Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Read Together Challenge
Even though the new year has already begun and everyone has made most of their challenge choices for the year, we're going to give you one more opportunity. Find someone special and read together.
There are a variety of ways to accomplish this: take turns reading aloud, read to someone with a visual impairment, read a school-assigned book with your teen, volunteer to read to nursing home residents. If you aren't comfortable reading aloud, pass the book between you, with each of you individually reading a chapter or chosen number of pages at a time. However it works for you - the idea is to be involved in the story simultaneously. And then discuss what you're reading. Throw out your crazy theories for whodunit...debate the hero's next move...compare your reactions...giggle!
There are very few rules for this challenge. Set a goal for the year - 12 books, 6 books, even 1 book - and stop back occasionally to let us know how you're doing or leave a link to your book review. Overlap with other challenges is not only acceptable, it's encouraged.
We are setting our goal at 12 books - 1 per month. Leave us a comment with your goal, your chosen reading partner, your blog info (if you're a blogger), and/or an email address where we can reach you. This challenge runs through 12/31/2010. Each book you read together gets you one entry into a drawing for the book of your choice ($25 value or less) from Amazon.com.
Tell all your friends, challenge other couples to beat your total, get the whole family involved....Happy reading!
Challenge Entries: We're pretty low-tech here at Just One More Thing... so just leave a comment with the name of what you read and who you read with. Leave a link to your review, if you wrote one. We'll do the bookkeeping the old fasioned way - pencil and paper. :) Remember - each book you mention here is one entry in the prize drawing.