Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Calling all Readers...

*********** Edited June 1, 2006 to add... Signups are now closed all members comments are now published and the list and new buttons will be added and updated sometime today. The forum is set up and ready for your challenges, reviews and recommendations. ************ EDITED MAY 25, 2006 to add... SRC Participants there is now a forum! *********** So I have been surfing some of my favorite blogs and I have noticed quite a few of you have been preparing and listing summer reading. I personally have begun to compile a list of books I would like to read this summer. I have challenged myself to read 28 books this summer (14 weeks, 2 books a week). Now everyone reads at different paces and may set different summer reading goals, perhaps there is just one book you would like to read this summer that you have always wanted to read, perhaps you want to try a new genre. Whatever your goals, how about taking a challenge with me? I plan on starting my summer reading next week, but how about for an official challenge we start June 1. Thanks CapnK8! Thanks CapnK8! Thanks Rebecca! Thanks Rebecca! Thanks Bella! If you have summer reading challenge buttons ideas please email me with the img src and I will post them others to use. Ready...Set...READ! Edited to add... If you are going to set a summer reading challenge for yourself you can link to this post. Make sure to comment on this post so I can add you to the list, you know we all want to go visit you! :)

171 comments:

Jenni said...

Sounds like fun! I am not sure that I can read 2 books a week, but I can surely set a challenging goal for myself.

Jenn said...

I'm in!

Heather said...

Love it! As a teacher it seems impossible to read during the year, this is a great idea.

BTW - Hope you enjoy reading Tom Robbins, he is v. cool (saw/met him once at a book signing, I stammered like an idiot "uh, I really like your writing...")

GamecockDoc said...

Sounds like fun. I don't think I'm quite as ambitious as you though...2 books a week is pushing it for me unless they're light chick lit. But I have some books I've been wanting to read.

Mary said...

Count me in. I think my goal is to eliminate the current backlog stacked on my shelf, but I might decide to try something new. My neighborhod book club meets tonight to decide whether we're meeting over the summer. . .

webber the webulous webhead said...

Fun, count me in!

teabird17 said...

I'm in, too! The books need not be fiction, yes? This is a great idea - Thanks, Amanda!

Jennifer said...

I'm in too, but with my life, I'm going to have to set a small goal, lilke a book a month.

ttbookjunkie said...

Teabird-
The books you challenge yourself with this summer need not be fiction, you can decide what you would like to take on this summer. Since I love fiction myself my challenge just happens to include a ton of fiction.

Amanda :)

Purl said...

Normally, I'd challenge myself to something really tough, but I'm taking the Texas bar this summer. However, I have to keep reading in order to stay sane.

Count me in although it will be fairly easy. And let's do this again next summer!

pixie girl said...

All right, sounds good! I'm kidding myself that I can do two books a week - but I'll try!
-adrienne:)

Kim said...

Me, me!! I want to join the fun(especially since I already posted my list--lucky I found this to keep me on task).

Sue said...

I'm up for the challenge. Perhaps my personal challenge will be one book beyond my bookgroup selections for the month, that would be 3 per month. I'll think about it.

Deb said...

Count me in, Amanda. I commute an hour to work each way so my goal will have something to do with classics in audio versions.

KTC has revived my reading habit so this is a perfect challenge for summer 2006. Before KTC, it was all knitting, all the time.

wendy said...

Hi Amanda, sounds like fun i have some books on my shelf i`v been wanting to read count me in

Carrie K said...

Sounds like a great idea, Amanda! I'd love to make a dent in my TBR stack. Count me in.

MissyJoon said...

Love this, love this!!!!! Next to knitting, reading is what I love! Count me in!

Becky said...

I'll be joining in, too. I am in the middle of Tom Robbins' latest and want to finish that and some others that are waiting.

Danielle said...

Not sure I can read two a week, but I know I try to anyway. Count me in. Will have to ponder what to read...

Rebecca said...

