Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spring Reading Thing Challenge

Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting a spring reading challenge called the Spring Reading Thing. It runs from March 21 - June 21, so I'm a bit late posting; it took me a few days to decide what I wanted to read. Isn't her button unbearably cute? I love the flexibility of this challenge and have chosen four books, each for different reasons.

1. The Moon on a Stick by Valerie-Anne Baglietto - A book that has been tucked away in a cabinet for at least a year.
2. The 10-Minute Life Coach by Fiona Harrold - Read halfway, last year, and abandoned it (not deliberately; I just became preoccupied).
3. Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov - Read 64 pages, put it down somewhere and it disappeared for months.
4. The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost - to see what all the fuss is about.

This may be the only new challenge I join; I haven't decided quite yet. Several other challenges appeal to me, but I think limiting the number of challenges I participate in works a little better for me.

16 comments:

  1. I may have to step back and not join in on so many challenges next year. I think I was swept up in the newness of it all. :-) Good luck with the Spring Thing, Nancy!

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  2. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement, isn't it? I was thinking about joining the Spring Thing, the 15/15 and the Nonfiction Five. And, then I realized I only need nudges in certain areas and the Spring Thing looked like the one that would be most beneficial to me. I love reading everyone else's challenge posts, though!

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  3. I saw this one too but decided to go for the non-fiction challenge since I need motivation to gether through some great books on my shelves - thanks for stopping by my blog

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  4. Juliann,

    I was planning to do the Non-Fiction Five, but then I looked at my recent reads and realized I'm doing a terrific job of reading non-fiction. I just added you to my links. Hope that's okay!

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  5. As much as I love the button, I'm not planning to join the challenge. I have enough on my plate with my current three, plus all the yardwork that suddenly needs immediate attention before the weeds start cropping up! I have a feeling my computer time is about to fall by the wayside.

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  6. Les,

    We have tons of yard work to do, but the pollen is driving all three of us nuts, so we're staying indoors and occasionally turning on the A/C to try to filter the air. I haven't planted a thing, yet. Hope you have fun with the gardening!

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  7. I broke down and turned the A/C on today. It was 80 and humid and I knew I'd be miserable tonight trying to fall asleep. The pollen isn't too bad right now, but check with me in a week. I just refilled my Nasonex prescription, so hopefully I'm good to go.

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  8. Les,

    It got into the 80's here, too, but it was pretty nice - humid but breezy. I let Miss Spooky out for a short time and she just stood on the porch, sniffing. It was so funny; her nose was just in overdrive - too many wonderful spring smells, I guess!

    The allergist is refusing to give me any refills till I go in for a visit. I'll have to cave in, soon, because I've had a lot of wheezy days and probably need a better inhaler than I can get OTC. Allergies suck. Hope the pollen doesn't get you. :)

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  9. I like that you have reasons for reading all your books.

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  10. Thanks, Jennifer. I should probably do that more often. I don't always think about why I choose to read something; I just let them grab me.

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, feel free to add me to your links.

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  12. Great list, The Sex Lives Of Cannibals?! I can't wait to see your review on that, haha. Happy Reading!

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  13. Rae,

    It's a travel memoir. Sounds fun, yes? ;)

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  14. Oh I know -- there are SO many reading challenges out there! I'm so glad that you decided to be part of the Spring Reading Thing, though. I have to admit that I'm not familiar with the books on your list but, like Jennifer, I like that you're reading with purpose -- a reason for every book. Thanks again for joining the challenge. Enjoy your reading!

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  15. Katrina,

    And, thanks right back at you for hosting the challenge. :)

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