Friday, November 2, 2007

Another Challenge

The 'idea' of reading challenges appeals to me; however, I haven't been very successful in the past with the ones I've participated in. I'm currently participating in the Bibliography Challenge and have also now joined the From the Stacks challenge. The only reason I've joined this latest one is because I can pretty much choose anything from the piles of books I already have waiting to be read. The idea for this one is pretty simple -- choose five books to read from your existing to-be-read pile. You can't purchase anything new for this one. The rules say you can also count books that you are reading for other challenges. So, I think I may actually be successful with this one. I have chosen the following books for this challenge:

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Ex-Libris by Ross King
Shadow of the Wind by by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

But, I may change my mind and substitute (not sure if that's allowed) something else. That's another problem I have with reading challenges. I never know what I'll be in the mood for next. We'll see how it goes. I have also been participating in the 50 Book Challenge over at Library Thing. I'm currently at 36 books for the year, so I don't know if I'll make it to 50 by the end of December. But, as I've said before, I'll have fun trying.


Jill said...

Hi, Lisa! It's Jill (aka mrstreme) from LibraryThing. So great to read your blog! How is the reading going? I am currently reading Empire Falls. I see our "common" book list is getting longer and longer.

Take care!

Lisa said...

Jill, it's good to hear from you! As far as my reading goes, I don't have nearly enough time to read all that I want to, which I'm sure you can identify with. But, I'm plugging along. I don't know if I'll make my goal of 50 books for the year, but I'm having a great time trying. I have been trying to knit some gifts for Christmas presents, which has taken up a lot of my time lately. I'm currently reading Ex-Libris and A Good Yarn -- very different, but both good. Thanks for stopping by.

Andi said...

I've read The Eyre Affair and Shadow of the Wind. You have some lovely reading ahead of you. Enjoy!

Lisa said...

Thanks, Andi. I'm really looking forward to both of them. I, too am in North Carolina and was a librarian at a community college before I moved to Pfeiffer University. I love the community college system, and I think North Carolina has a really good one. I enjoy reading your blog and hearing about all the things you're up to with your hectic schedule. You're pretty amazing. I don't know how you have time to sleep.

Dorothy W. said...

I have a love/hate relationship with challenges -- I love to sign up for them and to plan them, but actually following through on all the reading is the hard part! I like to choose my books on the spur of the moment.

Lisa said...

Dorothy, I know exactly what you mean. I am the same way!