The Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge has the following rules:
Rule #1: The challenge runs from January 1 to March 31. (No cheating and starting before!)
Rule #2: You must read three books. After that, it's up to you how much you want to read.
Rule #3: The books must:
have a food name in the title
be about cooking/eating
have a place name in the title
be about one(or more) person's travel experience
be about a specific culture
be by an author whose ethnicity is other than your own.
Rule #4: They must be middle-grade on up, but can be either fiction or non-fiction.The purpose, this winter, is to take yourself someplace out of the ordinary, to go on a literary trip, whether that be challenging your expectations, discovering a new place, or enjoying the experience of reading about good food, places, and people.
Here are the three titles I've chosen for this challenge:
Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris (food name in the title, author of a different ethnicity)
Italian Backgrounds, by Edith Wharton (travel experience)
Julie and Julia : My Year of Cooking Dangerously, by Julie Powell (about cooking/eating)
I'm looking forward to this one! If you think you are interested, I think you can still sign up through the link above, so maybe I'll see you there.