Martel-Haper Challenge (2009 3rd Quarter)

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It’s time to sign up for the third quarter 2009 Martel-Harper Challenge. This challenge is to read two books during the quarter from the list that Yann Martel sends Stephen Harper.

Because Martel sends Harper a book every two weeks, this list is always growing! If you haven’t looked at it for a long time, you should glance through it, because there may be a few books you want to read. The list has fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books on it, not to mention classics old and new. He even has recently sent a movie and piano music too. All the works are intended to help produce “stillness” in our lives.

To join for third quarter 2009, commit to read and review two books from the Martel-Harper challenge list between July 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009 by letting us know in the comments. You can choose the books now (in a pool of a few possible choices or two specific books) or you can choose the two books as you go this quarter. Because the list is growing every two weeks, you are free to change your choices at a later point in the quarter if you want.

A hub page for this challenge can be found here on Rebecca Reads; I will keep that updated with links to the current quarter’s challenge posts. Feel free to use one of the buttons above to promote the challenge.

When you have read a work and written a review, leave a link below in the comments on this post. (Note: I previously had a separate post for reviews, but I think it would work just on this post.)

Reviewed on June 28, 2009

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  • I can’t believe that this is the first I’m hearing of the Martel-Harper challenge – hilarious and awesome!!

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