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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Audrey's Awesome Awktopus Summer of YA Challenge

This week I actually spent time reading blogs. Yes, you read that right. I read your posts and I commented on them. It is a miracle. I found the time. Granted I did not read more than 100 pages last week but really, sometimes there are other things to do.

So anyway, I found this challenge through Rebecca Books blog. It looked great so I went to the host blog and whoa... how fab is Audrey's blog?! Holes in My Brain... I can relate...

So this is me signing up to the:

Awesome Awktopus Summer of YA Literature Challenge

There are ten mini-challenges to complete over the summer and you can pick which ones you'd like to do.

Go to Audrey's blog for full details and the RULES.

These are my picks:

3. Read that book. Yes, you know, that book. The one that you’ve been meaning to get around for forever and that is just staring at you forlornly on your shelf. The one you’ve been setting aside for ages because something just a tad sparklier has come your way and you’re like “yes, I’ll read that next” but never do.
So I did try to read the book that I marked for this but I couldn't get beyond chapter 5. I've given up on it. So now I need to pick another one I've been avoiding.

4. Read ONE classic.
I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. Read 2 books for one of those other challenges that you signed up for and realised you actually haven’t gotten very far into completing it.
Anne McCaffrey, here I come. I haven't read a single book yet. *Sorry Caroline. I will, this is me renewing my promise*

6. Read the book you’ve been avoiding because of hype. Anna and the French Kiss—I know you’ve been putting it off… but trust ME, it’s as good as they say it is.

Looks like it's Anna and the French Kiss. I did pretty much beg for it as a Christmas present.

7. Read a book published before year 2000.
MapHead by Lesley Howarth, first published in 1994 people...

8. Read 3 stand-alone books by the same author. These books can NOT be part of a series!
I'm thinking Jennifer Echols or Sarah Dessen. We shall see...

9. Read a summer-related book. Self-explantory. You can be the judge of this, but try to make sure the book takes place during the summer.
Spray by Harry Edge. I have had this for a whole year and not started it. Shocking.

10. Buy a book for yourself as a prize for something.
I can do that!

I'm giving myself two extra tasks as I'm opting out of Audrey's #1 and #2.
1a. Read 3 sequels. I loved the first books in the series but haven't got around to the second or third
The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards, Jealously by Lili St Crow and Frostbite by Richelle Mead

2a. Read 3 books that were Christmas presents.
Nobel Genes by Rune Michaels,  Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore

I love a good challenge. Thanks Audrey!


GABY said...

Cool! I'm going to read the rules :) Maybe I'll participate too

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

WOOHOO!! Good luck, and I love the sequels idea.... why didn't I think of it?? I hope you do well, and thanks for participating! :)

turn-the-page.net said...

Cool challenge! Good luck!

Amy @ Turn the Page