Book: I chose to read The Swan: The Seventh Day (The 12 Brides of Christmas #7) by Piper Huguley. It's a romance set in Wyoming in the 1870s with a biracial heroine and the author is African-American woman.
From top to bottom:
Hope at Dawn by Stacey Henrie
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
A Champion's Heart by Piper Huguley
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter
Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit Equality Florida by Various Authors
Task #2: Readers' Rights Charter
1. You have the right to read the last chapter first, especially if reading a romance.
2. You have the right to read in any format (electronic, audio, hardcover, paperback, etc)and the right to combine those formats.
3. You have the right to read magazines, long-form journalism on the Internet, and newspapers and call it reading/call yourself a reader.
4. You have the right to read a book and not review it (unless contractually to do so).
5. You have the right to DNF a book.
6. You have the right to read a book with either the original cover or the movie still cover.
7. You have the right to read proof-read books.
8. Put public school librarians back into the schools.
9. You have the right to never apologize for your reading tastes.
10. You have the right to have a virtual shelf of Authors Behaving Badly or a list of authors you would rather not buy/read/support.
I went camping once with a friend of my mom's and her daughter (the girl and I were like 11 years old). The daughter and I were quasi-friends, and we decided to take a walk around the lake near the campsite. I didn't know this area at all, but the other girl knew this area well, as this place was a frequent camping area that they camped at. So I followed her lead. Now I am horrible with directions and navigation, so my sanity was in this girl's hands. And she got us lost, so lost. I ended up sitting on a rock at one point and just crying my eyes out. I have a deep fear of being lost and do actually keep to the road most often traveled, the one with all the signs at even intervals pointing me in the right direction (oh the joys of traveling in the UK, where the signage is crap on the best roads and non-existent most of the time). Her mom finally came and got us, then had the gall to lecture me about getting lost and her having to come get us. I hated camping from then on and didn't socialize with either of them after that.