challenge to read as many of the FREE e-books legally offered for your e-reader. To get started, check out the Top 100 Free books on Amazon, or the Free e-books on Barnes & Noble.

Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Buying in Bulk: 36 Books
Super Saver: 50 Books
Extreme Couponer: 100+ Books

If you'd like to join, sign up here.

I'm going with the Coupon Clipper level and will list my books here:

1. One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer (Click here to read my review.)

2. Her Master's Kiss by Vivien Sparx (Click here to read my review.)

3. Jingle My Bells by Kelli Roberts (Click here to read my review.)











  1. This is a great challenge. I haven't chosen my challenges (yep, times a tickin') so I will have to hop over to the host and bookmark this one. I do the same thing as you. I snatch up freebies and never end up reading them. I am sure there are some great reads waiting for me. Best of luck with your goals.

  2. I think I keep getting free books. I enjoyed this and the What's in a Name challenge. I just downloaded some more free books to fit other challenges.

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