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How ‘Black Beauty’ Changed Animal Welfare for the Better

By January 17, 2018 Books, Memes

Today, I bring to you a childhood favorite, one that shows up in many Top Ten Lists on my blogBlack Beauty.

Black Beauty

My copy of the book – a Legendary Classic edition retold for children (1982 edition)

Black Beauty  was one of the first books that made me cry.  I got my own copy of the book when I was thirteen though I had read it earlier from the school library, as a prize I won at school. I still have my copy.. My school had this policy of handing out books as the prize to kids for all events; and when I had discovered that early on (I was always one of those – good students), I made sure I participated in competitions and did my best as well in class throughout the year. This ensured I got a few books at the end of every school year 🙂 But this was not my only source of books – my dad was the biggest supporter of my reading habits (and still continues to be!) – there is no way I can keep count of the number of books he bought for me (he never batted an eyelid when we entered bookstores and I returned with an armload of books). I digress, so returning to the book in hand – Black Beauty.

Though circumstances may be different today, there are still animals (and people) ill treated everywhere around the world and this book’s message of empathy, kindness,  and humane treatment of animals(and fellow humans too) is a much needed one. Read on for more interesting facts about this wonderful book.

  • Black Beauty was a very unique concept for the Victorian times – with the story written in the animal’s point of view. Many biographers believe that Sewell based Beauty on the family’s beloved pet horse, Bess.
  • This was Anna Sewell’s only published book, she started writing this in 1851 and it was published in 1857, a mere five months before she died at the age of 58. She did live long enough to learn she had authored a bestselling book (though she had sold it to the publishers outright for a price of £20 – the price paid for the book is unconfirmed however with varying records for the price of £20, £30, and £40!) (Source: The Oxford World Classic’s edition of the book)
  • The original/complete title of the book was ‘Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions : the Autobiography of a Horse : Translated from the Original Equine’
Black Beauty

This copy of the first edition of the book was dedicated by the author to her mother. It was auctioned off at Christie’s in London in June 2006 for £33,000.

  • This was not intended to be a children’s book; instead, it was aimed at adults to highlight the harsh treatment of horses and as a manual to help those who worked with horses. In her own words, her purpose in writing the novel was “to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses”[1] Consequently, her descriptions of how horses were treated, and specifically,  of the in-vogue ‘bearing rein’ of the times, led to the ban of the rein, and to changes in animal welfare laws all over Victorian England as well as in the United States.
  • The book also described how horses should be treated, and as such, was handed over to stables and horse-drives everywhere as a guide.
  • This is certainly a best seller, having sold more than 50 million[2]copies to date.

References: Wikipidea

‘Black Beauty’ is definitely one book that should be required reading for all ages, and it has inspired people in so many different ways. It still continues to be a favorite of mine.

Have you read the book? Or watched any of the various movie versions of the book? If you were to write a story about an animal in the animal’s POV (point of view), which animal would you pick and why?

This post goes towards UBCJust Jot It JanuaryABC Wednesday‘s round 22 – letter B (my theme for ABC Wednesday’s Round 22, as you might have already guessed, is children’s books – I will pick one popular (and sometimes the not so popular/the unknown) book – classic/modern/old/new… – and write about it – be it a backstory or facts or something else completely).

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Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2018

By January 15, 2018 Books, Memes, Reviews, Writing

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Bookish Goals is the theme for Top Ten Tuesdays this week, at its new home over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl. And my bookish goals are very similar to the ones I made in previous years, with just a couple of changes.

