March 20, 2007

Spring Reading Thing 2007 Challenge

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Like I need a reason to read more books! I'm joining the Spring Reading Thing Challenge hosted by Callapider Days. The challenge is to read 5 (or less or more!)books that you've been meaning to read or like to finish between March 21-June 21. I'm doing a little cross over from my book club, just so I'm not too overwhelmed.

  1. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)- Classic Book Club Selection
  2. Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
  3. Unless (Carol Shields)
  4. My Antonia (Willa Cather)

I've come up with 4 for now. We'll see if something else catches my eye.

19 comments :

  1. Yeah! I love it that you are joining up!! I thought about putting in Lolita, but I'm still only 1/2 through Moll Flanders. And STRUGGLING with it!!

    I was going to put in My Antonia, but I wasn't sure if I had to read the other 2 first. Isn't it supposed to be a trilogy? And I added O' Pioneers because YOU liked it so much!

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  2. I haven't read any of those 4 books yet, but good luck doing the challenge.

    You might like the Book & Reading Forums.

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  3. A trilogy? I hadn't heard that. I hope you like O Pioneers. Alexandra is such a strong woman.

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  4. Well....when I was looking up books in Wikipedia (I was trying to find dates published....doesn't mean it's right), it said that My Antonia was the final book in the "Prairie Trilogy" with O'Pioneers and The Song of the Lark.

    You know mean...I'm totally anal about reading things in order. So I switched from My Antonia to O'Pioneers! It probably doesn't make a difference though. And I hadn't even HEARD of The Song of the Lark!

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  5. My book club read Lolita some months ago. It is written well, but beware, it is definitely disturbing.

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  6. Kapachino- Yeah, a few club members opted out of Lolita b/c of the subject matter. I'm going to give it a try though.

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  7. Great list, I've read Oryx and Crake. A bit weird ( a lot weird) kind of dark and disturbing too, but overall a good book.

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  8. i came here via the SRT links. (i'm also participating.) your blog looks fabulous, so i'll definitely be back!

    happy reading!

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  9. Lolita & Oryx and Crake are sitting somewhere on my TBR shelves. I look forward to reading your thoughts on them!

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  10. Great list, I have't heard any of those books. I'm looking forward to your reviews! Happy Reading! =)

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  11. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for joining in the challenge! Enjoy your reading!

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  12. My Antonia is one of my all-time favorite books. I have Lolita and Oryx and Crake, but haven't read them. So far, I've bombed on Lolita. It may be a little too ick for me. Will look forward to seeing what you have to say about all of those books.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the Spring Reading Challenge!

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  14. I recently reread Oryx and Crake--it's definitely worth reading but a very odd book.

    I loved My Antonia when I read it--I think I should revisit that one some time.

    Happy reading!
    Annie
    http://superfastreader.com

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  15. Great list.... happy reading! I'll have to look some of these authors up.

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  16. I just saw a biography segment on PBS about Willa Cather and now want to read one of her novels. Your comments only fuel the fire!

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  17. Lisa- I think I saw the same bio last year. It really made me want to read her work.

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  18. LOVE My Antonia! Hope you do too!

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