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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Semi-Charmed Summer 2013 Book Challenge #SCSBC13

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!


This challenge is being hosted by Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life!

Here are the details copied from Megan's blog:
Semi-Charmed Summer 2013 Book Challenge


Rules:
  • The challenge will run from July 1, 2013, to September 30, 2013. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on July 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on September 30 will count.
  • No re-reads (unless specifically stated)! I want you to experience new books with this challenge.
  • Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audiobooks are fine, as long as the print versions meet the page requirements.
  • A book can only be used for one category. If you want to switch the category later, that's fine, just be sure to account for that in your point total.
  • The highest possible total is 200 points, and the first five people who finish the challenge will win a featured/guest post on Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. Good luck!

The Challenge:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book you'd like, as long as it follows the above rules. :)

5: Read a book that is less than 150 pages long. (Yes, this is an exception to the general rules! You're welcome haha.)

10: Read a book with a color in the title. Submitted by Erinn of it's the journey on Twitter.

10: Read a book that is not the first in its series. (And yes, it must be in a series.)

15: Read a book it seems everyone but you has read! Submitted by Brighton of Dear Brighton on Twitter.

15: Read a banned book. (For consistency's sake, the book must be found on one of these lists. See the links in the first paragraph for book lists.)

20: Read a book written by a celebrity. This can be a memoir or a fiction book published by someone who was already famous by another means (e.g. James Franco). Submitted by Brighton of Dear Brighton on Twitter.

20: Read a non-fiction book that is not a memoir. It can be pure non-fiction or narrative non-fiction. Submitted by Blair's Head Band on Twitter.

20: Read a book that takes place in a state you have never been in. If you have been to all 50 states, choose a book that takes place in a country you have never been in. Also do the latter option if you are not American.

25: Read a book that is at least 400 pages long.

25: Read a book with a main character who shares your first name. If you have an uncommon name and really can't find a book, let me know and we can come up with an alternative. :) Submitted by Erinn of it's the journey on Twitter.**

30: Read a book written by an author who was born in the same year as you.

**Edited to add: I've decided to amend this category to allow nicknames of your first name and alternate spellings of your first name. I recognize this category is difficult and I don't want anyone to give up looking! :)

How to keep track: I’ll post a check-in on the first day of every month, on which you can comment with your progress. I will also include the scoreboard from the previous month on each check-in post. The first check-in post will be Thursday, August 1. I will also host a link-up on Monday, July 1, if anyone wants to share their preliminary reading list for the challenge (see an example post from one of my previous challenges here).

And remember to use the hashtag #SCSBC13 when tweeting about the book challenge!
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews (I'll keep track of my ideas below as well):
  1. 25 points - Read a book that is at least 400 pages long: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens [410 pages]
  2. 10 points - Read a book that is not the first in its series. (And yes, it must be in a series.): Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #2) 
  3. 5 points - Freebie! Read any book you'd like, as long as it follows the above rules: Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba 

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