105 Ways to Give a Book


Starting today — like now — I’ll be participating in Bloggiesta, a book blogging party to focus on the work of maintaining a blog. It’s amazing to me, but I actually have a free weekend to dedicate to the task. I keep waiting for someone to remind me of Something Very Important that I have forgotten, but I guess I’ll roll with it.

My plan is to finish my comments for the Comment Challenge. I’ve been visiting the participants and need to get to about half of the blogs. I need to make notes and/or reviews for a few library books, so that I can return them. I have a few Cybils picture books that I owe a reader, and I need to make any notes I haven’t done on those and pack them up. I plan to go through my MotherReader email which I haven’t been attending to properly. I also have a few notes of things I need to change on my blog, so I need to actually you know, do them. Other than that, I’ll be looking at the mini-challenges and the past mini-challenges. They have always been helpful and inspiring — whether teaching me something new, reminding me of a lost lesson, or giving me an energy boost.

If you haven’t signed up to participate, it’s not too late. Head over to Maw Books and give yourself over to improving your blog and connecting to your community. Plus, prizes!


Deb said...

Hey, good luck with this, it's a fantastic idea. Thinking maybe I should head over and sign up too...if only to listen and learn.

Happy Bloggistaing!

Courtney said...

Phew! I love hearing about new challenges, but at times feel overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing the length of your to-do-list, which helps to know I'm not the only one with a never-ending list that I seem to keep adding too!

Pen and Ink said...

I may head over to learn. I read your things to do and marvel that you get them done. Between learning a three page monologue, hosting a party, trying to see SAG award films, rewriting my revision and synopsis, getting something out to an editor (anything!!), I am barely keeping up with the comment challenge. I have banned email (except for a very quick check) till bedtime. If you are looking for something to read, I just posted ten first line/paragraphs at Pen and Ink. The last five are from First time Authors nominated in the Mid Grade Chapter Book category of the Cybils. Please check it out and tell me which of these writers would you like to follow on their journey.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Thanks for joining the party Pam! I was out of town when you commenced the comment challenge but I think that I've left at least 100 comments today with the Bloggiesta? That's enough to last me the whole week right?

Vasilly said...

Good luck with your goals. I hope you're able to get them all accomplished.