Spring Reading Thing 2011: Start Reading!

Welcome to Spring Reading Thing 2011! Just in time, our weather appears to be turning. Sunshine! Warm weather! I have to admit, I won’t mind saying goodbye to winter for a while. I’m more than happy to welcome spring, and with it…Spring Reading Thing 2011!

I hope you’re ready to read! And whatever you’re reading for this challenge, I hope you enjoy each and every book!

Here’s a brief recap of how to be a part of Spring Reading Thing 2011:

  • Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this spring. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like. (Also, feel free to modify your list during the challenge if it’s not working for you.)
  • Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky below.
  • Get reading! The challenge goes from today, March 20th, through June 20th.
  • Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!
  • Write a post about your challenge experience in June, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how Spring Reading Thing went for you. But remember: this is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this spring (and enjoy it!), that’s good enough for me.

There’s a Mr. Linky at the end of this post. Please use it to link to your blog post containing your Spring Reading Thing list. Remember to link to your specific post, not just your general blog homepage. People will be stopping by for days (or weeks!) and when you link to your specific post, it will make it easier for everyone to find your reading list. Also, if you don’t mind, please link back here from your post so that your readers can come check out all the other participants.

Okay, it’s time to get started. Post your list, grab a mug of your favorite beverage, and check out all the other bloggers who love to read as much as you do!

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I will be giving away two prizes as part of Spring Reading Thing 2011:

  1. A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com
  2. A $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com

To be eligible for these prizes, you must:

  • Post your intitial Spring Reading Thing 2011 post (and enter it on the linky list on my blog) by midnight on March 24th.
  • AND post a wrap-up post on your blog at the end of the challenge (and enter it on the linky list I’ll have up then) by midnight on June  24th.

That’s it. I’ll randomly draw the winners shortly after the end of the challenge.

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For more information about Spring Reading Thing 2011, check out these previous posts:

Note: There is NO limit to when people can sign up to participate in Spring Reading Thing 2011. You’re welcome to join in any time between now and June! The “deadlines” mentioned in the above prize section are only for prize eligibility.

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That should cover all the details. Link up below and let’s get reading!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Just came across your blog and love this idea of the reading challenge. I feel like I have no time for reading but perhaps if I sign up for a challenge, it will actually happen. I only have five books on my list but that’s a big deal for me. Thanks for hosting this great challenge. Happy reading everyone!

  3. So excited! Thanks, again, for hosting, Katrina! :D

    ~MizB of http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com

  4. Totally excited to get started! (And I am loving the later time for the linkup – I’m usually never this close to the top of these sort of lists!)
    Trish´s last post ..Spring Reading Thing 2011My Profile

  5. Looking forward to it! Thanks for hosting again! :-)
    Kara @ Home With Purpose´s last post ..Spring Reading Thing 2011My Profile

  6. Hope I did this right!

    Spring Reading Thing Goals – 2011

    Books to Finish:
    Lord, Change My Attitude by James MacDonald & Barb Peil
    Loving God With All of Your Mind by Elizabeth George
    Down But Not Out by Wayne Mack

    Non-Fiction Books to Read:
    Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris

    Fiction Books to Read:
    The Incumbent by Alan Gansky

    I would like to add a couple of other fiction books to this list but I am at a loss for the moment of good books/authors so I might steal some promising ideas from other people’s lists if that is ok!

  7. I hope I’ve signed up properly I’m a newby at linking.
    I love this idea and I love to read. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful event :D

  8. Katrina thank you for hosting the SRT! My list this year is very short. I’m planning some serious time to find some new reads! Happy Reading!

  9. Hooray for Spring–(well in 3 hours that is). It has been a long hard winter for so many people. Our winter actually started in the fall, so we are really ready for some sunshine here in Seattle. Thanks for hosting again Katrina. It has been fun seeing you posting blog updates again. :)
    *smiles*

  10. Thanks for hosting. I’m excited about the challenge!

  11. I’m so glad you decided to host. Reading is so much more fun with these challenges. Have a great and wordy spring!

  12. Thank you again for hosting the Spring Read Thing! It’s a chance for me to focus on what reading I need to accomplish–even though I don’t always finish my list. :)

  13. This is my second Spring Reading Thing and I am so excited! I hope to do better this year than last!! Thanks so much for hosting : )

  14. Great idea – I’m glad I came across your blog!

  15. This looks like fun – I’ve had a few books tucked away and I’m ready to read!
    BookPhantom´s last post ..Spring Reading Thing 2011My Profile

  16. I am ready to start reading! I’ve already begun a couple of the books on my list, and look forward to seeing what other people are reading.

  17. Bummer! Mr. Linky is having problems. I’ll have to link up later.
    Liz´s last post ..Spring Reading Thing 2011My Profile

  18. looking foward to the spring reading challange.

  19. Thanks for hosting this…I’ve wanted to participate in others I’ve seen, but have never joined up until now. I’m looking foward to getting caught up on a few from my bookcases as well as some that I’m waiting to be published. Neat idea!

