Monday, September 5, 2011

September's Labor of Love Reading Challenge

Here is this month's challenge for my Goodreads online book club group, Nothing but Reading Challenges. To join the challenge you can keep track of what you read here, or join the GR group. Here is a link:

"The first big Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair, which it had been observed to commemorate. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday."
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Every September here in the US we celebrate Labor Day. So to sort of keep in the spirit of the holiday,  this month's challenge will be devoted to your dream job. (Get it, a labor of love?) So whether you'd like be a ballerina, firefighter, lawyer, writer, domestic housewife, etc it's your choice and for the month of September. Have fun and if you wish to be a spy, stripper, or an assassin we won't tell cause what happens in NbRC (Nothing but Reading Challenge) stays in NbRC, or at least I think it does. lol Enjoy! Also, to add a little more fun to this challenge you can read the profession your dream significant other would have if you got to choose.

For this challenge you may:
1) Create a spell-it-out challenge. Read books that begin with each of the corresponding letters of the profession you've choose. Either the title, author's name or a character's name can be used to make the association and as always, the, an, etc can be skipped to get to the first significant letter in the title. Example:

S - The Secret Garden
P - Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Y - Yann Martel author of Life of Pi for Export Only

2) Read a book with the name of your chosen profession listed in the title.

3) Read books with someone doing your chosen job on the cover or dressed like someone in your chosen profession. (Maybe a waitress, firefighter, etc)

4) Read books with words in the title that correspond to words associated with your chosen profession. (Example: Gun, badge,ticket, etc for a police)

5) Any combination of the above.

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