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Monday, January 9, 2012

Location Specific Reading Challenges



Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Must set up a Map under Google Maps - see host site for details
  • Blog not necessary to participate
  • You can just list the states if you don't want to/can't figure out how to use Google Maps
  • Goal is to read a book set in each of the 50 states.  Anyone who does will go in a drawing at the end of the year.  Locations outside the 50 states are bonus and anyone reading from 10 or more locations will also go into a drawing.
  • Here is a link to my map.
Books:
  1.  Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster - Maryland/Iraq
  2.  Airel by Aaron Patterson, Chris White - Idaho/Arabia
  3.  More than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay - New York
  4. In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault - Connecticutt
  5.  Lovesick by Spencer Seidel - Maine
  6. The Jerk Magnet by Melody Carlson - California
  7. The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy - Iowa
  8. What Happened to Hannah  by Mary Kay McComas - Virginia
  9. Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry - Florida
  10. The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Georgia
  11.  Sykosa by Justin Ordonez - Washington
  12. Banana Split by Josi Kilpack - Hawaii
  13. A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case - Minnesota
  14. Night Sky by Jolene Perry - Nevada








Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • C'mon in the house - 1 book
    • Pull up a seat and stay awhile - 2 books
    • Have a glass of sweet iced tea, honey - 3 books
    • Y'all come back now, y'hear? - 4 books (My Level)
  • Books can be any genre, but must be set in the South and written by a southern author
    • South Carolina
    • Georgia
    • Alabama
    • North Carolina
    • Virginia
    • Tennessee
    • Mississippi
    • Louisiana
    • Kentucky
    • West Virginia
    • Texas
    • Arkansas
    • Florida - as long as you find a book by a Florida author and/or set in Florida that feels Southern
  • Do not need a blog to participate
  • Host has listed some Reading suggestions - Goodreads - Best Southern Literature 
  • Each review linked will get one entry into prize drawing
Books:
  1. What Happened to Hannah by Mary Kay McComas
  2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker









Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: March 1, 2010 - Feb 6, 2014
  • Levels:
    • Gold - Read a book from every country that won a medal
    • Silver - Read a book from every country that won a Gold medal
    • Bronze - Read a book from every country that won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals (My Level - this would be 15 books)
  • Book lists for other countries - BiblioTravel - Books Set In
  • Below is a List of the 26 Countries with Medals from the 2010 Winter Olympics(* means the country got gold, silver and bronze medals).
    • Australia - Gold & Silver (no Bronze)
    • Austria *
    • Belarus *
    • Canada *
    • China *
    • Croatia - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
    • Czech Republic - Gold & Bronze (no Silver)
    • Estonia - Silver (no Gold or Bronze)
    • Finland - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
    • France *
    • Germany *
    • Great Britain - Gold (no Silver or Bronze)
    • Italy *
    • Japan - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
    • Kazakhstan - Silver (no Gold or Bronze)
    • Latvia - Silver (no Gold or Bronze)
    • Netherlands *
    • Norway *
    • Poland *
    • Russia *
    • Slovakia *
    • Slovenia - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
    • South Korea *
    • Sweden *
    • Switzerland - Gold & Bronze (no Silver)
    • United States *
Books:
  1.  Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard - Germany
  2.  A Place to Die by Dorothy James - Austria
  3.  Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw - United States
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1 comment:

Introverted Jen said...

Thanks for joining the Southern Lit Challenge! I hope you enjoy the books you choose!

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