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BookishMarginalia
A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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Every year I resolve to join one --or more-- of the many reading challenges available, like the fabulous and ever popular #ReadHarder challenge organized by @BookRiot.

And every year I fail to make much headway, because I lose track of my categories and my choices.

So this year I‘ve decided to make my own, inspired by the greats, but simplified for people like me. This is it: #LitsyAtoZ

Curious? https://goo.gl/forms/JoGzFL9Jf4h2oHPI3

CocoReads Sounds fun! I'm just now trying to start my planning for next year so this should be a fun and easy challenge to try! 3y
moranadatter 💗 this! 3y
James Sounds great, thanks for organizing. I have my "a" coming in the mail: Arendt, Hannah, Eichmann in Jerusalem. 3y
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Minispok This looks like fun! 💗📚📚 3y
BookishMarginalia @james I've always wanted to read that one! 👍🏼 @cocoreads @Minispok Easy and fun are the key words! 💪🏼💜💕 @kmdartist Yey! (edited) 3y
TheBookAddict I've actually never tried a challenge other than the Goodreads reading challenge, but I want to be more adventurous with my reading in 2017. I'm going to do the Read Harder challenge and I shall check this one out too. 😆💕📚💕 3y
BookishBlonde12 Such a great idea. Can't wait to partake! 🤓 3y
Cinfhen I'm sooo in! I tried this approach a few years back but I didn't see it through. Some letters were way too tough 🙃🙄😜But now with all of these great minds playing along.... 3y
LiteraryinLititz Cool concept! I never do challenges (I think I'm too impulsive and want to read whatever I want to read now without fitting it into a category) but this one seems pretty flexible. I'm going to seriously consider it! It would be fun to do it with a group of Littens. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! Yes - this seems achievable! 3y
LiteraryinLititz I have a question. Let's say I read Ghost by Jason Reynolds, and I'm counting it as G, but then I read another G book and want to count it as R instead. Can we do that? 3y
Mommamanzi I can't wait to get the kids to bed tonight so I can start planning out my A-Z attack!!!!! 3y
CocoReads Is the 2017 read harder challenge up yet? I just printed out the 2027 Popsugar one today. I really like it when I read books that fit multiple challenges! I didn't do any other than Goodreads for the last few years and am hoping to get back into them in 2017 3y
Donna_sBookMinute This is a great idea; but, I have a knack for making things more difficult than they have to be. 😐 Two questions: (1) It seems like we don't enter the title until after we've read the book -- except in the case of a TBR which can be entered beforehand in brackets [Title - Author]; (2) Do the books have to be read in alphabetical order; or can we skip around as long as we fill each line on the form? These answers may be obvious to everyone else. 3y
Donna_sBookMinute . . . But as my co-workers have told me, " Ms Donna, you special." 3y
BookishMarginalia @LiteraryinLititz Of course! That's the beauty of the mixed track! (Purists can choose either all author last names or all title first words, but I'm a mix and match kind of gal!) 3y
readinginthedark I did this for 2016, and it's been so much fun! I'll do it again with you guys and try to plan a bit more this time! 3y
Veganspacecat Can you make the Google Form a link for the mobile user please? 3y
sprainedbrain You are incredible. Love this idea! Thank you so much for once again organizing for us. 😃 3y
MatildaBaggins Oh this sounds fun! I'll join in 😊 3y
BookishMarginalia @Donna_sBookMinute 1) yes -- the option to put a planned book in brackets is there for our planners; 2) however works best for you -- I know I'll skip around at will, pretty much! 3y
BookishMarginalia @moonflower I'll google how to do that when I get home. If you want, email me at SecretSantaGoesPostal at gmail and I'll send you the link when I figure it out 👍🏼 3y
DrexEdit Fun! I will join too, please! 😊 📚📚📚 3y
tjwill Great idea! Not sure about my books yet, but I will definitely keep this in mind as I start planning. 3y
MrBook You are an amazing person, my friend! Ummm, where do you squeeze your free time in 😂? I'd do more as well, but between work and everything else, it's tough for me to find some spare moments. In any case, you're a darling, and can count me in 😎👍🏻! Starts January 1? 3y
BookishMarginalia @MrBook Thanks for the kind words! We book people have to stick together! And as for the time... these bookish things make it easier to get on with reading student essays 😳😜 -- yes, we start January 1st! 💪🏼😇 3y
Donna_sBookMinute 👍🏾Thanks. I'm feeling good about this challenge. Great job. 3y
Suzze I am terrible at book challenges. Too much pressure. I'd love to see how everyone else does on it though! Have fun. 3y
Yournewfriendsams You're amazing! Thanks for creating another way for us all to bond! I'll be putting my list together this week ☺️ 3y
RachelO Love this! And love that it's on Litsy and email (so I might actually remember what I'm doing). Off to make a list, which I'll then ignore completely 😀📝📚 3y
I-read-and-eat Thanks so much for setting this up! This looks like the perfect challenge for me, easy to keep track of and something I might actually finish. Time to make a list! 😀 3y
TheLibrarian Love this and it is something that is completely doable. Thanks for setting this up! Now off to come up with a list. 3y
youngreadrshelf My only worry would be the dreaded X. I've already read the Sue Grafton book. 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 this is groovy! thanks for putting this together 😊 3y
ephemeralwaltz Def joining! Great idea! Thanks for setting all this up❤ 3y
Karkar Oh I wanted to do a challenge this year :). This one sounds awesome!!!! 3y
NCNY Thank you so much for setting up another awesome group activity! 3y
