We’ve revamped a few of our Tuesday community events, but a couple of things have not changed — we will be here doing something each Tuesday, and we are committed to using this site as a way to build community in the book blogging world.
So to that end, we’ve expanded “I Read It!” Instead of it only appearing quarterly on the 5th Tuesday, it will appear the first Tuesday of each month.
Instead of only linking thoughts and reviews of books that we recommended here at 5 Minutes for Books or in our column at 5 Minutes for Mom, we invite you to share a review that you read at anyone’s recommendation.
You can link up any review from the previous month that shares that information. If you don’t share that information in your reviews, then write a new post for I Read It! and link back to the reviews as you add in the information.
For example, “This month I read a bunch of books, but I was especially excited to read Candor as recommended by Dawn at 5 Minutes for Books.” That sentence could appear in your review when it posts at any time throughout the month (hopefully linking back to the original review, or at least the blogger’s site). Or you could write a post telling your readers about I Read It, and include a sentence such as that, linking back to your original review(s).
This month might be a slow start because of the format change, but I hope you’ll think about it as you are reviewing and make a draft post keeping track of books and recommendations so that you can participate in the future.
If you’d like to write up a post this month talking about books that you read on someone’s recommendation for the whole of 2009, that would be cool too.
For ease in surfing, leave the title of the book in the linky, along with your blog name.
Non-bloggers are welcome to participate in the comment section.
Join in all our community events:
January 12: Children’s Classic Mystery Challenge — sign up or report on progress
January 19: Kids’ Picks
January 26: What’s on Your Nightstand
March 20 (5th Tuesday): New Classics Bookclub — sign up anytime, by end of January to enter prize drawing