Well, another one of Megan's Semi-Charmed Book Challenges has come and gone. And for a second time, my challenge remains uncompleted. My inner perfectionist is irked that twice now, I just couldn't make it happen. And then my inner realist takes over and I realize, "Dude- you have a newborn son." I watched more TV the last 2 months than I ever do, but I honestly just didn't have the mental capacity for anything more than that. So, Chris the farmer from Iowa won over John Steinbeck. Sad, but true.
Here's what I did manage to finish:
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. | UNFINISHED
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). | UNFINISHED
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title (e.g. breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, brunch). UNFINISHED
PREVIOUS POINTS: 120
TOTAL POINTS: 140
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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.
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: 40
TOTAL POINTS: 70
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Have you had any good reads lately?