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Thursday, February 17, 2011

2011 Read Your Own Books Challenge

NOTE: I'll be fixing the photo shortly.  I just wanted to get a temporary photo up for the initial post.

I was reading a discussion post over on Mindful Musings about the books we haven't read and I was discouraged when I found that of all the books pictured in the post I had read or attempted to read only 2.  So I have decided that I am going to try and remedy that situation.  I am going to try and read more of my own books in 2011. If you would like to participate in the challenge with me here are the "rules:"

1. Please create a post for the challenge...In the comments below please include the link to your challenge post (NOT your blog homepage.)

2. As long as the book(s) you are reading are books that you CURRENTLY own they count towards this years challenge.

3. The object is to read as many of your own books, regardless of format, as possible by the end of the year.

4. Challenge goes from February 17, 2011 - December 31, 2011.





13 comments:

Allie said...

Sigh....I hope I posted this right. My computer and I are at odds this week. I was thrilled to see this challenge. If I bring any more new books home my husband may divorce me....but then I would have more room for more new books.... I did promise I would try to read teh ones I have first so this is a great incentive.

Yvonne said...

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Hott Books - Gina said...

I'm in! Thanks!!

Holly Jones said...

Post up, now to get reading!

http://hereshesat.blogspot.com/2011/02/reading-challenge.html

Lana D said...

I'm in! And away we go!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

I've joined. Oh! I see my link ... way over on the sidebar ;-)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I joined! I need this one :)

Kathy Martin said...

I have my post all ready to go. I am joining now but will return on Wednesday to link up my post. With 960 books on my TBR that qualify, I need this challenge!

AlleluiaLu said...

I'll go for it! I've already finished two books since February 17th, lots to go though...

Here's my sign-up post: http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-challenge.html

Have a great day!

Sherree said...

Looking forwad to the challenge. I love to read and doing reviews. I have so many books that I need to read of my own, but the library always has such wonderful selections. Why do people that have books of their own, always continue to look for others. I think that I am a book addict. LOL

Julie P said...

Is there a review linky for this challenge? I couldn't find it. Here is my review for The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas:

http://readingwithoutrestraint.blogspot.com/2011/03/persian-pickle-club-by-sandra-dallas.html

gabrielreads said...

Here's my link: http://gabrielreads.blogspot.com/2011/04/read-your-own-books-challenge.html.

I'm definitely one of those people who could use this challenge. I buy books and they pile up on my shelves while I ignore them for books I grab from the library.

Jackie said...

http://dreamsinwords.blogspot.com/2011/04/another-challenge.html

This is my challenge post. Now to get on with the reading and get those shelves cleared!
Alright, alright, to make room for more books! : )