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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Reading Challenge

I ran across this book challenge on The Brambler blog, and I am going to go for it and see how many points I can rack up! Join me?

Rules: First book to count for any category has to be a new book to you. Rereads only count after you’ve completed the category. One book counts for one category even if it could fit into multiple categories. No double-counting a book.

.1 Points (Meaning 1/10 of a point)
1) Picture books

.5 Points (Meaning 1/2 a point)
1) Easy reader books/children's books under 100 pages

5 Points
1) Author to match every letter of the alphabet (Last names, that is. And 5 points for every book.) * x: You get a free five points for x. Make that 15 points if you actually find an author whose last name starts with x. :)
2) Retold fairy tale
3) A book written between 1951 and 2009
4) Throwaway category – Any book that doesn’t fit in any other category.

10 Points
1) A book you own you haven’t read yet
2) A book with a body of water in the title (river, ocean, lake…)
3) A book with a Title in the title (The Count of Monte Cristo)
4) A book with a plant in the title (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
5) A book set in a place you’ve wanted to visit/have visited
6) A book with a movie adaptation. Read it, then watch the movie.
7) A book written between 1776 and 1850.
8) A book written between 1851 and 1900.
9) A book written between 1901 and 1950.
10) A book about war.

15 Points
1) A book from the London Times' Best Books of the Decade list. (Can look at either http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/262697-london-times-best-books-of-the-decade or http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_reviews/article6914181.ece)
2) A book about science
3) A book about American History
4) A book about language/writing
6) A book by a Goodreads author
7) A book written in 2010.

25 Points
1) A book with over 550 pages
2) A book you’ve been meaning to read for years (maybe have even started), but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet.
3) A book about a political figure/politics
4) A book written before 1776.


Anonymous said...

thats intense! you'll have to post how many points you earn at the end of the challenge thing.


Adam said...

I'm gonna slaughter your score...but not by choice. I've got 4 textbooks per class, all of which are over 550 pages, about politics or science, or written by guys like Homer, Plato, and Aristotle. *sigh*

Rachel Mai said...

I am totally going fo this this year. Thanks for the idea, Megs!

Rachel H. said...

I have a book from a writing class called "On Writing Well" and it is completely entertaining eventhough it was a textbook for a college class. It would be worth 15, you should add that to your list for the year!

Frances Wallace said...

Do you ever stop being perfect? You're killing me!

Jaime Lynne said...

Fran's comment cracks me up! I would like to go for this but math is not my strong point, which is why I like reading. So it kind of combines math and reading and that's too much for me. :) JK. Keep us updated as you gain points.

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