And we are GO for launch!
It’s the first! And I can finally hook into the books that have been taunting me this past week! If you are stuck for ideas, check out this list of great summer reads found by Helen (or, more correctly, Mr Helen). I’ve also added “Mary Bennet” to my list after seeing the review on Adventures of A Subversive Reader. Kylie’s blog also has some good reviews.
So. Here’s the plan. At the end of each month, I will post about what I’ve been reading. I’d love it if you’d do the same, and come leave a link in the comments. Then in the first week of the month, I’ll do a round-up post and link to you. If you are tweeting or instagramming, feel free to use the #thirteen13 hashtag so I can find you.
Extra bonus – for everyone signed up by January 15, I’m thinking of having a little giveaway. How does a Book Depository voucher sound? That link there is an affiliate link, by the way, so using that means I get a small commission. Which I’m planning on using to fund some giveaways during the year. Win-win, really.
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Who’s ready? On your marks. Get Set. READ!!!!
39 thoughts on “And we are GO for launch!”
I waited the final 6 hours! Ready to start today – but cant decide which to start first!
I think I’m going to start The Book Thief.
I still am trying to figure out if I am doing the 13 genre’s. I will start reading and see if I can find books to fill them.
Start with one and make it fit a category while you decide 😉
ohh a reading challenge.. might have to dust off my kindle!!!
#teamIBOT was here 🙂
Do! We’d love to have you join in! Don’t forget to sign up in the linky to be eligible for the first giveaway 🙂
I am definitely joining in with this, I have my first book ready to go! I made sure that I finished my other book while I was away just before New Years so I could start a fresh today!
Yay! I’ve been holding out too – making up for it today though!
I have so many books to read this year and I’ve been meaning to join instagram so maybe this challenge is something I could do 🙂
Go on, it will be fun! And it’s only a bit more than one book a month, nothing too onerous. Looking forward to seeing your books and your instagrams 🙂
All ready to go Rach! Thanks for hosting!
I look forward to your posts. I am a big reader. Rachel x
Thanks, hopefully it will be a good challenge to try out some new books instead of re-reading old favourites *again*. Hellllloooo Library Card!
I have started a book club with friends, where we will meet once a month. This should keep us all reading. I came over from IBOT.
I’m hoping to find or form a book club this year 🙂
Great idea, count me in!! Looking forward to the year of book ahead, my to-read list is getting longer by the day 🙂
I don’t read books but good luck to everyone who is participating,
Great idea Rach, I’ve been lamenting my lack of reading. Was given a book for Xmas, Autumn Laing by Alex Miller, perfect kickstart. I read Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears last year which was a beautiful book. Set in country Australia with a horse theme, but no cliche’s at all. Raw, poetic and tragic. Would really recommend it.
Oooo, I’ll be sure to add that to my list. I’ve managed to make a decent dent in The Book Thief today, might get this house whipped into shape once the small people are in bed and park myself on the lounge and keep going! Thanks for joining in!
oh what a great idea – it will help me read something other than my textbooks!!! Will have to duck down to the library to pick my first book tomorrow 🙂
Nice to have you on board!
Unfortunately I’ll be busy watching tennis this month instead of reading but I wish everyone well with the challenge!
Enjoy the tennis!
How perfect, I just finished a book last night so I will be joining in! I want to read more this year and what a great excuse.
Any excuse to read more is a good excuse! Glad to have you joining us.
Ooh, what a great idea. I used to read so much, but have dropped off. Will look into joining you!!
That’s exactly why I started the challenge! I hope you decide to sign up 🙂
I wish I knew how to fit in more reading time on top of more blog reading/commenting time. Being a slower reader, I don’t always have the memory cells needed to remember the start of a book to the with too many interruptions 🙁 I do love to read something in a couple clean hits 🙂
It’s certainly a juggling act. I’ve culled my everyday blog list to a handful of my absolute favourite must reads. But then I consider myself a crafter first, blogger second, would likely be a different story if it was the other way around.
I’ve been enjoying being able to read a little since I’ve been on holidays. I dare say that once I get back to reality though, it will drop off again.
Yes, I’m dreading the “return to real life” too!
I’m in! Great idea. The Book Thief is a great book so you’ve chosen well to start! I found you via Pomegranate and Chintz.
Just carried out step number one to completing this challenge; registered for a library card! Looking forward to reading with everyone (or so to speak!)
Yay! First challenge newsletter will go out in a couple of weeks.
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