Monday, July 8, 2013

Once Upon a Readathon ~ challenges

The hosts of this readathon are giving away a $100 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  To be eligible, I must post at least one update and participate in at least one challenge.  Here are the challenges:

Monday Challenges (July 8, 2013)


For my mini challenge I would like to know...
1.  Which book you are most excited to read in the coming year?
The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic ~ by John Shelby Spong, 2013
2.  Which book would you re-read if you had the time and weren't so busy reading ALL of the other good thing?
The Mists of Avalon ~ by Marion Zimmer Bradley, 1982
3.  If you could meet any fictional character who would it be and why?
Miss Rumphius ~ by Barbara Cooney, a 1982 children's book character who grew up wanting to make the world a better place.  I love how she did it.
"Enter by leaving a comment or video response on this video saying how you met your Book BFF, or what you look for in a Book BFF.  Giveaway runs from 7/8 12:00 AM EST until 7/10 11:59 PM EST."
I met my Book BFF in an online book club in 1996.  We didn't meet face to face until 1998, but eventually she sold her house in St. Louis and moved to Chattanooga, where we opened a suburban bookstore together from 2004 to 2006.  But we still discuss books together, sometimes daily, but at least every week.  What works for us is that we read the same kind of books and have enough of the same interests that we always have something to talk about.

Tuesday Challenges (July 9, 2013)
Better Read Than Dead
IB Book Blogging
(I'm not doing either of these mini-challenges.)
Wednesday Challenges (July 10, 2013)
Rainy Day Ramblings
(I'm not interested in this topic either.)
Dizneeee's World of Books
"For my little challenge, I would like for you to tell me your favorite genre, favorite book within that genre, and your favorite character from the same genre."
Favorite (fiction) genre = literary fiction

Favorite novel = The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, 2002

Favorite character = Lily Owens, the girl in that novel

Favorite (nonfiction) genre = theology

Favorite nonfiction book = The Heart of Christianity by Marcus J. Borg, 2003


Steph said...

Thanks for participating in the Cover2CoverBlog Mini Challenge! Good luck during the read-a-thon!

Unknown said...

Hope your getting a lot of reading and fulfilling your #Oureadathon goals :D Great answers to the Challenge Q's.

My #OUReadathon