Monday, December 21, 2009
Fall Into Reading 2009 Wrap Up
Well, I completed my first reading challenge! I started pretty modestly, only expecting to read 4 books. (To see my list, click here.) I really underestimated myself! Not only did I finish Moby Dick, but I finished a grand total of 9 books. While I didn't finish 2 of the original 4, I added 7 books. I'm one of those readers that has to be in the mood for a book, so it makes sense that I added more than I originally planned to read.
I think, if I had to pick a favorite of those I read, it would be The Time Traveler's Wife. It was just a beautiful, well-written novel. (A close second would be The Magician's Elephant, followed by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.)
This challenge not only kept me reading, but it kept me blogging. While trying to stay modest, I'd like to think that the practice has helped me improve my book reviewing skills, and made this blog more of a book blog than a rambling blog, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Overall, I'm really happy with the outcome, and I want to thank Katrina over at Callapidder Days for hosting such a fun, easy-going challenge! It was so interesting to read the reviews of others who participated, and I actually added a lot of books to my TBR list (and even some of the books added to my challenge list were because of reviews of other bloggers doing the challenge). Katrina, thank you, and I look forward to seeing you again next fall!