Welcome to another week of TTT, usually hosted by the lovely Broke and the Bookish whom are on a break for now. TTT is a bookish meemee for bloggers. Each week bloggers are giving a topic and challenged with the task of giving a top ten list relating to that topic.
School is starting back around my hometown just as GISHWHES is hitting full swing! That means my teen workers only have till Wednesday to do weird and awesome things with me before school starts back. It also means…
Back to School Giveaway! And of course in the spirit of GISHWHES this year along with $15 toward a book of your choice, another $15 will be donated to Books for Kids. Read more about it down below.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
We were assigned to read this in middle school and I loved it! Beware though, it can be sad and it probably scarred me a little.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Speaking of SAD books given to middle schoolers to read… Why? Just why? I know this one scarred me for life. It was probably the book that introduced me to angst.
The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton
I grew up a 50s girl (not IN the 50s); leather jacket and Elvis; living the Blue Hawaii dream with Fonzie. The Outsiders just pushed me more into that world, and I still want a book based just around Sodapop. *swoon*
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Again, my first time reading this was in middle school and sent me in a spiral straight into Shakespeare geekdom. For a long time Romeo and Juliet was my favorite Shakespeare play, but it has evolved over the years of experimenting and Much Ado About Nothing has been placed on that mantle.
The Hobbit by by J.R.R. Tolkien
I mentioned this one before; my class had an all-day read-a-thon and my teacher chose The Hobbit. My special needs cousin and I signed up back to back to read 30 minutes each, so in all we read 1 hour of the book together and afterward I bought the book to read on my own. Then went on to the rest of the books.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
This one was in my High School days. It’s said to have inspired (if that’s true or not who knows) a few modern YA novels, and I do recommend for anyone to go back and read this book. Very interesting look on society and human behavior.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
You know me by now, and you know this is one of my will-never-NOT-post books. Yes, I hate Victorian literature, but Wuthering Heights is always the exception from that rule. I fell hard for the love/hate relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff!
The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and implements literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life.
The giveaway is for a book of your choice up to $15 in total value. With it I will also donate another $15 in YOUR name to Books for Kids and send you an ecard with said donation.
The giveaway is open international through Book Depository, so make sure they ship to your country before entering. Must be 14 years old and up or have your parents permission to enter. Winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. If the winner does not respond to the email within 72 hours a new winner will be chosen.