"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Big Book Summer Challenge

Join the challenge at Book by Book here.
I decided to join Sue over at Book by Book for her BIG BOOK SUMMER CHALLENGE.  It sounds completely doable since I only have to read one big book to qualify! If this sounds like something you'd like to do, too, here are the details:

The Details:
Hey, it's summer, so we'll keep this low-key and easy!

  • Anything over 400 pages qualifies as a big book.
  • The challenge will run from Memorial Day weekend (yeah, I'm running a bit late already, but it's summer!) through Labor Day weekend.
  • Choose one or two or however many big books you want as your goal.  Wait, did you get that?  You only need to read 1 book with over 400 pages this summer to participate! (though you are welcome to read more, if you want).
  • Choose from what's on your shelves already or a big book you've been meaning to read for ages or anything that catches your eye in the library - whatever peaks your interest!
  • Sign up on the links list below or on the Big Book Summer Challenge page.
  • Write a post to kick things off - you can list the exact big books you plan to read or just publish your intent to participate, but be sure to include the Big Book Summer Challenge pic above, with a link back to this blog.
  • Write a post to wrap up at the end, listing the big books you read during the summer.
  • You can write progress posts if you want to and/or reviews of the big books you've read...but you don't have to!  There will be a separate links list for big book review posts.
That's it!  Go check out your shelves and your TBR list and sign up below!

Sign up at Book by Book.

Books I am considering for this challenge:
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver



  1. Definitely read Delirium! One of my students just finished it and was so excited. It's YA, it's fast, it's dystopian... what more could you want from over 400 pages?!

  2. Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge, Anne! Thanks for signing up.

    Blood Red Road is on MY list, too - in fact, I just started it this week. It's unusual, but very good so far.

    Enjoy your big books this summer!



  3. Blood Red Road and Delirium are both books I own and are on my TBR list. I didn't add them to my list because I didn't realize they were so long. I have heard really great things about them- I hope you enjoy them :)


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