Reading Challenge

@teamfreak16 (42042)
Denver, Colorado
February 23, 2016 12:24pm CST
At least a couple times a year, our little Manitou library holds a reading contest (more a program than a contest, since you're really only competing against yourself.) Right now, we're in the middle of the Exercise Your Mind challenge, which requires you to read eight books by March 9th, 2016. You win a prize for each four books you read. I just picked up my first prize: a book bag, a coupon for Del Taco, and a candy bar. What did I read? Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde, Cycle of Lies: the Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur, and Stories I Tell Myself: Growing up with Hunter S. Thompson by Juan F. Thompson. I'll be sharing my thoughts on those soon. Meanwhile, I'm about to dive into Tim Dorsey's latest Serge Storms novel, Coconut Cowboy. If I can get four more books in by March 9th, I can win free pizza, or even a Kindle Fire tablet. I don't cheat, so I've got some serious reading ahead of me.
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@JudyEv (137085)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb 16
What did you think of Cycle of Lies? I haven't read it but would be interested to know.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I liked it. It was as informative as David Walsh's 2006 book From Lance to Landis, only up to date, and verified everything in Tyler Hamilton's book as well.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
23 Feb 16
Sounds like you are determined to read even more books which I find wonderful as I also love to read. I hope you can read four more books by March 9th, good luck and keep on reading.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
23 Feb 16
It's going to be pushing it. That deadline isn't too far away.
@JohnRoberts (65131)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb 16
I wish my library had a challenge like that. I would rack up the Del Taco coupons. I was the book report champion of the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades!
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Feb 16
They said something about Subway coupons as well, but my girlfriend also got Del Taco. I think Del Taco rigged the contest.
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
23 Feb 16
I miss reading lately. Good luck on your reading. Enjoy. :)
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
23 Feb 16
Thanks, I've already started the next book.
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
24 Feb 16
I love readinng and do read whenever I feel like.I hope can read more books like you..Good luck on your reading.
@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I go through spurts. I read a lot for a while, then I slack off for awhile.
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