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Summer Reading Is Killing Me!
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! | Jon Scieszka
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At the beginning of summer vacation Joe, Sam, and Fred find themselves trapped inside their summer reading list, involved in a battle between good and evil characters from well-known children's books.
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Blueberry Yup 😀. By the way, I also loved the tagged book. 6mo
NataliePatalie @Blueberry Thanks. I thought you might 😄 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Summer is almost over! YAH! 🤘🏻😄🤘🏻 I'm posting this for those who want to go the extra mile for our Summer Reading Program. These books are a bit more advanced but I think it will be fun.
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @Updrifting @BookwormAHN @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

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Book Discussions:
1. Which books did you read?
2. Do you have a favorite book from this group? Why?
3. What lessons have these books taught you about human nature?
4. Least favorite book? Why?
5. Tell us more
6. Did anyone do the art project?
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @Updrifting @BookwormAHN @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

MirrorMask I read Frankenstein and the Book Thief, loved them both. Frankenstein was a reread as I have read it before in college. I love that it explores the nature vs nuture theme ( before psychologist termed it). If Frankenstein (or anyone) had shown even a tiny bit of compassion, maybe things would have been different. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @MirrorMask I agree with you there. It would have been a completely booked had somebody shown the monster a little bit of compassion and kindheartedness. But why do you think they didn't? 1y
RenePenn Loved The Book Thief 1y
MirrorMask @TheReadingMermaid They've been conditioned to fear what is different. In Frankenstein's case, however, he realized too late that he was dabbling in things he had not business meddling with. 1y
CaroPi I read the book thief and Frankenstein. My favorite is Frankenstein because of the message it carries. Is timeless. It shows how abandonment transform people in monsters. Also because is a good critic to the science. At what point is the limit? 1y
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TheReadingMermaid
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Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday 😝 here is Section 4. Much more interesting books this time. I think this section will be a lot more laid back.
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @Updrifting @BookwormAHN @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

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Book discussions!
1. Do you have a favorite book? Why?
2. Do you have a favorite character?
3. Do you have a least favorite book? Why?
4. Tell us more...
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @Updrifting @BookwormAHN @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

Bostonmomx2 I haven‘t read any of those. 😳 1y
MirrorMask Reading The Iliad and The Odyssey was strange because while I've never read them, I knew both stories so I was a little taken aback by the structure of them both. The Iliad does not end with the Trojan horse or the fall of Troy, but with Hector's death. The Odyssey does not pick up where the The Iliad leaves off, but starts with Telemachus as an adult with Odysseus on the island with Calypso. 1y
MirrorMask I only read The Iliad and The Odyssey. I planned on reading Moby Dick, but I'm in the process of moving, so I haven't gotten much reading done (which is why I've been absent from Litsy). I enjoyed the poems by Homer, but I really wish I read them first before learning more about Greek mythology. I was expecting more detail, but I didn't realize that occurred long after Homer. 1y
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MirrorMask Thanks to Madeline Miller , my favorite characters are Achilles and Circe. 1y
Bronte_Chintz I have done my usual and started Moby Dick and not finished. I‘ve done this so many times and I‘m determined to finish it one day! It‘s a classic and I love classics but it‘s one I just can‘t seem to get through. I do however love and still love the Iliad and the odyssey. I‘ve read these a couple of times and I will always rate them. Mythology💖 1y
cewilf I enjoyed Moby Dick. I read for a grad class and it was great to revisit. Some sections are tough to get through though! And I read Call of the Wild. I teach it every year but it was nice to read just for myself! 1y
cewilf I didn‘t get to Twenty Thousand Leagues, but I have it on my TBR! Favorite character is definitely Buck. I love the perspective. 1y
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Last week for Section 3! 😃 How are we doing on our art projects? Art projects will be posted on Saturday the 28th, book discussions on Sunday the 29th.
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @Updrifting @BookwormAHN @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