  1. Work on my challenges – that covers many goals
  2. Read (and discuss the books we read) with my kids more
  3. Write more (those story ideas I have had since forever never made it to paper or well, the laptop)
  4. Update my book lists on my blog (TBR/completed/others) – create a new page and link to reviews wherever they are; Also update on goodreads/pinterest/bookstagram(this last one will be new to me)
  5. Start on the review of a book as soon as I am done reading it – at least a few comments/notes so I can work on it later – if I don’t then it just is not the same
  6. Find interesting bookish things – anything to do with books – and post about them (blog/pinterest/bookstagram)
  7. Write comments on my blog/goodreads for other books I have read before but not reviewed
  8. I will not continue to read books if I find them uninteresting even after 50 pages (changed from 33 before, because have noticed that some books tend to start slow). (Note: also depends on the total number of pages in the book – so this can change relative to the size – 50 pages will apply to books having around 250 pages, for my reading)
  9. Interact more with other book bloggers – one reading challenge and commenting on top ten tuesday posts/other book review posts is my plan to start on this
  10. Have fun reading and blogging and reviewing and doing all that I have stated above


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Magic Monday: Children’s Book Reviews and Short Stories

By January 15, 2018 Books, Memes, Reviews

This post goes towards It’s Monday What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA at Teach Mentor Textsand for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge as well as Just Jot It January. This also goes towards the NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge and the Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me in 2018.

For the Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me In 2018, here is a short short-story this week again (but not intentional – the pick of the cards!).

The Card: 6 of Spades

The Selection: Leo Tolstoy’s ‘The Three Questions

Here is the goodreads description: The story takes the form of a parable, and it concerns a king who wants to find the answers to what he considers the three most important questions in life. When is the best time to do each thing? Who are the most important people to work with? What is the most important thing to do at all times?

My thoughts: This story provides the answers to the questions posed by the king in the story (and also asked by many of us very often). Through this story, he illustrates the importance of the present moment, of mindfulness (of the whys, wheres, whos, whats, and hows of the present moment), and to simply do good. A beautiful quick read that can be appreciated by all.

Another book that I discovered after I read this story and was trying to find out more about this was an adaptation of the story for children (with a replaced character set and no violence) – named, well, The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] – by Jon J Muth. I have to yet read this adaptation but it looks and sounds like it would make a great gift (and books are my favorite books to give and receive), so I will be checking this out soon!


Epic Cardboard Adventures by Leslie Manlapig

Series: Capstone Young Readers
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers; Combined edition (March 1, 2018)

Goodreads Description: The creator behind the blog Pink Stripey Socks brings her crafting talent to cardboard! With these easy-to-make, imagination-growing cardboard crafts, kids can put on a show, travel back in time, and even rocket to outer space!

My  thoughts: This book contains many creative ideas – using, as the title says, cardboard.  And while cardboard in its many forms (cartons, paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, other) is not the only material needed, many of the other materials are ones you will likely already have at home! Plus, you can put those Amazon shipping cartons to fun use! A helpful material list for each craft and step-by-step photographic instructions help the reader work towards a cool end result – be it something just pure fun, a costume, playtime use, games, props to put on shows, and more. My favorite sections were those on Ancient Egypt (could be because of our recent visit to the amazing local museum here – a travel post on that to come in the next couple of weeks!), space (our Kennedy Space center visit?), and the section ‘Put on a Show’ which includes crafts for a rock concert, puppet show, and carnival fun among others.  Displaying the end results of my creations?? In a future post – coming soon!!

Note: While some crafts can be completed by kids by themselves, many of the crafts will need an older kid or adult help/supervision to complete. But – be warned, this can be addictive for those who love creating – like my DD and me (and my DH will not be a happy camper as he prefers cardboard boxes and used paper towel holders in the recycle bin usually!) This book while, will appeal more to younger kids, creative ‘uns of all ages will have fun exploring these ideas…

Rating: B+
Reading Level: Ages 7 to 11
Reread Level: 5/5


Disclaimer:Thank you to NetGalley and to the publishers for sending me a digital review copy of the book – Epic Cardboard Adventures. I was not compensated for my reviews. My thoughts were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal opinions formed when I read these books.

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Book Beginnings and Friday 56

By January 12, 2018 Books, Memes

For the weekly book memes – Book Beginnings and Friday 56: I have picked a couple of sentences from the book ‘The Kindness of Enemies‘ by Leila Aboulela: I picked this book as part of the Strategic Reading Challenge; it also counts towards my Continental Reading Challenge – for books from Africa. Join me in traveling the world!

