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Miss Pippi
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January 21st, 2011
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It's the Forty Book Reading Challenge at Menasha Public Library!

Part of our Summer Reading Program is the challenge to read 40 books over the summer. It's not always easy. Last year, I was close, but didn't make it to forty. My goal is to read forty Young Adult or Juvenile Fiction titles. For all the students, in K to 5th, who complete the program will receive a wonderful food coupon and a poster for their room. It's a fantastic program for all.

My first title on the 40 Books Challenge is The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau, Book of Ember 3

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Miss Pippi
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January 21st, 2011
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School's out! Summer vacation is here!

We have a fantastic reading programs for everyone in the family - children (age 3-5th grade), teens and adults. We also have fantastic books to read, movies to watch and playaways to hear. If you're planning on a roadtrip this summer, I would recommend checking out some of our audio books. We have books on CD and playaways, which are books on their own MP3 player.

Here our a few Audio Picks that can be enjoyed by the whole family....

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity: a Brixton Brothers Mystery by Mac Barnett - read by Arte Johnson

It is Steve Brixton's first case! Only he'd not a detective and he's not working for the bad guys. He just needs to finish his social studies report before Monday. Now he's on the run from...

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Miss Pippi
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January 21st, 2011
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It's over, everyone! I hope you had a fantastic week of reading.

I would have liked to post more information about the challenge, during the challenge, but with limited internet access it is difficult.

I finished the challenge with a total of 16.75 hours - 15.5 spent reading and .75 blogging/connecting with others.

I completed a total of four entire books:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Mars. v. 1 by Fuyumi Soryo

A Pearl Among Princes by oleen Murtagh Paratore

Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow? by Beth Ann Ditkoff, MD

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Miss Pippi
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January 21st, 2011
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I've tracked a total of rougly 8 hours complete. Not a big contender this year, just enjoying my time around books and book on tape.

I finished a lovely book last night - A Pearl Amoung Princes by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. Princes intrigue me and I picked it up because it looked like J-Fiction and not YA. But it is very apporpriate YA and not Juvenile Fiction. It's a light romance for everyone who loves a good princess and prince story. The author also included bits of classic nursery rhymes which I thought was delightful.

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Miss Pippi
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January 21st, 2011
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It's a great day to read! What books are you reading today?

I've been taking my time to read and enjoy this year's 48-Hour Book Challenge. I've been reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau. I've also been enjoying Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow? by Beth Ann Ditkoff, M.D. It's a been fun and I'm looking forward to finishing these and starting many others.

Happy reading!

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