Count me in, too! My summer is not really my "down" time but I definitely need a book challenge to get me going on a stack of books I've been wanting to read.

Chrissy said...

Count me in! I'm a college student, so I miss reading my own books during the school year. I can't wait to start compiling my list.

cat said...

Definitely count me in! I think this is a great challenge.

Readatwhim said...

I love this challenge. Put me down for two books per week but I reserve the right to adjust down after I reflect realistically on the number. I want the challenge but I want it attainable, too.

rebecca said...

Count me in. I am not sure what would be a challenging goal for me, but ti sounds like fun.

Amanda A. said...

sign me Up!

Heather said...

I'm all over this like a cow on grass. Sounds like fun!!!

Rachel said...

Sign me up! My goal will not be 28 books for I only wish I had the time but I am going to go for 1 book a week- so 14 books. If I surpass 14 then I will treat myself to Haggan-Daas!!

Heather said...

I'm in...and I'm going on record as stating that I will read 1 of my classical books per week, for the 14 weeks.

Yup, on record. Oh damn.

Heatherly said...

mmmm, yummy books.
i sign me up. at least 2 a week. up with a baby til midnight...it makes quite reading time.

Brenda said...

I love this idea - I am either reading or knitting all of the time. This will be a great challenge for me.

Heather said...

Ok...figured out my list! This was fun (writing the list) it will be a challenge (finishing the list)

http://paperclips.wordpress.com/2006/05/13/reading-fo/

I also made a button that can be found there too.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Hello! I think this is a fun idea and I am glad I came across your blog! I am in for one a week...I'm clearing a bit of a backlog.

www.thelibraryladder.blogspot.com

A. Estella Sassypants said...

I'm in! Found the challenge through Heather at A High & Hidden Place and Amanda at The Blog Jar. Great idea!

Cheryl said...

yes, I am in...

A. Estella Sassypants said...

Oops, and I should probably specify the blog where I'll be keeping track (since I have three)....
http://projectilereviews.blogspot.com

silverarrowknits said...

Count me in! I have a couple of shelves full of books that need to be read. It would be nice to have a clean bookshelf (I mean slate) before I start grad school in the fall.

Wendy said...

Yes, count me in too! I have several books on my bookshelf that I plan to read. This challenge will give me that push!

MandyJ said...

Sounds like fun I'm in too.

Lissa said...

Me too! I wanna play! I think 2 books a week is a little much for me, the knitting would suffer. I think I'll go with one a week. what a fun idea!

moved from blogger though, so i'll be posting here:

http://lissaslongyarn.typepad.com/

Zee said...

Count me in too, Amanda!

Robyn said...

This sounds like a great idea. Count me in!

Ceebie said...

Hi Amanda:

This sounds like just the challenge I need for the summer. Please count me in at 1 book per week (which is ambitious considering I seem to never have any spare time, but I'll carve it in!)

Thanks for thinking of this!

Ceebie

zeusstrik said...

I have to join you, I have a long summer vacation (6 1/2 weeks) ANd I plan to read a lot of books, I'll challenge my elf by reading some of them in english...List is comming up soon.

Ginny said...

OH, Please add me too! I think one book a week would be a definate challenge for me!

Nikki said...

Wonderful idea. I love reading but never seem to make enough time for my books these days. We are revamping our garden at the moment so hopefully by the summer it will be lovely and just perfect for spending a few undisturbed hours reading. I aim to read a book a week.

http://gorgeousknits.blogspot.com

the knotmaker said...

this sounds like fun and a way to show my kids how important reading is!! I'm in!!

http://knotmaker.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Count me in too Amanda. I think I will set a goal of around 2 books a month. My challenge will be to decide which ones...

Jacqueline said...

I'm in. My goal is to get the following three books read:

Elizabeth I
Long Ships
White Teeth

FYI - Tom Robbins is a GOD.

Susan said...

I would love to join the challenge!

Bea said...

