Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hub Challenge completed

I finally received my goodie for finishing this challenge. It's silly that such a little thing means a lot but it doesn't really take a lot to make me happy.

My friend is the library clerk at a middle school and I designed a book mark to give to her students who had read 1,000,000 words and multiples thereof. It made me feel good to create something for them and even better to hear that some of them kept them and are still using them.

In any case, I read 25 books from a list of 80 (see my previous post). Some of them were wonderful, most of them were OK. It certainly gave me the incentive to read books I would probably not have read. Some of them I intend to purchase for our library so that more people have the chance to read them.

If anyone asks (and even if they don't), I recommend that my reading friends continue to challenge themselves; to read outside their comfort level and maybe discover a new format or genre that they have not previously enjoyed. In any case, read more nonfiction. Narrative nonfiction is really becoming a wonderful source of stories so get more of that. You might end up learning something along the way.