April 24, 2007

Something About Me Challenge

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Here are the books I've chosen for the Something About Me Challenge:


Parenting Your Only Child by Susan Newman PhD (Non-fiction). I found this book very helpful when I realized that I would probably be having just one kid. It's a great guide book for what to do and not do.


Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Fiction). This novel is set in the area of Nova Scotia that I've lived all my life. It also portrays the hard life of the people who lived at the beginning of the last century. It centers around the lives of a dysfunctional Scotch/Lebanese family and their secrets.


The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes (Non-fiction). This is the true story of Sykes mapping of mitochondrial DNA to seven clan mothers of Europe. I have an interest in genetics and genealogy. I thought the idea of Europeans being able to trace their ancestry to 7 woman fascinating.


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Fiction). I so related to the nameless heroine in this suspense story. At the beginning, she is shy and so unsure of herself. She reminds me of my younger self. I love how she finally comes into her own.


In the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Fiction). Probably the best book I read last year. As a booklover, I felt for the hero's desperate attempt to save a book from disappearing from the earth forever.
There is still time to sign up too!

5 comments :

  1. For those raising or considering adding to their families, 20/20 (ABC) will do a segment on the myths about only children, the changing makeup of family, and tips if you're raising an only on Friday, May 4th. As the author of Parenting An Only Child, I will be commenting.
    Susan Newman, Ph.D.
    www.susannewmanphd.com

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  2. I enjoyed looking over your list. I have requested "Shadow of the Wind" from the library. I was very intrigued by the snippet I read at Amazon.

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  3. Interesting choices! Some good books there. I've read all of them but the child raising one, being childless.

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  4. You know this might be a challenge that I can get into. I'll have to think about it.

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  5. I, too, loved Rebecca and Shadow of the Wind. The later reminds me a little bit of The Secret of Lost Things which I just finished by Sheridan Hay.

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