Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Week 1 - Journey to your imagination

stuffkit.com
Courtesy Robert Bartow
Happy New Year and welcome to Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks.  Welcome back to all those who are joining me for another round and to those who are joining in for the first time. 

Are you ready to climb the stairs of your imagination and take another mind voyage.    You can dive down into the deepest ocean, climb the highest mountain,  or blast off in a rocket that will take you to the outer edges of the galaxy.   There are no limits when you read.   I think it going to be a fun, interesting, educational, entertaining, enlightening year.  

The rules are very simple. Read 52 Books. That's it. How you get there is up to you.  We have several optional challenges which are listed in the link bar above to stimulate your imagination and help you on your reading journeys.   Also throughout the year, I'll be presenting you with random mini weekly challenges such as pick a book by its cover, your birth year or one with a certain number or color.  Challenge you to read a book in a different genre or a new to you author.    

Your first mission, should you choose to accept it, involves reading across the continents.   We are starting off the year in Canada and will eventually end up Antarctica.  Every couple months we'll travel to another continent.  You can travel along or meander your way around the world.  So put on your reading shoes, get comfortable and enjoy.  I think 2013 is going to be an amazing year and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your reads.




 ***************************************************************
Link to your most current read. Please link to your specific book review post and not your general blog link. In the Your Name field, type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis. In the Your URL field leave a link to your specific post. If you don't have a blog, tell us about the books you are reading in the comment section of this post.

23 comments:

  1. Lurked a bit last year, but ready to join this year and starting with The Hobbit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Excellent. Welcome to the challenge. We have The Hobbit in our TBR pile waiting to do a readalong

      Delete
  2. I am reading the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe, I started on it yesterday. I don't have a blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thoroughly enjoyed that book. Look forward to hearing what you think about it. No problem if you don't have a blog. Just tell us about your reads here in the comments.

      Delete
    2. I finished it yesterday. It was fun, I got it as a Christmas gift from my dad. He saw it in the discount bin and got it because he said I like witches and stuff because I'm Pagan. He really doesn't get it, but it was a good call anyways because I did like it. Reading reviews I do have to agree there was this whole set up about the house and it was hardly used. I was looking forward to all the treasures to her past that could have been found in there but no the book is very much so elsewhere. The glimpses to the past were great the end was kind of predictable but I don't mind that too much very rarely do I get surprised at what happens in books or movies. I liked it.

      Next I'm reading Matched by Ally Condie, which is a reread for me but then I'll move on to the other two books in the series that I haven't read. I couldn't get into the second book because I knew it would be a year before the final book came out and I don't like waiting for the next book to come out I like to read series all at once.

      Delete
    3. Finished Matched, I figure it's good to start ahead as there will be books that take longer than a week and weeks where I will be insanely busy, as long as I make it to 52 right? two down fifty more to go. Next will be the next book in the series Crossed which will start off week two.

      Delete
  3. Giving it another go! Hope I don't fizzle out again.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome back! You won't. I have faith in you. Just keep plugging away.

      Delete
  4. I'm giving it a whirl this year! I've started with listening to One Second After. It's pretty good so far. Hopefully, I can stick with it.
    Shannon

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great! Is that the book by Forstchen. I haven't read anything of his. Look forward to hearing how it goes.

      Delete
  5. I am a beginner blogger, so I don't understand how to link to my review as opposed to my general blog link (hopefully I will figure it out soon). Anyway, I am reading Here Among Us, by Maggie Harriman. My blog is http://flippingoodbook.blogspot.com. What a great challenge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. try clicking on the title of the post. It should now have the direct link in the address bar.

      Welcome to the wonderful world of book blogging! I hope you have as much fun as I have.

      Delete
    2. Welcome to blogging. when you have more than one post on your blog, you'll be able to figure it out. It took me a while too. Once a post is posted, click on the title of your post. Then copy and paste your url address. It'll make sense soon enough.

      Delete
  6. I have chosen Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for week one. I'm two-thirds of the way through and have already put the sequel on hold at my local library. I also picked up a lot more books than I meant to today, so here's hoping I can keep it up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've heard good things about that book. I'm sure you'll be able to keep up just fine. Have fun!

      Delete
  7. I hope I linked my blogpost correctly. I started a second blog just for this purpose!

    ReplyDelete
  8. My first read was Free Range Learning by Laura Grace Weldon. I'm a little nervous about reviewing it among you seasoned homeschoolers, but my thoughts have been posted! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You did an awesome review! Enjoy your homeschool journey. Sounds like you are off to a good start.

      Delete
  9. First book of the year is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn! Awesome book, great read and I buzzed through it in less than a day. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll have to read it one of these days. Everybody is talking about it.

      Delete
  10. Little late, and I did finish the book during the first week, but didn't get a post up about it.

    The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
    http://geekraisinggeek.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/52-books-in-52-weeks-book-1-the-big-over-easy/

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am running behind, but plan to catch up. Forgot to post my links. My first book:
    The Dangerous Stage by Camy Tang
    http://myseasonsofopportunities.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-singing-competions-mafia-marshal-arts.html

    ReplyDelete