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Reading Challenge: February Update

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It is the start of March which inevitably means February is over. The end of February means it is time for me to share with you once again the books I have been reading and discuss them to an extent. The reason I am sharing and elaborating on the texts I am reading is due to the fact that I am taking part in the 2015 9GAG Reading Challenge. There are 49 challenges in total on the list, with 52 books in total for the year. The texts I read for January were crossed off my list in black. The February ones are listed below and crossed off in green on the accompanying image. This month I thought I would share why I chose each book.


6: A Classic Romance – The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

The Bronte sisters are synonymous with romance in one way or another. This book only cost me $3AUD and I was interested in a 1900’s male perspective of love triangles.

7: A book with a number in the title – 1984 by George Orwell

I’ve always wanted to read this and at the time of choosing we had a big media blow-up in Australia regarding Samsung and Apple using home media centers to record people in their living rooms, a friend told me ‘I simply HAD to read this ASAP’ and I would ‘freak out’. I did.

8: A book you can finish in a day – The List by Avena Stout

This was given by a friend and the first page made me laugh hysterically. I’d recommend it for females, singles, young people and any one that wants to be cheered up for half an hour.

9: A book with bad reviews: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

The same friend that recommended 1984 told me this was Shakespeares’ worst received play and still isn’t looked on that well. It was pretty tedious, and I say that loving the guy.

10: A banned book – A Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

I chose it because it is still the most controversial text ever published and I can definitely see why. If I were a high school teacher I would certainly try to get it on my classes curriculum.

11: A book you started but never finished – The Forest Mage by Robin Hobb

I love her work and have tried three other times to read this. The preceding book in the series was hard for me to get through and 100 pages in I had always had enough of the protagonists whining. I am glad I pushed ahead now and perhaps will try to get the third in somewhere this year.

2015 challenge feb

I have managed to load up my next lot of books for March and am confident I can get a good start in to them. Soon I’m hoping to feel confident about relaxing a little in my reading so I can catch up on sleep and not hate the written word. I also would love to start some book sharing of some of the texts I am struggling to find.

Would anyone be willing to exchange:

The List

Teach and Learn In Aboriginal Education

Luminaries by Eleanor Cotton

The HIstorian by Elizabeth Kotova

The Shining by Stephen King

For any of the following:

A Walking Dead or True Blood novel

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Author: Chevron Spots

I am in my mid twenties and fighting my battles to discover who I am and where I fit in to this zany, beautiful world. I was diagnosed with Lupus in in 2008. This takes up most of my focus, as I want to share the experience of trying to live with and rise above chronic invisible illness, so to speak. I would like to stress very much the information regarding medications, medical procedures and illnesses are discussed from my point of view, and with my understanding, colloquialisms and metaphors. I do not attempt to be legally and precisely accurate for the general population, rather I try to be emotionally and descriptively true to my experiences. I hope I can help in understanding others with chronic illness by providing one more personal recount of just how spontaneous and difficult these lives really are. One day I hope to visit every continent, climb some pretty high mountains, sleep in an ice cavern, marry a wonderfully understanding man, have children and teach more children. Mostly, I just want a simple life, you know the house with a husband and kids. Oh, and no pain.

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