It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Book Binge is Back!

Some of you have asked about last year’s Book Binge, and wondered if I were hosting it again. And I said to myself, “What a great idea! I think I shall host a Book Binge again!”

Here’s how it goes: For the month of May, participants keep track of each and every book you read. At the end of the month, everyone will blog their list of books. Simple, no?

For simplicity’s sake, and to allow people time to hear about it and sign up if they want, we’ll start on Monday, May 5th. We will all publish our lists on June 1.

Other rules:

– You can include books you re-read, so long as you re-read them in between May 5 and 31.
– 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″.
– You may only include books you read aloud to your children if they are at least 125 pages long.
– Students may include textbooks (if they’re at least 100 pages long).
– Unless you have a visual impairment which precludes you from reading print books (in which case, it’s unlikely you read blogs), you may not count recorded books.

If you would like to participate, leave a note in the comments. On Friday, I’ll post a list of links to all participants.

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="https://daycaredaze.wordpress.com/2008/04/29/book-binge-is-back"&gt; <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/437987938_6611104e47_o.jpg&quot; 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="https://daycaredaze.wordpress.com/2008/04/29/book-binge-is-back/"&gt; <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/437987932_48710a408c_m.jpg&quot; 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. Isn’t he just so smart???)

I hope you’ll all join me. I’m pretty sure my list this year will be shorter than last year’s — but who know? I may surprise myself! Here’s hoping some of you surprise your own selves, too!

April 29, 2008 Posted by | books | 86 Comments