Wednesday 4 April 2012

Welcome to Team Candor! #INSURGENTUK #CANDORUK

So yesterday I had an incredibly exciting email from HarperCollins - one that actually involved a happy dance after I'd finished reading it! Along with the lovely Carly from Writing from the Tub I am joint leader of the UK Candor Faction!!! I'm really looking forward to the challenge and determined that we're going to bring Candor to victory :o)

Divergent was one of my favourite books of 2011 (read my review here) so can't wait to start reading Insurgent!

If you've already read Divergent then you'll be familiar with the 5 different factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite. If you haven't read the book then what the heck are you waiting for? Go and grab a copy today! Insurgent is being published on the 1st of May so you're going to want to catch up with the series in time to read that when it comes out.

I'm hoping this post can be somewhere for fellow Candor UK members can chat strategy ideas & get all the latest information about the event but we'll start with a quick reminder about what Candor stands for.

(Image found on the Divergent Wiki)

1. the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness.
2. freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality

That definition definitely helped me flesh out Candor more, particularly in the second book. The faction is not just trying to develop honesty– they’re also trying to develop impartiality. (Source Veronica Roth's Blog)

(Images found on Candor Faction News)

Now I haven't received the email with the full list of members for the Candor UK faction yet but some of you have already found me on Twitter so I thought I'd get started on the member list. If I've missed you off please let me know & I'll add your link in (I'll also make sure this list is correct as soon as I get the final list from HarperCollins)

Candor UK Members:

Carly - Writing From The Tub - Twitter (LEADER)
Sarah (me lol) - Feeling Fictional - Twitter (LEADER)

Caz - Big Book Little Book - Twitter
Darren - Bart's Bookshelf - Twitter
Emma - Book Monkey - Twitter
Georgina - Chick Litaholic - Twitter
Hannah - Booking in Heels - Twitter
Iffath - Painting With Words - Twitter
Jesse - Books 4 Teens - Twitter
Jo - Once Upon A Bookcase - Twitter
Kayleigh - K-Books - Twitter
Keren - Gothic Angel - Twitter
M & Little M - We Sat Down - Twitter

When I know I have the full list of members I'm thinking it might be easier to set up a group email so we can discuss strategy for the contest but in the meantime make sure you check out everyone's blogs and find them on Twitter and say hi!

If you're chatting on Twitter make sure you use the #INSURGENTUK and #CANDORUK hash tags so we're all in the loop!

Thanks so much to Kayleigh who created these fab buttons for us to use! If anyone else wants to have a go at creating buttons feel free to send them over to me though - we can never have too many!

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If you have any questions or would like to see anything added to this post please let me know!


  1. Brilliant post! This is going to be so fun. I think when we hear from Harper we should start a group email to get ourselves sorted and all exchange ideas. I've got a few already :). I absolutely LOVE the buttons - Kayleigh you are awesome! I'll get them put up next time I'm on my laptop. Go team Candor!x

  2. This is totally exciting. We were waiting for the book - but this is even better. Just wait til the kids at school find out :)

    And of course, if people want an honest review....they know where to come #CANDORUK !!!

  3. I'm so excited! I can't wait to see what HC have got instore for us. looking forward to hearing everyones ideas

  4. @ Carly - I'm so excited about this whole thing! You have some fab ideas already & I definitely think a team email is the way to go when we're sure we have all our team members :o) I can't wait for the books to start arriving!!

    @ M - "If you want an honest review come to #CANDORUK" I love it - that should totally be our team slogan!! This is such a fun idea and we have an awesome team!

    @ Caz - I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes next from HC! Carly has some fantastic ideas already so we'll set up a group email once we know we have the complete list of team members :o)

  5. Hi, I'm Little M (We Sat Down)a member of team CandorUK. I can't wait till we get the book.

    I think a group email would be fab.

    Did my victory dance in the garden(got a bit out of breath).

    Speak soon.

    Go team CANDORUK

  6. @ Little M - welcome to Candor! I'm glad we have such an enthusiastic team :o) I can't wait to read Insurgent too, it's going to be fab!

    We should get the email from HC early next week confirming the full team list so I'll set up a group email once I know for sure I have everyone!

  7. I'm a teeny bit late (not quite sure how I managed to miss the #candoruk hashtag on Twitter lol) but I'm Candor as well.

    A group email sounds like a fab idea :)

  8. Welcome to the team Jesse! It's great to have you with us :o) I'll set up a group email as soon as I have the final team list & then we can start plotting ideas!

  9. Ok, so I'm very late to commenting - sorry about that, but... WHOOP! I'm loving the motto idea. I'm just writing my own post with a list of all the members, and mentioned that as a book blogger, I love that I'm in Candor as it's all about honesty :D Looking forward to the group email! :D

    By the way, the buttons have died. Anywhere else I can get them from?

  10. Welcome to Candor Jo :o) Kayleigh just fixed the buttons for us so it should all be working now. Candor is a pretty cool team to be in!

    Anyone who had the old code for the buttons will need to grab the new one to fix it



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