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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, January 1, 2010

We Didn't Start the Fire Challenge

This is one that I'm almost guaranteed to fail but I want to give it a shot...being hosted at Behold, that Thing That Reads

We Didn't Start the Fire Challenge
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Do you know Billy Joel’s song “We Didn’t Start the Fire?” The song has plenty of historical and pop culture references, which offer us book junkies plenty of opportunities for reading material! I like 80s music, especially this song, but I don’t know anything about some of the things in the song. The goal of this challenge is for you to learn about some of the many topics mentioned in the song.


There are three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold - of three reading choices - fiction, nonfiction & a combination of the two.

I'm going for....Bronze Combo: Read any combination of 5 fiction or nonfiction books related to the song.

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ideas/books to choose from:
Woodstock
Peter Pan
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Beatles
JFK
Martin Luther King Jr.
Panmunjom, novel by Lee Ho Chul
Doris Day
Elvis Presley

2 comments:

hcmurdoch said...

What an interesting challenge! As a child of the 1980s and a world history teacher I have heard this song MANY times. Have fun!

Alice Teh said...

Have fun with all your challenges! :D

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