Competitionand Rewards

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.".
.– Angela Carter.

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.".
.– Haruki Murakami.

Ahoy mates!

A book is like a piece of a treasure just waiting to be discovered. It is a piece of a puzzle waiting to be put together. Embark on your treasure hunt and help others on theirs by finding, reading and reviewing books of all kinds right from adventure and dystopian novels to books on science and technology, for the world of books is one that is yet to be uncovered.

Each book that you read is a piece of your treasure hunt map that you receive once you have reviewed the book. After finding a certain number of these pieces, you shall be lead to massive loot. This treasure hunt will help you travel all over the world through the pages of a book. You will also be able to view the reviews done by your fellow pirates and get to see their view on the books that they have read.

Rewards - Students

Me lads and lassies,

As you embark on this quest, you shall receive 10 pieces of silver to help you on your quest. You shall also receive help in the form of the newsletter and other communication which will be related to gain additional loot.

To receive a piece of the map, each pirate must write about the things they liked the most in each book and share their thoughts and feelings on any book. It could be about a certain character or some quotes and thoughts as long as it’s between 50-200 words.

If a pirate is one of the first 5 to review a certain book, that pirate receives an additional 10 pieces of silver. If he is among the first 10 to review a book then he shall receive 6 pieces of silver and if he is reviewer number 11 and more, he shall receive 3 pieces of silver to help him along on his quest.

If a pirate’s review gets a like from pirates from other ships, that pirate gets an additional 5 pieces of silver. Remember all the reviews a pirate writes unlocks another piece of the treasure map. Beware: The pirate must not give a like to any student from the same ship or else he will be called a Scallywag.

After unlocking your first piece of the treasure hunt by writing a review, the pirate climbs aboard the famous Captain Atharv’s ship ( www.ihavereadthebook.com)and becomes an Atharv’s Book Club Member and receives a part of the loot by e-mail. Once the pirate is an ABC member, she/he can view the pieces that other pirates have unlocked on this website. The pirate will also be able to download education related apps and read free e-books to help him/her unlock more pieces.

Every pirate is eligible to participate in the story writing competition that will be held every quarter. The best 25 stories will be published in the form of an e-book and will be sent to all the pirates by e-mail. This helps the pirate to be recognized and can lead to more loot. Each participating pirate receives a participation certificate as well.

Efforts to maintain the quality of the reviews

Before getting published each review goes through plagiarism software and check for offensive words.

The Forum expects you to maintain the quality of reviews. If you notice any review which has been plagiarised or has used offensive language or is not up to the standard you can raise a flag by putting the following information-

  1. Name of the book
  2. Reviewed By
  3. Area of improvement
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