Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Young Readers Challenge

Like I need another challenge.

Well, I've heard that this reading challenge business can be addictive, and I guess I believe it now. But this one looks so inviting!

The Young Readers Challenge "is for those interested in reading more children's literature" (that sounds like me all right) and runs from January to December 2008. And the only rules seem to be to read 12 or more books "written for the 12 and under crowd" during that time period. "A theme is NOT required. A list is not required. Choose what you like. Choose as you go. Or plan it all out now. Whatever you want."

How attractive is that?

Haven't put my final list together yet, but it will include:

Gone-Away Lake (Elizabeth Enright)
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (Rachel Field)
Many Moons (James Thurber)
Something by Marguerite de Angeli
Something by Edward Eager
Twig (Elizabeth Orton Jones)

What a great opportunity to read a bunch of the books I should have read as a kid. So if I'm not too late, I'll definitely be joining up for this one.


  1. Can you believe that I have that Hitty book? One of my weak ebay moments. What about "Stargirl"? Another one of my weak ebay moments but I just had to have it. I might be able to do this challenge. Hmm...

  2. Yeah, this one sounds like it was dreamed up with us in mind. If you sign up, we can cheer each other on. Not that we really need one more excuse to wallow in nostalgia!


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