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Monday, December 31, 2012

Location Reading Challenges - 2013

All of these challenges revolve around the location of the book.




The 50 States Challenge is being hosted at Book Obsessed. It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  The goal is to read 1 book from each of the 50 states.  You can read the rest of the rules when you sign up at Book Obsessed.  


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana - Melting the Millionaire's Heart by Linda Morris
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada - Into the Dark by Stacy Green
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York - Five Years to Live by Frank Zaccari
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming








The Where Are You Reading Challenge is being hosted by Book Journey.  The challenge here is to create a google map and cover all 50 states by the end of the year.  You can also map reads outside of the United States for bonus points.  To learn how to create a map and read all the rules - visit Book Journey to sign up!  You can find my google map here. 

You can see the states above that I have covered, so I am not going to list them here again - this will just be for places outside the U.S.

  1. ENGLAND - Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd






7 Continents, 7 Billion People, 7 Books - Reading challenge is hosted by life as a journey. The challenge: to select and read seven books, each belonging to one of the following categories:
  • The 7 countries with the most population - Five Years to Live - Frank Zaccari
    • Top 7: China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria
  • The 7 highest countries in the world
    • Top 7: Nepal, China, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
  • The 7 oldest countries in the world
    • Some of the oldest countries: Japan, China, San Marino, Egypt 
  • The 7 megacities of the world
    • Top 7: Tokyo, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Seoul, Shanghai, Mexico City, Delhi
  • The 7 countries with the most immigrants
    • Top 7: USA, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, France, Saudi Arabia, Canada 
  • The 7 richest (or poorest) countries
    • Rank 1-7: Luxembourg, Qatar, Macau, Norway, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong
    • Rank 173-180: Congo, Liberia, Eritrea, Burundi, Niger, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone
  • The 7 rainiest (or driest) countries
    • The rainy top 7: Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Burma, Malaysia, Guyana
    • The dry top 7: Peru, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Erimates, Kuwait, Syria, Djibouti
For more information and links, please visit the sign up post at life as a journey








Ireland Reading Challenge is being hosted by Books and Movies.  The challenge is to read books set in Ireland, about Ireland, about Irish traditions or characters or written by an Irish author.   I am signing up for the Shamrock level which is to read 4 books.  For other rules and to sign up, please visit Books and Movies.



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