Thursday, June 14, 2007

2nds Challenge

October 1-December 31, 2007
I can't help it...really I can't. I'm not sure if I'm just crazy or what, but I've found these challenges a great way to "schedule" in my TBRs. Thoughts of Joy is hosting this challenge, and basically it is just a push to read a second book by an author that we've read before and want to read more of.

My List (revised 6/17/07):

  • Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham

Alternatives:

  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (unless I read All the Pretty Horses this year)
  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

At least this one doesn't start until October, so I have some time to mull things over a bit and get prepared (since none of these are cross-listed with other challenges).

I feel like such a motivated reader...when I finish a book I'm not looking at my bookshelf wondering what the heck I should devour next. I never did do too well with too many choices.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yeah...I kind of have the Challenge Addiction!! I keep joining them....now I just need to FINISH them!!

Great list!

Joy said...

WELCOME to the Blogging World and Reading Madness. I mean Challenges!!! :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It was fun to see someone new. I answered your questions if you're interested.

Happy Reading, Trish.

Joy said...

I just responded to your comment, but forgot to add that you can still join us for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge if you want. It's all for fun. :) (I don't know if you saw my other comment that said that.)

Nymeth said...

I'm not generally a Virginia Woolf fan, but I loved "A Room of One's Own". She makes some excellent points, and her writing is beautiful. I really love her non-fiction.

I still have to pick my list for this challenge. Happy reading!

Framed said...

It's good to see a list that actually has a book I've read on it. (Northanger Abbey) I'm planning on reading "All the Pretty Horses" for the Book Award Challenge and I've heard "Book Meridian" is his best book. Good luck with the challenge.

Trish said...

* Framed, thanks for coming by. I picked Northanger Abbey because of its length mostly! I'm having to pick my books strategically because I can't say no! I won't be reading McCarthy for this one since I read book #2 a few weeks ago (No Country for Old Men). I'll probably be reading a few more of his by the end of the year, though.

Thanks for coming by!