Today is the final day of the Holiday Break Reading Challenge. I had so much fun and I hope everyone else did too. For those of you who won prizes, everything should be put in the mail on Monday, January 4th. The books will be mailed Media Mail so it should take about a week to get to you.
For our final Activity here is what I want to do. I would like you to post your final results, how many books did you read and how many reviews did you write?
So, in the comment section of this post please answer like this: Karin http://karinlibrarian.wordpress.com
I read 7 books during the challenge: THE GOOD NEIGHBORS: KITH by Holly Black BONESHAKER by Cherie Preist WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead LOCKDOWN by Walter Dean Myers RAGE by Julie Anne Peters THE RETURNERS by Gemma Malley THE LINE by Teri Hall I wrote 0 reviews. Then, be sure to attach your reviews to the REVIEW PAGE of the blog.HERE IS THE LINK
**As for the prizes for this Activity I'll choose one of the commenters randomly like usual, but to encourage the addition of your book reviews to the Holiday Break Reading Challenge Review list, I'll choose another random Book Review post for another prize.**
Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the survey questions. Here are some of the results:
1. Which online book community(ies) do you have a profile for?
Living Social Books on Facebook
2. Which online book community(ies) do you REGULARLY keep up-to-date?
Living Social Books on Facebook
3. Which book swapping communities do you participate in?
Paperback Swap 11.8%
Sarah - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your book choice from the Prize List and your mailing address. You might want to send me a 1st and 2nd choice since I'm still waiting for the two Activity #15 Winner choices.
This issue has been bugging me for a while. Goodreads, LibraryThing, Shelfari - UGH! Check out my blog post from July 2009. I regularly update Goodreads because I think it is much easier to use than the other two communities. Shelfari is too image based and sometimes takes too long to load on the computer and LibaryThing isn't as user-friendly. But, LibraryThing has much better blog widgets, but they don't work on my Wordpress blog anyway. My goal in July was to keep all three communities up-to-date, but I was a total failure.
What I want to find out is how many of you have profiles on these online book communities?
Your task for this Activity is to take the survey from the link on this post. A winner will be chosen from the ones who fill out the survey.
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve. The start of the new year brings the opportunity for reflection about what we've done during the past year and the goals for what we want to accomplish in the coming year. Take today to answer the following questions on your blog. If, for some reason, some of the questions to apply to you, just answer what you can.
REFLECTIONS 1. What was your favorite aspect of your blog in 2009?
2. Was there a particular featured/weekly post you participated in that you enjoyed and plan to continue in 2010?
3. Is there anything you don't like about your blog that you want to fix? (design, posts, followers, blog host, etc.)
4. Is there a blog you visit that you admire and aspire to emulate?
Asst. Professor in the Library Science Department at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Avid reader of Young Adult Lit, Book Reviews, Aspiring Author, Wife, and Owner of a dog. Email me at email@example.com.