Friday, January 7, 2011

Reading with Redneck in 2011!

If you know me you know I'm a reader. If you don't, well, guess what? I am.

Instead of signing up for someone else's challenge this year, I've decided to set up my own. Now, it's nothing critical, I promise you that. You don't have to read 100 books in 30 days, or 6 months, or even an entire year. All I am doing is inviting anyone who is interested in increasing their reading time throughout the year to take a pledge right here. Say, sure, I'm in. I would love to read more than I normally do.

Two years ago I finished up the year at 40-something books. This year I hit 60 (or fell one shy, depends on which challenge you're looking at, I was involved in two!). So next year I'd like to beat that. Worth a shot, right?

What do you have to do to participate - you ask?
Not much. I don't have a button for this event, nor do I have a linky set up (I'm terrified nobody would join. In fact, I don't think I have EVER had a linky on my own before. Hmmn ...), or anything super official like that.

Just leave me a comment letting me know that you're interested in the self-challenge tossed at you by Reading with Redneck. Hmmn. Anyone smell a second blog in the works? As if I would have the time for THAT!

And if you want to make it more official and post about it, go for it. Link back to me, don't, I'm cool with whatever you decide. Honestly, I just want to encourage more people to take some time to crack open a book or two, or ten, flip a few pages on that eReader of yours, or heck, remind yourself that as much as you read to or with your children is as often as you should read a page or two, too!

Heck, maybe I'll get that swap of mine I wanted to do months ago underway.

Or ---

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Maybe I'll find a great prize to give to the person who surprises themselves the most during this challenge. Yeah, I kind of like that idea.

Anywho -- are you with me? Are you in? What do you think?


Hello? Is this thing on?


  1. I'm in. Last year I ended up reading 32 and my goal for this year is 52. A book a week seems reasonable. Well, it did until I realize that this week is almost over. Well, at least I've finished one so far. I really would like to get ahead early in the year.

    I'm in.

  2. I read 81 books in 2010. I wish I had time for more. So many great books out there. I don't have any particular # goal for 2011 but I know I'll read what comes my way, as I have time!

  3. I've never kept track before. I read... alot... but this year will probably be lower than that last few... dang job! :) But I'm game.

    I am, however, caught up on all of our favorite authors. I need some new ones!

  4. I'll join in! I read 66 books in 2010, so hopefully I'll read 67 this year. I certainly won't be signing up for those 100+ challenges! No way!

  5. I want to read more. I'm not sure of my goal though. I'll have to think about it.

  6. Sounds great! I am in! I am no where near the numbers you are!! Gosh, I was excited that I read 6 books last year! HA!! I will be writing a post about my "hope to reads" this year and will link to this post! THANKS!!

    ps I am in NC with a 3 yr old boy!

  7. I'm in! I read a lot, but I've never counted. This year, I'll count, and then I'll challenge myself to read more every year. I think I'll start with 52 this year per week.

  8. I'd love to do this!!
    I wanna pledge to do one a month. 12 a year.
    Yes, that is sad but it is about 11 more books than I read last year!


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