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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

EVERETT (WASHINGTON, USA) PUBLIC LIBRARY - 2019 READING CHALLENGE

the following books are what I'm planning to listen to, exceptions = *(have read)

August :  Read a book involving a heist - Heist! - Jeff Diamant (8.5.19 - 8.10.19)
Received a call on 9.24.19 that I'd won a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon for completing this book!!!

September:  Read a book that was banned or challenged - Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes  (9.1.19 - 9.13.19)

October:  Read a book set in Washington State - East of the Mountains - David Guterson (10.1.19 - 10.20.19) *

November:  Read a National Book Award winner - When Zachary Beaver Came to Town - Kimberly Willis Holt (10.29.19 - 11.5.19)

December:  Read the first book in a series  - Murder in an Irish Village - Carlene O'Connor (11.2.19 - in progress)

Friday, May 31, 2019

Book Bingo - Adult Summer Reading 2019 - Seattle (WA) Arts & Lectures & The Seattle Public Library

BOLD = BINGO

RUNS FROM MAY 14, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

* book titles I'd like to read but haven't yet

CATEGORIES:

a SAL speaker (past or upcoming) - All Over Creation - Ruth Ozeki (1st tier - 1st left box)
a subject you wish you had studied in school
challenges your world view
DIY (gardening, cooking, crafting, etc.) - Quick Icelandic Knits - Gunn Birgirsdottir (1st tier - 2nd box on right)
made into a movie - Dune - Frank Herbert(1st tier - right corner)
you couldn't put it down - Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls (2nd tier - 1st left box)
published when author was under 35 
about music or musicians
poetry or play
suggested by an elder
science
set in the Northwest - Anybody Can Do Anything - Betty McDonald (3rd tier - 2nd left box)
suggested by a young person
recommended by a librarian or an independent bookseller
fiction - Beastly - Alex Flinn (4th tier - 1st left box)
comics - Giant Spider & Me, Tale 2 - Kikori Morino(4th tier - 2nd left box)
book about disability - All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven (4th tier - middle box)
one-word title - Ghost - Jason Reynolds (4th tier - 2nd right box)
by an author from Mexico or Canada - 
by an author of color - The Color of Our Sky - Amita Trasi (lower tier - 1st left box)
true crime or crime fiction - The Dovekeepers - Alice Hoffman(lower tier - 2nd left box)
use two squares to read one BIG BOOK (you decide what "big" means to you) - Becoming - Michelle Obama - (lower tier - middle and next box on right)
set in summer - Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah(lower tier - last box on right)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

2019 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Title/Author) (completed 10.27.19)

Title
1.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
2.      I Travel by Night- Robert McCammon                 
3.     Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan                                
4.      Mrs. Kennedy and Me – Clint Hill                          
5.      Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare              
6.      Tom’s Midnight Garden – Edith     
7.    Giant Spider & Me, Tale 1 - Kikori Morino
8.    Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew  Ski School Sneak - Carolyn Keene
9.    On the Come Up - Angie Thomas
10.   Plants Are Alive! - Molly Aloian
11.   Victoria, the Queen - Julia Baird
12.  The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley
13.  Christmas in My Heart - Joe Wheeler
14.  Katie's Noisy Music - Fran Manushkin
15.  The Wild Robot Escapes - Peter Brown
16.  Switch on Your Brain - Caroline Leaf (Dr.)
17.  History in EXile - Pamela Ballinger
18.  Little Mary Elizabeth Has Just Turned Three - Jon Browder
19.  Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne
20.  Becoming - Michelle Obama
21.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
22.  Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
23. Quick Icelandic Knits - Gunn Birgirsdottir
24.  Exit Wounds - J. A. Jance
25.  Z. Rex - Stephen Cole
26.  Under a Georgia Moon - Cindy Rowland Anderson

Author                          
1.   Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll     
2.  Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Unseen Treasure - Kathryn Kenny                   

3.    I Married Adventure – Osa Johnson  
4.   The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
5.   Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   
6.   Beyond Silent Battleground - D. M. Ulmer   
7.   Eleanor and Hick - Susan Quinn 
8.   My Heart is Boundless - Eve LaPlante  
9.   Jumped - Rita Williams-Garcia   
10.  A Purple Place for Dying - John D. MacDonald

11.  Iris - Mark Jarman   
12. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte   
13.  Chess Story - Stephan Zweig   
14.  Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon    
15.  Lies We Believe About God - Wm. Paul Young   
16.  The Case for Christ - Lee Stroebel  
17.  Dune - Frank Herbert
18.  The Color of Our Sky - Amita Trasi
19.  Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
20.  All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
21.  Leaving Fishers - Margaret Peterson Haddix
22. The Six Swans - The Brothers Grimm
23.The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
24. Us Against You - Fredrik Backman
25. Aquarium - David Vann
26.  Speak No Evil - Uzodinma Iweala

2019 Literary Escapes Challenge

          STATES
CA - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (1)
LA - I Travel by Night - Robert McCammon (2)
MO - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (4)
DC - Mrs. Kennedy and Me - Clint Hill (6)
NY - Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Unseen Treasure - Kathryn Kenny (7)
MA - My Heart is Boundless - Eve La Plante (10)
FL - A Purple Plan for Dying - John D. MacDonald (11)
OK - Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls (14)
IN - All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven (15)
IL - Becoming - Michelle Obama (19)
ID - All Over Creation - Ruth Ozeki (20)
WA - Anybody Can Do Anything - Betty MacDonald (21)
NC - Heist! - Jeff Diamant (22)
UT - Silvermane - Zane Grey (25)
TX - The Con Man's Daughter - Candice Curry (26)
AZ - Exit Wounds - J. A. Jance (27)
NV - The Indifferent Stars Above - Daniel James Brown (29)
GA - Under a Georgia Moon - Cindy Rowland Anderson (30)

