Monday, 21 May 2012

Empty that Shelf - June Challenge Info


We are heading towards summer! We have waved goodbye to April and its showers and we are now in May with it torrential rain and gale force winds. But, it will be July before we know it.

And what happens then?

We head of on holiday.

But, being the book fiends that we are we (I) ignore the stacks of books at home (especially the big one threatening to topple over next to my bed) and head to the bookshop to find a nice, shiny holiday read. Yip, I am SO guilty of this. Actually I fins it amazing that it doesn't matter how skint I am I still manage to find the pennies to get myself a book... But moving on. 

THAT is why I am going to spend the first 2 weeks of June reading from my to-be-read pile before it tumbles over in the night and crushes me in my sleep. 

Why 2 weeks? 

Well, there is something so scary and, well, negative about saying A MONTH - 2 weeks sounds a lot more achievable - and it seems that when something lasts a week I am just getting into it when it is over. 

And why now?

I just failed the Bout-of-Books read-a-thon at an epic level, no really, I managed to read one book in one week, that is DIRE for me. So it is time to do some mega catch-up. 

I was going to make this just a challenge for me but I have thrown together a button so if you would like to join in feel free to grab it :)

It is going to be pretty easy - 

Work your way through the books that have been sitting around for AGES and start reading. They can be from your physical shelf or from deep in the dusty memory of your e-reader. 

You do not have to set yourself a goal, you do not have to even think about what book you are going to read, just go with whatever book you want from your shelf at the time. 

I will be starting June 1st to June 15th - so there is over a week to finish those stray library books :)

I will be posting my beginning post on the 1st :)

If you would like to join me COOL! You can fill in the linky below - ok, I admit I may be using this as an excuse to play with the Mister Linky - with your blog link (or the link to your post saying you are participating)

And I may be able to scrounge up some bookmarks for a giveaway at the end :)

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  1. Great Idea! I'm in as I have sooo many unread books, shame on me! LOL


    1. Hehe, I am the same, I am hoping to make the unread book pile a little smaller over the next few weeks :)

  2. I have shelves of unread book. LITERAL SHELVES. So I will stop reading my library books and pick one for Friday. I'm excited!

    1. Yay, I'm glad you are looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy the book that you pick for Friday :)

  3. Great idea! I've got a couple library books to finish up before I have to turn them in, but I'll just renew the rest until I can get through more of my own TBR books.

    I'll do a couple update posts along the way!

    1. Thank you for joining in! I hope you have fun. My library books lost out too I am afraid :)


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