Updrifting I dont have anything finished yet, but I have big plans. Big. 1y
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Book discussions:
1. What was your favorite book? Why?
2. What was your least favorite book? Why
3. Favorite author read?
4. How did we like our art projects? 🌺🌼🏵️
5. Tell us more
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @Updrifting @BookwormAHN @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

Bronte_Chintz 1. My favourite was always going to Wuthering Heights. 2. My least favourite willl be Voodoo Queen as it was the one I didn‘t read and I can‘t bare to say any of the others were my least favourite. 3. Oh Emily! She is my least favourite of the Brontes, but I still adore her. 4. I totally failed at this but I‘ve discovered that I love the look of pressed flowed art. 5. Wuthering Heights will always be Marmite😂 1y
CaroPi I unfortunately didn't manage to do this. I had a surprise visit from my family and took all my free time. 😔 1y
BookwormAHN I couldn't get through The Feminine Mystique. I felt it was rather condescending and antiquated. I have not finished my reread of Interview with the Vampire yet, but I'm still going to pick it as my favorite book and Lestat as my favorite character 🧛🏻‍♂️ 1y
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TheReadingMermaid @Bronte_Chintz awe you should read it, it's really good! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @CaroPi no problem hun we'll catch you in the next section. We're doing Classics next 🤘🏻 1y
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN I completely agree with you with the Feminine Mystique. I personally think that it's very dated but I also think that it's something that every woman should read to kind of remember where we were and how far we've come. And of course I definitely agree with you on Interview with the Vampire. Rice is just awesome! 1y
Bronte_Chintz @TheReadingMermaid I deffo will at some point. It‘ll be added on to my ridiculous TBR list 😂😂 1y
Updrifting The Feminine Mystique is fascinating from a social science standpoint imho (I was a French/poly sci major in college, went into mktg and now I write) but it proposes too severe a divide between our individualism and our biology, I think. The author kinda lost me when she spoke favorably of external uteruses so women could focus on self actualization instead of growing babies. 1y
Updrifting ...and I meant add after listing what I've done that I well know I'm not qualified to pass judgment! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Updrifting I agree across the board with your analysis of the book. It's a very interesting read but at some point she loses you and almost becomes a little eccentric. Like with the outer uteruses. LOL 1y
MirrorMask Interview with the Vampire was my favorite. I'm going to have to finish the Vampire Chronicles now. Wuthering Heights is still my least favorite Bronte novel. I hate all the characters. I didn't read Voodoo Queen, but I might add it to my tbr list. I've always been curious about The Feminine Mystique because of it's impact on the women's movement in the 60s, but it's really dated. It's an important read, but not broad enough to be as relevant now. 1y
MirrorMask I enjoyed the art project, but I'm no poet. I'll struggle with the next section because I don't have paint (and I don't plan on buying any). I'm not worried though because I'll get creative with it. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @MirrorMask totally on your opinion of Feminine Mystique. 👌🏻 And don't worry so much about the art project I know you'll do fabulous with whatever you decide to do! You've done amazing so far so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you've got for me next section 😃 1y
BooknerdsLife I can‘t pick just one favorite but I love the Harry Potter series and it means something special to me & my daughter. My other favorite would be Jane Eyre cause I just love the character. My least favorite book I‘ve read is probably The Great Gatsby & Red Queen 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
TheReadingMermaid @BooknerdsLife we're actually having a discussion on the summer reading section posted above. This isn't a general discussion. But thanks for the input 😆 1y
BooknerdsLife Oh thank you😆🙈 1y
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mimsyborogroves @TheReadingMermaid I am so sorry, but this summer is actually turning out to be pretty crazy for me. I think I have to drop out of this program, but I hope you have a lovely time completing it! I will probably read most of these books eventually still haha. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @mimsyborogroves no prob hon. Have a great summer! 1y
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Bronte_Chintz Doing well!! A lot of these are re-reads for me, so enjoying a flick through. I forgot how much I loved Anne Rice. 1y
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Check in on Section 2. How's the flower pressing coming? 🌺Should be starting that with only a week & 1/2 left.🌼🏵️Please let me know if you have any questions.
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
#LitsyHappenings
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @BookwormAHN @mimsyborogroves @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @CaroPi @2BR02B

