Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fall Into Reading


Wow, this is exciting. I ran into this over at Chaos Theory and it looked like a great idea. This is the Fall into Reading Challenge:
Establish some goals for books that you want to read and then stick to them. There is also a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Amazon. How isn't that great?
I have always been a reader, but I have the same problem that all Moms, with children under the age of ten have; I don't have a lot of time. ( And believe me, this recent blog addiction of mine isn't helping out in that area...just ask Randy:) So, I am hoping that this challenge will force me to get a few more books read than I would have otherwise. I am so excited!! I haven't read any of the books on my list ( Well. I have started two of them, but I haven't finished any of them), but they are all things that I have been putting off for a while. Join in if you like! Let me know if you do.
1) The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
2)Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
3) A Feast For Crows - George R.R. Martin ( I have started this one)
4) Real Boys - William Pollack, Ph.D. ( and this one)
5)What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day - Pearl Cleage
6)Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides

13 comments:

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I have seen "The Red Tent" on other lists. I want to read this.

Blue Momma said...

I read Middlesex not long ago. It is a great story, but not a quick, easy read. I did enjoy it though. Couldn't really put it down!

If you look closely at some of Punkin's potty training photo you'll see the book!

Blue Momma said...

I'm just realizing you changed your layout! Everybody's changing. Time to revisit mine, maybe?

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Watch out with Outlander. I started reading it when I was still working...was so good I couldn't put it down, and stayed up so late several days in a row to finish, I had to take a "sick" day...naughty me. Best book I've ever read that isn't a "classic."

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I haven't read 'The Red Tent' but it is supposed to be good. Shelfari is a good book enthusiasts place online. I'm there under 'Graham'.

Lana G! said...

Welcome to the challenge! I really need to try reading Red Tent again!

Happy reading...

Nise' said...

I have to ditto what AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said... once you begin reading Outlander you will NOT want to put it down and then you will HAVE TO read the other books in this series. Happy Reading.

Terri said...

I want to read The Red Tent, too, but didn't put it on my fall reading list because I have so many others already waiting to be read.

Happy fall reading!

Lil Mouse (Jill) said...

the Red Tent is REALLY good. It's a good brain stretch for christians and a good introduction to atheists. I assume jews would also be interested for historical purposes. i have no idea if buddhists or muslims would get anything out of it.

Katrina said...

I've heard great things about both The Red Tent and Outlander, but have to admit that I haven't read either of them (yet...). Thanks for being part of Fall into Reading 2007! Oh, and I know exactly what you mean about a blogging addiction interfering with reading!

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

The Outlander series remains one of my favorite of all times! The first book is so very good and I hope you enjoy it too. :)

Mom Chatter said...

This is one challenge I should really take up, too. I so miss reading! I'll let you know if I get around to it. I read The Red Tent a couple years ago... very good. Haven't read the others on your list though. I like the new layout... must say it's a little easier on this old lady's eyes. ;P

Deena said...

#5 is calling my name:-)