Wednesday, December 16, 2009

451 Challenge (1/1/10-11/30/10)

This challenge is hard to explain, so I am going to just copy and paste from the 451 Challenge site:

"451 Fridays is based on an idea from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, a group of people (Bradbury calls them Book People) are trying to keep the ideas found in books alive. Instead of actually saving the books, the Book People each "become" a book - memorizing it, word for word, and passing it down to the next generation.

451 Fridays asks what books you feel passionate about. What book do you think is so important that you would be willing to take on the challenge of "becoming"?

We have compiled an amazing list of books this year in our weekly 451 Fridays posts, and it's time to start reading them! So, the 451 Challenge was born."

I am going to do the "Blaze" level,which means I will be reading at least seven books from the list. Here is my tentative list of books:

A Thousand Splendid Suns--Khaled Hosseini
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn--Betty Smith
Gone With the Wind--Margaret Mitchell
A Solitary Blue--Cynthia Voigt
Fahrenheit 451--Ray Bradbury
I Am David--Ann Holm
Shantaram--Gregory David Roberts
The Haunting of Hill House--Shirley Jackson

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

*grin* you are right, it is a little bit hard to explain. I'm glad you are joining us!