Monday, September 28, 2009

The Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge Begins!


Welcome to the first ever Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge!

If you are a regular reader of this blog then you already know I am a long time fan of Mrs. Lovelace's writing, particularly the Betsy-Tacy series. I was introduced to the Betsy Ray by my mother, who, had herself, read the books as a teenager. I immediately fell in love with the stories and over the years have reread them several times, but I've never had the chance to share how great these books are to more than a few readers and only then by word of mouth. Until now!

Thanks to Harper CollinsPublishers, who have chosen to republish the last six novels in the Betsy-Tacy series, readers everywhere can now have easy and affordable access to some of Mrs. Lovelace's best stories. And so I ask you, what better time is there to launch a reading challenge then the week the books are released after being out of print for the last decade? There isn't. It is my hope that the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge will not only allow me to share my love of Mrs. Lovelace's books, but give you a chance to discover for yourself how timeless these stories truly are. Now, without further delay, let's begin!

First, to start: Link your blog (main site or permelink to an introductory post for this challenge) on the Mr. Linky below. I am planning to leave the Mr. Linky open until Saturday, October 10, so there is still time to spread the word if you know of someone who might be interested in joining in the fun.

Then throughout the month of October I will post various reviews and tidbits about Mrs. Lovelace and her books.

On Saturday, October 31st I will put a new Mr. Linky which will conclude the reading challenge. At that time feel free to put up one or all of the permelinks to your Lovelace Reading Challenge pots.

Happy reading!





14 comments:

bookclubgirl.com said...

I love this and am going to talk it up on my blog!!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

great idea...keep it on.

Mary G said...

This is such a cool idea ... my almost 10yo daughter and I are going to read all the Betsy-Tacys right on thru college/wedding!

I'm looking forward to keeping up with your posts on Mrs. Lovelace ...

THANKS!

Michelle said...

This is perfect timing for me as I just started reading the Betsy-Tacy books for the first time. Thanks for hosting.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I've just been introduced to the books - what a treasure!

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I just started a Mother/Daughter
3rd grade book club and Betsy Tacy is our 1st choice! Perfect timing for a challenge!

Coffeemom said...

I've never done an online reading challenge like this before, but it sounds exciting!

M Denise C said...

Ok, I have decided to participate in the challenge!

imbookingit said...

I'm probably cheating a big, because I'm most of the way through my reading, but I thought I'd sign up anyway, and keep track of what is going on here!

Marie DeVries said...

I tried to register on Mr. Linky,but its not showing up on my page... can my posting this comment count as my signing up?

Grilsgood said...

couldn't find Mr. Linky, hope this will do. I will try it.

S. Mehrens said...

Apparently because I use the "FREE" Mr. Linky it won't let me have two Mr. Linky's open and running at the same time. So here's the deal. I've closed down the second one (the one were you post your entry for the book give away. I will REOPEN that one on Sunday the 11th after this first one is finished.

If you still encounter problems leave a comment and I'll add you to my list. Sorry!

Shannansbooks said...

I want to participate. I just completed Betsy-Tacy. I am going to try to read the whole series I have the next 3 novels on deck.

Grilsgood said...

I guess I didnt' realize this was only one month. I read Betsy-Tacy, and have another to read next