Sunday, September 2, 2012

I won!!

My Shelfari Bibliophile group's Summer Reading Challenge is over, and I won the top prize!!

A recap of the reading I did:

1. Read 3 BOTM books from June-August and MUST participate in one of the books' discussions. *NOTE: If you participate in ALL of the books’ discussions, you will receive an extra raffle entry*
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (June)
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (June)
- The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (July)

2. Read a book that has a summer theme in the title.
- The Beach Girls by Luanne Rice

3. Read a book that has ONE of the sundae colors on the cover: brown, yellow, and pink.
- The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski (pink)

4. There are many adventures during the summer. Read a book tagged “adventure”.
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

5. Read a book that’s a Bibliophile member’s favorite.
- Forever Odd by Dean Koontz (Terry B's favorite)

Mini Challenge #1 : Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover: Read a book that only got your attention because of its cover. This challenge ends Saturday, June 23rd.
- Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson

Mini Challenge #2: 21st Century: Read a book from the list of "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" from Avery on the Airwaves. This challenge ends Thursday, July 5th.
- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

Mini Challenge #3: Going to the movies: Read a book that has been turned to film. Ends July 15th
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Mini Challenge #4: High School Reunion: Read a book most people read in high school but you haven't read. Ends on July 26th
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Mini Challenge #5: Hello, TBR! Read a book from your TBR pile that was randomly chosen by a friend/family member (please make sure to tell us who picked the book for you).
- Thr3e by Ted Dekker (my teen boys picked the book for me)

Mini Challenge #6: Summer Olympics: Read a book with an athlete in it or a book set in London.
- Soulless by Gail Carriger

Mini Challenge #7: There's no life without water- Read a book that takes place near a body of water such as an ocean, lake, pond, creek, or river.
-By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho

SOOOO, I finished with 9 points, along with several others. And my name came out of the hat! I have a $30 Amazon gift card and am in quite a quandry about what to get!

Thanks to Vonnie, the challenge leader, and congrats to everyone who participated. When your TBR list goes down by several books, everyone's a winner!

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