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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book a Day Challenge

Every summer, some teachers like to participate in the "Book a Day Challenge."  This is my second summer participating in this fun reading event.  I don't expect students to keep up with me, but I like to share the books that I am reading.  This is an overview and guidelines for the Book a Day Challenge as set forth by the Nerdy Book Club website:

The yearly Book-a-Day challenge invites readers to reconnect with daily reading, discover new books and new reading friends, and celebrate our reading lives. During Book-a-Day, readers strive to read one book for every day of their summer vacations.

The rules (more guidelines, really) are simple:
  • You set your own start date and end date.
  • Read one book per day for each day of summer vacation. This is an average, so if you read three books in one day (I know you’ve done this!) and none the next two, it still counts.
  • Any book qualifies including picture books, nonfiction, professional books, audio books, graphic novels, poetry anthologies, or fiction—children’s, youth, or adult titles.
  • Keep a list of the books you read and share them often via a social networking site like goodreads or Twitter (post using the #bookaday hashtag), a blog, or Facebook page. You do not have to post reviews, but you can if you wish. Titles will do.
We have 65 days of summer vacation this year, start to finish, including weekends.  I like to visit my public library and choose picture books to complete this challenge as it really helps me discover books to use in the classroom during the school year.  I also "average," my books if I know that I have some busy days coming up.  
I am off to a great start this summer.  So far I have read 8 books!  I will try to post once at least once a week so that you can keep up with what I am reading.  Feel free to leave me a comment about what you are reading, I love to hear from other readers!
Parents, I am currently re reading To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.  The sequel to this book, Go Set a Watchman, is set to be released July 14th. What a different perspective I have now as opposed to when I read this for the first time as high school student. Give it a try, you may rediscover an old friend!

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