The Bookshare Summer Reading Challenge is off and running! You are welcome to join the fun any time. Just find a book (or three), read, and share your favorites with the Bookshare community. Here is some of the buzz on Twitter using the challenge hashtag, #TurnUp4Books:
From @MSPruske in Los Angeles: How to choose btwn 2 Jacks (Kerouac/London) for Wk 1 of @Bookshare Summer Reading Challenge (Travel & Outdoors)?? Pick both. #TurnUp4Books
From @silly_singer in Pelham, NH: With a little motivation from @Bookshare I have finally gotten around to reading “My Path Leads to Tibet”
From @NightingaleOG: Since returning home from college ive read #GirlWithTheDragonTattoo #WaterForElephants & #FeverTree and I hvnt regretted 1min #TurnUp4Books
From @candimom2 in western NY: I recommend How High Can We Climb?: The Story of Women Explorers by Jeannine Atkins first read for #TurnUp4Books
Looking ahead to next week’s theme – Food & Cooking – the Bookshare team has compiled a list of titles to give you some food for thought – literally. For kids in grades 3-7 who want to go on a culinary adventure, check out the National Geographic Kids Cookbook by Barton Seaver. Barton provides mouthwatering recipes, the ins and outs of healthy eating, crafts and activities, and food-focused challenges, proving once and for all that cooking can be a blast.
Or, if “can’t cook” describes you better than “can cook,” you might find the antidote to your kitchen phobia in the The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified by Jessica Seinfeld. If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidence-building approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never followed a recipe or used an oven.
And finally, if you are someone who prefers to read about food that other people cook rather than slaving over a hot stove yourself, you might enjoy Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, a collection of mouth-watering essays by notable writers such as MFK Fisher and Nora Ephron.
Whether you consider yourself a hardcore foodie, top chef, iron chef, gourmand, grill master, omnivore, or something in between, the Bookshare library has over 4,500 books about food, cooking and wine. Browse for a book that will tickle your taste buds or find other topics that will whet your appetite for reading.
Don’t forget to Turn It Up & Tell the World!
- Sign up for Summer Reading Challenge weekly e-mail announcements
- Share your favorite books on Facebook, Twitter using the #TurnUp4Books hashtag, or use the form on the Bookshare website