Bronte_Chintz I totally need to get on this. Need to find some! I want garden flowers! 1y
CaroPi I am waiting for my flowers to bloom so I can put them to press. I think that on Friday... 1y
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CaroPi Can you put it in another color font? I can't read it 😭 1y
Jerdencon I totally missed the last round because of life.... ugh! I had the book and everything. Going to try hard for this round! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @CaroPi Required: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedman, Choose 1s: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Voodoo Queen by Martha Ward. The art project is a flower press design. Press flowers using your books and mount them onto a pretty background or frame. 1y
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TheReadingMermaid @Jerdencon No problem at all sweetie 😉 1y
Bronte_Chintz I‘m lucky in that I‘ve read most of these so I‘m going to do a couple of re-reads. I‘m warning you now, me doing poetry may not produce great results 😂😂😂 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Bronte_Chintz oh I'm looking forward to it now! 😃 1y
Bronte_Chintz @TheReadingMermaid 😂😂😂 Not my strongest suit! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Bronte_Chintz Don't worry sweetie. You will do just fine 🤗 1y
CaroPi This sounds interesting! I will try to do it! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @CaroPi Wonderful! Glad to have you with us 1y
2BR02B I've already read two of the options, and I have The Feminine Mystique on audiobook. I should be able to finish this section. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @2BR02B sounds good 1y
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We're finished with Section 1!
Book discussions:
1. What was your favorite book?
2. Who was your favorite character?
3. What was your least fav book?
4. Tell us more
#SummerReading2018
#LitsyHappenings
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @BookwormAHN @mimsyborogroves @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @2BR02B

BookwormAHN Favorite book: Ready Player One, favorite character: Art3mis, Least favorite: Accelerando, More: I loved Ready Player One, I have no idea what was going on in Accelerando, the language was way over my head 😼 1y
Traci1 I only finished Ready Player One, which I really enjoyed. Stopped the audio of Accelerando fairly early on. It was so confusing. Maybe I'd have gotten it more in print but audio was the only way I could find it. 1y
cewilf I loved Ready Player One! I really liked Art3mis and enjoyed the little twist with her character at the end. Accelerando I found very confusing and unfortunately gave up early on. I didn‘t have time to get to the art project because I was finishing up my last couple weeks of teaching, but I look forward to going all in on the next one! 1y
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MirrorMask I enjoyed Necropolis for the most part. Maggie is my favorite character. I did not like any of the other books. Science Fiction is my favorite genre so I was disappointed that I liked so few of these books. 1y
MirrorMask I would like to applaud everyone that finished Accelerando, you guys are All Stars 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 1y
Bronte_Chintz Loved Ready player one! Not my usual book at all but glad I have it a go! I‘m going to add the people that bailed on Accelerando I‘m afraid. Science fiction is not my thing, but ready player one surprised me so thank you for that! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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Today is the day! We're finishing up Section 1!
Time to post our Art projects! 🎨🖌️ Here is mine.
Let me see yours! 😃😃😃
Book discussions on Sun 6/17 😊
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid
#LitsyHappenings
@monkeygirlsmama @Jerdencon @WeeziesBooks @Traci1 @so1quilt @MirrorMask @myellenbee @cewilf @BookwormAHN @mimsyborogroves @Bronte_Chintz @carrceli @2BR02B

tammysue Ooh very nice! 😊 1y
Bronte_Chintz I had plans to do mine this week and instead I‘ve been poorly. Hence my slight absence from Litsy. I‘m finally feeling better though now so shall be back on it! 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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TheReadingMermaid @Bronte_Chintz sending hugs and well wishes 🤗🤗🤗❤️ 1y
Bronte_Chintz @TheReadingMermaid cheers ducky. Playing reading catch up now. Missed Litsy! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Bronte_Chintz we missed you too 1y
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NataliePatalie
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I signed up for my library's summer reading program! Adults win a $10 fine waiver and a library tote bag. @Blueberry have you signed up? Maybe they will let me pick up your prize.

