Hey everyone! Thanks for coming back to participate in Random Reads this month!
First off, I’m so sorry I’m late with this post! In my defense though, several weeks ago my husband and I found out some great news — I’M PREGNANT! So…I’ve been a bit distracted lately. I’m just over 13 weeks and due February 9th. So, my regular reading has kind of been lacking mainly because I’m distracted by looking up baby/pregnancy things and such. I haven’t had too many crazy symptoms, mostly pretty mild and I’m hungry all he time. But that’s my excuse for this month. lol
As for my reading, I still haven’t finished Romeo & Juliet, but I’m still going to try to this month. :-\ I also didn’t even open Bet Me, but I’ve decided with that one that I’m just going to delete it from my list altogether. Who am I fooling? I don’t like Chicklit, so I’m not going to even bother. lol
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…
#28 on my to-read (own) list, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, and it’s been on my to-read list since June 21, 2010.
I’m still liking keeping my max to 100 in order to pick older books. I’ll probably keep doing that.
Another classic I have yet to read yet. A lot of my earlier books are the classics that Goodreads recommends. This is one I guess my husband really loved when he read it (and he is not a big reader), so hopefully I will too!
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