Fall Into Reading 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011 is a low-pressure reading challenge hosted by Callapidder Days. Here is what you do to participate:

  • Create a list of some books you’d like to read or finish this fall. This is the only real requirement for participating in the challenge.
  • Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). However, this is not required; setting additional goals is completely optional.
  • Write a blog post that includes the list of books you want to read (and any additional goals you’ve set), and get ready to post it on your blog on September 23rd.
  • Visit Callapidder Days on September 23rd to sign up for the challenge. I’ll have an official launch post up that morning, complete with an area for you to submit a link to your personal Fall Into Reading post, where it will be added to the master list of participants.
  • Read! Work on your goals throughout Fall 2011.
  • Report your results. Write another blog post in December to let everyone know how you did. (I’ll post an official wrap-up to the challenge on December 22nd, where you’ll be able to share your results.)
  • Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your fall reading!
This is a great challenge for me, I have tons of books sitting on my bookshelves that are begging to be read, but I keep getting books from the library. So here are the books from my shelf that I have chosen for this challenge:

Baggage - Emily Barr

Children of the Waters - Carleen Brice

How to Be Married - Polly Williams

Cocktails for Three - Madeleine Wickham

Busy Woman Seeks Wife - Annie Sanders

Slightly Suburban - Wendy Markham

A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews

Tales from the Yoga Studio - Rain Mitchell


These aren't all the books on my shelf that I need to read, but it's a start!

When it comes to reading with my kids I've decided that I would like to commit to reading 50 french storybooks with my 4 year old daughter. She just started French Immersion and I want to keep the french going at home.


Will you be joining the challenge?

Comments

  1. Children of the Water is on my list to. Nice blog. :-) hope to stay connected.

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  2. I read all the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella, but haven't read anything written as Madeleine Wickham.

    Good luck with your reading. My list is a combo of review books and books that will help me complete the other reading challenges I am participating in.

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  3. Good for you for reading the french along with your daughter. Happy reading on your books as well.

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  4. I see you like chick lit, as do I. It makes a nice escape. Good luck with the challenge!

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  5. I'm not familiar with those books but it looks fascinating. And how wonderful that you are able to read French books with your daughter. Keep it up!

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  6. The French immersion sounds awesome, and good for you for being so committed to reinforcing that at home! Thanks for being part of the challenge. Enjoy your fall reading!

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  7. Can't say I have heard of any of those books (I am finding that is true of many ladies' lists. But looks like you will have a great time

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  8. I am with kewkew.. but I have been trying to not look at new books and read stuff off my shelves :-) Have fun reading this fall!

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  9. My shelves are packed full with books that I have been wanting to get to, but something new always comes along that sounds too good to pass up on! :)

    Happy Reading!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! You've got a good list for the challenge, and I love what you're doing with your daughter, that's great! Enjoy the challenge!

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  11. Thanks for the comment! I am definitely excited to start to prepare in a different way for Christmas, and I think that the Max Lucado book will be great for that! I definitely am going to take a look at some of the books from your list. And the French Immersion for you daughter sounds awesome! What a great idea to read with her!

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  12. I love your French immersion challenge idea. Good luck with that! And enjoy all your other reading this Fall as well.

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  13. Wow. I haven't heard of any of your books. I love it when that happens. It reminds me of just how much there is out there. Enjoy the challenge!

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  14. Great list! And Yay for French books with your daughter. I think reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do with them. It really does make a difference!

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