  20. Thanks for hosting again, Katrina! Always enjoy it!

  21. so glad I saw this one, thanks for hosting! I’ve got a huge list up, well almost 20 books, but I’m sure I’ll modify it {blush}

  22. I look forward to reading everyone’s TBR lists! When spring comes around, does your reading preference change at all? Yay spring! Thanks for hosting this!

  23. I just learned about this tonight and got my post up at 11:55 p.m. Now it’s almost midnight, but I’m ready to read! Thanks for hosting this reading challenge.

  24. Thanks for hosting, Katrina. Looking forward to seeing all the lists!

  25. Thanks for doing this. I love your challenges!

  26. So glad you are hosting this…I did the Fall reading challenge and loved it. It really helps me to get through the crazy amount of books I have sitting on my shelves waiting to be read – nothing like a little competition to put me back on track!!!

  27. I do so enjoy your challenges, I have done the Fall one for a couple of years, didn’t realize you had a spring one! Thanks for hosting.

  28. I’m so excited to peek at everyone’s lists!

  29. I’m so excited to see what everyone is reading. These challenges are such a great source for new reads!

  30. I’m so excited to be joining you again! Thanks so much for hosting!

  31. I told myself over and over again to not forget to post my link yesterday, but alas, there was March Madness on TV and wouldn’t you know I forgot. Looking forward to this challenge! Thanks Katrina!

  32. I’m excited for this challenge! Thank you for hosting!

  33. jill hoke says:

    Looking forward to doing the challenge this year!

  34. Yay, I’m so exctied, this will give me extra motivation to read this spring!

  35. I’m so excited for this challenge! It’s right up my alley and I have so many good books that need me to read them! :D

  36. Yay!!! It is finally time for some Spring reading!

  37. I’m a day late, but pretty sure that won’t matter. :-) I’m very excited about my list and getting it done on time… I’ve never completed my list and I’mup for the challenge this season. :-)

    ~?~April~?~

  38. Looking forward to the challenge!

  39. I’m finally and at long last in the running! Thanks so much for hosting this, Katrina.

  40. I am so looking forward to Spring Cleaning My Bookshelves. Maybe this will help me get some of my TBR pile smaller. Thanks for hosting this again. Happy Reading to everyone!

  41. Hi…I just posted by spring reading list…so glad this is up and running again!! yay!! I sure hope I entered in time and hope my link works……happy reading!!

  42. Great idea! I don’t read enough so this is a great challenge for me. Found it through a convoluted route but so happy to have got here!

  43. Thanks for hosting! I look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading, and getting new ideas to add to my “to read” pile. :-)

  44. Thanks for hosting! I look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading!

  45. I already had a list, so I am jumping in :)

  46. Just learned of your Reading Thing and had to participate.

  47. I have desperately needed something to kick start my reading this year…so I am SO glad it’s time for SRT 2011. Thanks again for being the hostess with the mostest, Katrina. :)

    Happy reading y’all!

  48. Thanks for hosting. My first challenge of the year!

  49. This is such a great challenge! It really helped me narrow my massive (and growing) TBR list for the next few months! I’m excited to see what others have picked!

  50. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for hosting!
    Michelle @ The True Book Addict´s last post ..SPRING READING THING-ONCE UPON A TIME VMy Profile

  51. Sigh. Moving too fast these days — Robin has a reading challenge as well, called ’52 books in 52 weeks’. As you can tell from my list, I am a bibliogool. Reading is like breathing to me so it is always fun to get involved with these sorts of challenges. Anyway, my first link was to my post about Robin’s blog. This newest link is the correct one for this challenge. What fun!!!

  52. A little post-spring, but here is my reading list!
    http://athomewithmygirls.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/spring-reading-thing-2011/
    Joe´s last post ..Spring Reading Thing 2011My Profile

  53. Just found your blog through a blogger friend! I’m your newest member! I’ve joined up with your Spring Reading Thing:) This year I challenged myself to read 10 books a month, 120 total. I love to read and I wanted to challenge myself to read all sorts of books, branch out and read new things! Check out my blog and let me know what you think! I love yours! Happy Reading to All:)
    TeeBLiterary´s last post ..Happiness Project Reveal!My Profile

  54. ps I am reading Crazy Love too – it’s blowing my mind!!! Let me know what you think of it!

  55. thank you for hosting something so awesome joining a little late but can’t wait to get started love and hugs joss

  56. I finally got my post up! Thanks for hosting!
    http://www.granolamom4god.com/2011/04/spring-into-reading.html

  57. I am excited for this challenge. I stared on March 21, and since them my book list has been growing and re-ceeding a lot! Thanks for Jolanthe for leading me to you at Callapidder Days.

  58. I’m late, but I’m joining as well! This sounds like so much fun!

  59. Thanks for hosting this, it is June 2011 the 10th I plan to read more than I know. LOL

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