Saturday, June 6, 2015

Updates!

Hooray! We are off and running with this year's Summer Reading Online! We have around 40 members so far this year. I think there are many more who have joined the Goodreads Group, but have not yet commented or created a thread of their own too! This is super exciting. If you have joined but don't see your name in the participant list on the sidebar or on the participant page please comment and I will fix that ASAP. If you're already posting reviews consider adding the tag #SRO15 so people can see your reviews. I've gotten a few offers of prizes so we'll have at least three prize packs this year. I will also be working on a badge for people to add to their blogs if they so desire. (Or if you have mad graphic design skillz you could do it for me....) I'm so excited to have so many participants this year! It's going to be an awesome program. ;)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Reading Online 2015

Welcome to Summer Reading Online 2015!
This year there are three ways to participate. First, you can set yourself a reading goal -- how many books you want to finish reading by the end of the summer -- and write little summaries/reviews of what you read. Don't want to write a full on review? Don't. Star the books you read in Goodreads or assign them stars in a blog post. Second, you can attempt my Challenge and read from our challenges. Pick the number of challenges you would like to attempt and then choose from my category list. Or third, some combination of the two! You decide.

The method is the same for all three options. You pick whatever books you want, post a blog entry stating your reading goals, and then post your write ups (or stars) after each book. If you want you can even wait to post the write ups 'til near the end of the Summer Reading Program, but I don't recommend it because you have to have everything "turned in" by the last day. Reviews can be as simple or as detailed as you want. List the number of stars you'd give the book or write up a full review. Your choice.

If you're interested, leave a comment here along with the url for whatever site/blog you plan on posting your write ups so we can all read them & see what you're reading. You never know -- someone else might be doing the same book as you, or you might even discover a great new book to check out! I’ll post a link on the side of this blog with your information so everyone can see what you’re reading (and you can see what everyone else is reading!) If you plan on using Facebook as your review spot just make sure any posts you use are marked "public" so we can all see them.

Don’t have a somewhere to post reviews? Comment here with your name, email and goal and I’ll post your reviews for you or add you as an author! Specify your choice in the comments.

You can sign up anytime, and start reviewing your books beginning May 30!  Summer Reading Online will run through August 29.  That'll give us about 12 full weeks of reading.

Prizes. Yes, prizes. There will be at least two prizes this summer, and if you would like to donate something as a prize please comment and I will be in touch with you. I would love some fun local items from where ever you are- things from your library, from your state, etc. All of the prizes will be funded by me or by other participants, so any contributions you can make are very much appreciated.

Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone!  The more participants we get the better!  A badge for your site will be forthcoming soon.

Links:
Blog: http://www.summerreadingonline.blogspot.com
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/13320-summer-reading-program