Book Beginnings: Hosted by Rose City Reader: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Include the title of the book and the author’s name.

1. Scotland, December 2010

Allah was inscribed on the blade in gold. Malak read the Arabic aloud to me. She looked more substantial than my first impression; an ancient orator, a mystic in shawls that rustled. The sword felt heavy in my hand; iron-steel, it’s smooth hilt of animal horn. I had not imagined it would be beautiful. But there was artistry in the vegetal decorations and Ottoman skill from the blade’s smooth curve down to its deadly tip.

Friday 56: This book meme is hosted by Freda. The rules of this book meme are simple too. Grab a book you are reading, turn to page 56 or 56% (whichever works), pick any sentence(s) and post it. Include the book title and the author. Link back to Friday 56

In desperation, women and children joined in an ambush. To fool the Russians that they had more fighters, Djawarat and a group of women dressed like men. Reluctantly, their husbands, fathers and brothers shared battle tactics and turbans, lent them swords and sharpened daggers, whispered advice.

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Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be (am) too late!

By January 10, 2018 Books, Memes, Writing

Many of you must have thought of the Rabbit with his timepiece from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as soon as you saw the title of this post. And you are not mistaken. Today’s post is about Alice (well, everything I can fit into one post that I am running late on….oh dear!)

Rabbit Alice

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll tells the story of Alice who falls down a rabbit hole, into a land of wonders where she proceeds to wonder about everything, and everyone around. (And everyone there wonders too!)

Vintage Alice illustrationBefore I go into this post further, I have to admit, I do not recall reading the entire original book myself (maybe a really shortened version) and I do plan to read the original version this year (as part of one of my challenges, maybe!).

If you are like me, you can read it too – it is available to read free online in various versions and if you want the paper book, you can get those too – some of which I have mentioned below:

Some interesting facts about the book:

  • The story came about when a little girl named Alice Liddell asked Carroll to tell her a story during a boating trip.
  • Carroll took real-life inspiration for many characters in the book in addition to being inspired by Alice: one example is the dodo – he based that character upon himself.
  • If any of the other ideas for the title for this book had been picked instead, we would have been reading ‘Alice in Elfland’ or ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, (Actually, saw this on Amazon) or ‘Alice amongst the Fairies’. I am glad he went with the option we know it as today!
  • Lewis Carroll suffered from a rare neurological disease, that affects perception and size distortion. This was later called Alice In Wonderland Syndrome. His personal experience with it is of course visible in the book as Alice experiences numerous such incidents.
Lewis Carroll

By Reginald Southey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  • This series of books were banned in China in 1931; reason – animals should not use human language.
  • The author of The Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, was enlisted by Walt Disney to write a script for the movie (though Walt Disney thought it was ‘too literary’ and nothing of that script made it into the 1951 movie)
  • Carroll was one of the first authors to create a ‘franchise’ off of his book. He allowed her image to appear on cookie tins and other items; and also designed a stamp case. (need to check if there is anything like this available!)
  • The book has never been out of print since its first publication in 1865; and has since been published in 176 languages
  • The first movie version of the book was only 12 minutes long (one of the longest movies of that time) and made in 1903

My favorite character(s) in the book have to be Tweedledum and Tweedledee (in the same way that Thomson and Thompson are my favorites in the Tintin comics)!! And the book provides one with so many wonderful quotes, puns, riddles, and word-games that one cannot help but fall in love with it.

John Tenniel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).” 
— Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass)

How about you? Have you read the book? If yes, any favorite characters or quotes or memory of the book? Let me know in the comments!

This post goes towards UBC, Just Jot It January, ABC Wednesday‘s round 22 – letter A (my theme for ABC Wednesday’s Round 22, as you might have already guessed, is children’s books – I will pick one popular book – classic/modern/old/new… – and write about it – be it a backstory or facts or something else completely).

