As a reminder, Orange January is when you pledge to read at least one book that has won or been nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction. You can include winners and nominees of the New Author Prize too. Reading one book is your only requirement, but I hope you’ll share your selections and book reviews with others.
This will be our third installment of Orange January, and based on terrific feedback from others, I have decided to make some modifications:
In the past, I would post messages on several LibraryThing books about Orange January/July. Not only was this hard to keep up with, it caused many members to duplicate their posts, as many were members of multiple groups. So, for 2011, I have created a LibraryThing group just for Orange January/July. Please come by anytime before January to set up your little space and say hello.
Prizes? Yes, prizes! To thank you all for your participation, I will be offering some prizes throughout Orange January. Most of the prizes are gently used books from Orangey authors, such as Rose Tremain and Sadie Jones, while others are books that I think are wonderful and in the spirit of the Orange Prize. It’s entirely subjective, admittedly, but I hope there’s something in there for everyone.
About every other day on the Orange January/July Facebook page, I will post a question or quick activity for you to do. If you answer the question or complete the activity, you’ll need to comment on the Wall Post. Then, I will hold a random drawing from those who commented for that day’s prize. You’ll always know which book is up for grabs, so if it’s one you’ve read or are not interested in, you can skip the activity.
Prizes will be shipped worldwide. You can win multiple times also.
Please note this is a Facebook contest. I promise I am not trying to exclude non-Facebook users, but I have to make this simple for me (as I juggle my other life commitments). Joining Facebook is fun and easy, and you can always terminate your account once Orange January is over.
And just a reminder:
If you are looking for news about the Orange Prize, women writers or Orange January/July events, please join our Facebook page. Feel free to add your links and post your own messages! (Optional)
If you want to post your review to a centralized place, please post your review to the Orange Prize Project. (Optional)
Just let me know! Thanks for participating!