Oh! I love it! I'm going to read some books off of my list! AND I'm going to listen to a book or two READ on my new iPod my girls got me for Mother's Day! Realistically? A book a week ...

THANK you!!!

Bea

Zee said...

This is going to be fun! I've updated my blog and posted a button, and I just finished dusting a new bookcase to put the books I still have in boxes. Yes, plural. I'll probably need two more bookcases, unless I eBay what I know I'm not reading or reading again. ;)

The Fearless Knitter said...

Count me in.... off to figure out my goal!

Library Lady said...

I would love to take the challenge and pick up my left-handed knitting again.

:-)

Marji said...

I'm in. I've cut back my reading time so drastically due to increased knitting time, it will be good to set some goals so that some reading gets done.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Count me in! Not sure on the commitment level yet, but possibly around 1 book a week. This is where insomnia comes in handy.

amysue said...

I'm in! My regular blog is at:
Random Meanderings and my book blog is at Read-o-rama.

I'm going to challenge myself to read two books a week, ideally one fiction one non fiction. This should be fun!

Knitting Princess said...

Awesome! Please count me in. I've been way behind in my reading, so I think I'll try for a book a week (14 for the summer).

irishmama said...

Count me in.

irishmama said...

Sorry I posted before I finished. I would love to join, we do summer reading program at the library for my kids, so this will be my program. My goal will be a book a week.

sassymonkey said...

Ok, I'm biting. I'm going to do 28 books but within certain parameters. You can see them listed here.

Sassymonkey Reads

My friend Melissa is also doing a challenge but she's not a blogger member so here's her link:

Oil on Ice

Colleen said...

I'd love to join it. I can read, probably, I hope ... one book a week. Oh, how I miss the days of not working when I could read a book a *day*

Blog address is off my profile. :)

Mary said...

This sounds great! Just what I need to kick-start my summer reading!

The Silent K said...

When the new year began I told myself I would read a book a month. So far I have read only one book and it is May. I am really disappointed in myself.

I'd like to join.

I know that two books a week would never happen for me, but for the summer- I will aim for one book every three weeks.

My goal is still to have read 12 (fiction) books by the end of the year. Maybe this will help get me back on track.

Please add me too!

profbookwurmknits said...

i have missed being in a book discussion group-this sounds great-
summer is my busy work season
but i will give it my best effort

justme said...

Can I play too? I am not sure if you got my last comment or not. I will be posting at www.smoochdog.com and not on my blogger account.

Pooch said...

Amanda--
A great way to have an online book club and learn about a wide variety of books!! Thanks for organizing this challenge!

My goal = 3 books per month

http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com

:)

Kristy said...

Count me in--I want to try to read a book a week.

http://www.needlenorth.blogspot.com

Gewel said...

OK. I'm officially in ofr one book a week (not counting text books.) I'll post the button tonight, along with my picks. ;)

KnitNana said...

Ok...I'll try to read 2 books per 4 week renewal cycle at my public library! Just wish I had the ability to knit and read at the same time - lololol!
:)

Tami said...

I love this challenge. Count me in!

I plan to read the first two books of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander & Dragonfly in Amber

They are both real thick so should be a challenge for me.

Mei said...

I'm definitely in! Just what I need to get me reading all those books I feel I SHOULD have read already!

Mickle said...

I'm in!

I need to read more of the books I sell to parents and kids at work, so I'm going to read

1 Beginning Reader
1 Picture book
1 Chapter book
1 Young Reader novel
1 Teen novel
1 Graphic novel for kids
and
1 Non-fiction book for kids

each month - and all need to be from an author or series I haven't read yet.

The True Confessions of an Hourly Bookseller

serendipitious turtle said...

I stumbled across this on another blog and I think it sounds like a ton of fun! I'm going to challenge myself to read 10 books off my bookshelves that I've never read (there's many more than 10!)

My blog is actually at http://serendipitious-turtle.typepad.com/- I just signed up with a Blogger name in order to comment on the blogs...

