Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013


I have signed in for the IQR 2013 and my target is 100 books. Whats yours?

The Indian literary scene is under bombardment and Indian Quills Reading Challenge is inspired from that beautiful word-a-lious attack. Indian books, Indian writers, Indian stories…..there are so many out there that each one of us end up missing a few, sometimes even the good ones and that is terrifying to this desi reader.

IQR Challenge is an attempt to bring the reviews of books by Indian authors scattered all over under one database at The Tales Pensieve. Going forward with this site’s underlying partiality with Indian authors, it is to also serve as a collective effort to promote the literature and authors of Indian origin.
I invite each and all who read books by Indian authors, even once in a while, to participate in this effort. I have tried to keep this very simple and user friendly but in case you have any confusion or face blocks feel free to contact me. The way into this challenge is a 3-step strike: Read the guidelines, if you are game sign-up and start participating (and winning ;) ).

Guidelines
a. Anyone who reads Indian literature can join the challenge, do you blog or not is not a criteria.
b. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphical, all forms of Indian writing are welcome.
c. Books written in any language (Regional, National or International) are eligible for the challenge, the only criteria is that it should be authored or co-authored by a writer of Indian origin.
d. The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
e. The books to be part of the challenge could have been released anytime since evolution of printing (no ceiling on that) and you can also link reviews of books read anytime, any number of years back. The intension is to build a near perfect and complete database of books by Indian writers.
f. If you have any confusion wether the book you have opted for, qualifies for the challenge or not just ask me.
g. If you are a blogger but do not write about books on your blog, you are welcome to use the non-bloggers signup for the challenge.
For Bloggers
1. Publish a post/ page on your blog telling your readers about your signing up for IQR Challenge 2013 and lock in the number of books you will be reading as part of the challenge – which will be your IQR Target.
2. Sign up for IQR Challenge 2013 by entering your details into the linky, here
3. Once your details and IQR Target are updated into the IQR Challengers 2013 list, you can start linking up your book reviews here
For Non-Bloggers
1. Lock in the number of books you will be reading as part of the challenge – which will be your IQR Target.
2. Sign up for IQR Challenge 2013 by entering your details into the comment box, here 
3. Once your details and IQR Target are updated into the IQR Challengers 2013 list, you can start rating & writing short reviews here

Button for IQR Challenge 2013
You are free to copy the code beneath the challenge picture on the sidebar and put it up on your blog. Be a proud IQR Challenger.
And then
I will be updating the IQR Challenge database in the first week of every month for the submissions of the previous month and with that will be updated your challenge account details i.e. your IQR Target vis-a-vis your submissions. And from there I pick the IQR Champion of the month, who gets an IQR Champion badge for their blog & gets to choose a book of their choice from the picks of the month to be home delivered (anywhere in India) by Random House India. If the IQR Champion of the month is a non-blogger, then they ofcourse get only the book.
So all set? You can sign-up from the challenge anytime but submissions start from January 1, 2013 only.
Welcome to Indian Quills Challenge 2013 fellow book lovers! Let’s build the biggest collection of Indian writing on the web. Get, Set Go….
Picks of the Month for IQR Champions to choose from
in January 
Aerogrammes by Tania James
Boats on Land by Janice Pariat
Bombay Stories by Manto
From the Eye of my Mind by TGC Prasad
The Good Little Ceylonese girl by Ashok ferrey
in February
55 by Chetan Chhatwal
Work it out without a workout by Vesna Jacob
Our Moon has blood clots by Rahul Pandita
Dozakhnama by Ravi Sankar Bal
Tirupati by Kota Neelima


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Nimi,

    Here is a month long celebration of Indian debut writers. Do join in. The rules are simple - Read the 1st book of an Indian writer, review, link to us. We promote, you vote. It will be a fun and exciting month. With some prizes thrown in too. Hope to see you at The Tales Pensieve.

    http://thetalespensieve.com/indian-debut-writers-challenge/debut-indian-writers-month-2013/

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