Posted on June 8, 2012 by thereadingzone
Want to share your summer reading with a community of readers? Looking for books to add to your “to be read” pile? Just want to talk about what you are reading? Then check out #bookaday this summer! Search the hashtag on Twitter and you can connect with teachers and librarians.
#Bookaday is no-pressure and lowkey, so it’s easy to pop in and out during the summer. The hashtag was started by the wonderful, amazing Donalyn Miller aka The Book Whisperer. Entering its 4th year, #bookaday gives readers a summer goal: read one book per day. This is an average, so you might read 3 picture books one day and then complete a YA novel over the next few days. The goal is to aim for an average of one book per day. And any book counts! That means picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, middle grade, YA, and adult books are all fantastic! You set your start and end date, so there’s no deadline pressure. Some (lucky) folks are already out of school, so they’ve already started #bookaday. I will jump in after school ends on June 18th.
I love the #bookaday community because it is full of voracious readers. I learn about new books and share the titles that I love with others. We have great conversations and we cheer each other on. By the time school starts again in September, I have a lengthy list of titles to share with me students. Some of those titles are books I read, and others are books recommended by members of the #bookaday community. It’s fabulous!
Won’t you join us this summer? #Bookaday is a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started this year. I’d love to see you join in, too!
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Posted on January 3, 2011 by thereadingzone
I am happy to report that I succeeded in my quest to read a #bookaday over winter break. Expect reviews in the coming weeks (and months, for some of these ARCs!), but here is a list of the books I read:
Here’s the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore by Mike Sorrentino and Chris Millis- Yes, seriously. Jersey Shore is my guilty pleasure and I got this book for Christmas. It is hysterical!
Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking: Book Three by Patrick Ness- Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue- I actually made time to read an adult book, and it was well-worth it.
The Fortune of Carmen Navarro by Jen Bryant- I loved this take on the opera, Carmen.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver- You know I love a good dystopian, and this is the first in what promises to be a great series.
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan- This was an ARC I received from the publisher, and it did not disappoint. It takes a look at fate, coincidence, love, abuse, and the power of a single person on another’s life.
Father of Lies by Ann Turner- A historical fiction about the Salem Witch Trials.
The New World by Patrick Ness- A novella prequel to the Chaos Walking trilogy. Just as fantastic as the rest of the series!
Bumped by Megan McCafferty- I love Megan McCafferty. Her Jessica Darling series is on my list of all-time favorites. Bumped is her first official foray into YA, and it’s a dystopian! Absolutely wonderful!
The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante- My first 2011 debut! A great middle grade read.
And I am currently in the middle of reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Expect to hear lots more about this one!
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