Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 26

Reading the World Challenge

by Stacey

Last week I received a  comment here from a blogger who had found me by way of one of my favorite blogs, Read Aloud Dad. After reading Marjorie’s comment, I went to check out her blog,  Paper Tigers.

And what a great day it was to visit. Marjorie and her fellow bloggers were announcing their annual Reading the World Challenge.  As they write,

Do you enjoy reading books from and about different cultures?  Would you like to have an incentive to read more culturally diverse books?  Either way, the PaperTigers Reading the World Challenge is the one for you!

Always feeling like I could ‘spread my reading wings’ a bit further, I was excited to join the challenge.

So here is what I agreed to do over the next year:

1. Read a total of seven books.

2. Choose six books from/about/by or illustrated by someone from different countries anywhere in the world, three of which must be in different continents, and at least one of which must be translated from another language.

3. Choose one book from/about your city/district – as local and as relevant to your geographical setting as you can find.

4. You should choose at least one book of each of the following categories: fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

5. Have the books read aloud to you or read them yourself; share them as part of a book-group or in class. Read them in books, on an e-reader, or listen to audio-books. Combine your choices with other reading challenges.

6. There is no time limit for the reading the World Challenge, apart from completing it by the end of the year.

Be on the look out for my reviews and feel free to jump over the Paper Tigers and join me. I’d love the company…

One Comment

  1. Zoe says:

    What a great challenge! I look forward to reading your reviews as a result of it 🙂

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