Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Book Rating System for Caribbean Juvenile Literature Reading Challenge

Here is the rating system I'm using to rate the books I read during Caribbean Juvenile Literature Reading Challenge 2013. I'm using cupcakes instead of the standard star system. Why cupcakes? Well, because cupcakes are yummier, although to be fair, I haven't yet tasted a star so they might be quite palatable for all I know.

Adored it - It was a fantastic book. Perfection or pretty darn close. I would highly recommended this.

Loved it - It was a great book. It had a few flaws, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it.

Liked it - It was okay, I’m not going to rave about it. There were things about the book I had issues with.

Did not like it - Found it difficult to complete. Books considered ‘not for me’ will probably fall in this category.

Hated it - This was a terrible book and I struggle to find one redeeming feature to speak about it. I cannot believe trees were cut down for this.

Also, if a book doesn't quite fit into any of the above categories, I'll use a half a cupcake, like so:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Caribbean Juvenile Literature Reading Challenge

Challenge Tracker

Welcome to the 2013 Caribbean Juvenile Literature Reading Challenge Tracker page! Here, I'm keeping track of my progress as I attempt to read 20 Caribbean children's and YA novels in 6 months.

Currently Reading:

 Abeng by Michelle Cliff

Number of books read so far:

9 / 20 books. 45% done!

Blogs and discussions about the Challenge books:

Want to see what I and others have been saying about the books? Clicking on the links below will take you to profiles of the books as well as to related blog posts.

1. The Jacob Ladder by Gerald Hausman *Read already
2. Blue Mountain Trouble by Martin Mordecai *Read already
3. Surprising Joy by Valerie Bloom
4. Inner City Girl by Colleen Smith-Dennis *Read already
4. Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple *Read already
6. Earth's Waters by Nicole Blades
7. Tonia of Trelawney: A Buccaneer Girl by Jacqueline Grant Kent
8. The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle *Read already
9. Abeng by Michelle Cliff *Read already
10. Butterfinger by Bob Cattell and John Agard
11. Buxton Spice by Oonya Kempadoo *Read already
12. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer *Reading
13. One Bright Child by Patricia Cumper
14. Anacaona: Golden Flower by Edwidge Danticat *Read already
15. Popo and Fifina by Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes *Reading
16. Abraham's Treasure by Joanne Skerrett *Read already
17. Sprat Morrison by Jean D'Costa
18. Escape to Last Man's Peak by Jean D'Costa
19. The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj
20. Brown Sugar and Spice by Betty Peter



  Join the Challenge!

  If you want to do this Challenge with me, please take a peep at the
 (very succinct) Challenge guidelines. I hope you will join me!

  Need to purchase Challenge books? The Anansesem online bookstore
  carries most of the Challenge books through Amazon.com.