#fridayreads take me away

30th 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. I’d love for you to join!

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/weekend 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™‚


**psst – tell your friends about #fridayreads take me away. if we can get enough participants, i plan on doing a giveaway. a hint: it’s something simple…

  • Sean Giorgianni

    @ReadHeavily here. My #fridayreadstake is Zen and the Bird of Appetite by Thomas Merton. It’s the perfect weekend reading because I’ll be solo this weekend and am trying to figure out how to exchange low-value things in my life for high-value things – or accept the nothingness.

    • pickygirl

      That is such a fantastic title. As for accepting the nothingness – reminds me of Hemingway. I’m not quite ready to accept that, though, so good luck with your ruminating…

  • Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of the Matter’… just about to turn that first, delicious page!

    • Of course – it’s not by Conrad… but by Graham Greene!!

    • pickygirl

      Let me know how it is. I’ve only read Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. Enjoy! [Aside: Isn’t Graham Greene such a fantastic name?]

  • This one is on my TBR — I was thinking it might just be the perfect summer read… will see what you think of it.

    • pickygirl

      I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s set in the 80s, so I feel like I should listen to some Depeche Mode and Michael Jackson while I’m reading. ๐Ÿ™‚