Fall into reading 2008 Wrap Up

The Fall into Reading Challenge that was hosted by Katrina of Callapidder Days ended yesterday, December 20th. This is the first challenge that I’ve signed up for and took part in and I have to say that I didn’t do too good. Here’s my original list:

Fiction:
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin read this 05/10/08
Somebody else’s daughter by Elizabeth Brundage read this 25/10/08
The story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Change of heart by Jodi Picoult
The time traveler’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Three Cups of Tea
A thousand Splendid Suns

Biography:
Loosing it by Valerie Bertinelli
My Real life by Brett Hart

Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not?

Sadly I only got to read 2 books off my list: Matrimony and Somebody Else’s Daughter. The reason for not reading the books on my list was I got new books in the mail. The rest of the books were books I purchased and I had only started blogging when I joined the challenge. I was over whelmed with books.

Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?

I did stick with my original goals, but I should have made adjustments when new books were coming in.

What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why?

My favorite books that I read this fall would be Tomato Girl, Sister Wife and We take This Man. My least favorite would be More by Austin Clarke. I had a hard time to get into so I stopped reading it. It wasn’t my thing.

Did you learn something new because of the Fall Into Reading challenge — something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?

I learned that I need to stick with my list and not get distracted from it and if need be its okay to make changes to lists.

Would you like to participate in another challenge here this spring?

Yes I probably will take part. I need to be more focused on work on my goals. Next year my goal is to complete this challenge.

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Comments

  1. You sound a lot like me – it’s hard to resist those new books that come in. I guess I didn’t really understand the challenge, because I didn’t know you could change it that much.

  2. I am like you too Kathy, I should have read it more carefully and then made the changes. I think if I would have made the changes I would have made more of a dent in my challenge. Well we learned for next time.

  3. I hope you get to Water for Elephants and Time Traveller’s Wife, they are excellent. I always have way more books that I can read!!

  4. Congratulations on what you accomplished during the challenge! Don’t worry that you didn’t stick to your list this time – new books are just too much temptation!

  5. I recently read your post about Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française I wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that opened on September 24, 2008 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site http://www.mjhnyc.org.

    The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. To book a group tour, please contact Tracy Bradshaw at 646.437.4304 or tbradshaw@mjhnyc.org. Please visit our website at http://www.mjhnyc.org for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

    Thanks for sharing this info with your readers. If you need any more, please do not hesitate to contact me at hfurst@mjhnyc.org

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