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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.

Monday, May 7, 2012

new challenge? Summer 2012 Book Challenge

I'm sure to fail this one but thought you'd like to read about it!

Summer 2012 Book Challenge
May 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012

There are several rules so check it out and sign-up here

This challenge has several requirements and you receive points for reading each requirement. We're competing for a guest post at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. - 3 winners!

 Requirements & point value:

5 points: Read a book chosen for the U.S. 2012 World Book Night. (see challenge page for link)
Possibility: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
or The Lovely Bones 
or Because of Winn-Dixie 

10: Read a book you were supposed to read in school, but either bailed on or Cliff-Noted. (If you were super studious and never did this, then read a book most people were assigned to read in high school but you weren’t.)
Possibility: To Kill a Mockingbird
or Catch-22
or Brave New World

10: Read a memoir or narrative nonfiction book. (Examples: Friday Night Lights, When the Game Stands Tall, The Devil in the White City, etc.)
Possibility: The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
or Betty White and Friends
90 Minutes in Heaven

15: Read a book in one calendar day. (Must be at least 150 pages long.)
 ~not 24 hours, but one calendar day, :(
Forbidden Heat by Opal Carew (5-31)

15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet.
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (5-22)

20: Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles. (For example: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Boy in the Suitcase, or The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Heart of Darkness, etc..)
Memorial Day by Vince Flynn (7-24)
The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee (7-30)

20: Read a book that is set in a place you've never been but want to visit.

25: Find a book written the year you were born that was later made into a movie. Read the book and watch the movie; compare. Or find a movie released the year you were born that was based on a book. Do the same thing.
Possibility (60's): To Kill a Mockingbird
or 2001: A Space Odyssey 
or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
or The Autobiography of Malcolm X ('65)
or The Year of the Horse ('65)
or Blackbeard's Ghost ('65)
or The Black Cauldron ('65)

25: Go into a bookstore or library. Pick any bookshelf. Read the third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top. (If it's not at least 200 pages, pick the next book to the right.)

25: Read a book about which you’ve heard bad things. (Hey, you can’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it, right? And I’m upping the points to make it worth your while.)

30: Read a trilogy (or any three consecutive books in a series). Total page count for all three books together must be at least 500 pages. (Remember, you can’t have read any of the books before! Suggestions: The Robert Langdon series, The Hunger Games, Twilight...)

Midnight Promises by Sherryl Woods
Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods
Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods


No re-reads and page count will do me in on this one!

1 comment:

Megan C. Stroup said...

Hey there! Sorry, I just saw your link on my blog, but I wanted to welcome you to the challenge! Don't forget to check in tomorrow afternoon with your progress. :) Good luck!

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