Friday, August 31, 2007
A Few Challenges
I mostly have been staying away from challenges, but there are a few out there that I do want to join, so, I am going to. I like challenges that take books off the pile but that at the same time are not too far out of my comfort zone. This is not because I am unadventurous, this is because I have a TBR pile that if it ever fell over would seriously injure someone. (Although, it is not really a pile, I have the books on shelves.) So, as everyone knows, I suck at following lists. I am too moody, I can't help it. Challenges are just fun because you 'meet' new people. That's really why I join up.
The first challenge I am going to sign up for is Caribousmom's 2008 Themed Reading Challenge.
This challenge runs from January 1st, 2008-June 30, 2008.
The point is to pick at least 4 books that have the same theme. My theme is Canada. I am going to read at least 4 books that are either set in Canada or are by a Canadian author. They can be fiction or non-fiction. Way to not really limit myself, huh?
1. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
2. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
3. The Hidden World by Alison Baird
4. The Darkness That Comes Before by Scott Bakker
5. The Island Walkers by John Bemrose
6. Various books by Pierre Berton
7. Three Day Road by Joseph Boydon
8. Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography by Chester Brown
9. A Good House by Bonnie Burnard
10.The Sad Eye by Brad Burningham
11.Couple books by Joan Clark
12.Mean Boy by Lynn Coady
13.Couple by Douglas Coupland
14.A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
15.On South Mountain by David Cruisie
16.Voyageurs by Margaret Elphinstone
20.And those are just some of the authors/books I own that would work.
I also joined the Cardathon because it is an author I should have read years ago. I am going to have to work on that list, though, because there are lots of books eligible!