Books are a very important part of my life so I decided to launch Weekly Reads Wednesday as the newest feature on the Live Right section of the blog.
For WRW, I will feature reading stuff – my reading list, reading motivation, reading challenge, book reviews, book club discussion, anything reading related that I think you’ll love too.
I’m starting with this challenge I found on Megan’s blog and I’m joining in.
This reading challenge runs Nov 1, 2014 – Feb 28, 2015. The reason this project is so interesting to me is that the objective is to read different kinds of books, not just as many books as you can find from the same genre. Reading different things can only help me as a writer and I welcome the opportunity to grow and to learn to like new things.
These are the official “rules” from Megan:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books. — Submitted byMegan.
10 points: Read a book of short stories. — Submitted by Meredith.
10 points: Read a book with a food (not a drink!) in the title. — Submitted by Megan.
15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you (so no rereads for this one!). — Submitted by Crystal.
15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language. — Submitted by Belle.
15 points: Read a book written by a local author (either an author from your state if you live in the United States, or in your country if you live somewhere else—note: author must be from where you currently live). — Submitted by Katelyn.
20 points: Read a “bookish book” (in which books play an important role, e.g. the setting involves a bookstore or library, a major character is an author, or a book that celebrates reading and books. Examples: The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind, The Thirteenth Tale, etc.) — Submitted by Jen.
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title (e.g. north, south, east, west or any combination of those). — Submitted by Donna
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don’t usually read. — Submitted by Jenn.
25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title. Be sure to tell us the song name and artist as well! — Submitted by Daire, who was kind enough to provide several example books, as this challenge is quite tricky! A few possibilities include: Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson (English nursery rhyme of the same name), The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (“Girl You Left Behind,” Pixie Lott), or Somewhere Only We Know by Cheyanne Young (“Somewhere Only We Know,” Keane).
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title (e.g. breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, brunch; update: meals like feast, banquet, picnic will also count, but try not to get too “creative” with your meal words!). — Submitted by Amber.
The categories are set and I’ll update this post as I choose the book that I’ll be reading from each category.
I won’t be reading much in November since I am spending most of my free time writing the novel for NaNoWriMo this month but I think I’ll be able to redouble my efforts in December so I should be fine to finish by February when the project ends.
I’m looking forward to this challenge and would love to hear if any of you would like to take the challenge with me too. We could all benefit from reading more.
So a cat has only 9 lives but we, readers, can live 1000 lives as we experience worlds we couldn’t even imagine on our own, through books. If that isn’t living right, I don’t know what is!
How will you Eat Right, Live Right, Run Wright today?