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R&W: January book challenge 2021

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R&W:  January book challenge 2021
Group:Reading & Writing
Swap Coordinator:USAFwife (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 18, 2021
Date items must be sent by:February 1, 2021
Number of swap partners:1

This is an International swap, and is a type 2. If anyone is interested in an email or US only version, please contact me! You will have 1 partner.

For 2021, I've been asked for monthly reading challenges. I created Forum post for the group that lists the whole year, as I have it worked out so far, if you'd like to look ahead, or add suggestions and ideas.

January (is a terrible month) has a few themes, but with the Golden Globe and Grammy awards falling in January, I thought we could try a Movie Tie In book. So, a book that has been turned into a movie or TV series. For example, "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon - it was a book, then turned into a TV series. I'm not going to be super picky here (it's just not my way), so if you want to read "Hamilton" by Ron Chernow that's fine. And, if the movie hasn't been released yet, but you want to read the book, that's ok too.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to post below to help with ideas for group members. Include the author if at all possible.

The swap After you have finished the book (or gotten close!), and your partners have been assigned, please tell your partner:

The author and title of the book you read. If the movie/show is different, please note that, if you can.

Why did you choose this book? (just 2-3 lines is fine)

Have you seen the movie that has been made from this book? If no, do you plan to see the movie/show? If yes, do you think the movie/show followed the book well?

Do you usually like to read a book that has a movie/show made from it?

Is the book ALWAYS better than the movie? :)

You can read a print or ebook, listen to the audiobook - it's up to you. YA and even middle grades books are fine with me for this too. If you can't finish the book before the send by date, just answer the above questions to the best of your ability and send off to your partner. This isn't a class, you're not getting graded, and I'm not going to 'make you' read a book! :) If you don't like it, that's fine. If you can't finish it, that's fine, but do try to read enough to answer the questions. (You do not HAVE TO watch the movie/show! If you want to, that's great, and please feel free to comment, but it's not required.)

If you have any questions or comments, please send me a PM! I will reply as soon as I can.

I'm still working on the list for the rest of the year, and my current working list is posted in the forum. If anyone has ideas for topics (especially for months like August!) please let me know.

Please check out the forum! :) We don't use it much, but maybe we can share some ideas. :)


USAFwife 12/ 8/2020 #

This list from Good Reads might help with some ideas:

The book and movie were equally good

Artistic 12/16/2020 #

@USAFwife -- just letting you know I'm in but on the watchlist until after the holiday season.

USAFwife 12/17/2020 #

Check out the new forum post about this! I think I'm going with this list for the year, if you want to plan!

January Movie Tie in (I"m not going to change this because I've already posted the swap, and some of you may have decided on your books already.) The challenge suggested "a book about do-overs", prompt #27

February: African American History/ Black History. The challenge's prompt is #2, Afrofuturistic book

March: Female authors. The challenge's prompt is #8 "A book that has won the women's prize for fiction."

April: Poetry Month - this is national poetry month. The challenge's prompt is #28, "A magical realism book."

May: Asian Pacific month, mental health awareness month. The challenges' prompt is #24 "Book by a Muslim American author"

June: Gay Pride month & audiobook month. The challenges' prompt is #20 "A book on the Black Lives Matters Reading list" for Juneteenth (June 19th)

July: Comic Con month. The challenge's prompt is #22, " book set mostly or entirely outdoors"

August: Return to school (There is seriously nothing for August!!!) The challenge prompt is #5 "A dark academia book"

September: Hispanic Heritage Month. The challenge prompt is #11 "a book about forgetting"

October: Cookbook month, mystery month, Spooktober. The Challenge's prompt is#13 " A locked room mystery"

November: Native American Month. The challenges' prompt is #16 " A book by an Indigenous author"

December: New Book Month. The challenges' prompt is #1 "A book published in 2021"

Artistic 02/ 1/2021 #

An envelope was dropped in the box tonight for a.m. pickup out to my partner. Enjoy!

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