June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER!

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June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER!

Post by rachel0017 » Fri May 31, 2019 10:44 pm

Congratulations to this month's winner, as chosen by random.org: #8, StacyLee!

As schools all across the country are finishing up this month, and graduations will soon be happening, it seems appropriate to focus on a memoir I recently read called Educated by Tara Westover. Tara was born in the mountains of Idaho, to a family of survivalists who didn’t believe in anything sanctioned by the government. Instead of going to school as a child, Tara helped her father find scraps to sell. Rather than go to the doctor, Tara and her siblings were treated at home with their mother’s herbal medicines, for everything from a headache, to third-degree burns. Feeling confined by this life, and bolstered by the fact that several of her siblings had left home to pursue higher education, when Tara was 17, she taught herself enough math and English to score high enough on the ACTs to be admitted to Brigham Young University. From there, she went on to study at Cambridge and Harvard, but she was never able to fully sever the binds that tied her to her family, and the mountains of Idaho.
 

(This is a fascinating, often heartbreaking look, at the will of the human spirit. It is unbelievable the odds Tara Westover had to overcome to pursue her education. I highly recommend this book!)

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OPTION 1: Graduation
Though she had to battle several demons once she began her schooling, Westover worked hard, and graduated from many reputable institutions. So, for Option 1, make a graduation page! It can be from pre-school, high school, or nursing school, as long as it’s a school graduation.


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My older daughter at her pre-school graduation . Soon my younger daughter will be having her own graduation! 

OPTION 2: Perseverance
In order to succeed in her education, Westover had to overcome many obstacles, including her sheltered childhood, abusive siblings, and a lack of knowledge about how the world works. Despite it all, she persevered and carved her own path. So, for Option 2, make a page about a time when you (or someone you know) faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge, but persevered to overcome it.

The Fine Print:
1. HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR PROJECT!
2. Entries open to new projects - paper, digital, & card making.
3. May be combined with one other challenge that allows it.
4. Due June 30th, at 11:59 PM.
5. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a $5 ACOT gift card from us!
6. Up to 3 entries permitted per month.
7. A RAK is awarded to a second winner if there are more than 15 unique entries (not including bonuses) during the month.


Participants:
1. lissahope26
2. CarrieG
3. Becky Bitting .
4. StacyLee
5. Retiree3
6. Art_Teacher
7. MTCanuk
8. StacyLee
9. emmapaige
10. karen c.
11. Tammey
12. love2stamp
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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by emmapaige » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:56 am

I bought this book and plan to read it as soon as I finish the book I am now readying.  Fantastic choices this month and love your sample.  My oldest grandson just graduated from high school so this will be perfect.
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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by sherelm » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:11 am

Every time I read your synopsis I end up buying the book. Lol! I have many graduation photos that need finished!!

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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by CarrieG » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:36 pm

well pooooooooooooo  haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I just did a load of graduation pages..  not sure I can muster up enough oomph to do another so I might have to do option 2  lol

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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by pawprints » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:57 pm

Wonderful challenge and I love your layout and how you got so many pics on it! So sweet!
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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by hsblair » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:17 am

I have 2 sets of high school graduation pictures from 2013 and 2016 that I haven't even touched.  Hopefully I can find some time this month--this is a great challenge.

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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:33 pm

Option one combined with Cherrylift
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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:35 pm

I like your example.  The pics are too precious.
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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by CarrieG » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 pm

okkkkkkkkkk I relented and did another graduation page..LOL

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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:40 pm

Great challenge.  I am actually reading this book now, for my book club meeting in two weeks.  Powerful book!
"Good friends are like stars...
You don't always see them,
But you know they are always there."


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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Becky Bitting » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:14 am

I used option 1. 
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Post by StacyLee » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:10 pm

Thanks for the fun challenge! I'm feeling nostalgic and scrapped this Pre-K graduation pic of my son...he just graduated from high school last month!
The background looks kind of washed out on my screen, I used notebook paper for the background.
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Post by Retiree3 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 am

I chose option 1.

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Post by Art_Teacher » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:35 pm

I chose option 1.  These "kids" are celebrating their 10-year reunion this weekend.  I am looking forward to seeing them and catching up! :)
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Post by MTCanuk » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:49 pm

I chose Option 1- Graduation

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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by StacyLee » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 pm

Here's another from me using the Graduation option.  Same graduate in this layout only it's high school instead of Pre-K!  Also used for the Becky Fleck challenge:
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Post by emmapaige » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:10 pm

First of all I want to thank you for the book recommendation.  I have been reading this the last couple of weeks and should be done by the end of this week.  It's really a fascinating story.

Secondly, I chose Option #1 - a graduation page about our oldest grandson's recently high school graduation.

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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by karen c. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:39 am

I chose option 1. My grandsons VPK graduation.
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Re: June 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Tammey » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:56 pm

For the Book Lover's Challenge I did option 2. The death of my son was and is the most horrible challenge of my life.

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