Saturday, December 4, 2010

One, Two, Theme Challenge


The One, Two, Theme challenge is my first of 2011. It is hosted by Alexandra from The Sleepless Reader and Joanna from Lost in a Good Story.

The Rules:
The idea of the challenge is to read about specific topics that interest you, in various degrees of detail. For theme 1 you'll read one book, for theme 2 you'll read two books, for theme 3 you'll read three books and so on. The only rules are these:

1. You should have a minimum of 3 themes/3 levels, so a minimum of 6 books. You decide how many levels above that you want to go. Feel free to have more than one topic per level.

2. For themes that require more than one book (so all except the first one) you need to read at least one each of fiction and non-fiction.

You can combine this challenge with any others you're participating in.

My thoughts:
I like that this challenge is so open to the participant's reading interests. I am going to choose these three themes, but I don't know what books I'll choose yet.
  1. Middle East (I know, this is cheating since I am already doing the Middle East Reading Challenge, but I did put it for my lowest level)
  2. Uganda
  3. Dance

4 comments:

Alexandra said...

Hi Helen!

So glad you’ve decided to join us. I'll add your themes to the list. Recommendations for non-fiction Dance: Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.

Read you later,
Alex

Helen's Book Blog said...

Alexandra--Thank you for the recommendation for dance. I am really looking forward to this challenge

joanna said...

Welcome to the challenge Helen. I just saw a review of Apollo's Angels and it sounded great - I definitely want to read it at some point! Can't wait to see your list of books for the Middle East, I think that part of the world is fascinating...

Helen's Book Blog said...

Joanna--Thank you. I am looking forward to learning about some new topics