Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Not What You Read It's Where You Read It Challenge

Oh look what I found...thanks to Gina over at Hott Books (she's known as the Pied Piper of Reading Challenges, you know).

ANOTHER Challenge. What a surprise. BUT this one does not add any books to my ever-growing list. Not one. It just dictates where I read. Here's the scoop:

  1. Choose one place from each category. It's up to you - you can do one of the suggested places, or you can pick one from your life that you think fits.
  2. Read in that category for at least one hour. Ten minutes six times counts and sixty minutes one time counts, you get the picture.
  3. Wait for March 30, June 30, September 30, and December 30 to see if you're the lucky finisher that was drawn for a prize.
Twist Your House - somewhere inside your house that you have never sat & read before
Place of Commerce - somewhere that things are sold
Move - just somewhere where you are moving through space
Nature - sitting/standing on something that isn't manmade
You Don't Call HomeOut of state. At your neighbor's house. Hotel.
Probably Shouldn't - Think work, church, grocery shopping.
In Pairs - someone else in the room is reading their own book too

Seven hours of reading in a place that you probably wouldn't normally. That's the challenge. Sponsored by I Heart Monster. Go HERE for the full description and to sign up. You know you want to.

Here are my chosen places:

Twist Your House: On the futon in my son's room (one of the few places in my house where I haven't read...about the only other choice was the laundry room, but with our new stacked washer/dryer set up there really isn't a comfy--or semi-comfy--way to read in there) [Complete! 4/28/11]
Place of Commerce: weekly (sometimes twice-weekly) trips to Jiffy Treet (ice cream place) [Complete! 2/18/11]
Move: In the car to/from work [Complete! 2/11/11]
Nature: Outside under my maple tree [Complete! 5/5/11]
You Don't Call Home: The Hospital [Complete! 4/20/11]
Probably Shouldn't: At work [Complete! 2/9/11. Don't tell my boss....Oh wait, it's an English Department. I don't think they'll mind.]
In Pairs: With Hubby in the living room [Complete! 2/4/11 Now to talk him into Paris.]


B said...

This is a cute challenge. Although my favorite place to read will always be my bed, it wouldn't hurt for me to get out there and try new places.

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining! I'm totally excited for us to try new places! AND YES! You MUST go to Paris :o)

Unknown said...

Yeah! When are we going to Paris?