My fellow bloggers, I’m issuing a Summer Reading List Challenge. This idea came about by a comment question yesterday by Ozias and further influenced by my upcoming summer “vacation” (Sand and sun minus the ocean). Think of this as a very nebulous book club.
Here are the guidelines (because who likes rules, anyway?):
- Write a post about a book or more that have changed your life. (Other than a holy book. Why not a holy book? I want to see a variety of books and those are too easy. Challenges are supposed to be hard. If you must write about it, make sure it’s a spectacular life change, e.g. helped you quit drinking, and include at least one more book.)
- Let me know you’re participating. If you participate, drop the link in the comments below, send me an e-mail, message me on Twitter, or post it my Facebook page. I’m not a mind reader…yet. REMEMBER: Just the link. I’ll format all the links with your name, link and book list on this post so others can hopefully find something awesome to read this summer. I’ll link this post on my front page.
- Read something. Pick a book off someone’s list to read this summer and write about it. As an added bonus, post a small review of the book on the site you bought the book from and give the authors some love (they love that.)
That’s it. Challenges don’t have to be complicated. Happy reading.
Participants and Books
Alexy of Saltekoff’s Writings selects
1. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
3. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4. Novels by Jules Verne
Ozias of First Year of Freedom selects
1. All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
2. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
3. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: A Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
4. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin