Ahoy, Mateys! It’s summertime! And the Reading Regatta has returned! A regatta is a boat race, but this is a reading race! Here’s how it works:
Start Date: Wednesday, June 1st
End Date: Wednesday, August 10th
How to Earn Points: Grab your Magic Purple Library Card (OK, just a regular library card will do) and start reading! Invite your friends and family to participate, and earn points for each book based on the system below. This year, we’ve made it a bit harder by tweaking the points and bumping up the Cruising category to 100-200 pages! Sorry kids, no more counting those Little Golden Books! Time to step it up!
|White Water Rafting||600+||1,000||500|
Kids get a special new advantage this year called Point Break: each week, we’ll highlight two stories and/or audiobooks from BradyTheBookSailor.com – and if you read (or listen) to both of them, give yourself an extra 200 points!
[Auntie Obvious]: Hey, what special advantage do grownups get?
[Brady]: Free Will.
[Auntie Obvious]: Seriously? So I can just decide to not pay my electric bill?
[Brady]: I’ll let you ponder that one by yourself. Say, what did you get for prizes this year?
[Auntie Obvious]: Dude. I told you we don’t have a budget for prizes. But reading is fun and “builds character”. That’s what your grandpa used to tell the MommyLorian and me every time we had to do something hard.
[Brady]: Get me a Twinkie. It will build character.
[Auntie Obvious]: Remind me not to tell you any more stuff.
[Brady]: Don’t count on it.
[Brady and Auntie Obvious]: We at least agree that the Reading Regatta will be super fun! Let us know what you are reading, and keep us posted on your points by leaving us comments throughout the summer!