It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Book Binge Starts on Wednesday

Just a reminder. Our annual Book Binge starts April 1. Here are the “rules”, such as they are:

1. For the month of April, keep track of the books you read.

2. On May 1, post your list on your blog.

Easy, no? You can write a review or reader response if you wish, but a list of titles and authors is also perfectly acceptable.

Three other points:

1. You may include books you re-read, so long as you re-read them in between April 1 and 30.

2. 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″.

3. Children’s books must be at least 125 pages long to be counted. (Books you read to your children, if they are at least 125 pages, would also count.)

If you wish to participate, leave a comment with link. If you want one of those book binge buttons, here is the code:

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),

book binge

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 husband. Isn’t he just so smart???)

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  1. You know I’m in. Do books we started before Wednesday but haven’t finished yet, count? 😛

    Technically, no, but am I standing over your shoulder looking at the stack on your bedside table? No, I am not…

    Comment by Zayna | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. Woohoo! I’m so IN!


    Comment by b*babbler | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. This looks like great fun! I’ve been stalking your blog since my baby turned into a toddler and I love it!!

    Comment by mysillylittlelife | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. Zayna, I think they do *cough* otherwise I’m really going to wish I started the 350 page book the day after tomorrow rather than yesterday…

    Shhh! I’m sure that all you’ve done so far is read the flyleaf, right? And maybe the back cover? That doesn’t count. Not at all.

    Comment by Z | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  5. I’m in, too (via Book Thingo).

    There are 30 days in April. Can Kat read 30 books? Perhaps not, but I’m betting she’ll read more than 20!

    Comment by Kat | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  6. I’m in!

    Oh, good!

    Comment by daysgoby | March 30, 2009 | Reply

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  8. I’m in too.

    Comment by Bethany | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  9. i’m in

    Comment by leslie | March 31, 2009 | Reply

  10. I’ve been lurking here for over two years and I’ve always loved this idea, so I think it’s time I popped my head out of the woodwork. I’m definitely in.

    You pop up with a link, too! Nice to see you, and hope you have fun this month!

    Comment by kqp | March 31, 2009 | Reply

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  12. I am in. Daysgoby sent me your way 🙂

    Comment by Chantal | April 1, 2009 | Reply

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  14. I am in… will keep you posted

    Erotic Horizon

    Comment by Erotic Horizon | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  15. I am in, will post about this in a day or two 😀

    Comment by blodeuedd | April 2, 2009 | Reply

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  17. I’m definitely in!!

    Here’s where I posted about it…

    Comment by Kara | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  18. Definitely in again! 🙂

    Comment by bluebunny | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  19. This is awesome enough to make me wish I had a blog, so I could play too!:)

    Comment by Alison | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  20. Count me in. I already keep track normally but this will be fun.

    Comment by blondierocket | April 2, 2009 | Reply

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  22. Count me in! 😀

    Comment by Anesthezea | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  23. I generally do something llike this already so it will be fun seeing what others do. I’m signing up please. Thank you.

    Comment by Sandra | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  24. My post about the challenge and my first book of the month (with review)is up here:

    Thank you.

    Comment by Sandra | April 2, 2009 | Reply

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  26. Count me in!

    Comment by BookMama | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  27. I’d love to join! I hope it’s not to late.

    Comment by Whitney | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  28. Ok – I will take a shot at this!

    Comment by Kristi | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  29. Can I squeak in now?

    Comment by chosha | April 3, 2009 | Reply

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  31. I hope it’s not too late to join! Here’s my post:

    Comment by scoutlee | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  32. I’m super late, but I’d love to join, too! Wooo!

    Comment by elisa | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  33. Wish I’d have seen this sooner!! I’ll tune in next year for sure. I’ve added it to my calendar. :o) Thanks!

    Comment by I Heart Monster | April 4, 2009 | Reply

  34. I would like to join. Thanks to blodeuedd I found out about it.

    Wisteria, Bookworm’s Dinner

    I’ll blog about this tomorrow for Sunday Salon.

    Comment by Wisteria | April 4, 2009 | Reply

  35. Hi…..I just blogged about your challenge.

    Thanks, Wisteria

    Comment by Wisteria | April 4, 2009 | Reply

  36. Thank you Beth F for pointing me to this site!

    While I am extra busy at school this month – this challenge also happens to coincide with the 24-hour read a thon, so I am hoping to have at least a short list of completed books by the end of the month. Thanks for hosting!

    Comment by Molly | April 5, 2009 | Reply

  37. Count me in. This sounds like great fun.

    Comment by Nicole | April 5, 2009 | Reply

  38. BookMama’s mama here – count me in!! Thanks

    Comment by Snowbird | April 5, 2009 | Reply

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