Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fun!

Semi-Charmed Summer Book Challenge


SO I discovered this way late, but I wanted to join the fun!  I went ahead and counted my books from May 1, 2012.


How to keep track: I’ll post a check-in every Sunday on which you can comment with your progress. I will also include the scoreboard from the previous week on each check-in post. (Sorry if that doesn’t make sense; just check back on Sunday, May 6, for the first check-in.)

Rules:


The Challenge:

5 points: Read a book chosen for the U.S. 
2012 World Book Night.
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.)
10: Read a memoir or narrative nonfiction book. (Examples: Friday Night LightsWhen the Game Stands TallThe Devil in the White City, etc.)
15: Read a book in one calendar day. (Must be at least 150 pages long.)
15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet.
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..)
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.
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 seriesThe Hunger GamesTwilight...)

Thanks so much for participating! I can't wait to see what everyone decides to read.


My Score: 75 points so far!!!


10:  Read a book you were supposed to read in school, but either bailed on or Cliff-Noted: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
15:Read a book in one calendar day: Into the Dreaming by Karen Moning
20:Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles: City of Lost Souls and Second Nature
30:Mortal Instruments Series

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like fun! However, I suck at actually finishing challenges, so I stopped doing them.

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