Friday, 28 December 2007
2007 Winter Reading Challenge
Here’s my list
Exit Music by Ian Rankin
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Christmas Books:”The Chimes” by Charles Dickens
Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
If you want to join in go here for rules and the sign up.
In the Pub 2008
3M has set the challenge of reading at least eight books published in 2008 – but no children’s or YA titles, since we’re “in the pub”.
I figure I can crossover books I read here with my “Catch my Eye” category for the 888 challenge so it shouldn’t be impossible and I want to play!
So far I have
Petite Anglaise – Catherine Sanderson
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory
Dark Alchemy – Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann
The Miracle at Speedy Motors – Alexander McCall Smith
I’ll fill in the rest as things catch my eye. If you want to join in the details can be found here
Becky’s Jane Austen Challenege
Read two Jane Austen books and watch the TV adaptations (which Masterpiece theatre are helpfully showing)
I have chosen
Pride and Prejudice
I have read and seen Pride and Prejudice but the other two are new to me. I also very very excited as Rupert Penry Jones is starring in Persuasion – hoo-ray! Thank goodness for TiVo though so I don’t have to race through the books.
I think I’m going to try and watch all the adaptations as well as Becoming Jane.
Looking forward to everyone’s reviews!
Thursday, 27 December 2007
Booking Through Thursday
This one is a bit tricky for me as I only started recording what I read in September on my blog and I have a terrible memory so I’m sure I’ll miss many great books out but this is my top ten of 2007.
1) Outlander – Diana Gablondon – I discovered them this year and they rocketed straight into my favourite books of all time list
2) Atonement – Ian McKwen
3) Crow Lake – Mary Lawson
4) Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows – J K Rowling – not my favourite but a good end.
5) The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld
6) The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
7) The Dark Is Rising Book 2 – The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper
8) The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
9) Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery (yes I read it for the first time this year!)
10) Well-behaved women seldom make History – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich