Amended April 29th 2012: It has come to my attention that another blogger had a read my own books month in August a full month before mine was set to start. My RYOBM came 7 days after her initial post and from Twitter conversation with my friends who helped in the links below about how we bemoaned the lack of time to read our own books. Both of us having the same event at the same time was unintentional. I wasn’t aware of her event until Brian told me later after our posts had went up. I wouldn’t have been able to participate in an August event as it was. I will not be hosting this even in September this year. Check What She Read near August to see if she will be reading from her pile this year.
I don’t know about you guys but I have been buying books like mad. Then I never read them because there is always something else to read. I read review books for this blog and the SFBR, then I try to catch up on review books I missed, paperback releases and a million other things. I want to read my own books! So I mentioned this on Twitter and got a good response so I will be working with three other bloggers to make this a huge, fun thing for all of us :D
Firstly you can sign up at the bottom of this post to read your own books in September. Secondly each week four discussion posts will go live on the various blogs with an inlinkz if you want to participate in the topic of the day. Thirdly (is that even a word?) at the end of the month anyone who signs up for a swap will be matched with a book blogger buddy to swap on of the books you read from your own pile in September! A huge digital book swap of fun :D Fourthly (omg really fourthly is a word?) Each week I will post a blog post here for you to link up your blog again (even more traffic!) to tell us what books that you bought that you read for the week. So whaddya say bloggers?! Can I get a hell yeah?
Monday discussion in September will be with Susan at Waste Paper Prose
Wednesday discussion in September will be with Teresa at Teresa’s Reading Corner
Thursday discussions in September will happen be with Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit..
Friday discussions in September will happen here.
The Twitter hash tag is #SIRYOBM
Sign up for the book swap by clicking this link to fill out the Google Form, you have until September 1st to sign up.
On August 31st I will post a list of what I am planning on reading and invite you to do the same so you can link up for that too.
Sign up for the month!