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Monday, December 03, 2007

A Challenge!

The latest issue of Information Today has an article by Jill O'Neill about reading challenges. I thought these were only going on on the children's literature blogs, but apparently the grown-ups are doing it too. The general idea: A blogger issues a challenge--a challenge to read x number of notable books or classics or banned books, etc. and discuss. Sometimes there are prizes, like autographed copies or special editions, but the real prize seems to lie in the lively discussions and knowledge shared. Sounds like a good time to me. Wendy Robards, interviewed here, has started a new Novel Challenges blog to track all of the many challenges out there in cyberworld. There's really nothing combative about it, but I like pictures of men in funny pants.

Here are some links included in the Information Today story:
Caribou's Mom Themed Reading Challenge
Classics Challenge
Dystopian Challenge
Eight Books and 8 Categories in '08
Carl Vincent's Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge
Outmoded Authors Challenge
Pelham Library's Banned Books
Reading Across Borders

En garde!


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