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Have Book - Will Explode, Amazing Read Challenge Week 5

I hope you picked a savoAmazing Read Logory read for last week’s challenge. Myself, I fairly devoured Daniel Vaughn’s The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey through Texas Barbecue. For hardcore ‘cue geeks like me, the pictures can only be described as salacious.

That brings us to this week's challenge: Have Book - Will Explode. By now you're probably making preparations for your 4th of July festivities (don't forget to swing by your local HCPL branch beforehand to pick up some boo...

Have Book - Will Eat, Amazing Read Challenge Week 4

amazing readI can't believe we're already in week four of the Amazing Read.  I hope you've had a chance to keep up, because I'm going to up the ante this week and read two books for the theme, Have Book -- Will Eat.  I'm going to try Anthony Bourdain's book Medium Raw in the nonfiction category and revisit one of my favorite food books of all time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  My plans also include consuming way too many snacks at the s...

Have Book - And They Turned it Into a Movie: Amazing Read Challenge Week 3

amazing read graphicThis week on the Amazing Read we challenge you to read a book that has been (or will be) turned into a movie!  For bonus points (not that we're keeping track) you could also watch the movie.  I always like to compare the two and see what they decided to change and which one I like better.  Spoiler alert: the book is (almost) always better.  I watched Warm Bodies, a zombie rom-com, over the weekend and I'm looking forward to reading the book this week.  We’d love to hear what you’re reading, so consider sharing with us through your Summer...

The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 3

Amazing Read LogoI hope you liked last week's challenge to revisit a childhood favorite as much as I did. I dug out some of my old Classics Illustrated and gorged my way down memory lane: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein and

The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 2

amazing readI hope everyone enjoyed last week's mystery challenge!  My choice (Started Early, Took My Dog) introduced me to a British mystery series that I will definitely revisit.  

Let's get a bit nostalgic this week:  Read or share a childhood favorite.  If you are an adult, re-read a book that you loved as a child or share it with a child in your life.  If you are not yet an adult, ask a family member to share their favorite childhood book with you or get them to read your favorite book.  Don't forget to tell...

The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge

amazing readWelcome to Summer Reading 2012!  This year, we'd like to challenge our readers to read a little differently, maybe outside of your normal comfort zone.  Each week, we'll post a different reading challenge and ask you to respond by sharing your reading choice through your Summer Reading program log, comments on the blog post, through FacebookTwitter or Pinterest, or just tell everybody you meet.

We'll start off easy with this week's challenge: 

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