Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Weekend Assignment #314: Summer Reading

Welcome to the first assignment, in the new home of the Weekend Assignment!

Weekend Assignment #314: Summer Reading (NOW CLOSED)

Okay, yes, I know, it's still spring, but this is when I begin thinking about what kind of summer reading I might like to have on hand for those too-hot-to-clean days of summer. So, for this week's assignment, I want you to share with us the kind of summer reading you look forward to the most. Sci-fi? Horror? Political Thrillers? Romance? It's all good. Now, tell me more!

Extra Credit: Okay writers, get to work! Write me the opening paragraph, just (1) paragraph of a summer read you would like write yourself. Again, any genre works fine, have fun with it!

Here are the general guidelines for participating:

**1. Please post your response no later than than the deadline day and time given in each week's original assignment entry. You can do this either in a blog entry of your own or in the comments section of the assignment entry.

2. Please mention the Weekend Assignment in your blog post, and include a link back to the original entry. Using one of the logos shown here is encouraged but not mandatory.

3. Please come back here after you've posted, and leave a link to your entry in the comments to the assignment. Please post the URL itself rather than a live link.

4. Visiting other participants' entries is strongly encouraged!

5. We're always looking for topic ideas. Please see the "Teacher's Lounge" page for details. If we use your idea, you will be credited as that week's "guest professor."

6. We reserve the right to remove rude or unpleasant comments (not to mention comment spam), and to leave entries off the linking list if the person has been rude or unpleasant, or fails to mention the Weekend Assignment in the entry.

** This assignment closes at 9:00 PM, EST, next Wednesday. No submissions will be accepted after that time.



  1. I'll start, shall I? I wrote of unknown future obsessions and a problem with a dragon's scales...

    Outpost Mâvarin

  2. Hi!
    I've got mine posted at my place. Great subject this weekend. One of my favorites. Have a great day!

    Sherrie's Stuff

  3. I played along this week...

  4. Here's mine. Sorry it's so inconclusive...

  5. I'm a new player!

  6. Also new to the writing prompt game. Here is my first entry:

    Summer Reading Plans

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  8. I am also new!

  9. Okay, I'm up. Nice to see some new players. Cool!

  10. I don't have a post for this assignment - and I'm a book blogger, so how wrong is THAT? But truthfully, my reading habits don't change much with the seasons. This summer, I'll be reading a mix of general fiction, memoirs, and books that qualify for a couple of the reading challenges I'm doing, and I'll be posting reviews of them all on my blog. It's just my thing :-). I may be reading more e-books, though, since I'll be traveling a fair amount and they're so much easier to pack!

  11. Here you go: