01 January, 2013

2013 Reading Challenge: Indie-Fever!

Welcome to a 2013 Reading Challenge: Indie-Fever!
Or, more appropriately 'Read & Review Indie Books Challenge'

Ever since I have discovered this book review & blogging world, I have also discovered the "Indie-Authors". To be frank, quite a big percentage of my 2012 favourites were from Indie Authors. So I have come up with this challenge with the hope of promoting Indie Authors and their works.


How it works:
1. Read and Review as many Indie Books as possible during this year.
2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. However, you have to post a review on some site in order to participate. It can be on Goodreads and/or Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble and/or Smashwords.
3. If you are a blogger link up your permalink to the review posts. If you aren't a blogger, then link up the permalink to your reviews from whichever site you have chosen to post the review on.
4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.  
5. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
6. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.
7. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013. Sign ups will be open till 30th November'2013

How To Sign-Up and Join In:
1. Choose a challenge level listed below.
2. Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of Authors/Books is optional).
3. Grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to b00k r3vi3ws.
4. Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Linky List and enter your link.
5. Once you review a book it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the Review List.
7. When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up List.

Challenge Level:
Amateur : Choose to read & review 4 - 8 Indie Books
Lover     : Choose to read & review 9 - 16 Indie Books
Expert    : Choose to read & review 17 - 28  Indie Books
Fanatic   : Choose to read & review 28 or above  Indie Books

When talking about this challenge on Twitter, please use the hastag (#IndieFever). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back!


I have committed to Expert level - and chose to read and review 17 - 28 Indie Books in 2013!
My Progress:
21. Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) by T.G. Ayer
23. Antique Discovery (Alicia Trent Series #3) by Eileen Harris
24. Secrets From The Dust by George Hamilton
25. Promise Me This by Sarah Ashley Jones
26. Midnight at the Taj Mahal by Brynn Olenberg Sugarman
27. One Small Victory by Maryann Miller
28. Birthdays of a Princess by Helga Zeiner
29. The Fab Life (The Kihanna Saga #1) by Mercy Amare
30. Sisters In Love (Snow Sisters #1) by Melissa Foster
31. Stubborn Love by Wendy Owens
32. Sia by Josh Grayson

Please Link your reviews to the Linky List for 'Indie-Fever Reviews'. I will promote your reviews through facebook and twitter once you submit them in the Review List.

'IndieFever Reviews - Linky'

Please sign up with the book name & twitter handles. @b00kr3vi3ws.
If you do not have a Twitter handle then you Just sign up with the book name followed by your name.


  1. Yea, I work fast. Honoured to be the first. Fab idea Debdatta.

  2. I look forward to my first Reading Challenge.

  3. So, Debdatta...I keep loosing this page to come back and add the permalink to. Is there a link to it anywhere that I am missing...maybe under your 'challenges' header?

    1. Hi Sadie,

      You can click on the 'Indie-fever' badge on my right bar to access this page. Or maybe you can save/bookmark the permalink to this post: http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in/2013/01/IndieFever.html

  4. I want to be an expert- I have no twitter account but will be posting my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. I love this idea. Thanks.

    1. I'm lost at adding the books I read on this page. Since I have no twitter account what do I put on that line that says "URL"? Do I put the book title and then my name? Do I put a @ also inbetween them? I tried to post and it did not come up right on the screen after I posted so I know I messed it up so I deleted it. I tried posting "Agenda 21 - Sandy S." on the URL line and it just posted on the screen "Sandy S" with no mention of the book so I knew I messed something up. Thanks.

    2. Hi Sandy,

      The URL line is for the permalink to your review post (you can use either amazon or goodreads review link.
      In the name line, please put the 'book name' - 'your name'

      That way when people click on you link they will be taken to your review post :)

      Please let me know if you have any troubles, I'll try to take care of it. You can reach me at:: debdatta(dot)dg(at)gmail(dot)com

      All the best :)

  5. I so totally forgot to post the links here... I promise I'll do better... :)

  6. hi
    I would like to participate in it.
    I have an account in blogspot.com.
    If i have understood it correctly then i need to declare the level here and then every time i read a book i need to paste the link for its review.

  7. Hey, just noticing that I've passed 28 now...yes, praise me...are we meant to stop posting once we've passed the minimum Fanatic level or just keep on keeping on?

    1. wow, you're really cookin', I mean bookin'. Keep going! Maybe Debdatta will rank everyone at the end with most books reviewed.

  8. Got started and entered my reviews up to April. Nice challenge.

    Diane Rapp

    1. Good to see you! A quick way to see how many entries you have is to do a find for your Twitter ID. I have 17 and just made Expert level. :)


  9. Really thankful to you for sharing this topic dentist

  10. I would very much like to be involved in Indiefever but I'm afraid I can't even work out what 'grab the badge' means. I'll come back to it later and try again.

  11. Just stopping by with a comment to let you know whilst my reviews are on the shorter side (got busy with college but a lot of queued up now) I've hit the Expert rank!

    my post yipppppeeee :D

  12. Thank you Diane and Sandy! You both rock my world.

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