Jane said...

Just what I need to get back on track - I'm still reading, but I've neglected to update my reading list for the last month. Thanks for coming up with this.

Dot said...

Even though I've always loved books, I've really only 'allowed' myself time to read fairly recently. Being a knitter, spinner and stitcher, I really *need* to make time to read or it gets left behind. I'd love to join this challenge.
I'm thinking 100 pages a week would be good for me. I'd like to say 2 books per month but some books are thicker than others. He! Yep, 100 pages a week.

sfp said...

Count me in!

My blog:
www.pagesturned.blogspot.com

Genia said...

Do audio books count? I was planning on making full use of our public library this summer -- wouldn't want funding for them to drop.

Two mysteries a week.

kim said...

This is a great idea. I'll have to come up with a goal.

ttbookjunkie said...

Genia-

Absolutely audio books count, welcome!

Amanda

Dawn said...

I would like to join in! I need to do some real reading. Knitting is starting to get in the way of my reading!

Tess said...

This sounds like right up my alley. I always read during the summer. Have to figure out what I want to read and a challenge but at least 1 book/week.


Tess
araygirl.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

I'm in. Now I have to get off my stupid blog and do some real life reading. :)

Sherry said...

I'll post my goals at my blog. Thanks for the challenge. Now if I can only set goals and not get distracted from them by other bookish rabbit trails.

jennhx said...

Amanda, I'm in! My goal is 14 books. The challenge is to read half NONfiction... normally I read mostly fiction. Thanks for the inspiration!

My list is here:
http://jennhx.com/2006/05/23/summer-reading-challenge/

austin said...

This sounds like fun! I'll try to read one book a week. I'll post my list on my blog. :( I don't know how to "take a button" LOL

austin said...

hi! it's me again!. I figured out how to "take a button" LOL I hope one doesn't have to be a knitter to join!

here is my blog addy:
http://ahhhsew.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I would like to go for 2 books a month (if I do more I'll brag!) -

Sara said...

Oops, I forgot - two books a month from my own bookcases! I have way too many books...
http://fabricnfiberfanatic.blogspot.com

lisrobbe said...

What a great way for me to dive into reading all those books that linger on my shelf. I have tendency to check books out from the libray though I know I have so many to read at home. Go figure. I will commit to one book a week and will try for two!

my blog: http://tonguetiedmuse.blogspot.com/

Circle of Quiet said...

I'll join! I have just been compiling my summer list, so I will post it at my blog soon.

Sounds great.

Diane

Lisa C. said...

Hey, what a fun idea. I'm in!

Tammy said...

Whoa, 91 comments already!! I have to join since reading hits right up there with knitting for me. I wish I could them at the same time, but alas, I have to watch my stitches. Tammy at http://www.lavendarknits.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

This might be just what I need to get going with books that I've been meaning to read for ages, so count me in too! Thanks, L.

Dr. Lisa said...

Oh, boy! I'm in. I have a bunch of stuff to read, all of which actually relates to my field.

RANDI said...

Hi, I am signing up for this one! I would like to commit to more, but I think that 12 books (3 per month) will be a do-able # for me!

Mary said...

Hi everyone, I just posted my Challenge list HERE.

Sue said...

What a great idea! I read a fair amount, and have one of my blogs dedicated to the books I read, with brief reviews so I'll be using that one - http://suesbookreviews.blogspot.com

During the summer it's so hot that I usually read more than I do in the rest of the year, but we're moving house at the start of July, so... maybe 2 per week on average is about right.

veganknitter said...

Hi, I would like to join as my reading has gone down the more kniting I do. To rectify this, I started bookcrossing last year and it has helped a bit but I seem to procure more and more books now.

I will try and read 2 books a week from my bookcrossing TBR pile.

www.bookcrossing.com/veganknitter

JennyRaye said...

I'd like to join. My goal is one book a week.

My Book Blog

Leann said...

