I hadn’t mentioned it here yet, because I wasn’t sure how far we’d get: I signed up for our public library’s summer reading challenge with my kids. Sadly, they seem to have lost interest already- online gaming with friends is more compelling right now. I’ve started enjoying it though, and aim to complete. For this challenge, any one item on the list can be substituted by reading for half an hour. I’ve already used that option for lines 2 and 8. So far, this is what I’ve completed:
Re-read a book from your childhood- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Read a book written by a local author- How Humans Became Intelligent by Lynnette Hartwig
Read a book outside- African Odyssey: 365 Days by Anup and Manoj Shah
Read a non-fiction book about a hobby that interests you- Brushed by Feathers by Frances Wood
This last one is about birdwatching, and set in the Pacific Northwest, around Puget Sound, where I grew up. I was going to count it for #15 read a book that took place in the state or country where you were born, and use another book on my shelf Honeybee, to count for the hobby interest. But when I opened Honeybee, it was awfully familiar. I looked on my blog: yep, I read this book back in 2011! Just recently acquired a copy for my collection, so it was on my TBR shelf at home. Moved it to shelve in the permanent collection, and I’ll have to find another book to count for home state or country. Of course, it would be easy to just go to the public library for this, but I obstinately want to read as much off my own shelves first!