Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Discussion Challenge - Bookish Items You Love


There are so many challenges to sign up for this year, but I know that I'll have a difficult time keeping track and remembering to link up as I do things, so I figured I'd just sit out challenges this year. That is until I heard about the 2015 Discussion Challenge, co-hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight. You can learn more and sign up here.

The first level is Discussion Dabbler which is 1-12 discussion posts this year. I'm aiming for 12 right now, which is one a month, but I would like to do more. Discussion posts are one of my favorite things to read on other blogs so I hope to do it more here.

If you sign up for this challenge, you can enter to win a $15 book of choice to The Book Depository, and this link also allows you to see what other challenge members are posting/talking about this month.

I'm currently hosting my own giveaway for a book up to $15 from TBD and to enter that, you have to do one of two discussion type posts by January 17. If you sign up for this challenge, and do my discussion post idea, you get two chances to win some book money. You just can't go wrong!

I hope to have an actual discussion post up soon, but to get people taking now, I'll leave you all with a question:

*What bookish items (not actual books though) did you get for the holidays? Or what bookish items do you need to buy yourself this year?

26 comments:

Kindlemom said...

I saw this challenge earlier too, it really does look like it will be a lot of fun.

kimbacaffeinate said...

Good luck, I always enjoy doing discussion post each month.. and look forward to seeing what everyone chats about

Charlie Anderson said...

I'm also participating in the Discussion Challenge. My RL folks weren't very loving towards me for the holidays, so I didn't get any books or bookish things. :/ It's OK, though, because I want to get rid of stuff. The only thing I can think off the top of my head that I want is the amazing stack of books ornament Jessica shared last week on A GREAT Read, and some cool reading-related Tshirts.

Diva Booknerd said...

Awesome challenge Lauren, I look forward to reading more discussions on Shooting Stars (and lovely makeover too, love it!)

It was mainly books I'd received for Christmas, but just went out and bought a new desk and floor to ceiling bookshelves to design my own at home library / office. Hubby and I have been putting flatpacks together in this sweltering Australian heat. Think I'll leave the rest of it go until it cools down though.

Happy new year Lauren and look forward to reading more of your thoughts and reviews throughout 2015 <3

Melanie said...

AHH LAUREN I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG LOOK xD Anyway, this sounds like a really fun challenge that isn't to do with reading books! I might consider participating, too ;)

Best of luck <33

Erika Sorocco said...

I received no bookish items for the holidays this year; but I would love to buy one of those 'Part At Gatsby's' sweatshirts!

xx

wordyhughes said...

Great idea for a challenge! Thanks for sharing!

My favorite gift by far was a replica of the "Monster Book of Monsters" from Harry Potter!!!

The first bookish thing I've bought for myself is a Kobo Aura eReader because I wanted to be able to buy eBooks from my favorite indie bookstore.
Lauren @ Wordy Hughes

Alexia561 said...

Love reading discussion posts, so think this is a great idea for a challenge! I should start writing posts like this since I enjoy reading them, but can never seem to come up with a topic. Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts!

Lisa said...

What an interesting idea for a challenge!

Loupe Duffy said...

I'd love to have discussion posts on my blog! I didn't know about this challenge! Thank you for bringing it to our attention :)

Shannon Miz said...

Yay, so glad you are joining us! I cannot wait to read your posts! As for bookish stuff, I got a small bookcase, a Mockingjay calendar, and Hunger Games Barbies (true story, my husband thought I needed them, it is kind of cute lol)

Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

Camille Flores said...

I didn't join this Challenge but having discussion posts on my blog is actually one my blogging resolutions for this year. Good luck to everyone! :)

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

What a great challenge! I'm hoping to do something unofficially, because I really do want to post more than reviews and memes on my blog, and I have discussion ideas... so here's to lots of good blog conversations in 2015!

Brandi Kosiner said...

I got a gift card and godiva from bandn

Montana @ The Book Belles said...

I recently purchased a tote from Pivot Book Totes. Becca (the owner) is so talented! I also really like the bookmarks from Crafted Van. I received some fun bookmarks and bags over Christmas :) I love the sound of this challenge!

Bec @ Readers in Wonderland said...

This sounds like an awesome challenge! I hope you have fun with it!

As for bookish items, I didn't get any for Christmas! I haven't bought book related items in a while. Though I did purchase some Howl's Moving Castle things for a friend (that's related more to the Ghibli movie though)

Carmel B said...

I should sign-up for this cuz I’d KILL it. I post 1 discussion post a week, so x 52 = Gift of the Gab. Trying to get me to participate in challenges is like attempting to get blood from a stone though, so… Can’t wait to weigh-in on some of your topics.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads

kimbacaffeinate said...

Good luck, I try to have at least one discussion post a month and enjoy it.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's my best to you on that challenge. I'll look for your discussion posts. As to bookish items: I bought ten books and gobbled them up during Dec.

Happy New Year.

Tracy Terry said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I look forward to reading how you progress. I'm actually very tempted to join in but given that I've promised myself no more challenges this year (apart from my usual two) I may well just content myself with joining in as and when.

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Such a good challenge, since I've started blogging I've only had around 3, so I'm only aiming for 5 right now, haha. But it's so hard to come up with something nobody else has done, or a different angle of it. I actually didn't get much bookish stuff this year (I only actually had 2 box sets The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) so I bought some books myself, but I'm turning my landing into a mini-library so I need to get a lot of bookish things! :)

ebookclassics said...

I'm joining this challenge and my first post is coming soon! For the holidays, I bought myself a Pride and Prejudice sweater and a Handmaid's Tale t-shirt from Out of Print. I also received three book totes and a John Steinbeck mug as gifts.

Angela's Anxious Life said...

The dreaded Discussion posts! I am always trying to think of some. I love it when they just come to me. Those are the best ones. But most of the time I just sit around trying to think of a topic.

Lauren D. said...

I love reading discussion posts so this is a challenge I want to keep an eye on (though I don't normally post many so I won't sign up myself). BTW, I'm sure this is much belated due to the looooong break I took, but I absolutely LOVE the new look on the blog - so gorgeous! Happy new year!

Krysten Quiles said...

Yay for fun challenges!

Nicole Hewitt said...

I got THREE bookcases for Christmas! Woo hoo! My husband has since realized that this was a dangerous gift, since I now have room for so many more books! LOL!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction