Thursday, January 05, 2012

Book Lists and Comment Challenge

The Cybils Finalists have been posted -- five great books in each of eleven categories/genres.

Jules has done an amazing 2011 blog retrospective over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. It's a visual feast.

Sylvia Vardell shares her top 20 children's poetry books from 2011 at Poetry For Children.

And the motherlode of all lists: Susan's 2011 Best Children's Books: A List of Lists and Awards at Chicken Spaghetti.

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On another note, there's been lots of talk here at A Year of Reading and around the Kidlitosphere about reading goals. How about we all make it a goal to reading more blogs? And comment.

Mother Reader and Lee Wind have just the thing for us. For the next three weeks, they are running a comment challenge. Five comments on book blogs every day for 21 days. Get out of your rut and get (back) in the habit. Stop letting blog posts pile up in your reader until you finally just click "mark all read" on every blog and start over fresh...only to let it happen again in another couple of weeks. (Not that I know about that first hand or anything...)

Sign up for the comment challenge HERE.


  1. Thanks for the links and the link to the comment challenge. I've found some of my favorite blogs that way.

  2. Oh...I'm guilty of falling behind in my blog reading and marking all read...and then I worry I'm missing something great. I'm also signed up for the comment challenge with high hopes for making a new habit!

  3. Congratulations, Mary Lee! I have the opportunity to bestow you with an award, offered sincerely...The Versatile Blogger Award! Come to my juicy little universe to see what it's about.

  4. I'm loving the Comment Challenge so far (that's how I found your blog). Only problem is, my TBR list is growing even longer, if that is possible!


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