Monday, August 4, 2014
Challenge Complete: Semi-Charmed Summer 2014 Challenge
Megan gave us another round of the Semi-Charmed Summer 2014 Book Challenge! So, of course, I signed up. And I just finished the last book. Here's my list of completions:
And now for my list:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
— The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (412 pages) [5/9/14]
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
— Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell (1944; 218 pages) [5/16/14]
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.
— On The Beach by Nevil Shute (1957; 311 pages) [7/7/14]
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
— Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton (240 pages) [5/16/14]
15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.
— Me Without You by Jo Jo Moyes (#7 on Trade Paperback list on 7/20/14) [7/21/14]
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
— Sinners & the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife by Rebecca Kanner (Nile basin/Mesopotamia; 339 pages) [5/21/14]
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.
— The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein (read by Kalyn V @ Geez, Louise) [6/12/14]
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.
— The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley (211 pages) [7/5/14]
20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.
— A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (movie due in July; 333 pages) [7/8/14]
25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.
— Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell (307 pages) [7/30/14]
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
— Beyond Uhura: Star Trek & Other Memories by Nichelle Nichols (320 pages) [5/29/14]
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
—Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (215 pages) [7/31/14] AND The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera by Sam Siciliano (309 pages) [8/4/14]
Total points: 200