Bookdorks CHALLENGE #2
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OK, so yours didn’t work for me, (I swear I really tried to like it!) but maybe we can find some common ground if we continue with the dystopian theme.

So, I pick Anthem by Ayn Rand for you to read. Here’s why.

It’s still dystopian. It’s less of a fantasy, which I like, but I think you will too.

We’ve talked about it before, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.

It’s your boyfriend’s favorite book.

It’s also one of MY favorite books.

It’s truly about a failed utopia.

You can completely ignore all the philosophy and political stuff in it and still enjoy it as a good read. Even my 10th graders come to like it.

It’s lasted the test of time since it was written in the 30s and is still very readable.

It’s clever.

It’s short….and free. I think it’s available on Kindle for free most of the time (if not, I have tons of copies you can borrow). It’s usually only 60-80 pages depending on the edition you choose, but they’re freaking awesome pages.

I was thinking of giving you less than the month since it is so short, but that felt cheaty, so you get one month…until 2/22/12.

P.S. I have no idea what apology video you are talking about 🙂

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6 Responses to Bookdorks CHALLENGE #2

  1. kelley says:

    ughhhhhh. I actually hate dystopian stuff, did I never mention that? At least it’s short, I guess.

    Oh, and THIS apology video (I found it this time!) http://youtu.be/2EZlQn3PKn8

  2. shelleybean1 says:

    I didn’t know you hate it, but it doesn’t surprise me at all. It is very short. And quite engrossing. You’ll like it.

    I guess I’d have to know that show to understand the apology thing. But the ultimatum is good.

  3. shelleybean1 says:

    21 days…

    • kelley says:

      oh come on, i’ve got tons of time! You said it was only like 60 pages. So really I have like…20 days and 22 hours before I have to start reading.

  4. shelleybean1 says:

    True, but you know how it is, I want to talk about it!

  5. shelleybean1 says:

    Ok, so I didn’t post this annoying reminder about Bookdork Challenge #2 (a pushy reminder you knew was coming and that you dreamed of, oddly enough). I did think about harassing you about it before, but couldn’t think of what to say about it. Also, since we did online chat about it, I knew you hadn’t cheated…but, now I’m officially reminding you. It has been WAY longer than a month and I KNOW you finished Anthem already, so post your darn review for the challenge, darn it!

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