With a newborn baby on my hands, reading has been kind of hit or miss. Some days I'm bored to tears and read for hours on end. Other days, my time is spent cuddling and soothing a pouty-lipped baby and I don't know where my time goes. Regardless, as of January here's where I'm at after the third month of Megan's Semi-Charmed Winter Book Challenge.
Read a book with a food in the title. | Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan (November 8, 2014)
15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language.
15 points: Read a book written by a local author (either an author from your state if you live in the United States, or from your country if you live somewhere else).
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title (e.g. north, south, east, west or any combination of those). | East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Currently Reading)
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title (e.g. breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, brunch).
PREVIOUS POINTS: 80
TOTAL POINTS: 120
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However, not only was I crazy enough to commit myself to this 4-month Book Challenge, but when I stumbled upon Erin's Book Challenge in December, I couldn't miss out on the fun, so I also signed myself up for this second challenge running from January-April. Here's how I'm doing on Challenge #2:
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10 points: Read a book with a two word title.
15 points: Read a book with an animal in the title.
20 points: Take the first letter of your first name…Read a book that the title begins with that letter.
20 points: Read a book set in any country in Europe. | The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (Currently reading)
25 points: Read a book from the NPR’s guide of great books from 2014.
30 points: Read a book by a favourite author that is not a re-read.
35 points: Read a book about science, discovery, or a scientific process – non-fiction only.
PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 40
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I'm also happy to say that for the first time, I can finally link up with Lauren for #ORYS (also known as Operation Read Your Shelves). Both Fahrenheit 451 and I Am America had been gathering dust on my shelf, so I was pumped to be able to check them off my list. The fun thing about tackling my neglected books, is once I'm done, I donate them to my sister-in-law's Little Free Library. When it comes to reading, I always try to pay it forward! :)
Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a copy of Team Us: Marriage Together.
Winner will be announced Friday, February 6!