Tuesday 8 January 2013

Welcome to 2013! - The Pledge Returns

New Year, for me, was always something that instantly began at 00:01 on January 1st. That was until a number of years ago when HarperCollins Canada created the 50 Book Pledge. Ever since I learned about it, I have taken part and I don't really feel like the New Year has begun until the pledge is launched for another year.

This year it was double the delight! Not only have HarperCollins Canada launched the 50 Book Pledge again, but they have also, with the help of John Caruso, launched a web app in which the reader can add books to shelves (read, and to-read) and even customize their pledge. I have opted to really go all out on it this year and selected their highest pledge of 200 books, each of which I'll be reviewing here on The Literary Word.

If you'd like to learn more about the 50 Book Pledge, you can check out the information for it at The Savvy Reader. There you'll find all the resources regarding ways to participate, including the twibbon site http://twibbon.com/support/50bookpledge-2013 where you can update your Facebook and Twitter profiles with the 2013 Pledge badge.

Also do check out the web app which can be located at http://www.50bookpledge.ca/ - (When I signed up there were only 6 of us, and at the writing of this post, that number has grown to 509 in less than 24 hours! It's great to see!)

If you are curious about my picks for the year, in addition to checking back at The Literary Word frequently, or subscribing so you'll be alerted when I post, you can also peek at my 50 Book Pledge profile here

If you sign up and would like to let me know where I can view your shelf (I'm always looking for ideas for my next read!) please leave a comment below or you can tweet me @theliteraryword. If you'd like to share it with others who have pledged, remember to add the hashtag #50BookPledge

That's enough typing for me. 200 books await....

Happy Reading!


Eustacia Tan said...

Woah, 200 books? Have fun reading!


Charlene Martel said...


I certainly have enough book ideas. I just peeked at your blogs and talk about brain candy!

I look forward to following your progress through the year.