Challenge your brain while reading challenge! Is that name redundant? Probably but it’s fun! And at Hour SEVENTEEN I think we all need a little fun right about now!!! And that’s what all of this is about, we’re reading and we’re having fun! And we’re probably drinking gallons of coffee
On to the challenge!
This is a two parted challenge that has everything to do with words! We are reading quite a few of them!
- Choose a book! My TBR is filled with horror, paranormal romance, more romance, basically the fun stuff! I love finding books that are outside my normal reading or even better, those that are challenging to read. So, for this part of the challenge, choose a book that is outside your normal sphere of reading. You don’t have to read it during the read-a-thon but share with us if you were to pick a challenging book to read, which would it be and why?
- Choose a word! And, for even more fun, let’s strengthen our vocabulary! Sadly I don’t use mine often enough while blogging but I have many favorite words and I love to learn new ones. So, this little sharing challenge has two steps: Share the below items…
- Any words you come across during the read-a-thon that are unfamiliar to you.
- Any favorite word(s)
- Please comment below to be eligible for the prize!
Winner is Chris from dream-stuff.com !! Grats
$10.00 Gift Certificate from Barnes & Noble or Amazon
Cut off for this challenge is at 2am cst!!
On my list of challenging books that I want to read are:
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – I’ve always wanted to read this.
- The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot – Another that seems enticing and right up my alley!
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – My daughter is in theater and has done this play, fabulously I might add! When I saw the movie trailer and the great actors that are in it, I just couldn’t help but pick it up and start reading!
My favorite words:
noun, plural pe·num·brae [-bree] , pe·num·bras.
1. Astronomy .
- a. the partial or imperfect shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body, as a planet, where the light from the source of illumination is only partly cut off. Compare umbra ( def. 3a ) .
- b. the grayish marginal portion of a sunspot. Compare umbra ( def. 3b ) .
2. a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.
1. obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine: a surreptitious glance.
2. acting in a stealthy way.
3. obtained by subreption; subreptitious.