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Children’s Book Reviews: Know-Nonsense Indeed

By January 8, 2018 Books, Reviews

rock can beA Rock Can Be (Millbrook Picture Books)
by Laura Purdie Salas (Author),‎ Violeta Dabija (Illustrator)

Just like the previous books in the series, ‘Water Can Be‘, and ‘A Leaf Can Be’, this book is simply magical. As before, Laura Purdie Salas and Violeta Dabija have unfailingly managed to create the wow factor with ease. Pithy text and beautiful illustrations blend seamlessly to show the reader that a rock is not just a rock, but can be so much more. At the same time, they continue to educate with the book using appended text to explain words in each page as needed, and with an appendix of useful and interesting information (history of hopscotch, anyone?). A gift for young and old (that rock-enthusiast in your family will appreciate this book, no matter the age).
Rating: A+
Reading Level: Ages 5 to 8
Reread Level: 5/5

Everybody's SomewhereEverybody’s Somewhere
by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Quarto Publishing Group – Seagrass Press

This book has colorful, adorable illustrations and rhyming text which make it easy reading. It will help those littles who worry when people they know and love are away, as well as wonder about other someones and somebodies like them who are well, somewhere else. It helps teach them that there are people just like us all over the world, make them familiar with concepts of time, place, and distance.

Notes: Amazon’s page for this has teaching points for teachers, parents, and caregivers from the publisher which will definitely be useful.

Rating: A
Reading Level: Ages 5 to 8
Reread Level: 4/5

WORLDS BIGGEST FARTThe World’s Biggest Fart:  Rafael Ordóñez Cuadrado, Laure du Fäy (Illustrated by)

While my daughter, who is almost 12 and my 15 yo teen found this book hilarious, I reacted like a typical adult (female) to this book with a ‘gross, enough already’ and hoped nobody gets any ideas from the book! Based on the previous statement, I would like to say that this book will be enjoyed by kids (and non-kids) of all ages who enjoy jokes of the bodily-noises kin. For the others, they will be mightily curious as to what this book is about while finding the humor corny (though not offensive).

Rating: B+ based on an A (from my kids) and B- (from me)
Reading Level: Ages 5 to 8
Reread Level: 4/5

The Know-Nonsense Guide To series by Heidi Fiedler (Author),‎ Brendan Kearney (Illustrator): The below three books in the series are all aimed at teaching concepts in a fun way. While my favorite one has to be the one about grammar solely based on its subject matter, each of them manage to cover a broad range of information in a 64 page illustrated book which is not overly wordy. The quirky illustrations and humorous examples help the reader understand the concepts in a totally fun way!

My thoughts on each of these books are below:

know nonsense guide grammarThe Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar: An Awesomely Fun Guide to the Way We Use Words! (Know Nonsense Series)

This book teaches not only the basic rules of grammar, but also throws in a healthy dose of literary devices. I actually learned something new in this book (though I have always followed this rule without actually knowing it) – the sequence of adjectives in a sentence (when there are multiple adjectives).  This book will be a great classroom addition.

Rating: A
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12
Reread Level: 5/5

know nonsense guide measurementsThe Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements: An Awesomely Fun Guide to How Things are Measured! (Know Nonsense Series)

Not confining itself to just the more common measurements of length, volume, mass, and time, this book also explores intensity (of sound, spice, windchill – to name a few). Again, the book teaches while entertaining using fun illustrations and cool definitions.

Rating: A
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12
Reread Level: 5/5


know nonsense guide money

The Know-Nonsense Guide to Money: An Awesomely Fun Guide to the World of Finance! (Know Nonsense Series)

Do you know your bitcoins? If your child (or a total newbie to money) asks to define what earning power means or how/why we need to budget, then this book will help!  It explores money in five sections: What is Money?, Earning, Saving, Spending, and Borrowing. A perfect introduction to the complex world of finance for anyone, and for teaching how to use money responsibly for the young ones!

Rating: A
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12
Reread Level: 5/5


This post goes towards It’s Monday What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA at Teach Mentor Texts and for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge as well as Just Jot It January. This also goes towards the NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge.

