Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading Challenge

So. I've been thinking about participating in a reading challenge for probably around a year, but never did it. But today, that all changes. I'm participating in my first-ever reading challenge, hosted by Katrina over at Callapidder Days! Click on the link to read more details about the challenge, but the main gist is that I'm posting a list of books I want to read from today through December 20th. It's a no-pressure type of challenge, and it's really just to give me something to do, since I was planning on reading these anyway. What a great way to celebrate Fall, and what a wonderful opportunity to see what others are reading throughout the blogging community!

So, here's my list, in no particular order:

  • A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  **There's just no way I'm going to have time to get to this one.  But it means I have something to look forward to next Halloween!

I have a feeling it's going to be rough getting through Moby Dick in time, but I'm not too worried about it.

Those are actually the only books I have on my reading list for the moment, so if you have any other suggestions I'll keep them in mind, and feel free to participate in this challenge with me!

7 comments:

  1. Do re-reads count? Here's my list so far:
    1. Huckleberry Finn
    2. Moby Dick
    3. Frankenstein
    4. Harry Potter Should Have Died
    5. The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)
    6. South of Broad (Pat Conroy)

    More to be added as I go. Maybe Emma (Austen) or something by Dickens.

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  2. Re-reads definitely count. This is pretty much a do-whatever-you-want kind of challenge. I wanna read A Christmas Carol for Christmas, but I think that might be after December 20th. I was looking at some of the lists of other contestants and man some of them are long. I feel like a slacker!

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  3. Well, I'm impressed with your Nightstand and challenge list. I begged out of readign Moby Dick in high school and have been dogged by it ever since.

    Good luck!

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  4. Hmmmmm... I like this idea. Its almost like this little bit of accountability in a fun way to keep up with all the reading I think I should be doing. I'll need to work on my list because right now I've only got 2 and neither of them are particularly fun ones- I need to throw some good novels on...
    1. The Problem of Pain- C.S. Lewis
    2. Everything Must Change- Brian McLaren

    I just got done reading "The Same Kind of Different as Me" though and LOVED it. You should check it out Amy! :)

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  5. Nice list.
    Happy Reading!

    Cheers,
    Anni

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  6. I read Moby Dick a year or two ago, and gotta admit I actually skimmed a couple of chapters. I hate to do that, but it was just so dadgummed tedious when he goes into whale blubber, etc., etc. -- like reading a (loooong) encyclopedia entry, everything there is possibly to know about anything related to whales. All this to say . . . if you feel like skimming a few chapters, I say go for it :) Good luck with all your reading!

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  7. The Princess Bride is an all-time favorite of mine. Enjoy it!

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