Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Summer Reading

The Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Summer Challenge starts tomorrow! Not 100% sure of what I will be reading, but here is an idea.

5 points: Read a book chosen for the 2012 World Book Night.

-Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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.)

-Haven't picked yet

10: Read a memoir or narrative nonfiction book. (Examples: Friday Night Lights, When the Game Stands Tall, The Devil in the White City, etc.)

-A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz or

London Under

15: Read a book in one day. (Must be at least 150 pages long.)

-will pick this one probably spur of the moment

15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet.

-I have lots of things on my to-do list so I will pick one of those

20: Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles.

-A Grown-up Kind of Pretty and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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

-Haven't picked actual book but will be in Ireland or the UK

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.

-Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Book was published the year I was born, 1987

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.)

-will get this one later

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.)

-I'm thinking Atonement

30: Read a trilogy. 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...)

-lots of choices for this one. I will read a bunch of books in the start of the series and see which one I want to continue with.

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