To help those doing the month long challenge Take Control of Your TBR Pile and for those who just want to participate for a few days and knock out some of those books piling up. To count towards the participation prize you must read a book published before March 1, 2014. This is an easy stressfree read-a-thon. Enter challenges, clean-up your TBR pile and make a few friends.
I’m a bit of fan of Ancient Rome so this seemed like lots of fun…except if your name is Julius Caesar. Here are some fun facts about Julius Caesar’s last day:
1. a haruspex (person who divined the future from entrails) named Spurinna allegedly warned Caesar to ‘beware the Ides of March’
2. Roman senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus stabbed Caesar 23 times
3. Blood loss was a major factor in Caesar’s death
4. Romans counted their months differently from us – they counted back from three fixed points (the Nones, Ides and Kalends)
5. Caesar probably didn’t utter the famous words ‘Et tu Brute?‘ but our ancient sources are divided on what he actually said. I reckon it was probably something like ‘ouch’ or ‘stop stabbing me’.
- The event kicks of at 12:01 am on March 13th in your time zone and ends at 12:00 midnight on March 17th.
- Link up below. You do not need a blog to participate. You can use your Goodreads account, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr etc.
- Join for one day or the entire time..it is up to you.
- Must post either start-up post or wrap-up post to qualify and participate in at least one challenge. (around time of event) for participant giveaway.
- Earn extra entries for participant giveaway for each challenge you participate in.
- Earn an extra entry for reading one of the following: a book from your TBR pile published before March 1, 2014
- Extra entries for sharing, adding button and following challenge hosts
- Have fun!
- Tweet your progress using #TBRreadathon (optional)
- Twitter Party – Sunday March 16, 2014 4pm (EST) to 5 pm. Chat about books and win some swag.
When in Rome… Challenge
Prize: $10 Amazon gift card (available internationally)
random.org picked Kristen H. as the winner. Congrats Kristen
Since this is a fuss free challenge, I thought I’d make the challenge pretty simple. We all know that when in Rome, do as the Romans do which means you should follow the customs of the society you are visiting but (and here’s the important bit) what does that actually entail? All you have to do is leave a comment answering this simple question:
When in Rome, what do the Romans do?
Stuck? Here is an example – when in Rome, Romans loved to attend gladiatorial battles.
In order to win, you must be signed up for the challenge (you can do this here). Winner will be randomly selected and I will notify them by email.
My challenge goals