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Jassanja ([personal profile] jassanja) wrote2013-03-29 10:39 pm
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Book Challenges for 2013

❢ Books may fulfill various resolutions/challenges at once

5 Special Events in 2013 [book reading options are all ideas/inspirations of either/or]

1. Eiger-Nordwand – was first successfully climbed 75 years ago [read a book that: is set Eiger, or a surrounding mountain // deals with climbing ]
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2. The Comet C/2012 S1 will be (very brightly) visible from mid-November until the end of the year [read a book that: deals with comets or the star system]
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3. The London Tube became the first underground railway 150 years ago [read a book about the tube or railways // read a book where the London tube plays an important plot point]
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4. Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates it’s 180th anniversary.[read a book about watches, the Swiss Watch industry// that features some kind of manipulation of time// about the canton of Jura]
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5. The movie "Die Hard" celebrates its 25th birthday [read a book that deals with terrorists/terrorism // features a prominent character named "John" or "McClane" // was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis]
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4 Recurring Events in 2013

1. The Oscar Nominees will be announced on 10 January 2013 [read a book that’s in some way connected to the nominated movies, actors or directors]
➡ Book: Life of Pi

2. Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 [read 3 books that were nominated or won]
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3. International Mother Language Day (February 21) [read 3 books that deal with endangered languages // are written in Swiss German // read a book in a language other than German or English]
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4. The European Song Contest - will be held in Malmö, Sweden this year [read 3 books that deal with the ESC or another music contest // that take place in Sweden // are written by a Swedish Author]
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• Read 10 books published in 2013
1. Blood Red Butterfly
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Big is Beautiful: Read 5 "big" books (more than 700 pages)
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Serial: Read at least three books from three series (or complete trilogies)

Series 1: Provinzkrimis
1. Book: Winterkartoffelknödel
2. Book: Dampfnudelblues
3. Book: Schweinskopf al dente

Series 2 :
1. Book
2. Book
3. Book

Series 3 :
1. Book
2. Book
3. Book

Back in the Day: 5 books of Historical (non)fiction
1. Snowball in Hell (WW II)
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Classic Material: Read 5 “classics”
1. Life of Pi
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...and your name was?: A-Z character challenge ( first or last names of main and side characters, fictuous and real - but only one character per book!)
A -
B -
C -
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H -
I - Ignaz-Flynn Flötzinger - Winterkartoffelknödel
J -
K -
L -
M -
N -
O -
P -
Q -
R - Richard Parker - Life of Pi
S -
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

Too true to be fiction Read 20 non fiction books
1. Olympia der Reiter - London 2012
2. Bewusstsein für faires Reiten
3. Inside the Giant Machine
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Out of the Box: Read 5 books from a genre I usually shy away from (chick-lit, sci-fi, traditional whodunit mysteries, etc.)
1. Die Haarteppichknüpfer(sci-fi)
2. Winterkartoffelknödel (Cozy Crime)
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A long time coming Read at least 20 books that are on my "to read" shelf or e-reader for over a year (books added until 31 December 2011)
1. Mortal Fear (added April 2011) (not finished)
2. Deadly Nightshade (added Mai 2011) (not finished)
3. Die Haarteppichknüpfer (added February 2011)
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