FROM READERS: What are you giving up for Lent?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 6:02 p.m. CST; updated 2:12 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a 40-day season in preparation for Easter. Many Christians observe this period by fasting, abstaining from eating meat on Fridays, giving something up or doing something extra.