          COUNTRIES
IT (Italy) - Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare (3)
KE(Kenya) - I Married Adventure - Osa Johnson (5)
NG(Nigeria) - Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (8)
UK(England) - Victoria, the Queen - Julia Baird (9)
UK (Scotland) - Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon (12)
IN (India) - The Color of Our Sky - Amita Trasi (13)
HR (Croatia) - History in Exile - Pamela Ballinger (16)
IL (Israel) - The Dovekeepers - Alica Hoffman (17)
ES (Spain) - Origin - Dan Brown (18)
SE (Sweden) - Us Against You - Fredrik Backman (23)
CO (Columbia) - Fruit of the Drunken Tree - Ingrid Rojas Contreras (24)
AU (Australia) - The Dry - Jane Harper (28)

2019 10 to Try Reading Challenge (King County [WA] Library System - KCLS) COMPLETED

Read a book about history - Victoria, the Queen - Julia Baird (6)
Read a book about a subject that can be difficult to discuss - All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven (8)
Read a book by a journalist - The Case for Christ - Lee Stroebel (7)
Read a book by an LGBTQ+ author - The Story of a Marriage - Andrew Sean Greer (10)
Read a book about family - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (1)
Read a children's book - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (2)
Read a book of poetry - Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll (3)
Read a book recommended by KCLS Staff - The Wild Robot Escapes - Peter Brown (5)
Read a book about a crime - Heist! - Jeff Diamant (9)
Read a book by an an immigrant author - Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (4)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 Challenge - 52 Books in 52 Weeks - COMPLETED


Book published in 2019 - On the Come Up - Angie Thomas (14)
Author you've never heard of - I Travel by Night  - Robert McCammon (2)
A book you've read before - The Secret of the Unseen Treasure - Kathryn Kenny (8)
Book with a strong female lead - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (1)
A play -  Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare(3)
A book set in Southern USA - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (5)
A memoir on someone you admire - Mrs. Kennedy and Me - Clint Hill (7)
Set in Victorian Era  - Victoria the Queen - Julia Baird (18)
Character with career you wish you had - My Heart is Boundless - Eve LaPlante (19)
A plant on the cover  - Plants are Alive! - Molly Aloian (17)
Published the year you graduated school (1964) -
A Purple Place for Dying - John D. MacDonald (22)
A graphic novel  - Tom's Midnight Garden - Edith (4)
Featuring music - Katie's Noisy Music- Fran Manushkin (9)
An ugly cover  - Iris - Mark Jarman (23)
A teen as the main character  - Jumped - Rita Williams Garcia (20)
The re-telling of a well-known story - Beastly - Alex Flinn (41)
Set during a holiday - Christmas in My Heart -  Joe Wheeler (25)
Book picked out by someone else - Still Alice - Lisa Genova (48)
Gothic Fiction novel  - The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe (11)
A book about time-travel - Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon (26)
A title starting with the letter "J" - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (24)
Fantasy novel  - Dune - Frank Herbert (27)
True crime novel   - The Dovekeepers - Alice Hoffman (35)
A self-published book - Little Mary Elizabeth Has Just Turned Three - Jon Browder (32)
The name of a color in the title - Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls (29)
A one word title - Origin - Dan Brown (33)
A book that makes you mad  - The Indifferent Stars Above - Daniel James Brown (52)
A book that discusses mental health - All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven (30)
A book published by HarperCollins  - The Color of Our Sky - Amita Trasi (28)
An author who uses initials - Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling (40)
A book that everyone's talking about  - Becoming - Michelle Obama (38)
A western - Silvermane - Zane Grey (47)
A book about a cult - Leaving Fishers - Margaret Peterson Haddix(31)
Nominated for (but didn't win) the 2018 Goodreads choice awards -
   Us Against You - Fredrik Backman (44)
A sports related book - Ghost  - Jason Reynolds      (45)
A humorous novel  - Anybody Can Do Anything - Betty MacDonald (42)
Set in South America -Fruit of the Drunken Tree - Ingrid Rojas Contreras (46)
An allegorical book -  Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne (34)
Military Related:  fiction or non-fiction - Beyond Silent Battleground - D. M. Ulmer (15)
A character that is an immigrant  - Americanah  - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (12)
A book suggested by someone else in the challenge -
   The Tale of Peter Rabbit  - Beatrix Potter       (36)                                     
A family member's favorite book - I Married Adventure - Osa Johnson (6)
A children's book - Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew   Ski School Sneak - Carolyn Keene (13)
An author who uses a pseudonym - Cat's Eye - Andre Norton (49)
A "beach read" - Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah (43)
The first book you see in a bookstore/library - Eleanor and Hick - Susan Quinn (16)
Set in a country you've visited - The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley (21)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world - Giant Spider and Me, Tale 1 - Kikori Morino (10)
A speed read - Giant Spider and Me, Tale 2 - Kikori Morino (39)
A fairy tale - The Six Swans - The Brothers Grimm (37)
A book about organized crime/the mob - The Con Man's Daughter - Candice Curry (50)
An audiobook - Speak No Evil - Uzodinma Iweala (51)