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wg-relaxing-url5 Weekly Geeks

Weekly Geeks is a community-building weekly meme.  Topics have ranged from book recommendations from different genres to visiting other Weekly Geek blogs to explore what you have in common.  You can participate in as many or as few weekly themes as you wish. Weekly Geeks was formerly hosted by Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf and has been continued in her honor.  Click to learn more about Weekly Geeks and more about Dewey.

The Sunday Salon.com The Sunday Salon

Every Sunday, book readers and bloggers from around the world gather virtually for an online book discussion.  It’s a great, weekly excuse to just take some time to think and write about reading.  I love it.  You can get info about joining the Salon here.

read-a-thon The 24-Hour Read-a-Thon
The 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is sort of a mix between a reading challenge and a reading community. For 24 hours, bloggers read books, post about reading, and visit other blogs in a huge community reading event. It’s pretty darn awesome.

You can see my progress as a Cheerleader during the April 18, 2009 Read-a-Thon by reading these posts: Introduction, My Comic!, Afternoon Update, Early Evening Update, Bedtime Update, and Comic Winner and Five Lessons Learned.


Spring Reading Thing 2009

Like Fall Into Reading 2008 (below), this challenge asks participants to create their own reading list and commit to finishing the list. The dates for this challenge are March 20 – June 20. Here is my reading list. I actually finished this challenge, and you can read my re-cap here.

nablo1108.120x90 NaBloPoMo

Each month you can sign up to try and post every day for that month.  Those that are successful in a given month might get prizes.  I signed up for November 2008 and thought it was pretty cool.  Find out more about NaBloPoMo here.

Status = COMPLETED 11/30/2008!
Fall Into Reading 2008

Hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days, Fall Into Reading 2008 asks participants to create their own reading list and commit to finishing the list between September 24 and December 20.  Here is my book list, and here is my wrap-up post.


Holiday Communities

The Blog Advent Calendar

Taking a tradition and moving it online. Each day counting down to Christmas, visit some blogs online for secret Christmas advent prizes. This is the first time I’ve done this, but it sounds cool! You can see the full list of participants here. My date is December 17, so be sure to stop back then!

Buy Books for the Holidays

Help out bookstores large and small by committing to buy books for everyone on your list this holiday season. The main blog has a ton of great gift ideas for the tough to buy for people on your list and you can look at the other signed up blogs for their suggestions. Think this sounds cool? Sign up here!