Saturday, October 13, 2012

More challenges and updates for Readathon

Hour 11:00 a.m.

Hosted by A Literary Odyssey, this challenge asks, "What classic book should ALL high school aged children read and why?"

I have to say that the one book I would want high schoolers to read would have to be Roots by Alex Haley. Yes, it's long, yes, it can be hard to follow the generations but the story of Kunte Kinte, born in 1750, in a Muslim African village, sold to an American plantation, his marriage to a cook and his struggle while being enslaved and while being free.

Can you tell I minored in African-American lit? ;)

Hour 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic 

Turn to page 32 in the book you are reading to find a phrase to complete this underlined part of a sentence:
"If only you knew she seemed horribly flustered, you'd run screaming into the night!"

Hosted by Book Drunkard  
"It’s simple – take the title of your current book or a book you’ve already finished today and create an Acrostic."

H= Hi
A= Am
R= Really
R= Reading
Y= Yippee!

P= Potter
O= On
T= The
T= Teaching
E= Everyone
R= Real Magic

Read-a-thon Update: 5 p.m.

Title of book(s) read since last update:
Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix

Thoughts on current read:

Longggggg book but great so far!!

Number of books read since you started: 

None yet

Pages read since last update: 


Running total of pages read since you started: 


Amount of time spent reading since last update:

7 hours

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 

8 1/2 hours

Mini-challenges completed:

Challenge #1, 3, 4, 5

Other participants you’ve visited (running list from start to finish - this way I can easily find my way back to all the new blogs!):


I am having trouble "following" people sometimes. RSS, Google Plus, by email, twitter, facebook, etc. I'm still learning so be patient because I want to follow a lot of you.



Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I still haven't read Roots, or even seen the mini series. I am a bad reader...

Bittner said...

I loved all your answers for the mini challenges! I wish I had had time to participate in some of those but I'll try to do a couple before bed!