Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Four Month Challenge (Part 12)

I started this blog with the intention of using it to encourage myself in my homemaking and crafting.  Now, it seems this blog is in danger of becoming more of a book blog!  Not that it really matters, as it's my blog and nothing says "me" more than books!

That being said. . . I stumbled on yet another super fun looking reading challenge!  

This one is a four month challenge, going from May through August.  Even though I'm a month late joining, I have my reading list from last month, so hopefully some of them will fall into these categories.  I can't wait to see how many points I can earn! :)

There weren't any specific "rules" (always troublesome for a rule-follower), but here is the official page for joining and updating progress.  I'm joining in late, as usual, but hopefully that will not be a problem!


5 Point Challenges
  • Read the second book in a series
    Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie, the second in the Tommy and Tuppence mysteries. (July 2013/audio)
  • Read a book with water on the cover
    Down Among the Dead Men by Patricia Moyes 
    (June 2013)
  • Read a book with a colour in the title
    The Yellow Streak by Valentine Willaims 
    (May 2013)
  • Read  a book set in the 1900′s
    Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet  by Michael Pearce, set in Cairo in 1908.  
    (July 2013/audio)
  • Read a book whose author name begins with M (First or last)
    Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes 
    (May 2013)
10 Point Challenges
  • Read a book published during your birth year
    Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov, published 1972  (August 2013)
  • Read a book with a door, lock or key on the cover
    The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (July 2013/audio; thanks to the vintage cover pictured here)
  • Read a book with a flower/flowers on the cover
    Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton 
    (May 2013)
  • Read a book with something ‘hot’ in the title (sun, fire, heat, etc)
    Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale (July 2013; my discussion)
  • Read a book whose author name begins with J (first name only)
    Who Killed the Curate? by Joan Coggin 
    (May 2013)
15 Point Challenges
  • Read a book currently on a bestseller list
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  is #11 on the NYT list on 11 July 2013. 
    (July 2013/audio)
  • Read a book that shows a woman from behindThe Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith (August 2013)
  • Read a book with a moon or stars on the cover  The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (July 2013; my discussion here)
  • Read a book with an adjective in the title
    The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin (May 2013)
  • Read a book whose author name begins with J (last name only)  Innocent Blood by P.D. James  (June 2013/audio)
20 Point Challenges
  • Read any book in one weekend (Friday to Sunday)
    Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer 
     (June 2013)
  • Read a book with a child on the cover.
    The Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell. 
    (July 2013)
  • Read a book with over 400 pages
    The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold; 464 pages.  (July 2013)
  • Read a book with an animal on the cover
    Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown (June 2013/audio) 
  • Read a book whose author name begins with A (first or last)
    The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie 
     (June 2013/audio)
Current point total: 250 points)

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