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message 1: by Jacqueline (last edited Dec 27, 2014 01:26PM) (new)

Jacqueline | 12 comments ALL ABOUT ME CHALLENGE


Because this is challenge is all about you, you can choose the order, you can trade out one monthly challenge for one you create, or you can substitute the sign or gem you wish you had for the one that is yours. Just let this challenge reflect the uniqueness of you, because this challenge is, after all, All About You.

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)

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E- Everyday by David Levithan
P- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
T- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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M- Cinder by Merissa Meyer
B- Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
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Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge)
Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name


message 2: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline | 12 comments THE COLLEGE CHALLENGE

College, while not for everyone, is known for it's huge amount of required reading, and usually not reading anyone enjoys doing. In this challenge, we decided to take a spin on that reading list and let you earn a reading degree in the genres you want to read! Take a crack at PHD of Paranormal Science or try something a bit more broad and stop at a Bachelors in History. Broaden your reading horizon, try out some genres you may not have tried before, and most importantly read all those books you never got to read while you were in school!

For this challenge you'll be progressing through the various degrees at your own pace. Start out with your Associates Degree, move on to a Bachelors, Masters, and finally a Doctorate. You can stop at any level, but no skipping ahead! Below you'll find the criteria for each degree level, as well as a better description of what fits in each category and subcategory of the core curriculum. Now have fun as you start earning your first degree!

Degree Progression:

For this challenge you'll be progressing through the various degrees at your own pace.

Start at the beginning...

Associates Degree (7 books in all)
► Read 1 book from each core subject (7 books)

After completing your Associates, move on to get your Bachelors degree...

Bachelors Degree: (20 books in all)
► Choose a Major (read 10 books from any 1 subject)
► Choose a Minor (read 3 books from any 1 subject, not the same as your major)

After completing your Bachelor's Degree, you may decide you want to Master a specific topic...

Masters Degree: (35 books in all)
► Choose 1 core subject to master - read 3 books from each subcategory, read 3 books mixed and matched (any subcategory from that core group) (15 books)
♦ Note: Can choose the same or a different category from your bachelors degree

Already a Master? Why not get a Doctorate?

PHD: (45 books in all)
► Choose 1 subcategory from your Masters and read 10 books from that subcategory.


♦♦♦♦ CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU ARE A COLLEGE GRADUATE!!! ♦♦♦♦




Core Subjects: Science, Literature, History, Social Science, Art, Language, Athletics

Subcategories:
Science: science fiction, earth science, life science, applied science
Literature: american novel, european novel, world novel, graphic novel
History: alternate history, american history, european history, world history
Social Science: anthropology, psychology, education, political science
Art: fine arts, visual arts, music, art history
Language: indo-european, sino-tibetan, niger-congo, austronesian
Athletics: baseball, olympics, cricket, sports history


message 3: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4709 comments Mod
These are some terrific challenge ideas, Jacqueline! Please consider sharing them with the group in the mini-challenge folder. This group really enjoys interesting and novel challenges. :)


message 4: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Thanks for sharing, Jacqueline. Just in time for planning a 2015 personal challenge, too! The College Challenge looks like a fun and unique twist on the genre challenge.


message 5: by Cristal (new)

Cristal Punnett The "about me" challenge has some great ideas:-)


message 6: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Mason (lmason17) | 174 comments These look so great!


message 7: by Jacqueline (last edited Dec 17, 2014 07:13PM) (new)

Jacqueline | 12 comments July 21st is Junk Food Day
To some people, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food. To make it even more guilt free no eating required just reading.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Rules:Pick how many scoops you want and which flavors then read a book to spell out each flavor you want. You can use Author, Title, Character or series names.
Duration: This is modified, I am not giving myself a time limit as I want to finish all of them. It'll be fun to see how long it takes though :)
Levels: 1 scoop, 2 scoops, 3 scoops, 4 scoops, 5 scoops, 6 scoops and on.

Baskin-Robbins' flavors in 1945 were:
Banana Nut Fudge

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A - A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
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A
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A

N
U
T - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

F - If I Stay by Gayle Forman
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D
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E - Everyday by David Levithan

Black Walnut
Burgundy Cherry
Butterscotch Ribbon
Cherry Macaroon
Chocolate
Chocolate Almond
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Mint
Chocolate Ribbon
Coffee
Coffee Candy
Date Nut
Egg Nog
French Vanilla
Fudge Ribbon
Green Mint Stick
Lemon Crisp
Lemon Custard
Lemon Sherbet
Maple Nut
Orange Sherbet
Peach
Peppermint Stick
Pineapple Sherbet
Raspberry Sherbet
Rocky Road
Strawberry
Vanilla
Vanilla Burnt Almond


message 8: by caitlin; (new)

caitlin; They are really cool challenges! Can I just check, for Month 4 do you do your Zodiac sign and your fav flower or just one? And what does Month 12 mean? Sorry if I'm being a bit stupid :)


message 9: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline | 12 comments Unipinky wrote: "They are really cool challenges! Can I just check, for Month 4 do you do your Zodiac sign and your fav flower or just one? And what does Month 12 mean? Sorry if I'm being a bit stupid :)"

First of all, for month four, it's your choice. A book crush is a character you crush on while reading the book he/she is in. For example if my book crush were Augustus Waters, that is what I would spell out. :)


message 10: by Jacqueline (last edited Dec 13, 2014 05:04PM) (new)

Jacqueline | 12 comments THE COMPLETE WORKS CHALLENGE - 2015
January 1st - December 31st, 2015

Do you have authors you like but haven't had the chance to explore his or her writing fully? Here's your chance! For this challenge, pick an author (or two or three) that you enjoy. Look him or her up on Goodreads, and read every book he or she has written (not every version, don't worry, just every unique work). You do NOT need to count short stories or books your author has merely contributed to, introduced, edited or translated.

The author I have chosen is . . . MORGAN MATSON! I have been wanting to read her books for a long time, so I found that this was the perfect opportunity. However, there are only three books on my list therefore I am shortening my list to only three months starting in January.

Books TBR:

- Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
- Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson


message 11: by Jacqueline (last edited Dec 13, 2014 05:14PM) (new)

Jacqueline | 12 comments READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD
Duration: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

This is a modified spell out challenge where each month of the year is spelled out in a different language!

For each letter, read a book where that letter is contained somewhere in the title or the author's name. It does NOT need to be the first letter of the word. The book used must be read in the month it represents.

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E
N
E
R
O

February: Arabic (Algeria & Tunisia)
F
I
F
R
I

March: Malay (a language of places like Indonesia etc)
M
A
C

April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)
A
P
R
E
L

May: Romanian (Romania)
M
A
I

June: Greenlandic (Greenland)
J
U
N
I

July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J
U
L
A
I

August: Japanese (Japan)
H
A
D
U
K
I

September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R
A
I
L

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K
E
L
E

November: Venda (South Africa) (is a Bantu language predominately spoken in the Limpopo Province, Botswana)
L
A
R
A

December: Niuean (Niue Island, Tokelau)
T
E
S
E
M
O

I doubt I will be able to get through each individual month but you never know ;) At the moment my goal is to finish AT LEAST five of the different months.


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