Challenge #27—Reading Time

This week’s challenge is going to dig a little into what we all do: read.  Some read a lot, some when they have time, some read for fun, some read because they have to.  It doesn’t matter what, how often, or why, but you’re doing it right now!

The Challenge:  What do you love to read?

You can list your favorite books or genres, list the magazines you subscribe to or check out from the library, give a book review for your all-time favorite book(s), take a video recording of your bookshelf—showing what you’ve read or still want to read, record your favorite places or routines for reading, or even write a poem or story on why you love to read!

What Laura did:

To tell you the truth I really LOVE to read, but I find it harder and harder to read anything these days.

My favorite magazines to read are:

· O magazine    · Scrapbooks, Etc.     · Creating Keepsakes    · Food Network magazine   · Scrapbook Trends

My favorite author's are:

· Jodi Picoult   · Nicholas Sparks   · Kristin Hannah   · Elin Hilderbrand

I love to read a variety of books, but I rarely pick up a murder mystery to read.  I've never been a fan of reading about murder.  Most of the books that I read are lighthearted.

I have an account with Goodreads (even created a layout on how much I love the site).  Some of the recent books that I have added to my "to read" list are:

· Falling Together     · The End of Everything     · Turn of Mind     · The Chosen One          · What Alice Forgot     · Skipping a Beat


Supplies used ... letters - AC Thickers; patterned paper - Studio Calico; cardstock - Bazzill; stickers – unknown.

What April did:

I love to read! I'm so grateful for parents who instilled in me the love of reading. Ever since I can remember I have had a book with me everywhere I went. The types of things I read has changed over the years. That's why I chose to make a scrapbook page with a small and simple mini-book to show how my choices of reading materials have changed.

TIMC - Reading 1TIMC - Reading 2

TIMC - Reading 3

Credits: Core'Dinations cardstock, "Iron Gate" doodlebug paper, "Blue/Brown Dots" Paper Pizazz paper, "Crazy Love Brads" BoBunny brads

What I did:

Okay, before I tell you what I did, I have to tell you that a week or so ago, I had a thought.  An epiphany if you will.  I thought, “wouldn’t it be so much easier for some people to have a basic form for each challenge to just circle some answers and be done?”.  Well, that’s exactly what I did, and what I will be doing as a freebie for each new challenge!  (As well as some digi quick pages for the scrapbookers.)  SO….without further ado, I give you the first “Fast Form”!!! 

This Is Me Challenge Fast Form--Reading

To download it, just click on it!  (Please make sure you’re a follower on the right or on top!)  This is an 8 1/2 x 11 jpg.  You can insert it as a picture on any program.  You can either use it at this size, or print two on one page at half the size.  And please let me know if this is something you think you could use in the future.  I don’t want to waste my time doing this if no one is going to use it. 

So, here’s what I did for my challenge this week.  I got my family (except the 2 year olds) to do this.  We are starting a “This Is Us” binder—an on-going history of our family (not in scrapbook form), and I will have them all participate in the challenges that they can do.  Each challenge will be placed in the order we do them, in clear protective sleeves—no matter how we do them.  (See this post for more ideas on how to do the challenges with your family!) 

Here’s a look at my two boys filling out their papers.  Easy peasy!

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We will seriously treasure these forever!

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This is what mine looks like all filled out. IMG_2161 copy

Now I challenge you to record about what you love to read!

1 comment:

Laura T. said...

Love the "reading time" sheet you created. I never thougtht to list the blogs or websites that I frequent.