Thursday, September 19, 2013

Welcome to Fall Into Reading 2013! Coming to you in 3 Days!

Like the Spring Reading Challenge, Katrina from Callapidder Days was unable to host this fantastic Reading Challenge this year so I have volunteered to step in once again. Like the Spring Reading Challenge this is a valuable challenge for me. I have my students participate in both the fall and spring reading challenge. As always this is a fun way to catch up on some of the books you have not had a chance to read or finish. You may not have much time to read. If you can only read 2 books that is fine. Keep this simple and fun.

Most of what you will read has been borrowed from Katrina's site. I want to make sure the basic rules are the same for those who have participated in years past.

Here are the basics you will need to do if you wish to participate in this reading challenge.
  1. Make a list of books you want to read this fall. Since this is a stress free challenge you may feel free to modify your list as needed if it is not working for you. I often do this because I get requests for a book review with a due date. Type your name (or your blogs name) and a space under it for "Your URL", or
  2. Write a blog post containing your list and submit it December 22nd to the Mr. Linky that will be at the bottom of that post. Then begin reading! The challenge runs from September 22nd through December 21st.  Check out other participants' lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile.
You might want to check out last year's Fall Ito Reading Challenge to see what others did and to find answers to any questions you may have.

Posting Guidelines
  1. Write your post before you sign up on the Linky list that will go live on September 22nd. Please have your post written and published on your blog before you add your name to the Linky list. If I click on your name/link and do not see your post and reading list, or if it takes me to a post that says you will be participating, but will post your list later, I will delete your entry from the list. It is unfair to those participants who have already prepared their lists and blog posts. If I delete your entry please come back and submit your name again once your post/list is up.
  2. If you don't have a blog leave a comment with your list of books and any goals in the comment section below Mr. Linky.
  3. Use a permalink when you sign up. Make sure our Linky list is linked to your Fall Into Reading post, not just the front page of your blog. Mr. Linky will go live on September 22nd. There will be a space marked "Your Name" where you will type your name (or your blogs name) and a space under it for "Your URL", or website address. This is where you will put your permalink to your Fall Into Reading post.
 Instead of something like: you would want something like this:

These addresses are made up, but you get the idea. Blogging Basics 101 has an article on how to find the "permalink" to a particular post HERE.

   4.  Get ready to read! I have included time each week in my classroom for reading to give me
       and my students time to work  on our reading goals. I also use this time to check out what
       other participants are reading. It is a wonderful way to add books to our ever growing reading

Mr. Linky
My plan at this time is to put up the official Fall Into Reading 2013 launch post at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, September 22nd. If you have any questions please email me at skstiles612 [a]
yahoo [dot] com. I will do my best to answer your questions.

I will be giving away two prizes as part of the 2013 fall Into Reading Challenge:  a $10 and $20 gift certificate to

To be eligible you must:
  • Post your initial Fall Into Reading 2013 post (and enter it on the Linky list on my blog) by September 22nd.
  • Post a wrap-up post on your blog at the end of the challenge (and enter it on the Linky list I'll have up then) by midnight on December 22nd
That's it. I'll randomly draw the winners shortly after the end of the challenge around December 24th.

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