May 12, 2014

Semi Charmed Summer Book Challenge! #SCSBC14

I'm in the middle of about 5 different books.  It's starting to bug me, with all these intermingled story lines, so when I saw that Steph (from Insert Classy Here) was doing a reading challenge, I said, "Yes, please!"

I like rereading a lot of my old favorites.  And a lot of them are really silly and mindless.  It's relaxing.  But I also like to read classics, to see what the fuss is all about.  And also self help books, to see how helpful they'll be.  So I like the idea of this challenge, because it'll add greatly to the variety that I read.

I'm a bit late with this (I don't fully understand these link up things, but I'm figuring it out), but that's ok because it run until August 31st!  The reading challenge is being hosted by Megan at Semi Charmed Kind of Life, and you can read the rules here, or enter the challenge here.

The Categories and What I'm Reading (updated)

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (820 pages remaining)
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (1,276 pages - Finished!)
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.
— Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut (341 pages)
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
— The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Gail Carson Levine (304 pages)
15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin.
The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman (208 pages - Finished!)
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
— Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden (434 pages)
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.
— Daughter of the Forest, Juliet Marillier (560 pages)
20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.
— Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (392 pages) - So sad that the Giver wasn't long enough to be considered for this challenge.  It's such a good book!  Also, a bit scared to see what they do to it...
25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.
Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh (384 pages - Finished!) [blog of the same name]
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
— Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson (349 pages)
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
— Beauty, Robin McKinley (256 pages) & God Don't Like Ugly, Mary Monroe (432 pages)