I hate to say this…but we are into the second half of the summer. Okay before you freak out, you still have one glorious month of sun, no school, and reading of course! If you’re just logging on for the first time, there are still plenty of opportunities for prizes – feel free to go back and start at the beginning or start right here in the middle. Every challenge you complete gives you a chance to win weekly prizes as well as one of four $50 gift cards to Best Buy.
Challenge 1: Read!
Did you know reading can actually scientifically improve your life? Buzzfeed will explain. If
you choose this challenge, just tell us how many hours you spent reading this week (at least 5).
Challenge 2: Draw Something
I’m not talking about the app here. This challenge is literally to draw something – anything. We know there are some talented artists among you so show us something amazing. It can be hand drawn, digital, painted – any medium you like.
Challenge 3: Author-ity
Do you ever think about the people who write your favourite books? Ever imagine having a cup of tea with Jane Austen, chilling with J.K. Rowling, or going bowling with John Green? Here’s a chance to tell us all the details of your meeting with any author, living or dead.
Challenge 4: Literary Mixtape
Do your parents have any old cassette tapes lurking around in the attic or basement? Wait – do you guys even know what cassette tapes are? Back in my day (*preachy voice*), before cassettes began to lose out to CDs, and later to digital technology, we used to make our own mixtapes. You’d make it specifically for someone you cared about, choosing the songs and putting a ton of effort in to make sure it turned out just right. Don’t worry, we’re not going to make you record songs from the radio, or send us an obsolete magnetic recording medium – just make a playlist of ten or so songs for your favourite character. But – just like a mixtape, make sure you put a little heart into it.
Challenge 5: How To
Everyone has a hidden talent or odd hobby, and here’s how where you can let it shine. Teach us how to do something cool – a magic trick, how to play the guitar, how to wiggle your ears – anything at all. If you’re stumped, borrow a nonfiction book and learn how to do something, then show or tell us what you learned.