announcing the Reams of Rereads blog event – October 2018!

Guys, I have a problem.

THERE ARE TOO MANY GOOD BOOKS.

I borrow bunches from the library, ‘buy’ Kindle freebies, sign up for ARCs and review copies…books have invaded my life in every way and I love it.  But all those shiny new books make me a little sad, too.  Because they mean that I don’t have much time to reread old favorites.

So I created…

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Here’s how it works!

-Make a list of all the awesome books you’ve wanted to reread for forever but kept putting off because of Lack of Reading Time.

-Post the list on your blog (or, if you don’t have a blog, in the comments below) and link back to this post (if you have a blog) to proclaim your participation in this blog event.  I’ll add you/your blog to the list below of all the participants.

-When October 2018 comes around, tackle that list!  Even if there are a dozen new, awesome releases at the library. (Okay, I’m not going to force anyone to ONLY read from their list in October because I couldn’t even if I wanted to.  I’m pretty much going to read exclusively from my list throughout October, but do whatever works for you!)

-Don’t feel like you have to read every book on your list.  I know I won’t possibly get to everything I’ve got written down.  But I’ll sure have fun trying.

-Feel free to blog about your progress (or comment on my own progress reports with your own updates if you don’t have a blog).  At the end of October I’ll assemble a master list of all your (and my) posts (at the start of the event, I’ll create a separate post where you can keep returning to share your blog post links).

-This will probably be an annual thing if enough people join/enjoy it.

Here’s a smaller version of the button that you can share on your blog’s sidebar or in a blog post (or you can snag the one above – again, whatever works for you).

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Annnnd here’s my own list of books I hope to reread during the challenge!

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (I’ve already read the previous two books this year)

Eve’s Daughters by Lynn Austin

To Tame A Land & Last Stand At Papago Wells by Louis L’Amour

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brönte

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Emma by Jane Austen

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Reams of Rereads Participants

Hope to see you there!

Eva

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15 thoughts on “announcing the Reams of Rereads blog event – October 2018!

  1. I am always re-reading books, although I haven’t read much this year, but I finally got some new reading material and am actually going to be reading some new stuff this month! Figures I’d decide to do it the one month I have a reason for re-reading stuff….😂. I’ve been reading some Shakespeare plays, then I will move on to reading some Dickens’ books that I haven’t got around to yet, Julia Ryan’s poetry book (from The Barefoot Blogger) then I’ll read To Kill A Mockingbird for the first time, and then come fall I will re-read The Hobbit so… That counts? That list sounds exhausting😂

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  2. Would it be okay if I told you my progress through that list even though it isn’t re-reading? I know that’s weird, but I’m kind of lonely and I’d like having someone I could talk to about reading!

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  3. Oh, hm, I messed up. My mind read September in place of October. Well, in that case, I can join! Here’s my list of stuff I will re-read in *October*
    The Fellowship of the Ring (maybe The Two Towers?)
    Daddy Long-legs
    Probably Alice in Wonderland… I know it’s a “little kid’s book” but it’s really nostalgic for me, and it’s a one day read, so that’s not much time “wasted”😉
    Hmm… That’s only three maybe four books and two of them are one-day reads…. Oh, well, I’ll try to think of more throughout the month.
    By the way, do you think something’s up with WordPress? I keep getting those “congratulations you’ve won!” or those fake “you’ve been hacked, click here to fix it!” pop-ups. It only happens on WordPress, but it happens on every WordPress blog for the past month. I don’t know if it’s my phone or the WordPress website that’s to blame. One blog I read, you can’t even read it anymore, because there is literally a new pop-up every five seconds. I just wanted to tell you, because I haven’t gotten hacked yet, but I don’t know if your blog could be in danger of being hacked or not…
    Anyway, sorry the long comments! I look forward to this challenge! I might blog about it, but I get nervous blogging… Thanks (and sorry)!

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    • Glad to have you! Don’t apologize – I love any and all blog comments, even if it’s just you figuring things out. 🙂

      Great list! Of all those books, I’ve only read Daddy Long-Legs. I look forward to getting your thoughts as we dive into re-reading old favorites in October.

      I’ve never experienced that phenomenon while reading WordPress blogs so I think it’s just your computer. Sorry. 😦

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  4. Is there a deadline for entering this? It sounds like such a fun idea (and I have plenty of books I want to re-read—as a matter of fact I have a Goodreads shelf especially for them), but I’m just not sure yet if I can actually plan my reading for October this far in advance! If I can decide to jump in at the last minute, though, that’d be great.

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  5. This sounds like a lot of fun! I heard of this event and your blog through Olivia’s blog, Meanwhile in Rivendell. I thought this was such a neat idea, and there are plenty of books I’d like to get to rereading, so I’m planning to participate. 😀 I’m sure I won’t get to everything on my list either, but it will be fun trying anyway. 😛 Here’s the post on my blog with my list: https://faithygirly.blogspot.com/2018/09/reams-of-rereads-blog-event-my-list-of.html

    Thanks so much for hosting this, Eva! It shall be grand! 🙂

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