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January 14, 2010

winter words reading challenge
posted by soe 12:44 am

Winter Words Reading Challenge

I know I haven’t finished telling you about the books I read in 2009, but I’ve started joining reading challenges for 2010. Some are very specific, while others are more free-form. The Winter Words Reading Challenge falls into the latter category.

The idea behind it:

  1. Decide on the number of books (between 3 and 9) you’d like to read during the winter season.
  2. See what winter word corresponds to your choice on the challenge post.
  3. Assign books to match your selected word:

The word you pick above is an acronym & the books that you read during this challenge will have to coordinate with the letters in the acronym. You can use either of the following ways to select your books: (1) A word in the title of your books must start with a letter from your chosen word. or… (2) The author’s first or last name has to begin with 1 of the letters in your acronym. “

I have faith that I’ll get nine books read before the start of spring on March 19, so my word is “snowflake.” Here’s what I think I’ll read to correspond:

SMarcelo in the Real World, Francisco Stork
NThe Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker
OAstrid & Veronika, Linda Olsson
WWhen You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead*
FShades of Grey, Jasper Fforde
LThe Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
AAustenland, Shannon Hale
KThe Help, Kathryn Stockett
EThe Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery

Since the challenge doesn’t forbid it, I do reserve the right to substitute for books that I can’t get from the library or that fail to keep my interest.

*Given that the challenge began on Dec. 21, I’m counting this novel I read last week toward my nine novels.

Category: books. There is/are 4 Comments.

I’ve read the last 3, and definitely liked Austenland and The Help…Elegance of the Hedgehog..meh. I think it’d been overhyped to me, which automatically biases me against things!

Comment by Jenn 01.14.10 @ 8:34 am

Thank You so much for joining my Winter Words challenge. That’s quite a list you have there. Good luck with your reading!

By the way, I REALLY like your blog design. Very cute & whimsy!

I’m so glad you stopped by my blog! Have a DELIGHTFUL day. 🙂
~ Tarissa

Comment by Tarissa 01.14.10 @ 7:42 pm

Looks like you are making great headway
Keep up the reading, don’t let that head sway
Eyes on the page and coffee in hand
You’ll be entering a new land.


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