I would like to join... I am saving a graphic and putting it up today. I am going to shoot for one book a week.

Angela said...

I would love to challenge myself!!
new website is www.triquetraknits.com

tara said...

Hi! I'd like to join! I'm already reading a lot of non-fiction in preparation of starting my own business, so here's my challenge:
I'll try to read 4 books a month: 2 non-fiction, 2 fiction

Carrie said...

Count me in! My challenge will be to read 18 books from my 2006 reading list that's posted on the sidebar of my blog.

I don't use my blogger blog anymore, my new one is here:

http://carrie.homeschooljournal.net

Juliet SN said...

I shall definitely join! Marvelous idea =) I shall post soon.

Blessings,
Juliet

Cajun Cay said...

This sounds fun!
Sing me up please. :)

My current blog is:
http://caygibson.typepad.com

Thanks!

tanabata said...

Count me in as well. Took a few days to figure out my list, but I've just posted it at my blog so there's no going back now! :P

http://tanabata.blogspot.com/

The Autumn Rain said...

I'm on. Please to count me in, if you will. (theautumnrain.blogspot.com)

Maria said...

I believe I will joing as well. My goal is a new book a week, not one I have read before. And as a separate goal to keep on track for my book reading group. Which means I must catch up before.

Classical Home said...

I'll join you all!
A book a week, plus The Count of Monte Cristo.

Crissy
http://www.eaf.blogspot.com/

Think Pink Dana said...

I would LOVE to join you!

http://think_pink.typepad.com

(the blogger ID i use to leave the comment is not an active blog)
i want to read two books a week--one fiction, one non-F.

Sandy said...

Add me to the list! I'll post my goals and book list on my blog (link below at my name.) Sounds like fun!

Sandy

Dawn said...

I want to join in the fun! My own personal challenge is going to read one book a week from my own shelves and read one Bible book a week.

Dawn said...

Oooops! My blog addy is www.homeschoolblogger.com/plaidhearts

Donna Boucher said...

Hi!

I would love to join the summer reading challange!

I'm Miz Booshay.

www.booshay.blogspot.com

Thanks for the encouragement!

Joanne said...

I'm in... funny, a few years ago, a few friends had a similar challenge to read one book a week for a year, which I balked at, having forgotten how to gift myself with time to read... now, it's no problem! :) I'm planning to read 28 books from my TBR shelf... (editable list to be found later on my blog)... Can't wait to start!

Cam said...

Count me in! Haven't made up my list yet, but probably 2/month.

Will post about what I read at:
Cam's Commentary www.camreading.blogspot.com

This is a great idea!

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

I'm in Cay! Sounds wonderful!!! My summers are spent with book perpetually in hand!

mizbooks said...

I was browsing for Book Blogs this morning, and came across your Summer Reading Challenge. Of course, I'd *heard* of it through my online book friends, but didn't think I'd join in...

Until I did so without even KNOWING I did! LOL... I was frustrated with the way my reading has been going this year, so I determined to read a set number of books each month for June, July & August...

And, voila! Here I am! I'm signing up, too!

http://mizbooks.blogspot.com
(and see my reads at...
http://mizbooksreads.blogspot.com )

Geekwif said...

Oh, this sounds like fun. I'll join in! I'm in the middle of C.S. Lewis' "Surprised By Joy" right now. I'm going to set my goal at 12 books after that one.

Mary G said...

Awesome!

I'm up for a challenge -- with my littles, I'm only going to commit to one book a week....

I'll be posting progress on my blog: http://saacademy.blogspot.com/

Thanks for suggesting (and to Cajun Cay for mentioning it!)

Wendy said...

I'm in. I'll go with 1 book per week.
My Blogger account is not active. My address is WellManneredFrivolity I'll try to post my list tonight after the littles go to bed

Wendy @ WMF

Tiff said...

