Friday, June 8, 2007

Summer of Reading and More

So my friend Jill pointing me in the direction of a gazillion reading challenges.

First off I signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge with the goal of not only getting the pile of books stacked to the ceiling off my nightstand but also reading the 4 books that I need to for the women's reading group that I belong to. The challenge started on June 1 and goes until August 1.

Here's my list of books that I'd like to complete by the end of the challenge:
1. The Life I Longed For by Maribeth Fischer
2. Peony in Love (Advanced Copy) by Lisa See
3. The World to Come by Dora Horn
4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (reading group)
5. The Keep by Jennifer Egen (reading group)
6. Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern
7. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
8. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
9. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
10. The Birth of Venus by Sara Durant
11. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sara Durant
12. The Diary of Anne Frank (reading group)
13. The Boy Who Love Anne Frank (reading group)by Ellen Feldman
14. And last but not least, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by JK Rowling

And then today I learned of the 48-hour reading challenge...I was going to start tonight but since I was up at 4:30am to get hubby (I figured that I should probably start calling him by his nickname Coach Knit) to the airport for his flight to Tucson (my father-in-law is very ill) that I would start at 8am tomorrow instead of 8pm tonight. The basic premise is to read and blog as much as possible for the 48 hours after you start. However, I might start earlier if I'm up in the middle of the night and can't sleep. Yeah...that never happens in this house. So needless to say that there will not be a lot of knitting done over the weekend except tonight. Almost done with my chevron and need to start Coach Knit's tie for Father's Day. More tomorrow...


Anonymous Jill said...

Welcome to the dark side of reading challenges! LOL! You have some wonderful books on your list, especially The Thirteenth Tale and the Dunant books. I can't wait to hear what you think of them.

Good luck with the 48 hour challenge! =)

June 9, 2007 at 7:55 AM  
Anonymous clothesknit said...

i have several of those books on my "books to read" shelf: thirteenth tale, suite francaise, and on beauty. great minds do read alike ;o)

June 11, 2007 at 9:15 AM  

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