Colleen at Books in the City is hosting an Immigrant Stories Challenge. I'm signing up for the Just Off the Boat level--read 1 to 3 books about an immigrant experience. These books can be fiction or non-fiction, and they can be immigrant stories set in any country. I wasn't sure what I would read, but in looking through Colleen's recommendations, there are several that are already on my to-read list that I'm very excited about. Go to Books in the City to sign up!
Tif Talks Books is hosting the Fairy Tale Challenge. Well, we all know I can't resist a good fairy tale, so I'm surprised I've held out this long! I'll be signing up for the Fairy Level: Read 1 original tale. Read 1 modern tale. Watch 1 film. (Total of 3 selections.) Any reading level counts, so you can read a child's picture book, a YA novel, a graphic novel, an adult book, or anything in between. Go here to sign up!
Both challenges run from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. I'll write an individual post for each challenge where I'll track my progress. They will be backdated in order to keep from clogging up my feed.
I hope you'll join me for these two challenges!
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