Daisey I've done a YA A to Z challenge the last couple of years on Goodreads, once with titles and once with authors, so I love this idea, but I'm not sure how many challenges I want to commit to at this time. The organization looks great and I will definitely keep it in mind! 😀 3y
beagle.mama I'm in! 💜 3y
Theresa I participated in my 1st reading challenge this year & I'm hooked! Looking forward to Read Harder & now this one. Did you see the one @Jessica posted the other day under #LitsyReadingChallenge? 3y
Bookish.Heart Definitely joking this one! 3y
Sarahr875 Fun! I do a reading challenge with some friends every year. I'd love to do yours as well!! 3y
SaturnDoo I love this. I am going to jump in. Thanks @BookishMarginalia for hosting for us. You're awesome☺ If we finish one track can we sign up again for a different track? Or is it a one time and your done? 3y
Bookworm83 Fun! I'm in! 3y
hwheaties This sounds so cool! I'm going to sign up--hopefully I manage to finish (though do I have to put the book titles in now?) 3y
Litlady Thanks once again @BookishMarginalia for being all kinds of awesome sauce!! 👍💜💜💜 Count me in! Now to dig through my TBR stacks .. yikes‼️ 😳😮😩📚 3y
Megabooks Great!! 👍🏻👍🏻 I signed up but I can't fill out because I'm one armed dt Bandit. Will tag you. Thanks!!! 😊😊 3y
Rachael_reads This is great... Thanks!! 3y
Librariana This is fabulous! 3y
CherylRussell @hwheaties I hope we don't have to put titles in now. 😕 3y
CherylRussell @BookishMarginalia such a cool idea. Thanks for inviting the rest of us. 🙂📚 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto I would really like to do this, but I'm a little unfamiliar with google docs. Do I just update my form every time I finish one? 3y
Bookworm83 @hwheaties @CherylRussell I'm wondering the same thing 🙂 3y
Emily92Bibliophile I'm wondering the same! 3y
BookishMarginalia @Ashley_Nicoletto Yes. You access your form through the link in the email (so always keep the latest email in the inbox!) 3y
BookishMarginalia @CherylRussell @hwheaties @Bookworm83 @Emily92Bibliophile No, you don't have to put in titles now, though you can if you want to. (Just put TBR titles in brackets, to differentiate). To update your form, click the link in the confirmation email at any time. 3y
BookishMarginalia @SaturnDoo If you finish one and want to do another, go right ahead! 👍🏼💪🏼 3y
BookishMarginalia @Theresa Yes, I saw @Jessica 's challenge and liked it💕I'm honest when I say tracking is hard for me! @WanderingBookaneer is planning to do the #LitsyReadingChallenge 👍🏼She's much better at keeping track! 🙌🏼 (edited) 3y
KVanRead I did the author track by myself two years ago - wish I'd had Litsy back then! If I can find my list I will post it for suggestions. X was the hardest but I found a Chinese mystery writer whose name is now a mystery to me😂I'll have to look it up. 3y
HotMessJess Love this idea! I'm totally on board for 2017!! 3y
Hooked_on_books Great idea. I plan to give it a go but am not making a list up front; I'll fill in the blanks as I go. Of course, one could always just cheat by using Sue Grafton's books. 😬 3y
BookishMarginalia @Hooked_on_books True, that! 😂 I'm not making a list either, but I'm keeping an eye out for suggestions with the most challenging letters. @LibrarianRyan has some good ones! 3y
Suzze I changed my mind. I saw the mount TBR challenge and decided to combine them. A to Z books from my TBR shelf! 3y
raresquarebear I like the flexibility because I'm a "wing it" kind of girl. This sounds like a challenge I can get into! 3y
BookishMarginalia @Suzze Woohoo! 👍🏼💪🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
BookishMarginalia @raresquarebear Me too! But I get a lot of pleasure from other people's posts planning their reads! It's so fun 💕💕💕 3y
AWahle Love this! I signed up, but will complete my list when I don't have a cat on my lap and an almost dead phone... I'm going with already owned TBR books first. 3y
SarahK You come up with the best ideas! I just joined! 3y
Blair_Reads Omg! I love this. I need time to think 😁 then I'll fill out the form 💜 3y
Hooked_on_books So is "the" considered a word if it begins a title, or does the next word count? 3y
Bookworm54 You are awesome! How do you come up with all these great ideas? ☺️ 3y
Vinjii This is brilliant. Thank you. 3y
BookishMarginalia @Hooked_on_books Articles don't count, so skip A, An, and The and count the next word after that. 3y
CareBear This is awesome! I'm going to work on compiling my list tonight! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Interesting, maybe I will. 3y
Faibka Excellent!!! I want to join in! 😊 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I did this challenge this year! I read books from my TBR shelves with authors surname. It was fun! I may as well do it again..either mixed or book title this time. Thanks for suggesting this to Littens! 😗 3y
Varshitha How do you come up with such awesome ideas? 😁.. Thanks for doing this☺️.. I would definitely want to try this, but need sometime to come up with the TBR, is there a deadline to signup? 3y
BookishMarginalia @Varshitha 😊There's no deadline 💕💜💕 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Once you pick them, do you need to read them in alphabetical order then? 3y
BookishMarginalia @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Not unless you want to. I myself am going to wing it 😊 3y
Megnogged I'm in!!! Thanks for organizing!! 3y
Donna_sBookMinute I'm ready to join but can't access the link on my laptop. I can enter the titles easier and quicker that way. 3y
BookishMarginalia @Donna_sBookMinute Easiest way to open the Form in your laptop is to copy-paste the link into your email and send it to yourself. If you want, I can email you the link. Just send me a message to SecretSantaGoesPostal at gmail. 👍🏼 3y
NovelGirl82 I'm in!! 3y
R.Lyn-Romance-Reads I'm excited to join this challenge. 3y
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