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A Summer Book challenge

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Hello sweet friends! I was on retreat over the weekend (will tell ya more about that next time) and am now just getting back to “stuff”.  For today I just wanted to share about this fun reading challenge.  So the other day I was on my friend Stacey’s blog and there she had posted the link to this Semi Charmed Kind of Life Summer 2012 book challenge. You can find all the rules and details there but anyway,  I thought it sounded super duper fun! I know I have lots of reader friends, you know who you are, don’t make me call you out. . .  


Below are the details and I hope you’ll join along too. I have a huge list of books to read already so I’m trying to figure out how to fit some of those into the challenge. I’ll update the list once I’ve figured out which books I’m reading for each category but since it starts this week, I wanted to give you all the heads up. Let me know if you’d like to do it too. 

The Challenge:
5 points: Read a book chosen for the 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 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. 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…)

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