Monday, May 28, 2007

Progress Report for 3 Challenges

This is my FIFTH progress report on the Spring Reading Thing Challenge. The challenge was created by Katrina from Callapidderdays. To see others participating visit here.



    Books Already Completed w/o Reviews Posted
  • At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant (started 4/9/07; finished 4/9/07)
  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass (started 4/10/07; finished 4/10/07)
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord (started and finished 3/29/07)
  • The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry (started 3/30/07; finished 3/30/07)
  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley (started 3/30/07; finished 3/30/07)
  • Millions by Frank Cottell Boyce (started 4/1/07; finished 4/1/07)
  • Hole in the Sky by Pete Hautman (started 3/25/07; finished 3/25/07)
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (started 3/25/07; finished 3/25/07)
  • What I Call Life by Jill Wolfson (started 4/15/07; finished 4/15/07)


    Books Remaining in the TBR pile
  • Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan
  • How To Be A Baby by Me the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd Jones and Sue Heap
  • One Naked Baby by Maggie Smith
  • Duck, Duck, Goose by Tad Hills
  • The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats: Introduction and Annotations by Philip Nel
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
  • The Decoding of Lana Morris by Laura and Tom McNeal
  • Grief Girl by Erin Vincent
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Would-Be Diary of a Princess by Jessica Green
  • Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero by Maureen Fergus
  • Story of A Girl by Sara Zarr
  • A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
  • Corydon & The Fall of Atlantis by Tobias Druitt
  • So Not The Drama by Paula Chase


So that leaves 15 books to read by the deadline of June 21rst.

On to the next READING CHALLENGE

The Once Upon a Time Challenge will take place beginning Thursday, March 22nd (I’m late, per usual) and will end on Midsummer Night’s Eve, June 21st. It is a reading challenge to celebrate spring, the time of rebirth and renewal, by experiencing the type of storytelling that connects us with our past. This challenge originated on Stainless Steel Droppings There are several different quest options:

Quest One: Read at least 5 books from any of the 4 genres. This is set up more along the lines of the R.I.P. Challenge. Given the time frame it may not seem to be a big deal to commit to 5 books, but we all know how time, and reading, can get away from us.

Quest Two: Read at least one book from each of the four genres of story-Mythology, Folklore, Fairytale, and Fantasy.

Quest Three: Read at least one book from each of the four genres of story, and finish up the challenge with a June reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

or

Quest Four: Read at least one book from the four genres. This is for those who don’t read much, or those who feel that this type of story is so far out of the realm of what they normally read that committing to anything beyond one story is asking too much.

I haven't decided which quest I'm going for...but here is my reading list...

1) Cupid by Julius Lester
2) Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
3) Corydon & The Fall of Atlantis by Tobias Druitt
4) Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
5) Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Which leaves 2 books to read by the June 21rst deadline.

On to the next Reading Challenge...

I have found yet another challenge to participate in. Books. Lists. Life. has started (quite a while back) the Dystopian Challenge. It started around the first of April and will continue through November 6, 2007. You can read more about it here.

    Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Among the Hidden
  • Among the Imposters
  • Among the Betrayed
  • Among the Barons
  • Among the Brave
  • Among the Enemy
  • Among the Free


    Lois Lowry
  • The Giver
  • Gathering Blue
  • Messenger


    Scott Westerfeld
  • Uglies
  • Pretties
  • Specials
  • Extras (if I can get my hands on it by the deadline; it releases in October 2007, I believe).




Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

4 comments:

Chris 2:39 PM  

Impressive list! I only had 4 for the Spring Reading Thing and so far have only read 3!

Carl V. 5:56 PM  

Glad you are plunging ahead with the Once Upon a Time Challenge. Make sure you let me know when/if you complete it by June 21st to get your name in on the grand prize drawing.

I'm going to have to look into that Dystopian Challenge as it looks interesting.

Dewey 6:13 PM  

Whoa, whoa whoa! I was intimidated by my own long list of reading challenge committments, but yours is enormous! I'm going to tell myself that it's because you read many YA books, so you can read them faster. Otherwise, you have superhuman powers!

Amanda 9:41 PM  

If you want another challenge there is the Summer Reading Challenge 2. I have a post on it over at my blog:
http://www.apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com

Challenges are fun!

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