#fridayreads take me away: what the heck is it?

17th June 2011

#fridayreads take me away is a weekly meme to celebrate the start of the weekend and the glorious day of reading whatever the heck you want.

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What is Friday Reads/#fridayreads? Readers around the world join together in community to support one another and celebrate the simple joys of reading. Readers can win prizes for participating commenting on the Friday Reads blog, the Facebook page, or tweeting your book with the #fridayreads hashtag.

What is #fridayreadstake me away? It is a new meme for readers/bloggers. I have noticed different readers/ bloggers apologize for a certain book or phase of reading. I say, read. Period. Whether it’s a magazine you’ve saved up for Friday afternoon or evening or a mystery, romance novel, sci-fi, bodice ripper, or New York Times bestseller, Friday is about doing what we love most: reading.

How does it work?

-Figure out what your Friday Read will be

-Blog about why it’s perfect weekend reading and why you recommend it

-Grab my button and add it to your post

-Come back and add your URL to the Simply Linked URL box

-Visit participating blogs to see what they recommend

-Enjoy your weekend

What if I don’t have a blog?

Tell me what you’re reading anyway. Let me know if you need a great suggestion. I’m full of them, and I’m bossy, as are a lot of other people around these parts. ๐Ÿ™‚


Can’t wait to see what you’re reading this Friday!

jenn aka the picky girl

  • Marlene

    Friday reading for fun is…..well, just that…FUN!!! I agree…..read without shame….read what makes you happy….read for the sheer pleasure of reading….Just READ!!!

    • pickygirl

      It IS fun.

  • I love this idea!! I’m so with you — junky or heavy, reading is reading. It’s all delish. I’m so taking part next Friday — what to pick?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • pickygirl

      Thanks so much! Can’t wait to see what you post about next week.

  • I saw this a day too late. I’m taking part in it next Friday, though.

    Great idea!

    • pickygirl

      Awesome! Can’t wait…for that and for another weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan Farmer

    I don’t blog — I have a journal (slight, subtle, but important differences). Is it ok if I swipe the idea for that? (I don’t talk about the journal over there because it’s where I rant about my students [and other things], and there are folks on FB that I would rather not find it. Yes, it’s the internet, and it’s probably inevitable. I plan on stalling that as long as I can!)

    • pickygirl

      Of course you can! Thanks for asking, but I’d love for you to participate in your own way.

      • Susan Farmer

        It’s a long weekend. A copy of “A Discovery of Witches” is sitting right here beside me. First thing up, though, is grading 46 “short” (3-5 page) research papers. (with in-text citations and a real bibliography — and points taken off because you couldn’t be bothered to read the directions!)

        • pickygirl

          My mom read and LOVED A Discovery of Witches. I need to definitely get it. So much to read…

          • Susan Farmer

            and so little time! I teach at a 2-year/4-year school. We just got approved for a 4-year Biology Degree, so I have a hellacious teaching load — 250 students, so I’m almost always grading *something!*