I'm in! I can't wait and I love the idea of this! I'll post the link on my blog tomorrow morning.
Tiff
http://www.xanga.com/neuroticfitchmom

nattiedahling said...

i solemnly swear to read only books from my personal library for the summer reading challenge.
http://nattierosewrites.com/mt/

Shellie said...

Ok count me in for this one!! I am gonna shoot for 2 books a week. This will be so much fun. Now I am off to update my site. I have been using another site for my blogging. I know kick me in the pants, lol

http://randomblabs.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Reitz said...

www.xanga.com/pattierwr
I'd love to join in, even though I'm moving and won't be able to post as often as I'd like. I'll be reading, however. It's like breathing.

Amy said...

I'm joining in the fun! I'll be reading a book a week, and doing a unit of Mounce's Greek each week. My blog is:

www.amylovesbud.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

Hi, this all sounds very worthwhile, plus I love your link buttons. :-)

Count me in. My goal will be to read 2 books a week, one of which *must* be from my 200+ book "to read" pile.

My lit blog address is http://evesalexandria.typepad.com (I had to create a bogus blog to post this comment...ignore that :-))

Alicat said...

how fun! I am in. :)

I have a reading group online so I posted an announcement there as well. I hope everyone has a fabulous time reading this summer!

Alicat
http://readsomethingsoclever.blogspot.com

Anne said...

I just accepted the challenge here.

Thanks for putting all of this together!

mindy said...

OK, I'm in too! mindysnewsong.blogspot.com

Miss Anna said...

Oh how exciting! Perfect now that it is getting hot and i've been wanting to get reading!

Carol in Oregon said...

(frantically waving my hand) Count me in too!! Yes!

I *adore* the idea of reading off my bookshelf. There are many worthy books waiting there.

I'll post my challenge on my blog.

Thanks, Amanda, for the challenge.

Carol in Oregon
http://www.xanga.com/magistramater

Ina said...

Thanks for pulling this together - please count me in! My goal for this group is a book a fortnight from the list at http://jerseyknitter151.blogspot.com/2006/05/summer-reading-list-2006.html

Happy reading, all!

Misa said...

This sounds great! I'm going to challenge myself to 28 books, also, but I'm also going to stipulate that half of the ones that I read have to be novels.

Dani said...

Please count me in! I homeschool year round...so one book a month for me.

Moze said...

I'm in. Adding the link to my blog now.

My challenge is to read my way across one whole bookshelf. Average bookself in thsi house holds 50 books.

Knitting Magic Girl said...

I will be accepting the challenge of two books a week. I may not be able to get two done, but I will at least get one done a week. I have all these books I bought from the local library sale and I need to start reading them!

Knitting Magic Girl
http://magicknits.blogspot.com

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Great idea! My goal is 12 books.

Juli said...

Count me in too!! :) Sounds like a great summer project!!

veganknitter said...

I have just created a blog for the challenge.

Can't wait to get started!

http://veganknitterreads.blogspot.com/

Writing and Living said...

Count me in! My goal has been to get through Dicken's oeuvre this year, so my challenge is to get through the next seven books on my list - through Bleak House by the end of the summer.

Toni said...

Sign me up. I amreading i am not knitting so I am going for 1 book a week i week a project and i week for a book.

Toni said...

http://diva27406.blogspot.com/
This is the link to my site

barb said...

Count me in please. GREAT idea. I'll have do do some thinking on my goals.

Barb
http://lvbirders.homeschooljournal.net/

Rinn said...

Hi, add to me to the long, long list of participants, please! Your Summer Reading buttons are adorable. I'm having a hard time choosing.

Lindsey said...

I'm in! I'm hoping to read at least 20 books from my 101 in 1001! The page is here:

http://www.mysuspensionofdisbelief.com/?page_id=175

And my blog is here:

http://www.mysuspensionofdisbelief.com/

Jocele said...

Hi. I just stumbled upon this tonight. I'd like to join, with a goal of 2 books a month. Thanks.

Deborah said...

Count me in, too! I'll type up my list tomorrow.

Michelle Geffken said...

