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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Reading Into the New Year


Hi everyone! Now that I've revealed my New Year Read-a-thon, I wanted to tell you guys about another great idea for non-partiers.

Reading into the New Year!! Whether you start five minutes before midnight or hours before, you can join me in Reading into the New Year. If you have kids, you can even involve them by reading them a picture book or having the family join you. The point is to read as it turns from 2009 to 2010. Whether it's just a half hour or 5 hours.

Since I'm a librarian I'm always looking for ways to promote reading and thought this was a fun idea for those of us that stay home on New Years Eve.

So, if you want to join me, go ahead and post about - please steal the button above to! There's a Mr. Linky below to put your posts!

Also, as some extra incentive - I'll be selecting someone at random to receive one or two books I plan on giving away! I'll have a list up later in December with the book titles.

Thank you to Drea for helping me with the buttons!

24 comments:

  1. I don't think I'm going to be participating in this one. I'll probably have other plans right around midnight, so as of now, I'm going to pass on this.

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  2. Great idea. I dont know what my plans are yet though so I cant commit.

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  3. I'll try my best to participate! Hopefully work will cooperate...

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  4. I'm going to do everything I can to participate in this. Even if it meets sneaking a book before countdown...

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  5. Ok - this one I can do :) That is if I can stay awake this year! :)
    What book do I want to start the new year with? Gotta think about that one!

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  6. I never do anything on New Years and this is such a great way to bring in the New Year. I'm totally joining.

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  7. Its a great idea but I can't commit to this right now as I don't know what my New Years plans are yet.

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  8. Sounds fun. Not sure if I could do it. Will have to see as we get closer.

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  9. Very fun. We're flying home on New Year's Eve day so this sounds perfect for me and my daughter!

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  10. I soo want to do this! I'm really not a party kind of girl and this is such a cool way to bring in the new year - doing something you absolutely love. Reading! I'll have to see a little closer to the date!

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  11. Im going to try to do this, but not untill I know what I'm doing for new years

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  12. I'm definitely joining in, but I may have to set an alarm to actually be up at midnight! I never do anything else on New Year's Eve, though, so this will be fun.

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  13. I'll be there, Kristen! I'm going to see if my friends will join, too.

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  14. I am joining both in hopes my readers will decide upon one as well.

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  15. Just signed up! Am stoked! :D

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  16. Sadly, work is keeping me away.
    I work all night, get to sleep & go back.

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  17. I need to find a book that my husband will be willing to read aloud with me. Any suggestions?

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  18. I'm joining in on this one! First time at your blog for me and I'm happy to have found it!

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  19. I am sooo joining in on this one! I'm about to start Extras now since I just finished The Demon King, however Extras might not last until midnight anyway. We'll see. :-D

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  20. I'm linked up and starting my reading right now. Have fun everyone.

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  21. Still figuring all this 2.0 stuff out, but I've decided to ring in 2010 with a book :)
    I'll be reading the one I started this morning:
    Soulless by Gail Carriger
    yay 4 reading into the new year!

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  22. It is ten o'clock and I have been reading for 2 hours and decided to take a break. I am glad I did. thanks for doing this.

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  23. I'm going to Read in the New Year with The Hunchback Assignments and I plan to finish Lips Touch right around midnight. Is anyone else on the west coast? I still have 4+ hours to go! I'm setting an alarm because my eyes are already closing.

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  24. Thanks to Aline flagging this up at PaperTigers,we all went for it - I was reading Dickens (Little Dorrit), my husband - a history of the Knughts Templar, Older Brother - Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horiwitz (which he was given that evening and was delighted to see kicks off on New Year's Eve - although he was practically asleep when midnight struck!), and Little Brother - a Pokemon manga comic book... All very happy and a great way to see in the New Year!

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