2. Each individual can set their own goal as to how many points they think they can earn in that time and if they want to they can reward themselves. The top 3 point earners will get to choose the 25 point tasks for the next challenge.
3. Each task counts for points only once and the same book can not be used for two categories.
4. Re-reads count (unless otherwise stated).
5. If you have at least 50% of a book you started prior to the beginning of the current challenge it may be counted towards your point total (if it meets the criteria for one the tasks).
6. Small adjustments can be made to the categories but try to stick as close to the task as possible…if you aren’t sure feel free to ask.
7. In general small books (I’d say 100 pages or less) like children’s books should be used sparingly and only for the 5 point tasks.
8. Audiobooks can be used to complete any of the tasks unless otherwise noted.
9. It’s fine to change your mind about which books you plan to use for which task at any point.
10. Other than that just have fun and post what you are reading and your point totals…
1. Karen’s Task – Read a book about / set in / or by an author of a country with a name that starts with the first letter of your name (first / middle / last). Example – If your name is John – you could read a book about Japan, set in Jamaica, or written by an author from Jordan. www.listofcountriesintheworld.com
2. Ann From S.C.’s Task – Read a book that you have started but never finished.
3. Lisa’s Task – Read a book of at least 700 pages.
1. For African American History Month: Read a Book about the Civil Rights Movement (Non-Fiction) or Takes Place during That Time Period (Fiction).
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Dancer Upstairs by Nicholas Shakespeare
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
A Great & Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angel by Libba Bray
Bad Boy by Stephen Gray
True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel by Peter Carey
So What’s the Difference? by Fritz Ridenour
Faithful Women & their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
William Pitt the Younger: A Biography by William Hague
1. For Chinese New Year: Read a Book That Takes Place in China or Was Written By a Chinese Author.
2. For The Holiday Season: Read a Book with a Holiday Song in the Title.
3. For Christmas: Read a Book with Any of the Following in the Title: Angel, Miracle, God, Jesus, Shepherd, Manger, Wise Man, Mary, or Joseph.
4. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Love, Romance, Kiss, Valentine, Cupid, Sweetheart or Heart in the Title.
5. Many Great Authors Died In 2008: Read A Book By An Author Who Died This Year. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/years/2008.htm
6. Read A Book That Takes Place In A Country That Is Part Of Your Ancestry (I.E. If Your Irish Read A Book That Takes Place In Ireland Or About Ireland).
7. Read A Book Where The Main Character Is Mentally Or Physically Handicapped.
8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word King, Queen, Princess, Prince, Duke, Or Duchess.
9. Read A Book With December, January, Or February In The Title.
10. Read A Book With A Title Containing The Name Of A Body Part (Eg. Hand, Nail, Finger, Toe, Etc).
1. February Is African American History Month: Read A Book With A Main Character Who Is African American Or A Biography/Autobiography Of An African American. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month…Visit Your Local Library And Either Check Out A Book Or For Those Who Have To Own – Buy One From A Library Sale And Read That Book. (Previously Purchased Books Don’t Count.)
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel.
4. It’s Winter: Read A Book Whose Title Contains a Winter Weather Word – i.e. Blizzard, Snow, Ice, Sleet, Icicle, Snowflake, Frost, Freeze, Slush, Flurry, Chill, Or Hail.
5. Pick 10 Books From Your TBR List, Put The Titles Pieces Of Paper, And Pick One Out Of A Basket Or A Hat Whatever You Can Find, And Then Read That Book.
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
7. Read A Book Whose Title Starts With The Word Who, What, Where, When, Why Or How.
8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday.
9. Read A Mystery Novel.
10. The Oscars Are In February: Read a Book you’ve Already Seen the Film To.
Total @ 18/02/2009 = 375 Pts (Goal: 330)
33 Tasks complete (Goal: 28)