Spring Reading Thing 2011: Wrap it up!

Around our house, we’ve been grilling out, pulling weeds, riding bikes, and visiting our favorite ice cream stores. No doubt about it: Summer is moving in and spring is moving out.

As spring says its final goodbyes for this year, we also have to say goodbye to Spring Reading Thing 2011. I want to thank all of those who participated. We ended up with 127 participants — a great turn-out! Thank you for spreading the word, sharing your love of books, and reading along with me this spring.

I’d love to hear how the challenge went for each of you. I hope you’ll take the time to write a wrap-up post and link to it using the Mr. Linky below.

Feel free to work from the questions I listed in this post, or just write about your experiences, thoughts, and results in any way you please. Once your post is up, come back here and sign up on the Mr. Linky below. Don’t forget — include the URL to your wrap-up post, not just your general blog web address, to make it easy for people to find your post.

Also, there are still two Amazon.com gift certificates up for grabs — one for $20 and one for $10. To be eligible, please post your wrap-up post (and put it on the Mr. Linky) by midnight EST on June 24th to get your name in the drawing. I’ll announce the winners next weekend.

Thanks again to all the participants. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading with you!


  1. Thanks so much for hosting this, Katrina! I enjoyed it!

  2. Thank You Katrina for hosting the SRT! I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve participated. It’s always so much fun to see what other people are reading! Thank you again for hosting! Have a wonderful summer!

  3. This was my first Spring Reading Thing, and I learned that I’m scattered and impulsive and can’t stick to a reading list. Oh well – at least I read a lot, and it was fun. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting Katrina! It’s been great time of reading. Have a wonderful summer.

  5. I always love this reading challenge, thanks again for hosting!

  6. Great challenge, Kristina! I loved the wrap up questions and decided to answer them in my post – very fun. :)

  7. Thanks again for hosting! It was fun!

  8. Fun challenge – I love to snoop around and see what everyone else read and enjoyed so I can add it to my own list to read! Thanks for hosting Katrina!

  9. I really enjoyed the spring reading thing.

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this and writing reviews…..thanks for hosting. My post is up and please enter me in the drawing! Also, is there a summer reading challenge??

  11. Thanks for hosting the Spring Read Thing challenge again this year! I didn’t read everything I had hoped, but I did get a lot of reading done. Thank you again! :)

  12. Thank you for hosting. This has been fun. I am looking forward to seeing what other people have read.

    Have a great summer!

  13. Well, I finished, meaning that June 21 came as expected.

  14. Thanks for hosting, Katrina! I think it’s the first challenge I followed through with! Great fun!

  15. I didn’t complete my list – but I’m hopeful for a summer reading jag to get “caught up”.

  16. Thank you for hosting Katrina! I had a great time participating and found several new authors. Looking forward to participating in Fall Reading Thing.

  17. Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to the fall challenge already…but have plenty of reading to do until then. :)

  18. Thank you for hosting, Katrina. This time, total fail. That’s what I get for trying non fiction. Oh well!

  19. Thanks for hosting this! It was great fun!

  20. Ugh! I’d written up my wrap-up post on the 20th of June… thought I’d set it to post the following day. Today I look, and it wasn’t there! Turns out, it was saved as a draft (thank goodness!), but I was bummed that it had to go up late.

    Thanks, Katrina, for giving us the rest of the week to get our posts up! LOL. ;)

    And, as always, THANK YOU for hosting! I love these challenges! :D


  21. Love this challenge! Thanks again, and have a great summer!

  22. Thanks for hosting. It was a lot of fun. I hope everyone has a great summer.

  23. Thanks, Katrina! I’m looking forward to the Fall Into Reading challenge.

  24. Thanks for hosting Katrina…looking forward to Fall into Reading 2011.

    Blessings! =)

  25. Thanks for hosting! I hope you will do it again next year. :)

  26. Oops…I almost forgot to do the Wrap Up…haha..!


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