Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Next Goal - The Clean Off the Night Stand Challenge

I have this all figured out. I set goals for myself to clean off my night stand. Then, if I accomplish the goals, I will get one book. Now, if I read six of the books in the following list, I will just be rewarded with one of the Briggs books I already ordered. But, if I have some goals, I might have a night stand again!

For starters, I had two books I meant to have read by yesterday. Do you know that I totally seemed to miss that yesterday was the 26th? I thought I still had plenty of time. Told you, bad reading month.

Anyways, my list:

Luck in the Shadows - Lynn Flewelling
Under the Eagle - Simon Scarrow
Vampire Hunter D - Hideyuki Kikuchi
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Tithe - Holly Black
The Friends of Meager Fortune - David Adams Richards (priority)
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
Everything you Know - Zoe Heller (priority)
The Alleluia Files - Sharon Shinn
The Oak Above the Kings - Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde
Chicken With Plums - Marjane Satrapi (priority)
Thirteen Moons - Charles Frazier (priority)
Vengeance in Death - J.D. Robb (priority)
Raven's Shadow - Patricia Briggs
The Keep - Jennifer Egan
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston
Goblin Market and Other Poems - Christina Rossetti

This list is for me, just so everyone knows. Then, I can only start 5 new books until all these books are read. Some of these I haven't started, but anyways. And I have to read at least 5-7 books before I can buy anymore books. My birthday does not count. So, I have to read 10-14 books for the new Briggs books, and then another 5-7 before I can get anything else. This should work.

Oh, the five book leeway does not include books I have to read for school. I am in only one novel class, and that is children's literature.

I almost forgot, if I read 6 books between now and next Tuesday, I get the new Wayne Johnston novel.


  1. Just a suggestion. Tithe is a quick and fun read. Plus if you were wanting to count it for a R.I.P. book it definitely qualifies...some terrifying stuff happening in Faerie.

    Also, you might want to consider giving away your Lewis Carroll books...unless you're attached to those specific volumes for some reason...and make one of your rewards the Annotated Alice. It is a beautiful, relatively inexpensive hardback book with the original John Tenniel illustrations, has both books in it, and the annotations are fabulous.

    Anyway, just my two cents. Pardon my butting in. Look forward to watching you clean the nightstand off!

  2. oops....didn't read the other post first about you completing the challenge! ;)

  3. Louise8:29 PM

    Good Luck I hope that you get through them.

  4. Ooh, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an excellent book. His other one, Navigator of New York, is also very interesting and again focuses on a Newfoundland character (my home province!)

  5. I don't see a certain book on the list!!!! :-D

  6. I agree that Tithe is a quick read.

    Vengeance in Death is gripping. I really enjoyed that one.

  7. I think I'd start crying if I wrote the list of my TBR. I know it isn't super big but I hate having a TBR!!!!

  8. I am waiting to get the ebook of Thirteen Moons and I can't wait to see what you thought of New Moon.


  9. I am doing a bit better on my reading, so hopefully I will have reviews up for both of those soon!


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