Thank you to NetGalley and to the publishers for sending me a digital review copy of the books – A Rock Can Be, Everybody’s Somewhere, and The Know-Nonsense Guide To Money.
Thank you to Edelweiss and to the publishers for sending me a digital review copy of the books – Everybody’s Somewhere, The World’s Biggest Fart, The Know-Nonsense Guide To Measurements, and The Know-Nonsense Guide To Grammar.
I was not compensated for my reviews. My thoughts were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal opinions formed when I read these books.

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Reading Challenges…..short stories read, and problem solving strategies

By January 7, 2018 Books, Reviews, Writing

Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me In 2018

The Card: 4 of Spades RANDOM CARD

The Selection:A View from the Bridge‘ by Cherokee Paul McDonald selected from the book ‘The Norton Sampler Short Essays for Composition’.

Reading this super short story made me marvel at how much can be said in just a couple of pages. While I wondered at how the little boy was left alone on the bridge, I also appreciated the independence (and thus confidence) this would build in him for later.  McDonald uses a combination of dialog and detailed descriptions to let the reader know what is happening, visualize what he is seeing (and be the eyes, for the boy and the reader), and to feel (irritation initially for how brusquely the author treats the little boy, sympathy for that boy, and later a little warming towards McDonald as he helps the boy in his fishing and describes the catch to him, and finally admiration for the boy himself).

This story taught me the importance of observation and of detail, and how important words are. At the same, this story does not fail to be emotionally appealing. The single line that caught my attention here: as McDonald starts describing the fish to the boy, he pauses to ask him “Do you know what I mean by colors?”.  And I learned a new figure of speech – metonymy!

It also made me wonder how I would describe any everyday object to someone who could not see it, or had only heard about it, and did not know what it was at all.

This also brings me to another book I read for the Strategic Reading Challenge – ‘The Book of Think’ on problem solving. This book is geared towards kids (and also can be read by adults to help explore problem solving’s basics) and a little dated in some of the examples it presents (1976) but it does help open up our mind about how we can look around us and at ourselves, observe more closely, and approach problems in different ways to help reach the solution.  This book, while being dated (which can’t be helped as was published in 1976), does have a cool variety of exercises that it prompts the reader to do, which will help increase our observation powers and problem solving abilities.

A writing prompt for you, my readers, based on this post:  Pick some everyday object (maybe a favorite jacket or your purse) and describe it with details so others can picture it as close to real as possible.


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Reading Challenges Week One Updates..

By January 6, 2018 Books, Reviews

So this is a quick update on my challenges, most of the reading is in progress, and reviews for the ones completed will be up tomorrow.  I will also put up suggestions for my reading challenges on Monday. Go ahead and sign up for the ones I am hosting, if you have not already. Check them out – #7 and 8 in the list below.

  1. Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me In 2018– Week One, using the random card generator, I got the 4 of Spades – which was the short story ‘The View from the Bridge’ by Cherokee Paul Donald. This was in a book I picked up at the library on a whim – ‘The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition’ by Thomas Cooley.
  2. What’s in a Name 2018–  The first book I have picked to read will overlap with the Old School Kidlit challenge as well – ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Not yet started reading this one (or rereading since I read it when I was, well, years ago, I can’t recall)
  3. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge – The first book I have picked to read, which will go with my Reading by the Month Challenge is ‘Twenty One Balloons’. I had this book in my own bookshelf forever now (picked at a library book sale) and finally will start on reading it.
  4. 2018 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge –  The first reviews for this – coming up with my Magic Monday blog post next week.
  5.  Strategic Reading Challenge. – The books I have lined up for this are in my google doc already. One overlaps with my Continental Reading Challenge. However, the first one I am reading is ‘The Book of Think (or How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size)’
  6. Book Blog Discussion Challenge  – depending on the other books I finish, I will put up my post for this challenge.
  7.  Continental Reading Challenge – see #5
  8. Reading by the Month Reading Challenge  – see #2
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2018 Reading Challenges

By January 3, 2018 Books, Learning, Reviews

Today’s post is my list of reading challenges this year. Last year, I did not do as well on completing them but here I go again (and this year, I am hosting a couple of challenges as well so hoping you will join me in those as well). This also goes towards day 3 of UBC – a fun way to keep myself motivated to blog and to meet wonderful bloggers.