Add me to the Summer Reading Challenge!

Michelle Geffken
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/YesYouCanPublications/

sisterscooby said...

Hey I am totally in! I want to set myself the challenge of reading the two books a week.

Fun!

Crissy said...

I'm SO in on this!
Fantastic idea.
My goal is to read one travel related book per week all summer (15 total)
My blog is: http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=contessa20

Rebecca said...

Hi, I found you through NeuroticFitchMom and decided I'd sign up. Can't wait! My main blog is www.clumsykisses.giraffeonastick.com :)

didao said...

Count me in!

site is www.xanga.com/didao

apne4u said...

I am determined to read two of the stack of books next to my bed this summer!

Judy said...

This is just the encouragement I need. I will sign up to read one book a week.

Judy, Cleveland, Ohio
http://waldenknits.blogspot.com

Julie Carobini said...

GREAT idea! Why do we only set reading challenges for our kids? I'll have to think a couple days about the list, but I'll borrow a button in the next day or so when I've figured out what to read. Thanks for the jumpstart.

sleeplessinoklahoma said...

I would LOVE to join the group!! I will be home for a couple of weeks recuperating from surgery & had planned to catch up on my reading. This will insure I do so.
So, a book a week it is.
List will be published on my blog later.
Namaste'

Kate said...

I need to make myself make time to read. Maybe this will help! My blogs are rkthinkingoutloud.blogspot.com and www.xanga.com/capnk8. Can we contribute recommendations to the list?

Jill said...

Me too! What a fabulous idea!!! I've been so bored with tv lately and I love to read anyway, so I'll join everyone else. Maybe I'll actually finish the book I'm currently reading. And I'll go for the 28 books because I seem to just breathe books in. My husband is always commenting on how fast I read. :-)

Tracey Rowsell said...

I hope I am not too late! Count me in! I will get a list together for tonight. I can be found at homeschoolblogger/schoolmommy3/

Thanks
Tracey

Ambrosia said...

I'm totally in since I've been trying to read more anyway. So count on me to jump on the bandwagon totally late.

Reighnie said...

Count me in!

AmyArtisan said...

Count me in! My goal is to focus on books on my bookshelf that I've never read. Oh, in addition to reading the books on the bookshelf I need to organize & purge books - more books than shelves.

http://www.amyartisan.com/blog

Seasonal Soundings said...

Thanks, Amanda! I make a yearly list every
December and June is a perfect time to refocus.

My pages-to-be-turned can be found Seasonal Soundings.

~Janie

Deborah said...

This sounds great! The day before I found out about this challenge I had just set a goal for myself, so this is perfect. I also just started my own blog, so am happy to have one more thing to write about. Thanks for putting this together!

My blog is at: http://needleanddistaff.blogspot.com/

BookGirl said...

Hi Amanda - Can I still sign up? Please... As usual I'm just waiting until the last minute. My reading challenge is one book a week, only from my stacks. No library books allowed. Hopefully this way I can cull down my ever growing piles :)

jocelyn said...

Count me in!

Artistalicio said...

Sounds fun to me! I love to read and have sadly become way out of practice! Perhaps this will be a way to get back into the habit and get the old brain working again. For the time being i am going to commit to one book a week. I used to read a book a day, but i want to be realistic and i know life isnt always going to permit to that one. So yeah..one book a week.

My blogs can be found at www.xanga.com/artistalicio
www.myspace.com/artistalicio
www.artistalicio.blogspot.com

:) happy reading everyone!!

kate said...

oh, i want to play!

http://flyinmysoup.blogspirit.com

mizbooks said...

I moved my blog... just posting my new one here so ya'll can track my reading progress... Literary Cache (was: Biblioholism at http://mizbooks.blogspot.com).

hip_ragdoll said...

Oh, I'm so disappointed that I got here too late. Although I am going to try the summer reading challenge -- and will link back here once I've decided which books I'm going to read...what a great, great idea!