Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well Seasoned Reader Challenge

If Booknut is doing a challenge, I'm in. And here it is: The Well Seasoned Reader Challenge.

Rule #1: The challenge runs from January 1 to March 31. (No cheating and starting before!)

Rule #2: You must read three books. After that, it's up to you how much you want to read.

Rule #3: The books must:
have a food name in the title
be about cooking/eating
have a place name in the title
be about one (or more) person's travel experience
be about a specific culture
be by an author whose ethnicity is other than your own (see, I squeezed it in!)
I'll leave it up to you to choose how the three books you read fit the criteria.

Rule #4: They must be middle-grade on up, but can be either fiction or non-fiction.

The purpose, this winter, is to take yourself someplace out of the ordinary, to go on a literary trip, whether that be challenging your expectations, discovering a new place, or enjoying the experience of reading about good food, places, and people.

My starter three books:
1. Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China by Jen Lin-Liu (how's that for four birds with one stone? Chinese-American author who writes about food IN CHINA. I read about this one on my library's blog a while ago and thought it sounded great!!)
2. Ava by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie (author from Ivory Coast, graphic novel set in the Ivory Coast)
3. Hanna's Daughters (Swedish author, book takes place in Scandinavia)


Anonymous said...

wow! thats a wonderful challenge :D

i am such a brat... and all i can think of is cheating LOL! I m reading 'Like water for chocolate" I wsh i had read it in Jan lol! then i would have done a book LOL!

okay -- of all the option we need to satisfy atleast 3 is it?!

I will let you know if I am game for this one ok?! Take care!

Melissa said...

That first book is TOTALLY awesome. (I hope it's good.) As always, glad you joined up. :)

Beth F said...

Cool list. Can't wait to read your reviews.

Trish said...

Interesting list Corinne! I've had my eye on this one, too, but am holding off on making lists right now. Kind of overwhelmed. :P

morninglight mama said...

I read Hanna's Daughters-- my mother-in-law gave it to me really just because of the title! I really enjoyed it- hope you do, too!

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