Blueberry I loved the tagged book. 1y
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @TheReadingMermaid (**PLEASE NOTE THE USERNAME CHANGE**)
Ok guys, here's the schedule for my #SummerReading2018 program. I know it's a little hard to see but if you need clarification on anything just ask. When listing out the books the Rs mean "Required", the Cs mean "Choose 1". I tried to make everything as fun and as exciting as possible. I also tried to branch out and hopefully make others do the same.

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Repost for @TheReadingMermaid :
Summer Reading Programs are beginning soon but there really aren't any fun-looking online ones for adults/a community such as this. With this in mind I've decided to host my own SRP.
Held from May 28th-Sept 8th. 4 sections & 5th bonus section. Each section has a theme & require two books to read along w an art project. Completions get a FREE BOOK!
Repost and tag me to sign up!
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid

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Bronte_Chintz 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
BookwormAHN Yea 😸 1y
cewilf 🎉 picking my first book up from the library tomorrow! 1y
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2BR02B I'm going to try to find time to participate! The art projects in particular sound really fun and creative. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @2BR02B don't worry it's just for fun. But it is a challenge to read all these books in the allotted amount of time. But yes the art projects were designed to one fit the theme and two to let your creativity pour out. And don't forget once we're done with them we will post them live here on Litsy!!! #ArtofLitsy 1y
Jerdencon I just picked up the first required book from the library today so I'm ready go go! 1y
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Starts Monday! Woop Woop! ✨🎈🌞🎉🌡️📚👍🏻🤓⛱️
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid

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Bronte_Chintz 🎉Yey 1y
cewilf 🎉 I can‘t wait! 1y
mimsyborogroves I'm so excited!! 1y
Jerdencon Looking forward to it! 1y
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Okay guys here is a close-up of Section 1 so that you can get the books in time for our #SummerReading2018 program which starts on Monday! 😲 You can start reading and doing your art project anytime after Monday the 28.
Remember the R next to the books means Required, the C means Choose 1. June 16th will be our discussion and art posting day. If you have any questions please ask 😃
@TheReadingMermaid

Traci1 I tried to track down the audio of Ready Player One at the local libraries, but of the like 100 copies, there are like 400 people on wait lists. So I guess that's not happening. Looking like it's going to be Necropolis for me. ☺ 1y
ReadZenRites Very excited to see everyone‘s artwork! 1y
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Eggs @Syndelle777 I have to bow out of SRP, just realized the extent of my over-committed summer!! Gah so sorry 😐Again thank you for including me💜❤️😘😊 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Eggs no problem at all hon. Maybe I'll see you for #MayPicChallenge , #3KingsBuddyRead , or #GoosebumpsChallenge 😉 1y
knotmagick I think i need to out, too. I didn't realize we were doing assigned books, and I need to concentrate on research right now. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @knotmagick If you're still willing, I'd like to take a look at some of the books you wish to donate as prizes. Can you email me pics? 1y
BookwormAHN I got lucky and found a copy of Ready Player One at Wal-Mart or I was going to be 39th on the ebook waitlist. I also may be the last person who has not read it yet. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN this will be my first time reading it as well. You are not alone hun 😋 1y
myellenbee Thanks! That helps a lot. 1y
Bronte_Chintz I‘m excited for ready player one! Been meaning to read that for a while. 1y
knotmagick @Syndelle777 They are ebooks. The full list is on my amazon: 1y
knotmagick Amazon.com/author/sophiabeaumont @Syndelle777 1y
TheReadingMermaid @whatshesreadingnow I'm so sorry I missed your comment. Here is the first section with a description of the art project. The others are similar. All are very easy to do and allow for you to be creative in your own way. No one's grading anyone 😉 1y
Debiw781 I‘m horrible with art projects but I‘m at least going to try to do the readings! 1y
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Check out @Syndelle777 ‘s feed for information on a summer reading program that looks like a lot of fun #SyndellesSummerReading

