Fall Into Reading 2012: Wrap It Up!

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is nearly upon us. The last few weeks have been filled to overflowing with school programs, gift-buying, wrapping, list-making, decorating, meal-planning, errand-running and a million other things that seem to be inescapable this time of year. Thankfully, they’ve also been filled with quiet moments by the tree, sneaking in a chapter or two of a good book, celebrating Advent with my family, a Peppermint Mocha or two, and good friends. Of course, along with all the Christmas preparations and activities, this time of year reminds us that it’s time to say goodbye to Fall Into Reading 2012.

I want to thank each person that participated in this year’s challenge. I know I was missing in action most of this fall here on the blog, but I assure you that every time I managed to escape with a good book, I thought about all of you who were also setting aside time for reading. Knowing you’re all out there makes the reading extra-enjoyable.

As we wrap things up, I just have one more thing to ask. Would you please write a final wrap-up post, letting all of us know how Fall Into Reading 2012 went for you?  I would love if you’d take the time to write a final post and link to it using the Mr. Linky below.

There are no guidelines for your wrap-up post, though you can revisit some suggestions I made last year if you need a little inspiration. Once your post is up on your blog, come 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.

And don’t forget…there are still two Amazon.com gift certificates ($15 & $10) up for grabs. To be eligible, please post your wrap-up post (and put it on the Mr. Linky) by midnight EST on December 24th to get your name in the drawing. I’ll announce the winner a few days after Christmas.

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

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  1. I see the Mr. Linky box but not the place to add links.

    Thanks once again for hosting! I always enjoy it.
    Barbara H.´s last post ..Fall Into Reading 2012 Wrap-UpMy Profile

  2. I’ll check back later for Mr. Linky. In the meantime, I so appreciate your faithfulness in hosting these challenges twice a year! They’re great for me to get some intentional reading done and clear off a little more shelf space each time.
    Lisa notes´s last post ..What I learned from Fall 2012 readingMy Profile

  3. Okay, no Mr Linky, so I’ll leave my link here instead for now! Maybe you could add it to the Linky as and when it’s up and running? I’ll try to check back later anyway…
    http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/2012-challenge-wrap-ups-aka-ellies-epic.html

    Thank you very much for hosting the challenge – I didn’t do all that well when I take my original goals into account, but then, life DOES tend to get in the way as the festive season approaches so I’m not too worried! Merry Christmas chuck, hope you get some great reading in over the winter! :D
    Ellie´s last post ..2012 Challenge Wrap-ups (aka Ellie’s Epic Fail)My Profile

  4. Here’s my link since there’s no Mr Linky: http://trishdoerrler.com/2012/12/fall-into-reading-2012-update/. Can you add it once the links are working? My mom just flew in from out of state and I may not be online the next couple of days much.

    Thanks for a fun, as always, challenge!
    Trish @ In So Many Words´s last post ..Fall Into Reading 2012 UpdateMy Profile

  5. Here’s the linky to my wrap-up post, just in case the widget doesn’t come up:

    http://www.freshcoffeeblog.com/2012/12/fall-into-reading-2012-results.html

    Wonderful challenge hosted, yet again! =) Thanks so much for giving us an excuse to read throughout the busy holiday season. lol. :) Happy Holidays!

  6. Traveling for Christmas today, so I’ll leave the link here for now. http://markcarstairs.blogspot.com/2012/12/fall-into-reading-2012-wrap-up.html

    I’ll try to remember to come back when Mr. Linky goes live as well.

  7. Super fun challenge! Thanks for hosting! I don’t think the linky is working, so I’ll just add my link here.

    http://christianbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/fall-into-reading-wrap-up.html
    Melanie´s last post ..Fall Into Reading Wrap-UpMy Profile

  8. This was my first time participating in your Fall Into Reading challenge. Fun! Thanks for hosting.

    http://www.christiespeich.com/blog/2012/12/fall-into-reading-2012-wrap-up/
    Christie Speich´s last post ..Fall Into Reading 2012: Wrap-UpMy Profile

  9. Thanks again for hosting, Katrina! I don’t know if I’ll get a post up but wanted to say thanks.

  10. Katrina: Thanks so much for hosting this challenge. I look forward to it each year!

  11. Thanks so much for hosting the Fall Into Reading Challenge! It was just the motivation I needed. Happy Holidays to all! :D
    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit´s last post ..Fall Into Reading Challenge UpdateMy Profile

  12. Thanks again for hosting this challenge, it is one of my favorites each year. I am stoked that I actually finished my challenge this year, I think that might be a first for me!

  13. Another successful Fall Into Reading Challenge. Thanks so much for hosting!
    http://callapidderdays.com/2012/12/fall-into-reading-2012-wrap-it-up.html

  14. I think the hectic pace of the season does highlight how delightful escaping in a book for a bit can be. I always enjoy these seasonal challenges you host Katrina – although I do miss those questions you used to pose. Maybe again in the spring? My wrap-up post is complete and I managed 8 books though not the ones I started with. Thanks again!

  15. Added the link to my follow up post

  16. I found it!!!!
    I did a Twitter hunt!!!
    I just emailed you a question asking where the wrap-up posting to link-up was at,. then thought of doing a Twitter search, and HERE IT IS!!!!
    Thank you for Tweeting this!!!!!
    Now I know where to come when I finish my wrap-up post tomorrow!
    Again, thanks for tweeting
    Laurie Carlson
    @laurieisreading

  17. I need to get mine written. I did okay!

  18. Thanks for hosting this! It proved to me that I simply can’t list what to read, I definitely have to be in the right mood for a certain genre.
    I only managed seven out of twenty-five… I got distracted by a lot of other books. Too many ebooks on my list!

  19. Once again I want to thank you for hosting this. It is an inspiration to me and my students. Looking forward to the Spring Reading Challenge

  20. Thanks for hosting this! It’s so fun to see the eclectic group of readers who benefit from your challenge.
    Shonya´s last post ..Wrap Up of Fall ReadingMy Profile

  21. I had a great time reading. Thanks for hosting.

  22. Late linking my wrap up post, but I got it done. Thanks for hosting this. It helped me focus on my goals for end of year reading.

  23. Finally got connected to this post. I had company since December 21, so was busy. I linked to my entering post, it has the list of all the books I’ve read and reviewed. Thanks again for hosting this fun challenge.

  24. So I’m a little late with my wrap-up, but I did finish the challenge this year. Congrats to all participants!
    Jules´s last post ..Book Review: DopplerMy Profile

  25. I forgot to post this earlier, too, with the holidays and other events going on. :-) I didn’t do well in this challenge but I hope next year’s will be a win <3 happy new year everyone :-)

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