Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Reading Challenges

I'm doing both the Reading into the New Year
("Read as it turns from 2009 to 2010. Whether it's just a half hour or 5 hours"), and
the New Year Read-a-thon
(Starts: 5 pm on Thursday, 31 December 2009 and ends 10 pm on Sunday, 3 January 2010).

Both are hosted by Kristen at Bookworming in the Twenty First Century.
She also has a 600 follower giveaway going for a book of your choice from either The Book Depository or Amazon. It is open worldwide.

My reading plans before midnight tonight:


Ticknor by Sheila Heti-an easy start at only 109 pages.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville - for the Moby Dick Monday group, hosted by Ti at Book Chatter.

after midnight:

So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor - for the Typically British Reading Challenge, hosted by Book City Chick.

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell - for the Colorful Reading Challenge, hosted by Rebecca at Lost in Books.

Mrs Dalloway - for the Woolf in Winter Challenge, hosted by Sarah at What we have here is a failure to communicate.

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald - for the Reading From My Shelves Project, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.


Have fun with these challenges if you're doing them-don't deprive your self of sleep. I'll be around to see what you are reading and let you know how I'm getting on.


I'm always open to questions about works or authors mentioned on my blog, comments, reading suggestions (literary fiction only and No Spoilers please), dissenting opinions, or links to reviews. I'd love to read them.

4 comments:

  1. Have fun with the challenges! Happy New Year to you!

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  2. Have fun- and Happy New Year :-) I'm jealous- I wish I was home reading. Instead I'm at my inlaws' contemplating suicide, haha. I'll be interested to see what you think of Black Swan Green; I gave up on it a long time ago but if you like it I may give it another try. I have always felt sort of guilty about quitting on it. :-)

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  3. You're doing great! Much better than me and I'm the host! Of course I've been on the computer for 2 hours already.. when I should be reading ;).

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