If you are on Good Reads or in any book club anywhere, you may participate in boo challenges.
About a 1/2 month back I joined :
The Seasonal Reading Challenge group. It is fun it seems, but really a lot of work; I spent over 6 hours preparing for the summer challenge which began yesterday. (Now you know where I was as I did not show up on WP. lol) The challenges run 4 times a year and as you probably guessed with each season. RAH, RAH. the spring one was closing up when I took the plunge into the group so I was waiting for summer to hit.
There are a lot of tasks to do. This is what took me so long. I just want to get to doing them and reading so I laid the ground work of picking books for tasks. Some books on my Kindle and some on my shelf I have not read yet, were added. Books I have to read for June in other groups that I could make fit into a task were written down. I also checked books that fit for specific tasks(after much time searching) to see if I could get them at the library. I may end up buying a couple, but 2 out of 40 is not bad.
This is going to be some work. I am truly exhilarated by it though. I really have not set my sights on doing every job listed which may reach beyond 100 books in 3 months time, but I am giving it my best shot, reading (my favorite thing in the world) and doing something to make me reach higher. You do win or earn things for completing the whole page, but I will earn the satisfaction or a race well done. Here is the list of tasks for those with ‘courage’ to check it out:
One section of the tasks (copied and pasted.):
15.1 – Moms and Dads
Read two books:
Book A, by a female author, must be written during your mother’s lifetime, but not your own. Ex. – my mother was born in 1933 and I was born in 1953, so I would read a book by a female author first published in 1933-1952.
Book B, a book written by a male author, during your father’s lifetime, but not your own.
You need not state the exact years if you don’t want to, but you must state in your post that the book was first published during your mother’s/father’s lifetime and before you were born.
This is one I am doing.
If you have read thus far, you see a link for a help thread. Each thread has help. (I feel sorry for those moderating; they must not have 3 retail internet businesses like me. lol) Especially if new, you need to get books you have picked okay-ed by a moderator and when you are finished with a task, post it as completed exactly as the task rule given.
“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
― Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel
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