Hey everyone! It’s time for Random Reads again.
Well, I haven’t been doing too good this year. I still haven’t read my January or February Random Reads. I’ve started my January but I’m still slugging through it. This year hasn’t been a great reading year for me so far. Since January I’ve been kind of distracted with other things and really haven’t read much (as you can see from my blog, since I haven’t posted a review last month at all). Looking back on the past few years though this seems to be pretty normal for me? I’m not sure why, but every year at the beginning of the year I seem to read very little until March/April (sometimes February).
So…I’m going to keep going and still select another Random Reads to read this month in addition to the two I still need to read. Hopefully this will be the month I’ll catch up.
In short, Random Reads is a meme where we pick a random book from our shelf to read within the month. Feel free to do more than one per month, but since a lot of people have a lot of books to read each month, only one is “required” for the meme. I’m on Goodreads so I’m using a combination of the sorting feature and Random.org to pick the book I’m going to read.
Want to join in on Random Reads?
- If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
- Go to Random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf. Or you can enter a smaller number as the Max in order to always pick books that have been on your TBR shelf for longer.
- Scroll down to the book matching the number Random.org picks.
- Link up to your Random Reads post (below). If you choose more than one book per month, be sure to put a number by your name in the list so it doesn’t look like a duplicate.
- Read and be merry.
If you’re not on Goodreads just pick a random book from your list in whatever way you want to do it. You can use the method I used above or even just close your eyes and point randomly at a book on your bookshelf if you want (spin the bottle style). lol
Now onto this month’s Random Read! This month Random.org chose…
#395 on my to-read (own) list, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, and it’s been on my to-read list since November 4, 2013.
So I decided to pick a book off my own shelf this month because we have A LOT of snow here in Michigan right now and the power steering pump on our truck needs replaced (making it VERY hard to make turns and also very dangerous to). So…I’m pretty much trapped at home most days. I can venture out to do grocery shopping and stuff if I need to but I keep my going out to a minimum for now (mainly because of the power steering pump). That said, I don’t want to have to go out to the library because I know I’ll end up avoiding it (for the reasons above), therefore I thought it would be a good idea to pick a book that I already have here at home. No excuses.
Anne of Green Gables I picked up from Barnes & Noble because I’m collecting the Leatherbound Classics series from them. I don’t know much about it other than that it’s a classic and it’s part of the children’s collection. So we’ll see how I like it!
Random Reads Buttons
Here is the meme button you can use and it’s copy/paste code:
Or you can use the longer “banner” version I used in this post instead:
Link to Your Random Reads Meme