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What an awesome idea! Hopefully I can stick to this :) Check out @Syndelle777 for info on the summer reading! #syndellessummerreading

TheReadingMermaid #SyndellesSummerReading will take you to it 😉 1y
TheReadingMermaid Schedule posted 😉 1y
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TheReadingMermaid
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Ok guys, here's the schedule for my #SummerReading2018 program. I know it's a little hard to see but if you need clarification on anything just ask. When listing out the books the Rs mean "Required", the Cs mean "Choose 1". I tried to make everything as fun and as exciting as possible. I also tried to branch out and hopefully make others do the same.
@Jerdencon @2BR02B @MirrorMask @knotmagick @monkeygirlsmama

TieDyeDude Amazing! That looks like it was a bit of work. I'll try to keep up. 1y
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Traci1 This looks like it is going to be challenging. And lots of fun! I'd actually never heard of Accelerando, but my local library has it on audio. ☺ 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Traci1 Nice 🤘🏻 1y
monkeygirlsmama Okay, I‘m going to see if I can‘t get myself on board. 1y
KYutzy4 Art projects too?? 1y
TheReadingMermaid @KYutzy4 Yup. And we're gonna post them and show them off too 😉 1y
MirrorMask I'm currently listening to The Iliad and The Odyssey, will it still count? 1y
TheReadingMermaid @MirrorMask just choose a different book for that section 😉 1y
MirrorMask Okay ☺️ 1y
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Intense but so creative but my assignment days are over 😉😂Can‘t wait to see the projects 🤗 1y
julesG Moby Dick? Seriously? I'm not going to read that one again, ever. 😵 Also, I'm German, so I have no idea how this works - I can guess from your picture, though. 1y
carrceli Sounds fun 1y
TheReadingMermaid @julesG LOL in your case you can simply choose 2 other books from the classics section. No problem there. Each section represents a period of three weeks. Within the three weeks two books from that section and the art project designated, mom needs to be completed. The 5th section is for people who want to earn an extra prize for completion. The prize for completing all sections is a FREE BOOK! 😉 If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask 🤗 1y
myellenbee Is there a way to email the list? I'm interest but can't see what is written. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @myellenbee I am going to post a close up of the first section today for everyone. Much better to see 😉 1y
Q84 Sounds fun! Idk if I can keep up but I'll try to join in the fun! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Q84 Could you please repost so I can keep track of participants? Thanks a bunch! 1y
Q84 Done! 1y
monkeygirlsmama @TheReadingMermaid Did you change your screen name? Were you @syndelle777? I‘m so confused all of the sudden. 😂 1y
TheReadingMermaid @monkeygirlsmama It's ok hon. Yes it's me. Same profile pic. Sorry for the confusion. Trying to make all my platforms uniform in name 😉 1y
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It occurred to me that the Summer Reading Programs are beginning soon but there really aren't any fun-looking online ones for adults/a community such as this. With this in mind I've decided to host my own SRP.
Held from May 28th-Sept 8th. 4 sections & 5th bonus section. Each section has a theme and require two books to read along with an art project. Completions get a FREE BOOK!
Repost and tag me to sign up!
#SummerReading2018 @TheReadingMermaid

