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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura | 124 comments Mod
Found this challenge on the board of the 'Seasonal Reading Challenge' Group - Summer 2010. Sounds like fun to me. Anyone else interested? Pick a read, review the book, and post your comments here.

Great Minds Think Alike
For this task we will find out if this saying is true when in comes to reading preferences. Go to the individual page for the last book you gave a 5 star rating to. Scroll down to the section for other reviews and click on the link for 5 stars...then click on the link to organize the list by date. Once you do that you will need to click on page 6,7, or 8 (if the book you use does not have that many pages of 5 stars use page 1-3) and select a person. Visit that persons profile and select another book (one that you haven't read before) that they gave 5 stars to and that will be the book you need to read for this challenge task.


message 2: by benebean (new)

benebean | 35 comments hmm, so with my first attempt I ended up on someone's shelf who'd only read a few books by the same author (which I had already read). I'm not sure how well this'll work for me since I'm often very picky and easily give up on books.


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura | 124 comments Mod
benebean wrote: "hmm, so with my first attempt I ended up on someone's shelf who'd only read a few books by the same author (which I had already read). I'm not sure how well this'll work for me since I'm often ver..."

We're anything but legalists here. I say link your 5star to any other 5 star that seems interesting. =)


message 4: by benebean (new)

benebean | 35 comments did anyone do this? I'm not exactly sure how I came across this series, but I'm pretty sure I did take a cue from someone else's bookshelf. I started reading the 39 clues series beginning with The Maze of Bones. It's been a pretty decent series so far. Of course it helps that the first book is by Rick Riordan and I had already read his Percy Jackson series. Also, finished The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset which I think was on a lot of peoples' shelves. The last book in the trilogy was my favorite-- tying together all the commentary on human nature, beauty, war ethics, human progress etc.


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura | 124 comments Mod
I did finish this challenge. Sorry for my long absence and poor etiquette of posting a challenge than not responding.

I had rated as 5-star John Piper's Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ .

Perusing the shelves of a fellow-high-five rater, I found he also attributed highest rating to Shattered Dreams God's Unexpected Path to Joy by Larry Crabb .

Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy turned out to be a faith-reinforcing read. Given the amount of thought provoked by the book, (through which I've had to refine some of my base understandings)...I gotta agree with the 5-star opinion.

Has anyone else read Larry Crabb? I've found his writing to be intriguing because from his early work to latest, his journey of faith and refining thought is so forthrightly exposed. (His earliest works have a whiff of arrogance mixed with truth, while his later works much more clearly and steadfastly reveal a maturing, honest faith).


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