I finished the last Thoughts from the Back Reading Challenge with only 7/10 tasks completed. Didn’t hear from any other finishers, so I guess the Reading Challenge was a bust all the way around. Not to be deterred, I now present the January – April 2011 Reading Challenge. The rules are simple: read a book to complete each of the ten tasks between January 1 and April 30 and you can feel like you have accomplished something! Prizes may be awarded to finishers who let me know. Here are the tasks:
1. February 15th is Singles Awareness Day. Read a book with a one word title.
2. January was named for Janus, the god of looking forward. Read a novel set in the future.
3. Janus was also the god of looking backwards. Read a novel of historical fiction.
4. February 27 is “No Brainer Day.” Read a book just because you want to.
5. February 21 is Presidents’ Day. Read a book written by an author whose first, middle, or last name is the same as the last name of a U.S. President.
6. Daughter #2 has a birthday this semester. Read a book originally published sometime during the decade of your birth.
7. March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Read a book with a green cover, or a book written by an author named Pat, Patrick, Patricia, etc.
8. Daughter #1 is graduating at the end of this semester. Read a book written by an author whose initials can be found in the word graduation (gr,ra,ad,du,ua,at,ti,io,on).
9. Spring Training starts in February! Read a book with a title that contains a word at least three letters long that can be made using letters from the words “Spring Training” (rain, gate, gin, ring, etc.)
10. February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Read a book that has a love story as one of its plot lines.
The Reading Challenge tasks are also posted as a separate page on this blog for easy future reference. Happy 2011 and Get Reading!