I\’m joining a few challenges to help me get through my piles of books. Thanks for all the suggestions you made! Even though I\’m a little late starting, I\’m going to do the 9 for \’09 Challenge hosted by Isabel who writes Books and Other Stuff. I\’ve never done a reading challenge before, but this one looks like fun because you have to pick books off your shelf that fit into nine categories. Here are my choices:
1. Long- Quicksliver, by Neal Stephenson. This book has 944 pages. I haven\’t read anything that long since Moby Dick, which was ten years ago!
3. Dusty- Letters from a Nut by Ted Nancy. I\’ve had this book since I was in college, at least five years.
4. Used- The Grail War by Richard Monaco. I bought this one at Hole in the Wall Books.
5. Letter- The Sheep Dog, by Tim Longton. This one a whole word matches my blog title!
6. Strange- Emma, by Jane Austen. I know reading Austen is not strange to many of you, but I\’ve never read one of her books, and I keep looking at this one and feeling uneasy (afraid I won\’t like it).
7. Cover- My Beaver Colony by Lars Wilsson. This book definitely has the worst cover.
8. Live or Dead- Sand by Will James. Will James passed away in 1942. He won the Newbery Medal for children\’s literature in 1927
9. Distance- Kon-Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl. The author was born in Norway- 3,880 miles from me. The book opens in Peru- 3,500 miles from me, and I think it ends in the Cook Islands- 6,780 miles from me. Quite a distance!
I\’m also going to do the 2009 TBR Challenge, but I haven\’t yet decided on my list, so I\’ll post about that soon.