GET YOUR READ ON! 2011 Reader's Challenge The City Library is pleased to introduce Get Your Read On!, the 2011 Reader's Challenge! Get Your Read On is an opportunity to discover new topics through reading and sharing your thoughts through written reviews. Every month in 2011, The City Library will pick a reading theme and suggestions for great fiction and non-fiction to read within the theme. After reading a book (or two or three!), you submit a review of your reading experience. Click here to download a printable version of the review form. The best reviewer each month, as determined by our librarians, will receive a fabulous prize. Talk to a librarian about how to accept the challenge today!
February: Feel the Love!
What better way to warm a cold February night than with a little romance? In the spirit of Valentine's Day, open your mind and heart to tales of love, romance, and marriage. If you are already well-versed in love songs, love poems, and love stories, this may be old hat. However, if the thought of steamy tales of love makes you blush, you may be in for a treat!
March: You Ought to Be in Pictures Books that haven't been made into movies, but should be!
It should be easy to find a great book in any classification or taste to fit the bill. For example, biographies offer a wealth of choices of lives well lived that should be brought to the big screen. There are thousands of great fiction titles, whether a stand-alone novel or part of a series, that would translate well to the big screen. True crime accounts are often more compelling because they are, well, true!
After you read your book, you can write a review of this month's challenge or have fun and pick the "cast" for your yet-to-be-made movie version! You can use actors living or dead. Send us a list of the main characters and the actors you would place in those roles. Don't forget cameo appearances of big name stars in small but crucial parts. You may want to designate a director, film score composer, costume designer, etc. to create an Oscar-worthy production destined to become a cinema classic!
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