Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer's almost here!

We're one of the last school districts around here to get out for summer and I'm patiently, well maybe not so patiently, waiting to start my summer reading.  I've signed up for the Richland Library Summer Reading Challenge and signed my preschooler up as well.  We're almost 1/4 of the way to the finish line on that challenge.  My personal and professional summer challenges are as follows:

  1. Finish reading the 2013-2014 SC JBA list (20 titles total, some already completed)
  2. Read as many middle level titles as possible this summer (endless list here)
  3. Catch up on some of the series that I've started but not finished.  
  4. Read as many picture books as possible with my son to prepare him for pre-K, or Child Development, in the fall at a real school (his words).  Of course Richland Library lets us check out 60 books at one time and we have 3 cards to choose from so......see where I'm going with this?!
  5. In addition, I'm trying to make sure I fulfill the #bookaday challenge, which shouldn't be that hard if we're covering picture books.
So many challenges, so little time!  

My audiobook apps are loaded with downloaded content and I've checked out the limit of titles for my Nook and........  Whew!  I think I'm overplanning my reading time, or should I say underestimating the rest of my life for the summer.

So the point of this post is to encourage everyone out there, all ages, to participate in a reading challenge or just plan to read daily for as little as 30 minutes.  If you don't plan on traveling, check out a great book that will take you to faraway places and meet new people that way.  If you're a MRMS student, join our Edmodo group (Middle School Reads) and let's discuss what we're reading.  Encourage your friends at BMS to participate also.  Email me if you need the code to join.  Happy pre-Summer pep talk!  Now get out there and find a book.


  1. Good luck!! Sounds like a full summer!

  2. Happy reading!