Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 Support Your Library Reading Challenge

This challenge hosted by Home Girl's Book Blog could not be more perfect for me if it had been designed by me for me. The library is where I get 90% of my reading material anyway. And I've blogged often about what the libraries of my life have meant to me and in 2007 blogged about the 6 month closure of our county wide library system and it's impact on me. So even though the year is half over I'm going to jump into this one. Though I will be putting in the list as read those library books finished since January 1st this year. So I won't be starting from scratch.

There are several levels:

--The Mini – Check out and read 25 library books.

--Just My Size – Check out and read 50 library books.

--Stepping It Up – Check out and read 75 library books.

--Super Size Me – Check out and read 100 library books.

(Aim high. As long as you read 25 by the end of 2010, you are a winner.)

OK then in order to aim high I have to aim for Super Size Me as I check easily two to three times that many each year. Finishing is another story. Especially with NF, as finishing within six months of beginning is rare. So I will count only those which I finish before December 31 and read more than 50% after January 1.

This post will carry the list which I will add to as I finish them.

  1. In the World but Not Of It : one family's militant faith and the history of fundamentalism in America / Brett Grainger
  2. Sharp Objects [text (large print)] / Gillian Flynn.
  3. Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's / John Elder Robison.
  4. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder [text (large print)] : a novel / Rebecca Wells
  5. The conversion / Joseph Olshan
  6. The Penelopiad / Margaret Atwood
  7. Fool on the Hill / Matt Ruff
  8. The cross gardener / Jason F. Wright
  9. Push : a novel / by Sapphire.
  10. Out of the Dark [text (large print)] / Sharon Sala
  11. The Expected One [text (large print)] / Kathleen McGowan
  12. Dead until dark / Charlaine Harris
  13. Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King.
  14. Shadow tag [text (large print)] : [a novel] / Louise Erdrich.
  15. The time traveler's wife [text (large print)] : a novel / by Audrey Niffenegger
  16. The lost symbol : a novel / Dan Brown
  17. The anthologist / Nicholson Baker
  18. Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth / Margaret Atwood
  19. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest
  20. Big fat paycheck: A young person's guide to writing for the movies / Colton Lawrence

2 tell me a story:

Bonnie Jacobs 5/28/2010 4:52 AM  

I have joined my library's first ever Adult Summer Reading Program, called "Water Your Mind -- READ." See the splash here:

I joked with the librarians at my branch that maybe this will get me into reading. It's a joke because I'm there two or three times a week, picking up books I've reserved or (like today) working a couple of hours as a volunteer to cover lunch time for two of them so the third can have a day off.

Linn Davis,  6/02/2010 9:16 PM  

I would have loved to know about this sooner. I wish I could join but I just don't have the time right now with school, color guard, and spirit soaring rehearsals. I hope I can do my own when I get back from Scotland though. yay!!! :D

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