Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Challenge by Erin 7.0

I will be doing Erin's Book Challenge 7.0
· First and foremost, have fun. Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome. 
· The challenge will run from JULY 1, 2017 to OCTOBER 31, 2017. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on July 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on October 31 will count. (We live in different time zones – follow this according to your own time zone.) 
· Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audio books are fine too. 
· A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book, or change the book you originally chose, no worries. 
· You can read your books in any order you choose. 
· Rereads can be used only once. If a book you love fits into a category, go ahead and visit it again. Read it in its entirety. But, only do this once for the challenge. 
· There will be a photo album for each category with links to books chosen. Please comment on the photo for each of your books when you finish reading them. A comment can include a review, a rating, a recommendation…other readers want to hear what you thought of your choice. (if you need help with this, let me know…or there is a file attached to our group explaining what to do.) 
· There will be 10 book categories with a possibility of earning 200 points. That’s 10 books in four months. For some of you, this will be a BIG challenge; for others it will be easy peasy. It’s all for fun, remember! 
· Book categories will be posted June 1st to give you time to gather books in preparation. 
· After the categories are posted, please post a preliminary list with books of your choice according to their categories on the facebook group page by June 15th (if possible). If you need help with a particular category or want a book suggestion, we as a community of reading enthusiasts can help each other. (Late entries will still be accepted.) 
· The first three people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the next challenge. The following will get a small prize from me (1st to complete 1st round; 1st to complete both rounds; most points accumulated; and WILD CARD random draw – all who finish the 10 book challenge will qualify as an entry!) Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will gets all sorts of recognition and support! 
· Lastly, have fun. Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome. Wait, I’ve read that somewhere before…Good luck!

· 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages 
All the Little Live Things--Wallace Stegner

· 10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “B”:
Ballet Shoes--Noel Streatfeild

· 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) yellow cover:
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life--James Patterson

· 15 points: Read a book that has a picture of an animal on the cover (submitted by Mattie):
How to Paint a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale

· 20 points: Read a book that was published in 2017 (submitted by Olya):
Who's That Girl--Blair Thornburgh 

· 20 points: Read a book with a compass or cardinal direction in the title (submitted by Mary):
Southern Discomfort--Rita Mae Brown

· 25 points: The ALA’s “Banned Books Week” occurs while our challenge is happening. Read a book from this list of the most commonly banned books in America: (submitted by Christina):
1984--George Orwell

· 30 points: Read a fictional book about mental illness (submitted by Jamie); several helpful links: 

· 30 points: Read a book with a non-human main character; i.e. animals, elves, gods, robots, merpeople, etc. (submitted by Bev); helpful links: 

· 35 points: Read a book a Disney movie was based on OR a book based on a Disney movie (submitted by Kirsten); Don’t forget to check that the book is at least 200 pages: 

1 comment:

  1. Intriguing.
    I read each and every day, but my choices are not usually as focussed as this challenge requires. Thinking, thinking, thinking.