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Book Worm’s Scavenger Hunt Update #1

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This winter we are hosting a scavenger hunt reading challenge. You can read more about the challenge here. There is still plenty of time to join the fun! All you need to do is check out the clues on our winter challenge page, pick a book, and start reading. We will be awarding cool prizes for those of you who accomplish certain goals. Most prizes will be awarded Mid-march but additional prizes will be given to those who complete all items by end of year.

Having seen the other participants running away with their reading I thought it was time for me to get in the game. Luckily I was able to combine some of the clues with my current challenges. So here is my progress so far:

Item 7: Read Around the World. For this clue, participants had to read a book whose author is from one of the countries featured thus far in our monthly “Read Around the World” feature. I chose England and selected Temporary Kings by Anthony Powell. This book is number 11 in the music of time series and, like the rest of the series, this was a 3 star read for me. Once again we learn more about the lives of various characters from earlier books and very little about the narrator himself. There are some dramatic moments in this installment that made it more interesting than previous books.

Item 10: Find the purple heart. For this clue, participants had to dig around our blog to find the purple heart symbol and then read a book by the author featured on that page. All I can say is that I loved my chosen book. I cannot review it yet as it will be a giveaway for those still looking for the purple heart.

Item 12. Library excursion. For this clue participants have to take a trip to their local library, walk into their favorite genre section, go into one of the aisles, and locate the 9th book on the 3rd shelf from the floor. As you can see in my the photo my allocated book is The Night Falling by Katherine Webb — a book and author I had never heard of before.
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Item 14: Judge a book by its cover: For this clue we are competing against other participants to find the ugliest book cover.  I picked Books Do Furnish a Room by Anthony Powell. I could have chosen any of the books in this series as I find them all horrible. This was a 3 star read and my review is basically the same as the music of time book listed above, only this had less action and was therefore less interesting.

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We hope you join us for this fun challenge. There will be 31 items for you to choose from and you can complete as many as you like. For those participating, which books have you selected and which are your favorite items so far? 

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