5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long. – The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones (352 pages, Kindle edition, 4 stars) I actually really love this series – about a grim reaper in human form who’s a private investigator in her day job. I admit things got a little weird even for me in book 8, but book 9 really brought things back to basics. Now I’m actually looking forward to 10! I’d definitely suggest looking into these books if you enjoy paranormal with a side of humor.
25 points: Read a book with a punny title. – Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned by Kinky Friedman (244 pages, Kindle edition, 2 stars) This was a hard book to read. The actual story was actually really interesting – a wordless author meets two very exciting new friends and the trio proceed to make mischief. The aimless ramblings of the author / POV character, however, make it really difficult to actually stay in the story.
30 points: Read a microhistory. – The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower (270 pages, hardcover edition, 4 stars) I had no idea what a microhistory was until this challenge. When I came across this one – an entire book about my favorite f-word – well, I knew it was meant to be! This is essentially a dictionary of actual examples of the word in all its varied uses. I knew quite a few usages already, but I’ve been having fun with some of the more – ahem – colorful new ones as well!
Total: 60 points
Welcome to the Summer 2016 Book Challenge! The rules of the game have changed a bit, so make sure you click on over for a full run down of the categories and all the changes. The event runs through August 31, 2016.