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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge #4


Instructions: Find the following things and create a post on your blog with the results. 

1. A blog that is new to you that focuses on the same type of literature you do.

Bookalicious Ramblings (chick lit, historical and YA- I don't read much chick lit but this blog caught my eye!) 

2. A book that is new to you that another blogger reviewed.

Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman (reviewed by Curling Up by the Fire)

3. A book set in Africa (in your preferred age category, if possible).

Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters

4. A book about a human/animal bond (in your preferred age category, if possible).

Secretariat by Raymond G Wolfe Jr. (historical)

5. A book trailer for a book you want to read.

6. A book with a color in the title (in your preferred age category, if possible).

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (historical fiction)

7. A blog that is new to you that is dedicated to a certain genre (ex: only books about vampires, only historical fiction, only urban fantasy, etc.)

Reading the Past (historical fiction)

8. A book blog maintained by a librarian.

9. A book blog maintained by a teacher.

10. The title of an upcoming book by an author you like (provide details - title, release date, synopsis).

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- 

Release Date- August 24th
Synopsis from Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she?s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she?s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what?s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss?s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins?s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

4 Thinks and Thoughts of Others:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

The White Queen...I want to read this book! I love Ms. Gregory!

Beth said...

Me too! I just devour her books, I loved the entire Boleyn series.

Erika Lynn said...

I haven't read much historical fiction, maybe i should start with Gregory! thanks!

Beth said...


I would totally recommend any Gregory books, it doesn't seem like you are reading history and you don't need to have a ton of background knowledge!

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