Hey everyone! Thanks for coming back to participate in Random Reads this month!
Last month I picked and read Briar Rose by Jane Yolen. I finished it and it was okay, not a favorite though. You can read my review for it here. I still need to finish my Random Read for April though, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. I did start it and got about halfway through but I need to find the motivation to finish it this month.
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…
#35 on my to-read (own) list, Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise, and it’s been on my to-read list since November 13, 2010.
I’m still liking keeping my max to 100 in order to pick older books. I’ll probably keep doing that.
I can honestly say though that I’m not looking forward to this read. The few chick lit books I’ve read I have not really been fans of at all. I probably should’ve just flat out deleted it from my list and picked a new book for this month. But, I’m not ready to completely give up on the genre altogether. I mean, I do love chick flicks, so you’d think I would like these kinds of books. But I guess they are different to read than to watch. Anyways, we’ll see. I’m not promising I’ll get all the way through it, but I’ll give it a try.
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