Thursday, June 5, 2014

Let's Take A Quick Break To Read

Taking a quick break from my Throwback Thursday posts partly because most of my other pictures are back in Minnesota & partly because I want to talk about this reading challenge.

It's the the Semi Charmed Summer Reading Challenge

I actually read about it on Kristen's blog though.  (If you aren't reading her blog you should be by the way...)

They had apparently already started but I'm going to start this month (since to me summer is technically June-August...& I didn't even know about it until June 1.  I don't actually plan on linking up or checking in (sorry Megan) it's just more for me.  If you want to link-up or check in though click that little button up there & it'll take you to Megan's blog post about the challenge.  If you're like me & just like to complete challenges for yourself though here's the scoop:  you pick different books that fit into different categories & get so many points for each one.  In the end it adds up to 200 I believe.

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around. (You must have at least 150 pages left in the book to use it for this category.)
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.
15 points:
 Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge. (Yes, you will have to wait until the first check-in to choose this book! So no one will be able to finish this challenge in only one month; sorry!)
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title. No other words will count—including kids, offspring, etc.—so please don’t ask. :)
20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014. (Here are 16 ideas to get you started, but I know there are plenty more options.)
25 points: Read a book written by a blogger. (Submitted by Jessica of The Tangerine.)
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles


  1. I always wanted to do this type of challenge. Im following along Kristen's progress as well!

  2. thanks for the shout out girly! you are too sweet!! cant wait to see what books you pick!

  3. This seems really fun! I think I want to try this!