Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Book-a-Day


A BOOK-A-DAY

I've done a lot of book-ish things but I've never joined in for Donalyn Miller's Book-a-Day summer reading challenge

I will this summer.

I am going to read a book a day this summer. 

You can, too.

How does it work?
  • You set your own start date and end date.
  • Read one book per day for each day of summer vacation. This is an average, so if you read three books in one day (I know you’ve done this!) and none the next two, it still counts.
  • Any book qualifies including picture books, nonfiction, professional books, audio books, graphic novels, poetry anthologies, or fiction—children’s, youth, or adult titles.
  • Keep a list of the books you read and share them often via a social networking site like goodreads or Twitter (post using the #bookaday hashtag), a blog, or Facebook page. You do not have to post reviews, but you can if you wish. Titles will do.

What am I planning to read? Some New York City picture books for my upcoming trip. Some 1001 Children's Books. The books I put on my 2017 To-Read list on New Year's Day. My TBR. Anything else that looks good.

Need ideas? I offered a mini-challenge during the last Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon to list good books that could be read in one night. Here is the list of books you can read in a day which I compiled from submissions to the mini-challenge.

How about you? What might you try to read this summer? Would you aim for a book-a-day?


WHAT ARRIVED




Hello Sunshine
The Pudding Problem
Princess Sophie and the Six Swans
Bobs and Tweets Perfecto Pet Show
The Ultimate Guide to Gardening
Before We Visit the Goddess
Just Mercy

WHAT I READ

The Book of Joy          



WHAT I'M READING NOW

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

 See How They Run (1001 Children's Book)
Hello Sunshine

 Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow



 What are you reading today?



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.







25 comments:

  1. Wow a book a day. I am not sure I could do that but sounds like a good challenge. Love the cover of Hello Sunshine. Happy reading and have a great week!!

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    1. I'm not sure I can do it, either, but I am giving it a try.

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  2. More power to ya. I've tried challenges like that before and always failed. Why I don't do them anymore, but I wish you luck in yours, which with picture books included should be attainable.

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    1. If I get behind, I can read a lot of picture books in one day and catch up. I probably will do a running start, too. I just love the idea of challenging my students to read a book every day this summer, too. They are primary students. They can definitely do it!

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  3. Enjoy the challenge. I like the look of Hello, Sunshine. Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hello, Sunshine is the first book of #bookaday for me. Worth reading, I think.

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  4. Cheering you on with the challenge!! I'm savoring Hallelujah Anyway right now and looking forward to Hello Sunshine. 📚📚

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    1. I feel like checking out Hallelujah Anyway again and rereading it soon. So good.

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  5. I know I couldn't do a book a day, but if it includes picture books...
    Just Mercy is such a thought-provoking book, hope you enjoy it. I've been meaning to read Nora Webster for a long time.

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  6. Oooh! That book a day challenge sounds wonderful! I might join in myself!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  7. I did a six week #bookaday with my classes this spring--we read a picture book each day. I am not sure yet if I'm going to do the challenge this summer. I love that you're reading both Alexie books--I didn't even know about the new one until I saw it on your blog a few days ago. And I JUST picked up 1001 Children's Books from a library book sale on a whim. Enjoy your reading!

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    1. I thought today, Mother's Day, would be a good day to read the Alexie memoir.

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  8. A book a day is a bit tough for me! I guess I need more picture books. I hope you enjoy the challenge. Someday I'll get to the Alexander Hamilton book. I've heard it's excellent.

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  9. I can read five a day, seven if they are like The Pudding Problem. That's summer, of course! I have every confidence in your abilities!

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  10. My "car book" (what i read at red lights and while waiting in traffic or for someone to come to the car) is The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, and i highly recommend it.

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  11. Good luck!! I don't think I could ever manage a book a day.

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  12. Good luck on your book a day! I really liked Nora Webster and have Hello Sunshine on my list.

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  13. I always try to read a book a day during summer vacation. Things may change now that I'm retiring but I don't imagine I'll be reading less. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  14. Love the book a day idea and that you can average them out over the summer too. Donalyn Miller is amazing I loved getting so many ideas from her when I was teaching. She is so passionate about reading.

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  15. I already average about a book a day, so I think I'll skip the challenge. If I'm traveling (which I do mostly in summer), I'm reading less than I do at home.

    I had a great week of reading and a fun mother's day. Come see what I'm reading now.

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  16. Good luck with your challenge! I could definitely do a picture book a day, but anything else -- no way!

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  17. What a lovely idea/challenge. My schedule is so unpredictable this summer that I think I shall do this NEXT summer. LOL

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