Sunday, November 22, 2009

The John Cusack Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Care at Care's Online Book Club is hosting the John Cusack Reading Challenge. She explains:

I have had a crush on John Cusack since the movie Say Anything 1989. We are about the same age, so I have always assumed that he and I would have been friends if we had gone to the same high school. He’s that smart guy who doesn’t run for class officer but hangs at the fringes and knows everyone but you can’t tell what clique he belongs to. He’s too cool to be one of the popular kids. Too edgy to be in the smart college prep group. (I was a college prep geek. I think.)

So when she saw the seven books which influenced him on Oprah Magazine, the idea for a challenge was born.

Care is challenging you to join her in reading all seven books:Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72, by Hunter S. Thompson; To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; Chronicles: Volume One, by Bob Dylan; The Great Thoughts, compiled by George Seldes; The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein; Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger; Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller; AND Rites of Spring, by Modris Eksteins.

Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.