March 22, 2009

Calling All Readers

For all you readers out there, I found a reading challenge that looks pretty fun at Callapidder Days

Essentially, Spring Reading Thing 2009 is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge open to anyone and everyone. It will take place March 20th-June 20th (which is, coincidentally, the spring of 2009).

To participate, here’s what you need to do:

Create a list of some books you’d like to read or finish this spring.

Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). This is completely optional.

Write a blog post including the list of books you want to read and any additional goals you’ve set, and get ready to post it on your blog on March 20th.

Visit this blog on March 20th to sign up. There will be a Mr. Linky set up that morning, so you can submit a link to your personal Spring Reading Thing post, and it will be added to the master list.

Read! Work on your goals throughout Spring 2009.

Report your results. Write another blog post in June to let everyone know how you did.

Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your spring reading.


Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy

Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy

Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy

The Maverick Preacher by Victoria Bylin

Marshal Takes A Bride by Renee Ryan

I Do Again by Cheryl & Jeff Scruggs

Hand-Me-Down Family by Winnie Grig

Age Before Beauty by Virginia Smith

Her Captain's Heart by Lyn Cote

Legacy of Secrets by Sara Mitchell

Hearts In The Highlands by Ruth Axtell Morren

Second Chance Bride by Jane Myers Perrine

The Parson's Christmas Gift" by Kerri Mountain

The Widow's Secret by Sara Mitchell

These are the books I have, but there are a few at the library that I am waiting on. I won't list them (in case I never get to them!)


  1. What a great reading list! I will have to put mine together and then come back to leave a post at another time. What fun! (And a great excuse to get a few more books!)

    I'm not sure that I'll have time to get much reading done between now and the end of the school year, but it will give me something to look forward to!

  2. Jody, I am always reading. I read at night when I go to bed and read at least a book a week. I don't know that I will make my list, but I hope to. I just noticed that I have no medieval books on my very strange.

  3. wow...i've got to get busy with reading! sometimes i get so into my writing that i forget there are so many great books out there! currently on my list are: Daisy Chain by Mary E. DeMuth, Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner, Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard and Stepping into Sunlight by Sharon Hinck.

    question, on earth did you get that word count meter on your blog? the one i was using from google "broke" and i'm out now! i've been trying to add it from the website, but no luck...did you just go to "add a gadget" or something else? i'd appreciate it!

  4. Jeannie, thanks for stopping by my blog! I have read Before The Season Ends and loved it. I have always loved Regency, and this one was really nice.

    As for the counter, it is one from a NaNoWriMo site. I tried to put the link here, but couldn't get it to work. If you double click on the blue counter bar on my blog, it will take you directly to the site. Just put in your word count, then your total words, and enter and it will give you code to paste into a gadget.

  5. i got that far, but couldn't figure out how to get it into a gadget. i don't see where to paste in the code. i guess i'm tech-illiterate, but i'm working on it. :)

  6. Ooh, I've read some of those on your list. Petticoat by Connealy cracked me up. I can't wait to get some more of her books!
    I already have a huge stack of books by my bed, most of them won off of blogs. LOL
    Happy reading!

  7. hi! thanks for stopping by my blog. i get the code to paste in, i just have no idea where to paste it! you go to "add a gadget" and then what? i just don't see a place to "paste" in the html code. i see where i can add my own or one of the ones google has...i'm just struggling. :)

  8. Hi again Sherrinda,

    Okay, I've come up with a list (thanks to your inspiration!).
    1. Calico Canyon by Mary Conneally
    2. Michal by Jill Eileen Smith
    3. Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth
    4. Love Finds You in Humble Texas
    5. A Bride in the Bargain by Gist

    And if you find any good medieval romances, let me know!

  9. Oooo Jody, I want to read Michal too. That sounds like a great read. I just finished Love Finds You in Humble, Texas and it was really good. It made me sigh...

  10. Jessica, I can hardly wait to get going on Mary Connealy's books. If they are as funny as she sounds online, then they will be a hoot!


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