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Reading Challenge 2018-April

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Swap Coordinator:yomousey (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Email 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:International
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:April 7, 2018
Date items must be sent by:May 7, 2018
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I am continuing the Monthly Reading Challenge that I hosted last year. I had gotten a calendar from my library with a list of different books to read, not the titles but the types of book for each challenge. I wanted to do this so I figured some would like to join me and it also would give me an added incentive. Some are easy and I have already done them but I will try do one each month. I will give a month's time between sign up and completion as to allow you to find the correct book as some will be more difficult than others. This will be an electronic swap. You will read the correct book, then e-mail or PM your partner, state the author, title and a brief summary of the book and if you liked it or not.Please remember to check your spam folder if it's sent by e-mail. It doesn't have to be long. If you had trouble finding it and didn't finish the book that is fine, just send the info and your impressions so far. This is an easy swap open to everyone but please no flakers! Also please remember to rate your partners! Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Happy Reading! This month your challenge is to read a book that got bad reviews. Now you can choose a book that got bad reviews when it first came out then later became a classic. For example would you believe To Kill a Mockingbird got bad reviews when it came out? I am including links to help you find a book. Also since I was late in setting this up you will have more to to sign up and the send by date will be after the end of the month, not like I usually do it. I love discovering new authors. You can read any genre, except of course cookbooks LOL! Any questions please pm me or post here. Please if you have friends that would like this swap feel free to tell them. Please remember to check your spam folder if it's sent by e-mail.

Discussion

yomousey 03/24/2018 #

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/23/bad-reviews-classicsn6527638.html (This is 12 classics with bad reviews)

https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/bad (bad, boring annoying books)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisritter16/11-beloved-books-with- shockingly-bad-reviews?utm_term=.kpRxwgx0G0#.fkQd57d6n6

Hope this helps!

yomousey 03/25/2018 #

Just to clarify, just because your'e looking for a book with bad reviews, doesn't mean you have to find a book that you won't like. If there is something that is painful it's reading a book you hate, so try to find a book that you think you might enjoy even if it's maybe too long, the characters aren't believable or you can figure out the ending of the who-dun-it by page 3.

yomousey 04/ 3/2018 #

OK so I was informed that the huffingtonpost link didn't work, I thought it was just a glitch so I checked all links and found the buzzfeed also didn't work. I must had made a mistake when copy/pasting, so I am doing it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/23/bad-reviews-classicsn6527638.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisritter16/11-beloved-books-with-shockingly-bad-reviews?utm_term=.hsv2J12ere#.mullAPl2y2

yomousey 04/ 3/2018 #

Ugh, huffington post for some reason refuses to work, so if you need more (these are classics by the way) do a google search and you can find the Huffington post one. Don't know what I am doing wrong, ugh!

yomousey 04/ 3/2018 #

Ok this should work, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/23/bad-reviews-classicsn6527638.html

yomousey 04/ 3/2018 #

there should be an underline before and after the n but for some reason it disappears on here. oh well.

reader44ever 04/ 3/2018 #

@yomousey Maybe this will work? (I previewed all of these links, and they worked for me! Hopefully they'll work for all of you, too!)

Huffington post link to 12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews When They First Came Out

Goodreads Tag "Bad"

Buzzfeed 11 Beloved Books With Shockingly Bad Reviews

yomousey 04/ 6/2018 #

Thanks @reader44ever for some reason they kept messing up, LOL!

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