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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

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.


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


Helen's Book Blog 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 said...

Have fun with all your challenges! :D


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