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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge

I like those challenges that make you find something in a title or book, etc - so this one should be fun to hunt down books for!


Here's how it works:

Rule #1: The challenge runs from January 1 to March 31. (No cheating and starting before!)

Rule #2: You must read three books. After that, it's up to you how much you want to read.

Rule #3: The books must: have a food name in the title OR be about cooking/eating OR have a place name in the title OR be about one (or more) person's travel experience OR be about a specific culture OR be by an author whose ethnicity is other than your own. I'll leave it up to you to choose how the three books you read fit the criteria.

Rule #4: They must be middle-grade on up, but can be either fiction or non-fiction.The purpose, this winter, is to take yourself someplace out of the ordinary, to go on a literary trip, whether that be challenging your expectations, discovering a new place, or enjoying the experience of reading about good food, places, and people.

Sign up using the Mr. Linky at challenge host website - Book Nut.

  1. - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (author different ethnicity than mine)
  2. - Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - ZZ Packer (food in title)
  3. - Trail of Crumbs - Kim Sunee (about food/eating and different ethnicity than mine)

Books read:

  1. Lessons From San Quentin - Bill Dallas (Place name in title)
  2. The Spring of Candy Apples - Debbie Viguie (Food in title)
  3. Trail of Crumbs - Kim Sunee (about food/eating, food in title, and author different ethnicity than mine)
  4. The Fruit of My Lipstick - Shelley Adina (Food in title)

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I love The Joy Luck Club. I haven't heard of the other two, but they sound interesting... thanks for joining up!

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