Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Reading Programs For Adults!

doppelme avatarWell, the kids can stop worrying about me nagging them to join the library's summer reading program. Now I can stop living vicariously through them and sign up for myself at King County Library System's Adults Summer Reading! Mine is much better than the one for those silly kids anyway.

I've got badges to earn, and lists to make, and quizes to complete, and goals to set, and, and, and! It's like they took everything I like most in life, wrapped it up in books, and gave it to me. I'm as happy as a cat in cream. A dolphin in the sea. A worm in a book.

Anyway, I'm plugging along, entering my books and my time, and looking out for a chance to make a good quiz. I joined last week, and I've already reached at least level one for most of the badges!

The badges include:

You've Joined! This one was not difficult.

Reading Time:I forget if I set a goal or if there is a program goal, but I haven't made it yet.

Ebook Reading: I got this one.

Reading Goal
: I set this for I forget how many books but I haven't made it yet. Update: I made it. It was something silly like 17 books in two months or something.

Quiz Maker: I did one for Missoula.

Quiz Taker: I'm at level 15!

Quote: I used one from a poetry book. Also found a good one in Most Dangerous.

List: No surprise that I've earned this one!

Tag: I can throw some down!

Similar Title: This was fun, because I had just noticed similarities between two books.

Star Rating: Rate it, baby!

Shelve it!: This is just putting books on your Summer Reading list. I think it's supposed to only be library books. I'm at 8.

Comment : Soon I'll have something to say.

Summary: I'm not good at these. But I'll do one for a virtual badge!

Also, for my own personal Summer Reading, I want to do a book a day (#bookaday on twitter). I'll count on my picture books to keep me on track. Summer for me started on June 25th, and ends whenever the school year starts up again. So:


25:  Missoula, Jon Krakauer
26: Lock In, John Scalzi
27:All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown, Sidney Taylor
28: The Spider's War, Daniel Abraham
29: Kiss Me Deadly, ed. Trisha Telep
30: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen,  Lois McMaster Bujold

  1. The Darling Dahlia's and the Eleven O'Clock Lady, Susan Wittig Albert 
  2. Starry River of the Sky, Grace Lin 
  3. Only a Promise, Mary Balogh 
  4. Castle in the Air, Diana Wynne Jones 
  5. Death Cloud, Andrew Lane 
  6. Midnight Blue, Pauline Fisk 
  7. Fires of Winter, Roberta Gellis 
  8. Hotel Ruby, Suzanne Young 
  9. To Sail a Darkling Sea, John Ringo 
  10. Demigods & Magicians, Rick Riordan 
  11. Mystic and Rider, Sharon Shinn 
  12. The Sword of Summer, Rick Riordan 
  13. The Time Traders, Andre Norton 
  14. The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
  15. Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie 
  16. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce
  17. Bronze Gods, A.A. Aguirre 
  18. Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, Susan Vaught 
  19. Over Sea Under Stone, Susan Cooper 
  20. Dog Warrior, Wen Spencer 
  21. Royal Street, Suzanne Johnson
  22. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola
  23. Death at Gills Rock, Patricia Skalka 
  24. Listen, Slowly, Trannha Lai
  25. This Book Is Overdue..., Marilyn Johnson
  26. America: Imagine a World Without her, Dinesh D'Souza
  27. Born of Fury, Sherrilyn Kenyon
  28. Prey For a Miracle, Aimee Thurlo
  29. Heat of the Night, Sylvia Day
  30. Counterpunch, Aleksandr Voinov
  31. Only Enchanting, Mary Balogh
  1. Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas 
  2. Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold 
  3. Bad Blood, Dana Stabenow 
  4. Star Nomad, Lindsay Buroker
  5. Castaway Planet, Ryk E. Spoor
  6. Friendly Gables, Hilda Van Stockum
  7. Islands of Rage and Hope, John Ringo
  8. Cruel Miracles, Orson Scott Card 
  9. Find Me, Rosie O'Donnell 
  10. The Blackthorn Key, Kevin Sands 
  11. A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah Maas
  12. Front Lines, Michael Grant 
  13. 101 Famous Poems, ed. Roy Cook
  14. The Ordeal of Change, Eric Hoffer
  15. The Crocodile's Last Embrace, Suzanne Arruda
  16. Saga Vol 1, Brian Vaughan 
  17. Coraline, Neil Gaiman 
  18. Blackbird Fly, Erin Entrada Kelly 
  19. Flight of Magpies, K.J. Charles 
  20. The Hollow Boy, Jonathan Stroud 
  21. I Could Do Anything...  Barbara Sher
  22. March, Book Two, John Lewis 
  23. Moon Called, Patricia Briggs 
  24. One False Note, Gordon Korman
  25. The Golden Princess, S.M. Stirling
  26. Rapture in Death, J.D. Robb 
  27. Jackdaw, K.J. Charles
  28. Town in a Cinnamon Toast, B.B. Haywood
  29. Hour of the Bees, Lindsay Eager 
  30. Star Trek 2, James Blish
  31. Afternoon of the Elves, Janet Lisle 
  1. Uncovering You: Contract, Scarlett Edwards 
  2. The Man in the Brown Suit, Agathat Christie 
  3. Brown-Eyed Girl,  Lisa Kleypas
  4. The Last Wish, Andpzej Sapkowski 
  5. White Night, Jim Dresden 
  6. Galactic Derelict, Andre Norton
  7. Changes, Mercedes Lackey (end of summer)
  1. Sorcery and Cecelia, Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer 
  2. Lights Out! Donald Bain 
  3. The Grand Tour, Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer 
  4. The Mislaid Magician Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
  5. Firewing, Kenneth Oppel
  6. World of Ptavvs, Larry Niven 
  7. Queer Trade, K.J. Charles 
  8. Eidolon, Grace Draven 
  9. Beholding Bee, Kimberly Fusco
  10. Touching My Father's Soul, Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  11. Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash 

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

I am planning to sign up for my library's adult summer reading program this summer too. But I think mine is a little more simplistic than yours - it's mostly noting your books and entering raffles to local businesses.

I hope you love your summer reading and all of the fun of the program at the library!