Saturday, December 18, 2010

School of Life Reading Challenge 2011

January 1 - December 31, 2011

Bethy at Cataloging My Life is hosting her first reading challenge - and it looks like a lot of fun. The School of Life Reading Challenge is designed to encourage readers to read books from college courses. Bethy writes:
Do you miss being a student? Did you major in English but you haven't read a classic in years? In this reading challenge you can pick and choose books that are assigned in classes related to your old major.
How To Participate
  1. Decide which major or subject you would like to study
  2. Visit your alma mater's website and see if they have class syllabi online. If they don't, check one of the hundreds of free online classes at Yale, MIT, or any other college
  3. Pick a few classes in your major
  4. Choose one or more books required in each class syllabus
  5. You do not have to write reviews
  6. You may keep in touch and leave links to your reviews (on Bethy's blog), if you choose to write them
  7. You do not have to have a blog
  8. The books you choose can be overlaps from other reading challenges
Levels of Participation
  1. cum laude: 6 books
  2. magna cum laude: 8 books
  3. summa cum laude: 12 books
Get more information or sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.