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Presenting the 2015 ‘When Are You Reading?’ Challenge!

19 Dec

when are you reading 2015

Oh yes, Reader. It’s that time of year again. I’m excited to announce the 2015 When Are You Reading? Challenge. I’m only altering this challenge slightly from how I ran it last year. Here are the time periods:

  • Pre 1500
  • 1500-1599
  • 1600-1699
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
  • 1940-1959
  • 1960-1979
  • 1980-1999
  • 2000-Present
  • Future

So that’s 12 time periods, one less than the 2014 challenge and slightly rearranged. I think it will a bit easier this time around because 1890-1909 was a struggle last year!

How it works:
Well, I’m not big on rules when it comes to voluntary challenges. You can do this however you like and you can count a book where ever you think it goes best. You can track it on a page or on a Timetoast timeline or both, whatever you want to do. Heck, don’t track it at all!

I’m putting up a page here and if you’re going to participate, I’ll link to your tracking page (should you decide to have one). For winning, you get a virtual high-five so the stakes are high.

I had a lot of fun learning about world history doing this last year and challenging myself to find books with unique settings. I don’t think I would have read about the Arizona territories in the late 1800s or the building of the Taj Mahal in the 1600s if I wasn’t participating in this challenge. I hope everyone can find it as enjoyable.

Who’s in?

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Friday 56, 19-December-2014

19 Dec

Welcome to the Quiet Day at Work¬†edition of¬†The Friday 56 hosted by Freda on Freda’s Voice. Head on over there and check out the other participating blogs.

Friday 56

The way this meme works is pretty simple. If you want to join in, head over to Freda’s blog and add your link.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book (I grab the one I’m currently reading)
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.

I’ve got a new ebook I’m working my way though now, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This is a really cool YA story and I’m really excited about grabbing it. Here’s a quote from page 56 (per my iPhone reader)

I knew I probably wouldn’t be able to fall back asleep, so I decided to kill the remaining hours until dawn by brushing up on a few coin-op classics.

I don’t know too much about these characters yet, but I think this one summarizes Wade well. He’s completely obsessed with finding the hidden Easter Egg inside the game developed by an 80s obsessed genius. Playing retro video games may help him solve the puzzle so he’s ready to do it. I’m enjoying this book so far and keep thinking parts of it would make a good movie, but parts of it would be awful, haha.

While you’re here, are you interested in joining an on-line book club? Do you like reading books with your friends and talking about them? My third edition of ‘Read Along With Me’ will begin in January. We’re selecting our book now so vote and send me and email if you’re interested in participating.

 

Until next time, write on.

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