Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Reading Thing Challenge

If you've read this blog for any length of time (in addition to being cross-eyed from boredom) you know that I hop on the seasonal reading challenge bandwagons as a way to get myself back to the various unfinished books lurking around on my bedside table. So far it's been pretty effective for me so I was pleased to remember that spring means the advent of Katrina's Spring Reading Thing Challenge over at Callapidder Days. It's one of those lax and much appreciated by me design your own challenges. I wait to pick my books so I can see what titles still have bookmarks lurking in them on the first day. In that spirit, here's my list for this year's spring thing:

1. River of Doubt by Candice Millard
2. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
3. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
4. The Sweet Potato Queen’s Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit by Jill Conner Browne

I know, I know. Only four books? That's positively restrained for me. But please note that The Far Pavilions is about a billion pages long and I am within the first 100 of that billion so it's really like reading many books rather than just one. And because I have a scad load of other books sitting here to read (including two review books with more on the way), these four will be challenge enough for me this spring.


  1. But TFP is like a milkshake -- it's candy reading!

    Now The Sweet Potato Queen was the book that got me thrown out of Judo class because I couldn't stop not smiling, not smirking, not chuckling -- full blown guffaws one after another after another. Loved it! Haven't read/heard of the other 2...

  2. Did you read this Sweet Potato book or do you mean the first one? I wasn't as enamoured of this one as I was of the the Book of Love, which made me howl with laughter about every other page. Maybe I'm too far past babyhood to appreciate this one.

  3. I hope you love the Stegner book. He is such a great writer :)


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