Read to Me

Since having Mr. Blue Sky I’ve found it hard to find time to read, which being an avid reader has been a really negative thing. So deciding that Mommy needed to get back her reading time I signed up for 3 different book challenges (Mystery and Suspense, Stephen King, and Speculative Fiction) to help keep me motivated. I’m posting about the books I’m reading for those challenges on our family blog.

Then I came across the Picture Book challenge hosted by There’s A Book. This challenge has quite a few levels. I am aiming for “Harvesting”, reading 200 books to Mr. Blue Sky.

Challenge Levels:

Reading with a Child:

  • “Planting” – Read 12 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Watering” – Read 36 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Feeding” – Read 72 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Growing” – Read 120 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Harvesting” – Read 200 picture books with a child during the year.

Reading on Your Own:

  • “Board Book” – Read 12 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Unjacketed” – Read 36 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Jacketed“ – Read 72 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Early Reader” – Read 120 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Chapter Reader” – Read 200 picture books on your own during the year.
While I really have no trouble getting in reading time with Mr. Blue Sky, I like the idea of a challenge to keep me motivated to introduce new books versus just reading his favorites over and over again (though I’m sure I’ll still be doing that too). Plus it will mean more posting on this site— hopefully— that’s the plan anyway!  If you’re interested in joining the challenge stop by There’s a Story and sign up.

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