Friday, December 7, 2007

Information and Signup


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What: Reading at least 5 books by Jewish Authors or about Judaism
When: December 4, 2007 (Beginning of Hanukkah) to April 26, 2008 (End of Passover)
Who: Anyone who wants to participate! Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike
Where: Right here of course! You can also post your picks and reviews to your own blog if you have one or course.
How: Sign the comments on THIS post to join this blog. Once I've added you, you can post your picks here and when the time comes, post your reviews here too. I'm sure you'll want to post about this challenge on your blog too. Use the banner above and link to this blog.

Are you wondering more about what books are okay?
Fiction, Non-fiction, memoirs, Adult books, Teen books, Children's books, books about the Holocaust, books about anti-semitism, books about Jewish Life, Jewish Culture, Jewish Customs. Books by Jewish Authors no matter what the subject.

37 comments:

  1. I definitely want to be a part of this one!!!! laney_po AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. I'm in I think... Any requirements for how many books we read?

    maria dot elmvang at gmail dot com.

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  3. I'm in although I'm not sure which books I'll read yet.

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  4. OK. I have a tentative list. I will be reviewing the books on my main blog.

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  5. I am in! I know I'll be reading Potok, whom I LOVE. I just might be his biggest Baptist fan, ha ha!

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  6. I hadn't planned on doing any more challenges (yeah, right!), but this one sounds interesting. I've always been interested in Jewish customs and culture, so I think I'm going to look into this one. Any specific number of books to read?

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  7. Sorry guys I thought I put that in. Minimum 5 books. Remember if you wanted to be able to post to this blog, I need your email address too.

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  8. I have been wondering about a challenge with just this theme. I am definitely (sp) siging up for this one. A favorite author of mine is Cynithia Freeman. She writes novels where the main characters are Jewish and the are just in the begining of last century and then there is Maise Mosco that has a series about Jewish refugees to England. I am in the fourthe book of that series and it is very good. So sign me up.

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  9. I realized I will be fulfilling this challenge almost anyway, since I just joined the Mother's circle course, an 8-month discussion group for mom's who are raising their children jewish, but are not jewish themselves. This fits perfectly, so count me in!

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  10. I am so in! My email is piperoliveravram at yahoo dot com. Now I just have to think of what I'm going to read.

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  11. I'd like to do this. I'll begin with The Gift of Ascher Lev Chaim Potok and then read a history of the Jews by Paul Johnson.

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  12. Oh, and here's my email addrss, I forgot to add that:

    alisiab at mail2world dot com

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  13. I'm in! flowerj5 AT yahoo Dot com
    Probably it will be:
    Wrestling With Zion ed by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon
    Rabbis and Wives by Chaim Grade
    The Rent Tent by Anita Diamant
    My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
    Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality
    because these are some of the books I got at a recent book sale!

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  14. Going to try to fit this one in!

    3m dot michelle a t gmail

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  15. My list has finally been compiled and posted, although it's bigger than I'll actually get through.

    Happy Hanukkah!!

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  16. I'm in. Had fun picking books for this one.

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  17. I would like to do this, please! mmoranATnorthwestmsDOTedu

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  18. Hi, I'd like to join the challenge! Do I have to name the books ahead of time? I'm a synagogue librarian and I host a Jewish lit podcast, so I know I'll defintely read 5 Jewish books between now and Passover, I just don't know which books yet!
    ~ Heidi, host of The Book of Life
    heidi at cbiboca dot org

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  19. I have a review of Buy Jupiter ready. This is #2 for me.

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  20. I'd like to participate in this challenge too. I'm not sure what I'll read...will have to do a little researching first, but it is something I'm definitely interested in!

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  21. I guess I didn't link to my list the last time I posted since I'm not in the participant list. Good thing I don't take things personally. ::grin:: Anyway, even if I'm not official, I've been playing along. My e-mail is dkwrtknox at sbcglobal dot com.

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  22. I've finished 3 books so far. Reviews are posted on my blog.

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  23. Forgot to give you my e-mail address:

    pistilli2004 at yahoo dot com

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  25. I'm in (brandihroberts -at- gmail -dot- com)
    TBR list on my blog (Brand muffin Reviews)

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  27. sign me up please! bibliophile at bostonbibliophile dot com! thanks!

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  28. I've posted another review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

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  29. I just found out about this challenge TODAY! I've already read five books since January with a few more on my list! I hope I can still do it. I've added a post about the challenge (the link with my name above will take you there and to all my reviews). Thanks!

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  30. Just completed this challenge a few days ago! It was great reading these books. Favorite was "Daniel's Story" by Carol Matas.

    http://readermandy.livejournal.com/5045.html

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  31. okay, since i missed it, are you going to run the challenge again?! count me in for pesach to chanukah!:-)

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