It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Upcoming Event Reminder

Do you love to bury yourself in a book? Are you always on the lookout for suggestions, good titles, provocative reads? You’ve come to the right place! MaryP’s Book Binge is fast approaching. A month in which you read, log, and then post everything you read all through April.

On May 1, you’ll each post our lists on our blogs, and then everyone will know… that I read a LOT of schlock!

(And, to answer a couple of questions: yes, you can include books you re-read, so long as you re-read them in between April 1 and 30. Yes, you may also include books you start but don’t finish, just note the page at which you gave it up. Something like, “Quit, page 47 of 322”. Or, if you’re Addofio, “Quit, page 752 of 782.” No, you may not include books you read to your children – unless those books are at least 125 pages long.)

So far, we have:


A maybe:

A self-confessed voyeur:

Anyone else participating, leave a comment and we’ll add you to the list!

AND, for all you lucky participants, we have these lovely blog buttons! There’s a small and a medium version. All you have to do is copy and paste the the following code into your sidebar or post.

For SMALL (125 pixels wide, suitable for a sidebar),

Copy and paste this code:
<a href=""&gt; <img src="; alt="book binge" /></a>

For MEDIUM (240 pixels wide; your text will wrap to the right of the image),


Copy and paste this code:
<a href=""&gt; <img src="; style="margin: 0 10px 10px 0; float:left" alt="book binge" border="0" /></a>

(And if you, like me, are in awe at the way I have CODE on the blog, without it turning into the button and ‘vanishing’ the code, I can’t take the credit. This bit of playing with the browser’s head was devised by my devious sweetie, er, fiance. Isn’t he just so smart???)

March 29, 2007 - Posted by | books


  1. Hey Mary,

    I’d love to join in. I finally read Little Women last month…for the first time! I just started Orwell’s 1984 so likely it’ll be first on my list. 😉


    Comment by Sheri | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  2. I would like to participate. I am having my second baby in April, and if it goes anything like the first, I read a LOT of books while breastfeeding 24/7.

    Comment by KTP | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  3. Awww…shoot! (Actually, I had not considered listing the books I read to my kids but man, I’d have quite a list if we could!) 🙂

    Oh well, I’ll have at least a few to share, anyway!

    Comment by LoryKC | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  4. I’d like to participate too! I meant to say so on the original entry and forgot to come back and comment. So count me in.

    Comment by Alison | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  5. But I dont read books..I read blogs! I was just talking to my dad an hour ago about how children need to see adults reading to pick up good habits themselves but I read everything online including the newspaper! I havnt read a ‘good’ book in years, chick/pop ones with pink covers dont count do they? ok someone recommend a book that I really must read at least once in my lifetime!

    Comment by jenny uk | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  6. Ooh, pretty graphics!!

    And you said textbooks count, right?

    Comment by Angela | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  7. jennyuk – Hey, don’t knock the trashy novels. I plan to gorge on them all month. *g* (As an aside, I spotted an university Law reference booklet with a baby pink cover. Baby pink. It looks like one of those “real-life erotic stories” Cosmo gives away for free every now and then. *lol*)

    Comment by Kat | March 29, 2007 | Reply

  8. ooooh, yes please..nice way of seeing what I actually get through…though I’m not sure my eight month old will be ready for a big book yet…when is Harry Potter coming out :>)

    Comment by Hazela | March 30, 2007 | Reply

  9. I am in for this, too! Though now you will see how I read mostly teens and kids and what little adult stuff I read is generally total crap!

    Comment by kittenpie | April 1, 2007 | Reply

  10. I would like to participate and so would my friend, Gutsy.

    We are on livejournal.

    Comment by Lars | April 1, 2007 | Reply

  11. I am in! There are so many books I have piled up to start….now I have a goal and a blogosphere to hold me up to it!!! Off we go!

    Comment by Jaime | April 1, 2007 | Reply

  12. Book Binge

    MaryP over at It’s Not All Mary Poppins is organising a month-long blogger book binge and it starts today. I’m hoping to bring a little trash and a lot of HEA into the mix!

    Trackback by Mnage Kat | April 1, 2007 | Reply

  13. Hi! Can I still join? ^_^

    Comment by tin cc-ong | April 2, 2007 | Reply

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  15. Is it too late to join? I’ve just started Pride and Prejudice. I’ve always wanted to read it, and, I will appear so cultured when I post about it!! Ha! Anyways, could you (please please please) add me to the list?

    Comment by Everyday Superhero | April 2, 2007 | Reply

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  18. I would like to play, too. I’m not supposed to read classics on purpose, am I?

    You may read schlock, but I read Young Adult fiction. Along with about anything that crosses my path!


    Comment by albamaria30 | April 9, 2007 | Reply

  19. I know it’s part way into the month, but can I join, too? I am on an Anne Perry kick at the moment – specifically the William Monk books.

    Comment by luciluna | April 12, 2007 | Reply

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  21. Apologies for the late reply. I would like to participate (have been participating on the sly?) in Book Binge! also…at least for the second half of the month. If it is no problem, please add me to the list!

    Comment by CC | April 29, 2007 | Reply

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  24. I’m so new to this site…I love it. i’m a procider of 10 years and an avid reader. i’d love to particiapte.

    Can someone please explain the details please?

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  32. Hi :), I just discovered this monthly post meme from another friends blog, Blodeuedd. I’d like to participate. Here is the ling to my April reading list.

    Thank you!

    Comment by AmyC | May 2, 2009 | Reply

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