Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Challenge Complete: Semi-Charmed

Photo via Ongering on Flickr
Back at the beginning of July I grabbed up another challenge.  I somehow missed the Semi-Charmed Book Challenge last year (those of you who know me well are probably wondering how I could possibly have missed a challenge....).  I don't know how that happened, but I couldn't let it go by again--it just sounded too cool.  And it was--I'm all done now.  But, hey, the challenge runs from July 1 to September 30. There's still time to see Megan's blog (link above) for full rules and to join me in challenge madness!

My Challenge Books:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book as long as it follows the rules: The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah  [292 pages] (7/3/13)
5 points: Read a book that is less than 150 pages long (an exception to the rules): Twenty First Century Blues by Richard Cecil (98 pages) [7/13/13]
10 points: Read a book with a color in the title: The Black Stage by Anthony Gilbert [215 pages] ( 7/27/13)
10 points: Read a book that is not the first in its series (but must be in a series): The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton [aka Phoebe Atwood Taylor] (#5 in Leonidas Witherall Series) [284 pages] (7/12/13)
15 points: Read a book it seems everyone but you has read!: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (387 pages) [7/16/13]
15 points: Read a banned book (must be found on one of these lists): The Call of the Wild by Jack London (banned classic) [my copy: 210 pages] (7/14/13)
20 points: Read a book written by a celebrity. Memoir or fiction book by someone already famous by another means. Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr. (photos by and commentary through taped interviews with the Rat Pack Era Celebrity--text written up and edited by Burt Boyar) [338 pages]  OR If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White [259 pages] (7/19/13)
20 points: Read a non-fiction book that is not a memoir. Can be pure non-fiction or narrative non-fiction: The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers (Christian Commentary) [229 pages] (7/31/13)
20 points: Read a book that takes place in a state you have never been in: The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (California) [246 pages] (7/23/13)
25 points: Read a book that is at least 400 pages long: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger [536 pages] (7/10/13)
25 points: Read a book with a main character who shares your first name (or work with Megan for alternative): Dead Old by Maureen Carter (Bev Morris is the character) [289 pages] (7/22/13)
30 points: Read a book written by an author who was born or died in your birth year: Mist on the Saltings by Henry Wade (died May 1969) [255 pages] (7/26/13)

Point Total: 200  Complete! 7/31/13

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