Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reading Challenge at the Library

 Our local library has been running a reading challenge called The National Trail System Challenge 2011.  It runs from April 10-November 12, 2011.
 The purpose of the challenge is to pick a trail & then read books to total the number of miles on the trail.  One page = one mile.  Travel the length of your favorite trail or all 30 trails by using library resources.  You can also listen to audio books ( 1 minute= 1 mile ) or walk or run ( 1 mile =1 mile on the trail)
 I am happy to say I finished all 30 trails today ( with 2 days to spare!)  The total number of miles is 50,036!  I have to confess I resorted to reading Large Print books for the last few weeks.........lots more pages in them!
The trails range from 54 miles long ( Selma to Montgomery ) to 5665 miles ( California) and of course, I left the long one til almost the end.  One nice thing about the snowstorm we just had, I was able to read alot!
And I discovered a few new authoors to read!


Alfandi said...

I just realized that I haven't been to the library for 20 years..I'm bad..

Ann said...

I like to read quite a bit & couldn't afford to buy all the books I want to read, so I go to the library. Even though i live in a small town ( 3000 people) we have a great library & CT has a wonderful system so you can request books from other libraries & they will send them here.