Sunday, June 15, 2008

Celebrate the Author: June Links & A Meme

June is here or should I say has been here. Our challenge is at the halfway point. I posted about this earlier--after the 15th of May--about how participants can always go back to catch up on challenge reads as long as they didn't read ahead. (No 'celebrating' December birthdays in July, for example). So if you missed a month, feel free to go back and read it. Send me a link too. I'll add you to the right post.

To read the original post about the challenge, click here. You can read January's round up here. If you participated but your link isn't included, please let me know by commenting on that post. I'll be sure to add you in. You can read February's round up here. Again, let me know if I've missed your post. And here is the post for March. Again, let me know if I've missed you. Same goes with April. Same with May.

To celebrate reaching the halfway mark, I thought I'd start a little meme. You don't have to play along, but I'd welcome your input! Leave your links to this months book/author as usual.


What has been your favorite book that you've read for the Celebrate the Author challenge?

What has been your least favorite book?

What one author or one book would you suggest to other participants?

Have you discovered any new authors along the way?

Would you be interested in participating in this challenge again next year? Why or Why not?

Writer2B has celebrated Chris Van Allburg's birthday by reading The Polar Express and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

Laura celebrated with Salman Rashdie's Midnight's Children.

Tara has read M.C. Beaton's The Deadly Dance.

Book in Hand has read Cynthia Rylant's Missing May.

Mo read Burglars Can't Be Choosers by Lawrence Block.

Becky read In Mozart's Shadow by Carolyn Meyer.

Joy celebrated Chris Van Allsburg birthday as well by reading Zathura.

Debi is in with a review of two Cynthia Rylant books.

BooksPlease is in with Thomas Hardy.

Kim is in with Anita Lobel.

Lynne has read A Piece of Heaven by Barbara Samuel.

Krin has read The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen.

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11 comments:

writer2b 3:49 PM  

Wow, you're fast! :)

I'll give this meme some thought and write something this week.

Laura 4:08 PM  

I celebrated Salman Rushdie this month, with Midnight's Children. Here's my review

Tara 9:58 PM  

Hello there! For June, I read M.C. Beaton's "The Deadly Dance" My review is here: http://talesofabookaddict.blogspot.com/2008/06/deadly-dance-by-mc-beaton.html

For the meme ... my post is here: http://talesofabookaddict.blogspot.com/2008/06/meme-celebrate-author.html

bookinhand 6:33 AM  

I celebrated this month with another Newbery Medal winner. I read Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. My review is here:

http://bookinhand.blogspot.com/2008/06/missing-may.html

Diane

Mo 10:52 AM  

For June, I celebrated Lawrence Block's birthday, a new-to-me author, byreading Burglars Can't Be Choosers

(and my answers for the meme are there, too!)

Joy 6:53 AM  

I celebrated Chris Van Allsburg's birthday by reading Zathura.

Debi 1:07 PM  

Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? This month we celebrated Cynthia Rylant with the first two in The Lighthouse Family series, The Storm and The Whale. The review is here.

BooksPlease 9:11 AM  

I'm bit late with June's author - Thomas Hardy -see my post here.

I'll think about the meme as well.

Kim 12:35 AM  

I am late, but I celebrated Anita Lobel in the month of June. My post can be found here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/07/celebrating-author-june.html

Anonymous,  9:16 AM  

My June book is A PIECE OF HEAVEN by Barbara Samuel. Here's the link:

http://lynneslittlecorner.blogspot.com/search?q=a+piece+of+heaven

krin 10:56 AM  

I'm late with this post, but for June I celebrated Tess Gerritsen's birthday by reading The Sinner.

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