Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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Sunday, March 21, 2010
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Saturday, March 20, 2010
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Today is the final day of the Spring Break Reading Challenge. I hope you've enjoyed participating. The activities weren't as exciting as the Holiday Break Reading Challenge, but... oh well. Be sure to post any reviews you've written during the week on the Review post listed in the navigation bar. I'll pick a random review at the end of the day tomorrow for a book from the Prize List.
Today the activity involves the following:
In Oklahoma (where I live), we are experiencing ANOTHER blizzard - on the first day of Spring, no less.
Create a post on your blog with the titles, covers, and book descriptions.
Come back here and use Mr. Linky to connect us to your post. Hopefully we'll get a wide variety of books from all you guys.
Friday, March 19, 2010
We all have different tastes. Today's activity is meant to help you get to know a little more about each other and talk about your favorite genre at the same time. Here is what I want you to do:
1. Create a post about your favorite genre. What do you read the most and why? Look at the books you've read this year so far? How many of those book are ones that fit in your favorite genre?
2. Come back here and link your post to Mr. Linky.
3. After some other people have posted about their favorite genres, go by and visit them. At least a couple to say hello.
I love reading Dystopian novels. I have always loved disaster stories and movies. As a kid I used to play like I was stranded on an island or on the ocean by myself. My bed was the boat/island and I would pile all of my favorite things on it with me. Now, years later, even though I don't pretend my bed is a boat, I still like to get lost in a good dystopian story.
I am really looking forward to reading EPITAPH ROAD by David Patneaude.
Now, it is your turn!
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How is everything going for everyone? Take a minute to post a comment with a status update. Have you accomplished anything this week? Are you disappointed with your progress? Have you gone above and beyond your goals?
Personally, I haven't accomplished much. I finally finished THE SECRET UNDER MY SKIN, but I haven't had a chance to straighten any bookshelves. I think I've made progress with my new puppy though.
I look forward to hearing what you guys have done so far.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I love this activity! I've done it on my own blog, used it with students, and highlighted it on the Holiday Break Reading Challenge.
Today is all about creativity. Follow the directions below and post your cover and synopsis on your blog then link back here using Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see what you guys create.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
There are many things that prevent us from doing some of the things we want to. For instance, I really want to read this week, but we recently purchased a new Chihuahua puppy so a lot of my time is going to be focused on watching her to make sure she doesn't have "accidents" on the carpet. I've never crate trained or house trained a puppy before so I'm really nervous about it. I feel like I'm going to have to watch her like a hawk so I she doesn't "go" on the carpet.
For today's Activity, 1) create a blog post talking about the things that prevent you from getting things done. It could be reading, updating your blog, or anything else you try to do and 2) can you come up with a plan to get past your obstacle?
Come back and link to you post using Mr. Linky below.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I desperately want to know how to design web elements or build buttons in PhotoShop. Looking around the Internet I always come across things I'd like to develop for my blog. Here are a few examples:
Create a post explaining what it is you would like to be able to do on your blog.
- Is there something you really want to create, but don't know how?
- Would you like your blog design to be different?
- What about organization? Is there something about the arrangement you want to change?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
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Karen - check out the Prize page and email me at email@example.com with your choice. Anything not marked out is up for grabs.
Posted by Karin Perry at 11:14 AM
Sundays are busy for a lot of people so today's activity is going to be quick and easy. All you need to do is create a post including:
1. Title and author of the book you are reading.
2. Include the cover of the book.
4. What do you think about the book so far?
5. Does the author have a website or blog? If so, insert a link in your post.
Be sure to link to your direct post using Mr. Linky in order to be eligible for the book giveaway.
CLICK HERE for an example post on my blog.
Posted by Karin Perry at 12:10 AM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Hello everyone and Happy Spring Break (for me anyway)! If this Reading Challenge doesn't happen to fall during your Spring Break, I'm sorry - I hope you can still participate, even if it isn't for every Activity. For your first Challenge I'm going to ask you to explore the Blogosphere to find a few things.
In order to be eligible for the Activity #1 Prize, here is what you need to do:
1 - Locate everything I've asked you to find.
2 - Create a blog post highlighting your findings.
3 - Come back here and use the Mr. Linky to link your post so everyone can check in on your post.
So, here is what you need to find:
1 - Using keywords related to your interests, find a blog that is new to you. Be sure to give us the Blog Title, Link, and Short Description of the Blog.
2 - A blog belonging to an author from a book in your To Be Read pile (just a random one if you don't have a To-Be-Read pile).
3 - A book releasing THIS MONTH you want to read.
Good luck everyone.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Welcome everyone! Today is the first day of the Spring Break Reading Challenge. The first activity is going to be easy. All I'm asking is that you set a simple goal. This could be anything. Maybe you want to read 1 book during the week. Maybe you want to organize your bookshelves. Perhaps you need to catch up on writing some reviews. The Spring Break Reading Challenge is meant to fit your needs.
Be sure to create a blog post including your goals and come back here and link to that post using Mr. Linky. Include the Spring Break Reading Challenge button to you post if you can. Maybe you can encourage others to join us for this fun-filled week.
I will be choosing a winner from all the entries and posting the winner tomorrow. Good luck.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Okay everyone, now is the time to sign up. Do you want to participate in the Spring Break Reading Challenge? Do you want to have the opportunity to win a prize every day? If so, fill out the Mr. Linky below and leave your name and blog address so we can get to know each other a little bit before the kick off.
Starting Friday, March 12th I will begin posting a new Activity every day. You have the choice of participating in one or all of the Activities during this Reading Challenge. Each Activity will have a winner (announced the next day) and will be eligible for a prize. Be sure to check the Prize List page in a couple of days for a complete list of books up for grabs.
I hope you join us in the fun! Pass the word around - the more the merrier.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
See below for the prize list. Anything not crossed out is up for grabs. Once you are announced as a winner, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with two things:
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
DREAMDARK: BLACKBRINGER by Laini Taylor
THE ROAR by Emma Clayton
THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET by Erin Dionne
SKELETON CREEK by Patrick Carman
THE SEASON by Sarah MacLean
THE DAY OF THE PELICAN by Katherine Paterson
SHADOW by Jenny Moss
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 4: DOG DAYS by Jeff Kinney
THE HUNT FOR THE SEVENTH HOUR by Christine Morton Shaw
Please post your reviews for the books you read during the Spring Break Reading Challenge here. Be sure to include the DIRECT link to your review.
Below is the list of winners for every Activity during the Spring Break Reading Challenge.
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