Of Contests and TBR piles

Monday, June 20, 2011 Laura Fitzgerald

First off: I've reached 500 followers on Twitter over the weekend!  Holy cow!  Thanks for all the support.  It's been great chatting with a lot of you.  I look forward to meeting more of you.  So as I promised on Twitter last week, if I got to 500 followers then I would do a contest.

Over at Scholastic's blog the staff showed-off their Summer Stacks and To-Be-Read piles. "Books we’ve been meaning to read, books we can’t wait to read, or books we’ve been saving for a long plane ride or a day at the beach." Since graduating college and entering the workforce, I don't find that summer affords me any extra time to read. In fact, I usually have less time to read as my focus is more on enjoying the weather while it lasts; however, the post did get me thinking about what I -want- to accomplish this summer. I began looking over my shelves with the aim of building my own summer stack. These are the books I must have read by summer's end.

Not pictured here because I'm still trying to round-up the missing volumes that I need are the 15 volumes of Mars by Fuyumi Soryo.  I've been wanting to reread the series for a long time, but only recently came across a large collection of this out-of-print series at a used bookstore.  Still need about six more volumes.

So in addition to the usual ways of entering these contests, I thought that it might be both fun and useful to define our summer reading goals.  

Point System
+1 Blog follower
+1 Twitter follower
+ 1 Blog about your summer reading goals (you must provide a link to your post)

Every point gains you one entry. Tally up your points and provide any links as a comment to this post on Ink In All Forms.  You must comment to be officially entered. The winner will be announced on Friday 7/1.

The Grand Prize - a YA mini-stack

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer ARC
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson ARC
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
The Hollow by Jessica Verday

Good luck to you!

(Open to US only)


Anonymous said...

Love this contest because of the share your reading goals for the summer. Looking forward to seeing what everyone shares.

Anonymous said...

Here is my tweet, will post my goals later tonight and then link back.


But, so it not confusing (and I not following the instructions very well!) just put me down for


Cheers and happy monday!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

So I'm a blog/twitter follower now! :) I'll write a post about it soon, I already posted today though!

Shelby Bach said...

I'm a blog and twitter follower now too! :-) So, that's 2 points, I believe?

And I can't believe that the MARS series is out of print!! Isn't it a classic? It's definitely one of my favorite mangas to reread.

Anonymous said...

Posted about my summer reading on my blog: http://wp.me/pQ36v-6W

Followed you on Twitter (How does one become a Digital Marketing Coordinator for a publisher, btw?).

Followed your blog.

+3 points (to Gryffindor, heh.)

Thanks for the contest,

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Twitter already. +1

Annnd, I wrote a spiffy post about my summer goals. +1

...I don't really use anything fancy to read blogs, so I will solemnly fail in that regard.

Grand total: 2 points

Anonymous said...

...annnnd, I forgot to helpfully provide the link to the blog. -.5 points


Laura Meehan said...

I follow you on Twitter already, and now I'm a blog follower too. :) So two points. My main summer reading goals are to complete all the manuscripts I'm editing or about to edit! :) Also delving into some theological discussions of things that have been on my mind, despite my usual leaning toward fiction/books with characters.

donnas said...

Blog (donnas) and twitter (@donnas1) follower.

My main summer reading goal is to finish a couple of series that ended recently but that I am a book or two behind on.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

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