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Shelf Discovery Challenge October 28, 2009

Filed under: Challenges,Young Adult — Michelle @ 8:00 am
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When I first heard of Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick, I knew I had to get it.  And as soon as I got it, I knew I had to return to these books.  I’m actually a little young for a lot of the books in here.  The collection is really for children of the 60s and 70s (not me who wasn’t even able to read until the late 80s), but thanks to growing up in a small town and having access to only a small town library (it was actually an old house), I did end up reading a lot of these books.  And I would pretty much read anything I got my hands on.  I have often told the story of reading Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret in second grade and having no idea what a period was the entire time (it dawned on me years later what the book was actually about).

But I missed on on a few that I really should have read.  So when I saw the Shelf Discovery Challenge hosted by Booking Mama I knew I had to join.  I’m going to use this as an opportunity to read some of those books I missed out on as well as revisit some classics I haven’t seen in years.

The Challenge  (from Booking Mama):

The Shelf Discovery Challenge will run for six months (November 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010). To join me in this challenge, all you need to do is grab a copy of SHELF DISCOVERY and pick out what six books you want to read (of course, you can read more than six!) Then, after you read a book, just write a “book report” to share your thoughts with others!

And here are my six books (subject to change):

  1. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  2. The Westing Game
  3. Jacob Have I Loved
  4. Bridge to Teribithia
  5. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  6. Little House on the Prairie

Wish me luck as I travel back into my childhood.

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5 Responses to “Shelf Discovery Challenge”

  1. […] Shelf Discovery Challenge « My Books. My Life. mybooksmylife.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/shelf-discovery-challenge – view page – cached When I first heard of Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick, I knew I had to get it. And as soon as I got it, I knew I had to return to these books. — From the page […]

  2. BookishlyFab Says:

    OK, Shelf Discovery happened to be checked in at my library, and I found 6 titles easily so I’ll be putting up my list soon!

  3. Julie P. Says:

    Fantastic list! You picked four of my very favorite childhood books! Thanks for joining!

  4. Nicole Says:

    I’m going to be reading Island of the Blue Dolphins too!

  5. mamareads Says:

    Westing Game is one of my favorite books that no one else has heard of!


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