Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Book-a-Day Challenge

I am a reader. And that is definitely putting it mildly! I will read anything I can get my hands on, from children's books to my husband's theological tomes, if it has words I like it.

As a child, I always set these yearly reading goals for myself: 92 books in 1992. 96 books in 1996. And I always met my goal (granted the books I read were much shorter back then). And yes, I am slightly Type A. What can I say? I love things I can mark off of a list!

So you can imagine how excited I got when I read about Donalyn Miller's Book-a-Day challenge. If you're unfamiliar with Ms. Miller, she's the author of the popular book, The Book Whisperer. Which, by the way, is on my summer reading list.
Her challenge is to read one book--any kind of book--everyday throughout the duration of summer vacation. I'm pumped about this one! My classroom library has expanded quite a bit over the last year thanks to Scholastic and some generous classroom parents, so I'm thinking I can take this challenge as an opportunity to expand my knowledge of the books in my room--so I can branch out with my read-alouds!

If you're interested in learning more about the book challenge, click on the link below:

I will definitely be keeping up with my reading list via the blog! And now I'm off to pick tomorrow's book!


1 comment:

  1. I am also a bookaholic!!! I read all the time! I teach 6th grade (after 6 years in Kindergarten). I have set my goal this year at 211 books since it is 2011!! I hope I make it! I am also doing the book-a-day challenge this summer (had to read a picture book the other day to stay caught up). :) I will be hosting the book study on July 5th-Surveys of Donalyn's book-Good luck in 4th grade this year!