Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer Reading

As I mentioned earlier, my friend over at Inksplasher is holding a Summer Reading Thing.
(disclamer, I lifted the following directly from her post about the summer reading thing. But I did cut parts of it out- you'll have to go to her post to see what I left out)
Here's how it works:

Who: The Summer Reading Thing 2007 is for anyone who’s game and up for a reading challenge.
What: A summer reading challenge for everyone. Set your goals and track your progress. No goal is too small; no ambition too great.When: June 22nd through September 22nd, 2007.
Where: The blogosphere. Join up using Mr. Linky. Post your summer reading list on your blog and backlink to Inksplasher.
Why: To promote literacy around the world. Yeh, right. Because we’re addicted to reading or we need a kick in the pants to get us started.
1. Make a list of books you’d like to read during the summer. Check your bookshelves and nightstands for unread (or unfinished) books. Go to the library. Browse your local bookstore or Check the book lists from Katrina’s Spring Reading Thing or last year’s Fall Into Reading. Ask your friends and neighbors for suggestions. Encourage them to join as well. Start a group where you all read the same books. That’s cool too.
2. Decide which book(s) you’re going to read. There are 13 weeks of summer. If your goal is to read one book this summer, that’s great. If your goal is to read 13 books, or even 26 books, that’s great, too.*I’d like to suggest that we stretch a little. If you normally read fiction, put at least one non-fiction on your list (and vice versa). Try a genre you don’t usually read. Try a new author chosen totally at random. Make your list challenging and FUN!
3. Write your blog post defining your list. If you have all your books nearby, you could stack them up, take a photo and post it. If you’ve really got time on your hands, provide a link to for each of your titles. Totally up to you.
4. Come back here and use Mr. Linky to join up and backlink to this site. Let’s support each other in this fun summer reading challenge. Visit the blogs of other participants and POST COMMENTS! We all love comments.
5. Feel free to use the Summer Reading Thing 2007 image in your sidebar and/or in your post. If you know how to do it, please link the image back to this post.
6. Regularly (defined by you) update your posted reading list on your original blog post. Change the color of the text or cross through them as you finish each book.
7. Almost Entirely Optional: Post reviews of the books you read on your blog. Use the Mr. Linky on the Summer Reading Thing Reviews page to link back to your blog. (This is entirely optional, but required if you want to win the Grand Prize.)
8. At the end of the summer, write a recap post telling us about your experiences in pursuing your reading goals. I’ll have a list of questions for you to consider answering and another Mr. Linky to be posted the last week of the summer (September 15th).
9. And yes, there will be prizes. Like Katrina, I’ll choose one participant at random at the end of the summer who will receive a $10 gift certificate to Prize Eligibility
Join Summer Reading Thing 2007 by posting your reading list on your blog and signing up through Mr. Linky by midnight (MST) on Friday, June 29th, 2007
Post at least one book review and use the Mr Linky here to share it with us.
Post a recap of your Summer Reading Thing 2007 experience on your blog and link through the recap Mr. Linky by midnight (MST) on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 (one week after the summer ends). (Recap page will be posted September 15th.)Note: You can join Summer Reading Thing 2007 at any time; deadlines are only for prize eligibility.Other prizes will be given out randomly during the summer, regardless of when you join. Prizes to be announced later, but they will all be books.Okay, that’s it. Let’s get reading!Click here to join Summer Reading Thing 2007.


Karlene said...

So, uhm, where's your reading list?

Sandra said...

I'll post it no later than tomorrow night. Kid stuff got in my way yesterday and today I HAVE to tackle the garage- parents coming in 2 weeks! Gotta clean