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2020 “Finish Strong” Reading Challenge »

Every spring I create a “Finish Strong” reading challenge.  Don’t just drag yourself across that finish line on May 20th.  Get your second wind and push to the finish! Our 2020 Challenge is to earn at least 10 of the 20 possible badges on Overdrive using the SORA app. You can go the SORA app […]

2016 “Finish Strong” Reading Challenge »

You started the school year full of vim and vigor.  Now, let’s finish it strong. During the next six weeks, take the challenge.  Read! Readings are inspired by Thomas C. Foster’s bestselling book How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  Participants will read short selections from Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek mythology as well as […]

Finish Strong 2015 »

    Our “Finish Strong” reading challenge this spring is based (again) on Thomas C. Foster’s book How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  Foster claims that to truly understand and appreciate Western literature, the reader needs an understanding of Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek/Roman mythology. So, the reading challenge for this April and May […]

Spring 2014 Reading Challenge »

This year’s “Finish Strong” challenge is based on the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster.  The author points out that much of our literature alludes to Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek mythology, so your mission, should you choose to […]

Finish Strong 2013 »

* Nine books.  Nine weeks.  *Take the challenge and Finish Strong.  Call It Courage I, Robot The Big Wave The Old Man and the Sea Good Bye, Mr. Chips The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Owls in the Family Shane The Jungle Book The Picture of Dorian Gray The Red Pony or […]