Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Reads - EVENT

A weekly event hosted by Rebecca at The Book Lady's Blog and Bethanne @thebookmaven
Friday Reads is a weekly Friday event which you can find on Twitter, Facebook and also over at The Book Lady's Blog. Here is what Rebecca writes about this event:
With the exception of my notoriously lazy Sundays, Friday is my favorite day of the week. My work is wrapping up, the weekend looms with the promise of rest, relaxation, and hours of reading, and Twitter explodes in a maelstrom of book recommendations and bookish conversation thanks to the phenomenon known as FridayReads (or #fridayreads, if we’re referring to the formal hashtag).
FridayReads was created by Bethanne Patrick (@thebookmaven), and it is beautiful in its simplicity: tell the world what you’re reading. Books, magazines, work papers, cereal boxes, inscrutable personalized license plates—it’s all good. And it’s all about celebrating and promoting literacy.
For a little over a year now, participants have shared their real-time reading selections on Twitter using the #fridayreads hashtag, and Miz Maven, as I call her, recently launched a FridayReads Facebook page so even if you don’t tweet, you can participant. And now the fun is going to continue because…
The Book Lady’s Blog is now the official blog partner of FridayReads!
So if you aren’t on Twitter and you don’t use Facebook, but you want to participate in this weekly celebration of books and reading, you can do it here...
Here is a little about the event:
  • Friday Reads includes everyone: readers, authors, writers, librarians, booksellers, critics, bloggers, editors, publicists, salespeople, publishers. (See this piece in Shelf Awareness for more details.)
  • YOU CAN WIN STUFF (every week, randomly selected FridayReads participants receive a variety of books and bookish prizes)
Participate by visiting The Book Lady's Blog every Friday and leaving a comment on what you are reading; or if you are on Twitter, tweet your response using the hashtag #fridayreads, or drop by the Facebook page.