Reading challenges do inspire you to read (well, of course!) – over the past few years, joining these challenges meant I discovered new genres, widened my scope by reading out of my comfort zone and enjoyed great new books from around the world.

Here is my list of challenges

  1. Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me In 2018– From last year’s signup post – I love reading short stories for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite authors include O’ Henry, H.H.Munro, Oscar Wilde, Poe, Hawthorne, as well as  Rabindranath Tagore and Munshi Premchand. My love of short stories will make this challenge a breeze, hopefully! — this challenge was gliding along smoothly for a while until at one point, it was like a brake was applied…This year, however, I am trying again – I am reusing my list from last year, only replacing the stories I read already with newer ones.  In the cases where I have picked an author, I will select a different short story by the same author if I had completed it last year.
  2. What’s in a Name 2018– This is a challenge I have participated in the past (failed at last year however:( ). Looking for books that satisfy this challenge is half the fun  And I hope to get a diverse set of books this year to read for the same.
  3. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge – Kidlit is another of my evergreen favorites (since the time I was a kid!) and with my kids reading classics as part of their school reading, I am re-reading old favorites and discovering new ones so this challenge was one I definitely wanted to add to my list. And retrying this year after failing last time. There are no themes this time around just a goal for number of books. I am going to use the themes from last year as a guideline but with no specific month assigned to them and my goal is 6 books.
  4. 2018 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge –  Redoing this one as well with hopes for success because I am still lagging behind in reviewing my NetGalley and Edelweiss books. Will aim for the Gold here this time – 50 books.
  5. Now, this challenge might be the challenging one for me to do and I will try to see how best I can work on this -my plan for this is currently at least pick two of the five choices provided per month. But it is definitely going to help broaden my reading – Strategic Reading Challenge.
  6. Book Blog Discussion Challenge – Having signed up for so many challenges, I decided this would be a good place to find others like me … so here is looking forward to this challenge as well. I will aim for the Discussion Dabbler Level for now.
  7. And last but not the least, my own challenges : Continental Reading Challenge
  8. And Reading by the Month Reading Challenge

You can also join in and read along in any or all of these reading challenges, just click on the links above for more information on the challenges themselves and to sign up.

2018 Reading Challenges, Here I come! And my list of books as well as progress will be tracked in this google spreadsheet.

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Continental Reading Challenge 2018

By January 1, 2018 Books

Continental Reading Challenge 2018 @LadyInReadWrites

I just could not help myself, once I got started, I had to put another one out there. Continental Reading Challenge 2018. I hope you join me as I traverse across the continents… Another reading challenge I am hosting is the Reading by the Month challenge – check it out too !

Level One: One book for each continent

Level Two: Two for each continent (or 14 in all but ensure they are spread across at least 5 continents with level one having been met)

Here are the rules:

  • The book can satisfy the condition for the continent if a) the author belongs to that continent; b) the book is set in that continent or c) you could also pick a book that is either set there for at least a major part of the book or has something that is unique to that continent- eg: penguins for Antarctica (Mr.Popper’s Penguins is one such example)…
  • There is no start and/or end date for when to join the challenge (latest date to enter a link is Dec 31th, 2018)
  • A book counts if you’ve read it in 2018, no matter when you join the challenge
  • If there are multiple settings in the book across continents, pick one continent to check off – ie a book counts for only one place
  • You can mark off on a map to make it more interesting as you travel across the world through your books
  • You can pick fiction or non-fiction. Books can be for kids, or for adults (so kids books, middle-grade, YA, and more).
  • Use a google map to pin the locations based on the books read – create your own book map. Mine was started a couple of years ago but sorely needs updates – link for my book map is here
  • And a bonus for reading one more book out of this world – maybe set in outer space or a fantasy land!!

Enter by signing up in below linky. For this challenge, I plan to put up a linky for completion at the end of every four months. Subscribe to receive updates on the challenge.  Use #ContinentalRead hashtag.

Towards day two of my UBC..

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