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2011 Spring Book Challenge

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5 pts

Read a book with a one word title

Read a book that you already own, but haven't read
IHO Cherish an Antique Day (April 9), read a classic
Read a book by an author that has an X, Z, or Q in their name
Lewis and Clark set off on 5/14/1804: Read a book set somewhere you'd like to go
Read a book with a person's entire head not visible (only shows other parts of the body)

Flowers are (finally!) growing: Read a book with a green cover or with "flower" or a specific flower name in the title

Peony In Love

Read a book you loved as a child/teenager
IHO Earth Day read an ebook, library book, or listen to an audiobook
Read something outside 
10 pts
Read a book about/at a wedding
School's out for summer: read a book set in or about high school

Read a play by Shakespeare

List of Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare's Complete Works Online

Read a book set in or about a country you haven't been to
Read a good book: has an average of 4 stars or higher on Goodreads. The book must have at least 50 ratings (not reviews).
Read a book with a weather word for the start of hurricane season. Ex: snow, rain, thunder, hurricane, wind, etc.
Poll Nesties for your book (out of 5 you suggest)
Read a book to continue a series you have already started
IHO Pet Owner Day (April 25): book about a pet or animal
Read a book about an author (biography, memoir, historical fiction)
15 pts
IHO of royal wedding, book about royalty or royal character

Holocaust Remembrance Day (May 2): book about/set in the Holocaust

The Book Thief


The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

The Hiding Place

Read a book of poetry
Read a book in a genre you don't normally read
Read a book by an author with your name (first, middle, maiden, or last)
read the April, May, or June NBC pick and participate in the discussion
April, May and June NBC picks

IHO National Smile Month (June), read a humorous book
Anything by Christopher Moore

There's A Spouse In My House

Anything by David Sedaris

I'm A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

Anything by Laurie Notaro

Read a popular book: a book that has at least 15,000 ratings (not reviews) on goodreads

IHO Mother's and Father's Days, get a suggestion from your mom, dad, or other family member from an older generation

Read a non-fiction book that isn't a biography or memoir

25 Points


Deborah and Steven: 

Read a book about urban farming, sustainable agriculture, or American food policy (200 pages +, not an audiobook) and grow an edible plant. Post a 100 word response to the book and a picture of your plant. Recipes and photos of what you cook with your plant are encouraged but totally optional. If you can't grow a plant, read at least 3 children's books that are set on a farm or in a garden with a child of the appropriate age and post which one was your favorite, which was the child's favorite and why.



Read a non-fiction book about Africa or the Middle East (history, politics, geography, etc).  The book can be about a particular country or the region in general.  Post your thoughts on the book and whether or not the book impacted your impressions/opinions regarding this part of the world.



Many NBCers have their Goodreads shelves linked in their siggy.  Pick a nestie and read one of her 5-star books and one of her 1-star books (or 2-star if she doesn’t have a 1-star).  Report back on which nestie you picked, what you thought of the books and how your ratings compared to the nestie you picked.



This task is inspired by a Jeopardy category.  You will have to read two books- the last word(s) of one title will be the first word(s) of the second.  For example:

A Time to Kill and To Kill a Mockingbird

Gone with the Wind (or The Name of the Wind)and Wind in the Willows

Fight Club and Club Dead 

Under the Tuscan Sun and The Sun Also Rises

Eat, Pray, Love and Love In the Time of Cholera

Never Let Me Go and Go Ask Alice

Sing You Home and Home Safe

Handbook to Luck and The Luck of Buttons

Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Sweet Valley Confidential

Winter Garden and Garden Spells

The Thirteenth Tale and A Tale of Two Cities 



experience a book two ways.

First read a book and then either listen to the audio book, watch the movie based on the book, read the comic book based on the book, etc.

Write a short post on which medium you preferred.  experience a book two ways.

First read a book and then either listen to the audio book, watch the movie based on the book, read the comic book based on the book, etc.

Write a short post on which medium you preferred. 

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