monkeygirlsmama I‘m intrigued. 1y
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knotmagick This sounds like fun. If you're looking for prizes, I can donate some of my books. 1y
MirrorMask Could you elaborate on the art project? 1y
2BR02B Rad idea! I used to adore summer reading programs as a kid. Will def repost. 1y
Traci1 I love summer reading programs! 🙋‍♀️ 1y
cewilf This is awesome! 1y
Eggs @Syndelle777 Thank you for the tag ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MirrorMask yeah I‘m not very artistic 🤣🤣 1y
MirrorMask @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'll try my best 😁 1y
Dragon Thanks @Syndelle777 for the tag. I will repost 👍 1y
4thhouseontheleft Interesting idea!! But I‘m definitely not a big fan of art projects. 😂 1y
Tiyas7 @Syndelle777 Thanks For the Tag!!👍 But I do not think I am Artistic At All!!! Forever Bailed on the Art and Craft Classes in school😥 But, Still Its a Good Idea and hope you guys have fun😄✌ 1y
TheReadingMermaid @MirrorMask @4thhouseontheleft Don't worry you guys, the art projects are honestly just for fun. They will not be graded on how good they are. They will simply be graded on whether they have been done or not. everyone has their own style and individuality especially when it comes to art. I personally find this impossible to grade or to say one is better than the other. I'm sure everyone's artwork will be amazing 🤩🤩🤩 1y
SaturnDoo This looks fun however 😂I am just the opposite. The art projects I can do. The book choices are a NO GO. A lot of them I have already read and have no intentions of ever rereading them. I hope you guys have fun and will be watching for your posts. 😁 1y
tammysue Thanks for the tag!😃 I love art, but I‘m not artistic.. I laugh at myself when I try to get creative, it‘s bad. What do you actually have in mind for art, like what‘s the plan? 1y
TheReadingMermaid @whatshesreadingnow Tagged you in another post 😋 1y
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No bingos yet, but making some progress. #litsyreadingchallenge

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These have been sitting by my desk since I got back to work. They contain Summer Reading Club items. I am in denial. If I don't open these, I don't have to deal with SRC, right? 😭😭😭😭😭😭 #librarylife

Brenley Sorry, but I'll be ready to get these kids out of my classroom for a couple of months! Lol! Good luck! I miss the librarian life sometimes! 3y
LindsayReads @Brenley Hahaha, I bet! It's the set up of SRC that I dread, more than the actual implementation. I've been working on revamping it for the past 3 years from being the hot mess my predecessor made it. 🤤 3y
BookInMyHands Oh, I hear you! We are revising our program this year to be less staff intensive, which will be great, but I have to rework EVERYTHING. So. Much. Work. 😳 3y
LindsayReads @BookInMyHands Yes! That is exactly what I've been doing. Who knew making it simpler would be so much work? Off-hand, how much do you ask kids to read? 3y
BookInMyHands We ask them to read 20 minutes since that's what our schools ask. We try to keep them in the reading habit. They get a book when they sign up, a coupon book for reading for 3 weeks, and a finisher prize at 6 weeks (although there are 10 weeks of SRP at our library). Then we have a bonus program to encourage kids to read different kinds of books. They can enter for a chance to win as often as they finish the sheet for an "experience" prize. 3y
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Of course, after I said yesterday that my library job never takes me to actual libraries, this morning I spent a few hours here training other librarians for children's summer reading programming! That's right folks, your #locallibrary starts this serious business EARLY. 📚📚📚

Reviewsbylola I love that my library has a great summer reading program. I am not surprised that they take so much effort! 3y
BookInMyHands We've had the performers scheduled since September and today we figured out our program details. Next week we send out the letters for donations. Here we go! 3y
Zelma Yes they do! Our programming coordinator at my last place was a busy bee all year and booked next year performers as soon as summer ended. A good program can't be last minute. 😀 3y
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Christy2318
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I won a prize. :) Summer reading tshirt.

BookishFeminist 🎉🎉😀 3y
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emtobiasz
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Saturday librarian-ship can bring me down, but Jon Scieszka's got my back.

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